The George in Rye

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Why We Love It

  • This historic property dates back to 1575 and is Rye's oldest coaching inn
  • Expect individually designed rooms with tons of character
  • You'll be in good company: previous guests include George Clooney, Matt Damon, Ian McKellan and Kevin Costner
  • Nearby, explore Battle Abbey (on the site of the Battle of Hastings), Camber Castle, Camber Sands and Lamb House, where writer Henry James often stayed

"A haven on the south coast" -- Condé Nast Traveller

97% (70 Member Ratings)

"Enjoyed a great couple of days,lovely room, great food and friendly staff"
Apr 24, 2017
Camberley, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is less than half a mile from Rye station and a 30-minute drive from Ashford railway station. Gatwick Airport is 60 miles away.There is no car park on site but the hotel can give directions to a reasonably priced public car park near the station.

Rooms & Rates

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Dating back to 1575, this restored East Sussex coaching inn is now a boutique hotel that blends historic charm with contemporary comforts.

The hotel has 34 individually designed rooms with bespoke furniture, DVD libraries and free Wi-Fi, plus bathrooms featuring marble-top baths, chrome power showers and REN products. 

The seasonal menu in the George Grill features locally sourced fare with a wood-charcoal grill at the heart of the kitchen to prepare seafood just caught from Rye Bay, local meats and vegetables.

The hotel is in the centre of Rye, described by Lonely Planet as "one of England's most beautiful medieval villages", known for its art scene, antiques and local seafood. Take a pleasant stroll through the unhurried cobbled streets, admire the historic architecture and browse the many boutique shops. Other nearby attractions include Battle Abbey (built on the site of the Battle of Hastings), Camber Castle, Lamb House where writer Henry James often stayed, and Camber Sands.

From the press:

  • "This handsome four-star hotel successfully marries the historic and the modern with aplomb" -- Marie Claire

  • "This 18th-century coaching inn offers a friendly welcome and top-notch food" -- Time Out

  • "Old meets new at the George - exposed beams, wood panelled walls, chic contemporary bedrooms and a restaurant serving brasserie style food" -- Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible restaurant

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 check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

97% Positive
(70 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The George in Rye over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Enjoyed a great couple of days,lovely room, great food and friendly staff
Melinda Apr 24, 2017 Camberley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Comfy bed, pleasant surroundings, friendly welcome
Other Comments
The room although nice was not on a par with the photo presented in the advert. A small grip was getting in and out of the shower, the shower screen was fixed in place and the gap to get in and out of the bathtub was tight, and did not leave much room between your body and a very hot towel rail. We are both slim athletic people, I'm not sure how a larger person would cope. One other disappointment for us was the selection of vegetarian food available in the restaurant. The starters were neither original nor appealing (soup or salad) and the two veggie mains contained the same components and actually would have made better starters being a sharing platter and another salad. The puddings however were amazing and makes me think that the standard of non vegetarian food was probably higher. Restaurant service was fairly slow, we waited for half an hour to order and that was once we had managed to get a waiters attention and asked them. A table that arrived after us were seen to promptly whilst we were ignored. The seemed really busy yet many of the tables in the restaurant were unoccupied.
Trudi Mar 05, 2017 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous bathroom.
Other Comments
Breakfast was excellent. Staff friendly and efficient.
Deborah Feb 03, 2017 Bromley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
As there was no adjacent car parking we would not go back to this Hotel!
Rita Feb 02, 2017 Woodley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great customer service, nice food and ambience.
Olga Feb 02, 2017 Bexhill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room
Other Comments
Excellent hotel lovely food great friendly staff
glyn Jan 22, 2017 RainhamRainham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent Restaurant dinner which added to an overall very nice stay..
Jane Jan 11, 2017 Kings Langley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The welcome, the ambience, the food wines and beers and the room were all excellent! Very happy with the whole experience.
Other Comments
It didn't bother us but we noticed that some other couples were unhappy about the closeness of tables for two people only in the restaurant.
Stephen Jan 09, 2017 Epsom, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ambience of the hotel and very comfortable gorgeous bedrooms
Other Comments
Food quality in restaurant for dinner could have been better. Poussin was tiny at £16 very overpriced. Breakfast excellent and as was service throughout stay
jane Nov 17, 2016 Lewes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely compfy room, delicious breakfast, a real treat!!!
Claire Jul 08, 2016 Brighton, United Kingdom

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