The George in Rye

Krystina Rees
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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
Enjoyed This
(62 Member Ratings)
"Old Inn, sympathetically and beatifully modernised"
Jan 19, 2019
Epsom, 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(62 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The George in Rye over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
4.8 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Old Inn, sympathetically and beatifully modernised
Other Comments
Great service, lovely room and fine breakfast.
Ian Jan 19, 2019 Epsom, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, however the competition locally would be our future choice .
Other Comments
We’ve visited many times for lunches so thought it would be great to stay after an evening dinner so took up this offer. We arranged a visit with another couple, both celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Our room was not like the photo at all, it was very dated and in need of some maintenance. The welcome was ok. The tall blonde lady was warm and friendly , the other lady not so. Later whilst having to leave the restaurant to take a personal family call , I asked the dark haired receptionist if she would mind organising a drink as the cal was to be approx 30mins - she told me it was not her job and tutted. I replied do not trouble yourself and she didnt! We should have received a glass of Prosecco on arrival - neither couple did. All very disappointing frankly.
Lindsay Jan 12, 2019 Maidstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ambience
Other Comments
The rooms are very classily decorated & accessorised, the staffwere on the whole very efficient & welcoming. I liked the shop next door where we bought one of their fish glug jugs! All in all, a very enjoyable experience. Food was extremely tasty too!
Hilary Jan 12, 2019 Chislehurst, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room, great location
Other Comments
Lovely reception staff
penny Jan 08, 2019 enfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything was superb. The room, the ambience, the staff and the food. And a great location.
Martin Jan 08, 2019 Brentwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Didn't get the bubbly!
Deborah Dec 20, 2018 Crewe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were lovely and the breakfast was cooked with good quality ingredients. The chef was really friendly as well as being a great chef.
Lisa Dec 11, 2018 Emsworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Jane Dec 07, 2018 Chichester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful setting and lovely atmosphere.
Other Comments
We will definitely be returning.
Claire Dec 06, 2018 SwanseaSwansea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location is brilliant, rooms beautiful and staff very friendly and helpful.
Christine Dec 06, 2018 Beckenham, United Kingdom

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