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The Mermaid Inn

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  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
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Certificate of Excellence
Originally, dating from 1156, the Mermaid was rebuilt in 1420, much as it still stands today, as the principal Inn of Rye. The Mermaid now caters for those who appreciate tradition and charm, coupled with the modern facilities required by today's guest. So, from a picturesque cobbled street; step back in time to experience the unique atmosphere of one of England's oldest and loveliest Inns.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
72Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
30Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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All reviews steeped in history old building elizabethan chamber four poster bed car park elizabethan room step back in time this wonderful hotel creaky floors hand held shower venison inglenook fireplace nooks and crannies public rooms historic hotel open fire olde worlde
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend had always wanted to stay here and we’re very glad we did. Lovely accommodation including car parking, food and staff. Receptionist recommended a view of Rye from the local church which was excellent. Play spot the hotel! We’ll be back as loved the...More

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Response from E5262ZYmartinb, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid InnResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid and the town of Rye are both unique. They offer a place to escape to, and relax, and so much to discover. Especially the history of so many travellers, whose journeys brought them to Rye. We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow me and Sam on the off chance popped into the Mermaid Inn on Mermaid Street Rye.. The staff where fantastic, Sunday roast dinner brilliant and we sat near the massive open fire . Sunday roast a beer and glass of wine for the wife...More

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Response from E5262ZYmartinb, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid InnResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We will share your fulsome praise with the staff, and with the owners, who have cared for The Mermaid with loving stewardship, since 1993. We hope we may welcome you again to The Mermaid.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you go to Rye you must go the Mermaid Inn. The building is beautiful and very historic. We were totally blown away when we arrived. The pub at the back is cosy, comfy and has a roaring wood log fire. Lunch was tasty. I’d...More

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Response from E5262ZYmartinb, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid InnResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid is certainly a unique building, rebuilt in 1420, with owners whose loving stewardship since 1993, has ensured all of her historic charms have been retained. We will share your praise with the staff, who always strive for friendly...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Mermaid Inn the beginning of November. The hotel is absolutely stunning, the staff were very friendly, (bar and waiters) personal and chatty. We stayed in the Thomas Grey room. Fabulous atmosphere in that room, cosy and very clean. As a minor...More

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Response from E5262ZYmartinb, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid InnResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. The Mermaid was rebuilt in 1420, it is Grade II Listed, and is a unique building, that the owners for 25 years, have cared for with loving stewardship. We will share your fulsome praise with the staff, especially with the...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived early to make the most of the weekend, parking was easy at the side of the hotel, which is based smack bang in the centre of the ye olde town. This place is packed full of history with its Elizabethian dark beams, creaky...More

1  Thank Laineydesanvito
Response from E5262ZYmartinb, Guest Relations Manager at The Mermaid InnResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. The siren call of The Mermaid never fails to enchant the visitors to her doors.....so many have fallen in love with The Mermaid. This includes the owners, who through their loving stewardship since 1993, have ensured The Mermaid has retained...More

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7 November 2018|
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We offer a brief peek into one of our cellars if a member of staff is free. However, from Jan 6th - 11th we are closed for annual refurbishment. During that time we offer tours of The Mermaid, to allow her stories to be... More
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We didn’t hear anything !! Don’t be spooked
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Hi, I believe they don't unless it is a service dog.
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