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Reviews - Mermaid Inn

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Mermaid Street, , , Rye, TN31 7EY
The Mermaid Inn, the Jewel in Rye’s Crown. One of England's oldest and loveliest inns, with norman cellars dating from 1156, the Mermaid, rebuilt in 1420, offers tradition and charm in abundance.

A jewel in the crown of Rye, the inn has a wide range of accommodation including rooms with four-poster beds and fascinating secret passages. The lounge bar boasts one of the largest open log fires in the country.

The 2 AA Rosette restaurant offers fine British and French cuisine and the head chef is proud to use only the freshest of local ingredients.

For many years The Mermaid has been frequented by artists from the stage and screen: Charlie Chaplin, Pierce Brosnan, Andy Garcia and Johnny Depp to name but a few. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Prince Edward have also visited.

Painters from all over the world have spent many a happy hour with brush in hand, capturing the rare character of this beautiful inn

The Mermaid has 8 four-poster bedded rooms, 15 double / twin bedded rooms, 5 family and 3 single bedded rooms. In the other bedrooms, the story is repeated fine panelling, Caen stone fireplaces and latticed windows. The second-storey rooms are particularly intriguing with the curved timber supporting the ceilings. The dormer windows afford a unique view of the red-tiled roofs of Rye.

Conferences are very popular at the ‘Mermaid’ where guests can enjoy the history and charm of this rare old building as well as professional service and fine cuisine.
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Mermaid Inn
We had a nice stay the room was clean the four poster was a bit noisy but other than that it was cosy and comfortable room, the lounges and bar were comfortable a very nice stay.

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susan unsal

From Milton Keynes, UK
Who stayed in January 2015

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Mermaid Inn
Hotel and town very nice. Staff very good and helpfull. Evening meal very nice. But I do have concerns about paying £200 for a room for a night b&b. Having said that I would probably go there again. Thank you.

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Stephen Lewis

From Gravesend, UK
Who stayed in December 2014

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Good stay at the Mermaid Inn

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Dermot Pearce

From Dorking, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Mermaid Inn
It is a fantastic hotel steeped in character & history.
We had the last room available as it was a Jazz Festival weekend in Rye so everywhere was busy.

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S Jay

From Ashford, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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History and quality
Fantastic place to stay, if a tad pricey but top quality accommodation and food.

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Kevin Hawkins

From Ashtead, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Very pleasant but the shower left much to be desired .
Overall good service , food and cleanliness
Thanks

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S Crosse

From Maidstone, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Full of Charm
Fabulous period hotel, full of charm and character. Great service, delightfully helpful staff. What more can you ask.

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S West

From York, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Beautiful historic hotel with superb food.
Excellent staff and the communal areas, lounge, bar and restaurant are beautiful.

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T Morrison

From England
Who stayed in June 2014

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Historical hotel in interesting town
The Mermaid Inn is an old fashioned ancient coaching inn with lots of nooks and crannies and 'creaky' floorboards, on one of the best quiet cobbled streets in old Rye. However, it has all the modern conveniences. We only stayed for B&B and a couple of drinks in the charming bar, which was fine. Service was excellent and very friendly. We would recommend without hesitation.

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Sydney Davies

From London, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Olde worlde but so comfortable
Lovely welcome on our arrival. Room was cosy but not small. Fantastic food and drink and the waiting staff were so attentive. Parking at the back of the hotel very important.How did the hotel get the doves to quietly coo in the morning on our windowsill!!

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Susan L

From London, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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