Having first stayed at The Gallivant almost 3 years ago we couldn't wait to come back. I was a little concerned about the description of the 'Small Room' but it was more than adequate. The room was very cosy, comfortable bed, beautiful decor, enough space to store our things for a 1 night stay, good sized bathroom, lovely toiletries. We really liked the addition of a mini afternoon tea after check-in. It's in a perfect location for accessing the beach and we were also able to walk into the quaint village of Rye along a safe country path.
We dined from the A La Carte dinner menu, while the food we ordered was delicious and beautiflly presented, a number of items on the menu were not available. This may have been because the majority of the other guests that night were part of a wedding party on a set menu but we payed full price for our meal and would like to have had a choice on the night (only 2 starters were available prawn cocktail or the sea-food platter, thankfully we both like seafood!).
Breakfast the next morning was also a little disappointing. We helped ourselves to the buffet, the wedding party had arrived for breakfast before us so some items were not available on the table nor topped up while we were there. We were not given a menu with the hot options, or told about the complimentary hot options, I downloaded the menu on my smartphone as it was difficult to attract a waiter's attention.
Overall we had a great stay and will definitely come back. Service was excellent, top quality food and lovely room. However, please do consider other guests when you are catering for large groups such as this, as we'd like to have the full Gallivant experience too!
- 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