Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant

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Why We Love It

  • This 17th-century country house hotel is in the rural Sussex village of Rusper
  • The restaurant has an AA Rosette
  • The hotel is set in more than 40 acres of grounds and has a private lake

"If Rusper is a hidden treasure, Ghyll Manor Hotel and Restaurant is the jewel in its crown" -- Sussex Life
Enjoyed This
(372 Member Ratings)
"Cost effective break"
Aug 11, 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is 10 minutes' drive from the M23 and 15 minutes from Crawley railway station and Gatwick Airport. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant is a converted 17th-century timber-framed manor house in Rusper, a small village in West Sussex. It's set in over 40 acres of gardens with a private lake, a terrace with a dais and an old amphitheatre. Inside there is a blend of vintage and contemporary features, such as original beams alongside modern furniture.

Rusper, in the district of Horsham, has a village shop, a park, public tennis courts and two pubs. The countryside location is ideal for walking -- the 150-mile Sussex Border Path runs along Rusper High Street, close to the hotel. Nutbourne Vineyards, Arundel Castle and the National Trust's Wakehurst Place are all within 40 minutes' drive of the hotel. 

Brighton, with its famous shopping area The Lanes, the Royal Pavilion and Victorian seafront, is around 40 minutes' drive away, and the cathedral city of Chichester is within an hour's drive.

Guests can have drinks and afternoon tea in the conservatory or the Terrace Room, which has a large patio overlooking the gardens. The AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant serves classic dishes with an unfussy modern twist.

There are 29 rooms, all with free Wi-Fi. Standard and Superior Rooms are in the modern Stable Mews in the grounds.

Note: The hotel is eight miles from Gatwick Airport, so there might be some aircraft noise.

From the press:

  • "A timbered manor house in 40 acres of picture-perfect Sussex countryside, Ghyll Manor is an obvious candidate for a retreat from the city" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2018



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no infant's cot/crib available. Children aged 3 and under stay free of charge when sharing parent's room and using existing bedding. Extra bed available on request and in Superior Room only: £30 per night for children aged 12 and under. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(372 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Cost effective break
Other Comments
Quite close to Gatwick, aircraft easily audible taking off every 4 minutes..
Graham Aug 11, 2018 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A nice meal
Other Comments
Rooms were tired and neglected, carpets stained and everything seem worn out. Only a double bed
bernard Aug 10, 2018 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel itself is lovely in a great setting
Other Comments
Unfortunately our food was not good for dinner and we had to complain. Dealt with very well but did spoil our stay as we took guests with us and expected better. If they get the food together we would definitely go back.
Jane Aug 10, 2018 Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and scenery
Belinda Aug 09, 2018 New Addington Croydon Surrey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Grounds & accommodation
Other Comments
Restuarant was a huge disappointment--items unavailable on both nights of our stay(on an already limited menu).Needs urgent attention,hence would not go back unless rectified.Aircraft noise was also intrusive but double glazed windows would help considerably
paul m Aug 08, 2018 Edgware, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Unfortunately my friend and I were unable to go on the dates we had planned and the hotel said we could not go at a later date so if possible we should have liked a refund of our money or choose another date available in the not too distant future, I would appreciate your comments on this as we would still like to go to the hotel as it looks very nice and we are disappointed. I look forward to hearing from you. To be able to make this comment I have had to complete the rating which is inaccurate as my friend and I have not been able to visit.
Marion Aug 08, 2018 Marlow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Traditional rooms overlooking stunning garden and lake,
CHRIS Aug 07, 2018 Stanford-le-Hope, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely period hotel set in beautiful grounds offering a choice of accommodation with some superior rooms located in the attached annex and cottage area. The staff were very pleasant in manner and attentive to our needs.
Other Comments
We enjoyed our stay there and was pleased we extended our Travelzoo stay by one further night. Ghyll Manor is a great location for visiting National Trust and English Heritage places of interest. We will definitely return when the next opportunity arises.
Alan Aug 04, 2018 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Welcoming staff, pleasant ambience and environment. A super deal, thank you.
Alan Aug 04, 2018 Tring, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable room with newly refurbished bathroom...Great shower. Evening meal in the restaurant was very good menu in place
susan Aug 03, 2018 Poole, United Kingdom

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