Ship Inn

Strand QuayTN31 7DBRyeUnited Kingdom
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About Ship Inn

The Ship Inn is a property situated in Rye that features fully-equipped guest rooms, a bar, a restaurant and a central location close to many attractions.

Non-smoking guest rooms feature an LCD television with digital channels, a private bathroom and coffee and tea facilities.

This pet-friendly inn offers free Wi-Fi and a relaxed, comfortable environment that allows guests to mingle in the lively pub or take it easy around the lovely grounds.

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning and the on-site pub serves a wide variety of meals during breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Ship Inn is located close to a number of attractions including Rye Heritage Centre, Lamb House, Rye St. Mary's Parish Church and Rye Castle Museum.  The town of Canterbury is only a 30-minute drive away and the town of Hastings and Gatwick Airport are also located nearby.


Strand Quay, TN31 7DB, Rye, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1797229256 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent Location on the Edge of Town.

The Ship Inn makes for a perfect getaway that has it all; a quiet location on the edge of town that is still close to all of the services and attractions that guests want to visit. A beautiful beach is only a short distance away and Rye is a wonderful little town to wander and explore.

Uniquely-decorated, Comfortable Rooms.

The guest rooms are uniquely and smartly-decorated in a rustic-nautical style and the beds and furnishings are comfortable. Guests also reported that the rooms are adequately-equipped and include luxurious toiletries, the showers are spacious with lots of hot water, the air conditioning is always working and the rooms are cleaned to a high standard every day.

Delicious Breakfast With Lots of Variety.

The freshly-cooked breakfast served each morning is more than adequate and makes for a perfect start to a long day. Guests reported that the food is delicious and well-prepared with lots to choose from and large portions.

Negative Reviews

Dated and Uncomfortable Guest Rooms.

Some guests reported that the rooms at The Ship Inn are quite dated with old-fashioned and tattered decor and furnishings. Also reported was uncomfortable beds, small bathrooms that you can barely move around in, doors that don't close properly and chipped paint on the walls.

Poor-Quality Meals With Little to Choose From.

The menu available at the restaurant is sparse with little to choose from and what is available is poorly-prepared. Guests reported that there is no choice of breads, some items arrive overcooked or undercooked, other items are soggy or covered in too much dressing, the portions are tiny and the service is very slow.

Noisy Due to a Lack of Soundproofing.

Guests reported that there's a lot of noise around the hotel, particularly the sound of people walking in the corridors and talking in nearby rooms due to the walls being so thin. Noise was reported from other sources including loud extractor fans that run all day and night and traffic sounds on the road outside.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 156 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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8.2 out of 10 based on 156 reviews