The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye
Reviews - The Hope Anchor Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Hope Anchor Hotel
Great Service, Great Location, Nice Hotelfrom Oily rag
Service throughout the hotel was very good, being both efficient & friendly.
Location on the top of the hill , just a hundred yards down a cobbled road from the church, and a 5 minute walk to the high street was fantastic.
Lovely Hotel !from sussexlad
Rye is a beautiful old town, cobbles, old church (go up the tower for the view!). Suggest Heyden's Tea Rooms for lunch or a quick bite to eat and the bar at the Mermaid Inn for an (over priced) drink.
Ignore the previous reviewers comments on Camber - the desolation is part of the charm.
Charming and lovelyfrom varneykr
Lovely hotel and sweet village but disappointing surrounding areafrom k8macdonald
A nice little hotel and I am a travel agent!from Specialisttravel
The location was good we, easily walked to the centre of town, down the cobbled streets.
Reception was very quick
Our room was a double bedded room which had a view over a strand quay.
The restaurant didnt open till 7 at night so we did find we were killing time to get something to eat, We couldnt find any fast food restuarants in Rye to get my dd a Mcdonalds or something. So in the end we had a candlelit dinner for two!
The portions were large, my daughter wasted most yet it was convenient and nice food.
Breakfast was plentyful self service, fruit juices, toast, hot fry up, cereals, fruits etc
Reception kindly booked us a taxi
a lovely little quaint hotel - the sort i would have liked to go away with my husband too
shame we were there for longer, plus we paid about £85 for the room yet realistically couldnt find cheaper options so went for this
would recommend this hotel
This is not the best hotel I have stayed at yet for the location and where we wanted to be etc was great, If I have to go back to Rye I would stay here
A lovely Hotel, friendly and great valuefrom WMadge
We were attending a family function in Rye so we did not sample the food in the restaurant but we did have a drink in the Bar when we returned for a night cap. The Bar is small but cosy and has a friendly barman.
Breakfast was lovely. Cereal, fresh orange, fresh fruit and crossaints set out on a table. A hot cooked breakfast with toast and tea. Piping hot and fresh, a great start to the day.
I would highly recommend this Hotel. It is friendly and charming. The location is great and the views are lovely. To top it all it is excellent value compared to the two other historic Hotels in Rye.
What a find!from maddieNorthampton
The Hotel had the best reviews of all Rye ones I found and I loved the sound of the 200 year old fishermans cottage. Well it was better than lovely and so were the staff, in fact we could not fault one little bit of our stay.
The place was very quaint and had everything you could need, A very pretty and well equpped double bedroom, where my Mum stayed and a quality sofa bed in the lounge which was very comfy and the linen beautiful. I think it woudl be lovely for a romantic break too. All self contained and private with everything you need. We were joined by family in the evening for a meal in the restaurant and we had good food, well served and priced well too.
Breakfast was fresh and piping hot, I would say a VERY good bet for only a 3* I've stayed in 4* places no where near as good as this for an all round package .
We couldn't fault it anywhere. I would definitely go back again and confidently recommend it to our friends.
A well priced gemfrom ianpress
My wife and I happened across the Hope Anchor as we wanted to extend our weekend on the south coast following a night at The Grand in Brighton – thank goodness we weren’t paying for the stay in this faded relic of distant glories.
The Hope Anchor swaps the Grand’s vast echoing halls for a comfortable cosiness. Perched on the hill that helps make Rye so interesting, reaching it by car is an act of faith along narrow, cobbled streets in a maze of ‘access only’ roads.
It’s worth it for the warm welcome. Our room (no 3) was a snug suite with four poster, small separate sitting area and warm, immaculately kept bathroom, thankfully missing the mouldy tiles of Brighton. The two flatscreen televisions made a mockery of the feeble old set that passed for smart at The Grand.
Our bedroom décor at the Hope Anchor was a mish-mash of old and new, some dull pine and lots of swags and flourishes. Not my taste but comfortable and homely and a bargain at the £65 we paid for bed and breakfast.
