Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, Rye, TN31 7EY, United Kingdom
+44 179 722 3065


Overall guest ratings

8.4/10 Excellent
Based on 659 reviews
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Review highlights

  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 4.8
  • 4.2

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  • Good air conditioning
  • Great menu
  • Friendly service


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    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. The Mermaid Inn is a unique experience, with 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 resided here. 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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    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Designated smoking area
    • Storage available
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    8.4 Excellent
    Based on 659 reviews
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    • 8.6 "Location is great."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
    • 7.2 "Good vibe."
    • 6.7 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.7 "Average amenities."
    • 4.8 "Not very comfortable."
    • 4.2 "Rooms are not good."
    • 4.0 "Value below average."
    • 4.0 "Not very clean."
    • 0.8 "Disappointing internet connection."

    Overall Rating

    8.5 Excellent
    Based on 533 reviews
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    • 8.8 "Great service."
    • 8.6 "Location is great."
    • 7.4 "Good vibe."
    • 7.1 "Good amenities."
    • 6.2 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 4.7 "Not very comfortable."
    • 3.9 "Rooms are not good."
    • 3.7 "Value below average."
    • 3.5 "Not very clean."
    • 1.0 "Disappointing internet connection."

    Overall Rating

    9.1 Excellent
    Based on 26 reviews
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    • 8.8 "Location is great."
    • 8.6 "Great service."
    • 7.1 "Good vibe."
    • 6.6 "Average amenities."
    • 5.0 "Rooms are ok."

    Overall Rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 98 reviews
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    • 8.7 "Location is great."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
    • 7.1 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.8 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.1 "Average amenities."
    • 5.5 "Bar is ok."
    • 4.6 "Not very comfortable."
    • 4.0 "Rooms are not good."

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