The Mermaid Inn

Mermaid StreetTN31 7EYRyeUnited Kingdom
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About The Mermaid Inn

A historic inn with its origins dating back to the 12th-century, The Mermaid Inn features a large open fireplace in its old-world bar. Rye Railway Station is roughly 400 metres away.

There are 31 rooms here, a range of single, twin, double, and family rooms, some with carved wood four-poster beds and beamed ceilings. All accommodation is en suite and equipped with a TV, while some lodgings have a view over the streets of Rye.

Pets are allowed to stay here on payment of an additional fee. Function rooms are available for events and there’s an outdoor terrace for guests to use. Both car parking and Wi-Fi are free.

The hotel restaurant features antique linen fold panelling and serves a menu of traditional British cuisine created with locally sourced ingredients. A range of ales, beers, wines, and spirits are served in the bar.

Rye Castle Museum is around 200 metres from The Mermaid Inn, and Camber Castle is almost three kilometres away.


Mermaid Street, TN31 7EY, Rye, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1797)223065 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

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


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Delicious Food.

Breakfast is served perfectly prepared and superbly arranged, and later meals are equally exquisite.  The bar food, drinks and more formal dining options are fantastic with high quality ingredients, colourful presentation and full flavour. Many locals are

Attentive and Friendly Staff.

Charming and helpful staff members make the atmosphere most excellent.  Efficiency and enthusiasm are abound and nothing is too much to ask. The owner is always ready to chat when on the premises as well.  Kudos!

Lovely Rooms.

Cosy, soft beds and some rooms even have four posters!  Well-appointed and very clean with all the expected furnishings.

Negative Reviews

A Couple of Shortcomings.

Noted are the quite intriguing local suspicions of some that ghostly visitors have contributed to faulty Wi-Fi and wireless signals and low pressure water on top floors...or one could always blame the age of the building, too, if you wanted to be silly.

Tiny Showers.

Very small showers, poorly fitted into place.  Such little showers are not expected when compared to other more refurbished areas.

Tricky Parking.

Get absolute clarity on the best deal for parking established at time of booking. Otherwise, you may end up paying far more than necessary.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 363 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 363 reviews