The Old Borough Arms

The StrandTN31 7DBRyeUnited Kingdom
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About The Old Borough Arms

The Old Borough Arms is a 4-star guest house situated near a beach in the historical area of Rye that features a bar and lounge.

Guest rooms feature coffee and tea facilities, a television and a hair dryer.

Services and amenities offered at the hotel include childcare services, luggage storage, a tour desk, complimentary Wi-Fi service and a tennis court.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning and the Mermaid Street Cafe, which is located below the hotel, serves a variety of fresh coffees, teas and sweets.

The Old Borough is located close to the Rye Heritage Centre, Lamb House, Rye Castle and Rye art gallery.  Guests can participate in a number of outdoor activities in the area including canoeing, golfing, sailing, hiking, fishing and windsurfing.


The Strand, TN31 7DB, Rye, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1797)222128 |

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

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

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Delicious, Well-stocked Breakfast.

Guests reported that the breakfast served at The Old Borough Arms is delicious with lots of fresh, healthy, well-prepared items to choose from. Also reported was plenty of choices available for guests with special dietary needs.

Lovely, Comfortable Guest Rooms.

The guest rooms are tastefully-decorated, well-organized and clean with comfortable beds and furnishings. Also reported was large and modern bathrooms, extra toiletries and a perfect room temperature.

Quiet but Central Location.

Guests reported that the area around the hotel is quiet and peaceful with lots to see and do. Despite this quiet location, the town and all major attractions are located nearby and are easily accessible.

Negative Reviews

Dark, Hot and Uncomfortable Rooms.

Guests reported that there is a lack of natural light entering the rooms and they are very hot. Also reported was uncomfortable beds, windows that can't be opened because they are level with the street, malfunctioning fans, dirty towels left behind by pre

Unaccommodating and Unfriendly Staff.

Some staff members at The Old Borough Arms are unfriendly, unaccommodating and simply don't seem to know what they're doing. When requests are made, staff is slow to respond or don't deliver at all and when problems arise, staff either tell guests to fix

Hotel Grounds are Unkempt.

There is a lot of rubbish and debris around the hotel grounds and they are not well-maintained. This seems to have attracted some unwanted visitors as guests reported seeing some rats around the hotel. Also reported was a lack of signage making both the h

Rating Overview

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8.8 out of 10 based on 451 reviews