We booked into the Gallivant for Fri & Sat and stayed in one of the newly converted deck rooms.
The rooms were quite small but very well kitted out. Really comfy mattresses and lovely linen. Very nice modern bathroom with a huge bath and very nice Noble isle toiletries. We didn't get to make the most of the terrace it would be lovely in the summer.
What makes this place special is the food. We had a dinner bed and breakfast deal which included a 3 course meal both nights. We had a really large choice on the menu and it was a hard decision as there was so many lovely things. I would highly recommend the goats cheese soufflé and the devilled crab to start and the lamb and catch of the day for mains. The tarte tatin for two topped it all off -stunning.
The other thing that made this place standout was the staff. They were very friendly and helpful throughout and gave us loads of great recommendations for dinner. On Saturday night we managed to get ourselves stranded in Rye (due to the fireworks and bonfire the town was locked down) and no taxis were working. . In desperation we called the hotel and the Genral Manager, Mark came to pick us up. Amazing.
Whist the hotel doesn't have a view of the beach you can reach camber sands in a 2 min walk over the dunes. Beautiful expansive beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our coastal restaurant with rooms, across the road from the dunes of Camber Sands and beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California, we're a calm and relaxing hideaway from the stresses and strains of modern life. We have 20 amazing bedrooms all decorated with an eye to the Hamptons and serve great food using almost exclusively locally sourced fresh ingredients. In 2016 we were included in The Times 'Coolest Beach Hotels - No. 4', The Mirror's 'Top 10 Seaside Hotels in the UK' and Squaremeal's 'UK's Best 100 Restaurants'. The private coastal garden incorporates mini secluded decks behind all the Garden and Luxury Garden rooms and is also home to The Beach Hut, where guests can enjoy relaxing massages and lovely facials after a day on the beach using ethical and natural health and beauty products that are exclusively blended in the UK. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Place At Beach
- Place At The Beach Rye
- The Gallivant Camber, East Sussex