Dinner was taken in an almost deserted dining room. It was cheerfully served and tasty, squeaky fresh fish for my wife and a juicy steak for me. Decent value and washed down by a sensibly priced (£10.50) bottle of wine.
Breakfast the following morning was taken in a different room and could have featured kippers or a fry up. We took the healthier option of fruit and a fresh and warm croissant (unlike Brighton’s cold, stodgy offering).
Lugging our cases down to the car (parked in the street with a free permit from the hotel) before departure, a room maid immediately offered to help. That’s typical of an hotel we would be happy to return to soon.
Nice Hotelfrom expectant customer
There is limited parking, but the hotel will give you a resident parking permit and you park in the road.
The entrance is a little disappointing, it needs a few warm lights. Likewise the area leading to the public toilets, very bland, needs warm lights and a few pictures.
The ground floor area is small, but intimate.
The furniture here is a poor mix, some nice original oak and dark wood fittings, but the furniture in the lounge (lots of pine) is not in keeping. The main restaurant furniture does degrade from what this hotel could be. Likewise, a horrible '70's air extractor dominates in the old style bar.
We had room number 3, the Sankey Suite. This has a 4 poster, and a quite nice decor. The 4 poster is made from modern, bolted together pine, but was very comfortable with nice sheets. Again, a lot of modern pine furniture which does not really fit, and a very wobbly pine wardrobe.
The room is a good size, but has a lot of furniture in it. A lounge area is attached, 2 large chairs and a second TV. There is tea and coffee making facilities.
The view is very good, over the marshes and out towards the distance.
The bathroom is new, modern, comfortable and has nice towels and lots of hot water.
Dinner was not in the main restaurant, (I guess too few of us in November) but in the breakfast area, and it does feel like a breakfast area, again the pine!! Food was very good, nice hot and tasty crab bisque, a good pepper steak, although veg a bit overcooked.
Service was fine.
Breakfast was very good, simple self serve fruits, a selection of croissants and toast, Very well done cooked breakfast.
Overall, a nice hotel, good service, furniture needs a re-think!
Top of my A-list hotelsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We have just returned from our fifth visit to this wonderfully friendly, mid_ 18th century hotel situated at the very heart of the town overlooking the marshes and out to sea, on Rye's highest point. We will suffer withdrawal symptoms for weeks. Everything about the hotel is outstanding. Each room is fresh,clean and airy, with it's own characteristics which make it individually exciting. If you don't get a room with a marsh view or panorama that stretches to the historic town of Winchelsea, then you will be in one of the few rooms which have a glorious view down the hill of the ancient town of Rye.
The staff are polite and very friendly and the food is outstanding. Moreover, you can pay a lot more for a lot less in other hotels nearby!! We can't wait to visit again
Top Local Tips for Rye
Rye Walk around the lovely streets and soak up the history. Climb to the top of the Parish Church which has great views out to sea. If you like walking then go to the tourist information office and ask for walks around Rye. There is a nature reserve within easy walk from the town out to the coast which is worth doing. There are cycle trails too. Unfortunately Lamb House, where authors Henry James and EF Benson lived, was closed during our stay but I'm sure it is worth a visit.
See Rye from the church tower Take a trip up the church tower and get a great panoramic view of Rye and the surrounding marshes
Local History in and around Rye Pack a pair of walking shoes and leave the car at the hotel. there is so much to see and in Rye, historic sites including St Marys Parish Church,Lamb House, Watchbell Street,Mermaid Street and the Mermaid Inn.Don,t miss the windmill or Rye harbour,Winchelsea and Tenderton are both close by and should not be missed alittlefurther is Hastings With it,s old town pier and long sea front .
Other names for The Hope Anchor Hotel
- hope anchor rye
- hope anchor hotel
- Address: Watchbell Street - Rye - England - TN31 7HA - United Kingdom
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