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  • a night or two away from the kids, great food & wine

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  • Overview

    The George in Rye is in the centre of Rye, East Sussex and is easily one of the top boutique hotels on the south coast of England. The building dates from 1575 and has been beautifully and sympathetically restored by the young and extremely talented owners Alex and Katie. The George is perfectly formed and perfectly put together and the style is that it isn't styled or contrived. There is a clever and natural mix of a bit of everything - contemporary & traditional, old & new - giving an authentic and informal atmosphere. Alex and Katie know their stuff; Alex used to be a management consultant in the industry and Katie a prop buyer and set decorator on films. Although The George in Rye is most definitely a chic hotel, we are reluctant to call it that - it is just so much more. BOOK NOW to avoid severe disappointment.  "Voted one of the top five UK Hotels by Observer readers, in the 2008 Observer Travel Awards."


    Rye itself is a medieval town with an intriguing past. Four miles from the white beach of Camber sands, the sea air is just as refreshing in the winter as it is in the summer.


    The buzz starts in the bar and restaurant. The menu has a Mediterranean flavour incorporating the local and freshest ingredients from the nearby farms. Most of the fish is freshly caught by the trawlers of Rye Bay. The bar has a large selection of wine both by the glass and by the bottle.

  • Facilities





    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    98 High Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7JT, United Kingdom

    How to get there?

    BY TRAIN: Rye is 20 minutes' train journey away from Ashford railway station, which connects to London St Pancras using the high speed link (38 minutes) - it is therefore possible to get from St Pancras to Rye in just over one hour! Trains from London St Pancras Domestic (STP) to Ashford International (AFK) leave twice every hour - if you take the one that leaves every 42 minutes past the hour, it will arrive in Ashford in perfect time in step onto your onward train to Rye (from Platform 1, journey time 23 minutes). Trains leave from Rye towards Ashford every 56 minutes past the hour - there is short wait in Ashford (20 minutes) then take the high speed train back to St Pancras (43 minutes past the hour, from Platform 5). Please check current timetable and platform numbers at your time of travel. BY CAR: 1) From M25 (anticlockwise direction) Take M25 (anticlockwise) to Junction 5, then M26 (signposted Maidstone) to M20. Leave M20 at Junction 10 and take A2070 signed to Lydd and Brenzett. Follow A2070 to Brookland roundabout (Total petrol station) junction, then take A259 (straight on) signed to Rye and Hastings. This road continues onto Rye, where we have a town map. 2) From M25 (clockwise direction) Take Junction 3 onto the M20. Continue as per instructions to Rye as above (M25 anticlockwise) 3) From A2/M2 Take A2 out of London, leading onto M2. Leave M2 at Junction 3 and take A229 to join M20 at Junction 6. Continue down M20 leaving at Junction 10. Continue as per instructions to Rye as above (M25 anticlockwise). 4) From M25 Take Junction 5 off the M25 down the A21 (signposted Sevenoaks and Hastings). At Flimwell, turn left onto the A268 (signposted to Hawkhurst). This road continues onto Rye, where we have a town map Car Parking: The George is situated in the centre of a medieval town and unfortunately there is no car park on site. Parking in the High Street is limited to an hour. We suggest dropping luggage off at our main entrance and then going on to park in the Cattle Market car park (off Rope Walk) which is a 3 minute walk from the hotel and is charged at £1.50 for 24 hours. For periods longer than 24 hours, please just buy the relevant number of tickets at once and display all in the windscreen for the duration of the stay. Please note that this car park is unavailable overnight on Wednesday until 5 p.m. on Thursdays as the weekly market takes place. Our reservations team will include a map and details of car parks in Rye with your confirmation email.

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Comfort is the priority at The George in Rye - not funny looking bits of modern furniture which you perch on, or plastic chairs which cost a fortune but would look more at home in a dentist's surgery. Alex and Katie have spent the time sourcing the finest beds and the finest bed linens. They then chose a different colour palette for each room, finding individual pieces of furniture for each room, topping them off with marble-top baths, chrome power showers and REN products..add a few gadgets to complete the picture including flat screen TVs, DVD library, tivoli clock radios and broadband and voila! you have the perfect set of ingredients to create the perfect room. 2012 sees the addition of some stunning new rooms including Room 43, one of our favourites, with its Arts & Crafts inspired wallpaper and sage green colours, this room is fresh and springlike with a slightly English vintage feel. For pure decadence book Room 41 - Miami meets Rye in this sumptuous jade green suite. Filled with light and boasting a massive round bed that's 2.5 metres in diameter a night or two in this room is a real treat. Self-contained in its own building it even has an internal staircase leading down to its massive marble bathroom with tin double rolltop. The private patio is perfect for drinks and dining.  All of the new rooms are totally unique, whichever you choose you won't be disappointed. 

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    Junior Suite

  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Credit card details: the guest pays nothing to secure the booking. Credit card details are held in case of cancellation

    Credit card details are required at the time of booking.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation Policy: 48 hours, in case of cancellation or no show the first night will be charged as cancellation fee.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in from 3PM.
    Check-out until 11AM.

    Check-in time: 15:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: no

    Late check-out: no

    Pets policy

    No pets allowed. Fee is $0



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)