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
(332 Member Ratings)
"Food and service"
Jul 19, 2018
London, 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight 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.

Enjoyed This
(332 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
Food and service
Cliff Jul 19, 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfest ingredients were very good made up for late tea and toast
Other Comments
very hot rooms even with all windows open coul invest with some tall fans. Ran out of some desserts.Waiters in the morning did not work well together
ANDREW Jul 17, 2018 Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Rooms tired and need updating. Breakfast was unsatisfactory. Tables not cleared away. Having to wait for cooked breakfast items. Only one young lad serving tables at breakfast with a manager. We had to ask for our tea at breakfast but no cups arrived or cutlery and we had to ask twice again before we got the said items. Very poor service.
Ann Jul 13, 2018 Folkestone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and walks
Other Comments
Breakfast was a bit limited and little or no fresh fruit. Had to wait for cooked yo be delivered.
John Jul 17, 2018 South Croydon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The grounds were lovely
Other Comments
The restaurant was very disorganised especially at breakfast. The evening meal was very poor. I could not eat the main meal. The whole experience I would not like to repeat
Ronald Jul 13, 2018 March Doddington, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Dining room staff need more training!
Diane Jul 13, 2018 Northallerton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location & size of room, however room decor getting a bit tired!!!
Other Comments
Good helpful staff
richard Anthony Jul 08, 2018 Deeside, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food,atmosphere,old worldly feel.
Other Comments
The older gent serving drinks after dinner was,let's say less than efficient as it took 20minutes + to get a floater coffee which came out as just a black coffee..other than that we enjoyed our stay
PETER Jul 09, 2018 maidstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness of the waiting staff
Other Comments
The cost of £10 corkage to hire an ice bucket I thought was a bit excessive, my bottle of bubbles to celebrate my friend’s 70 birthday only cost £7.99. We opted to drink it as it was!
Alan Jul 08, 2018 Hythe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely location. Reception staff great. Beautiful grounds
Other Comments
Got food order wrong twice.. no apology given.
usha Jul 08, 2018 Hove, United Kingdom

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