Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Harper Bazaar's "Best pet-friendly Hotel in the UK"

  • Award-winning local dishes

  • Beautiful beach setting

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

English local sparkling wine on arrival

Room upgrade (subject to availability)

  • Offers

    Chic
    OFFER

    Christmas Offers

    Choose from either a 1, 2, or 3 night package at The Gallivant over Christmas.
    For full details please see the conditions tab.
    To book, please contact our reservations department on +44 203 397 0085

    Chic
    OFFER

    Two Night Gourmet Escape

    Two nights in a lovely room with a 3 course A La Carte dinner on each night, afternoon tea and cakes, and a delicious healthy breakfast everyday.
    Prices from £335 for two people (Monday- Thursday) and £385 for two people (Friday- Sunday).

  • Overview
    Introduction

    Set just back from the golden shores of Camber Sands (voted one of the world’s 50 best beaches by The Sunday Times) The Gallivant is quite simply one of the best seaside hotels near London we know.

    There's a carefree, barefoot vibe here with rooms boasting a cool Scandinavian meets Californian aesthetic and real attention to detail. Rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes but all are incredibly comfortable and perfect to retreat to at the end of a hard day at the beach.

    The restaurant is a destination in itself and the team's passionate commitment to local produce has won them multiple awards. The cosy bar area is a great place to curl up with a glass of something on a blustery evening or you can sit out on the terrace in the warmer summer months.

    The relaxed feel belies an extremely high level of service with unfailingly friendly staff and there's a warm welcome for dogs too with a special section of the mini-bar dedicated to canine treats.

    A very chic update on the classic British bucket and spade holiday.

    Host story

    I bought the site in 2012, then called ‘The Place’, a run down roadside motel serving chips with everything initially with the idea of turning it into a private house. A cool, beach house set behind one of the most magnificent beaches in Southern England in as yet an undiscovered part of England. I wanted a place for both my family and friends to escape to on weekends, where we could fish and mess around on the beach and where I could cook delicious food while everyone else was relaxing and having a good time.

    For the past 25 years all my friends have told me that I should run a restaurant…so it wasn’t long before I realised that the Gallivant could become an amazing Restaurant with Rooms and that I shouldn't try and convert it into a private house at all. This began the journey that is now manifest at the Gallivant today.

    So the Gallivant is a slice of me. My love of food. Going to food markets, finding new and exciting ingredients, cooking them up when I get home. How these trips often involve staying in lovely family run hotels, with passionate owners, where you feel part of the family with bedrooms that are individually unique, with curios from local artisans, places that are effortlessly luxurious and above all relaxing.

    - Harry Cragoe, Owner

    Activities

    With Camber Sands on your doorstep, you might decide that sunny (or potentially wind-swept) walks along the beach followed by plentiful R&R is quite enough diversion. However, just round the coast to the east you’ll find atmospheric Dungeness, where filmmaker Derek Jarman created his famous garden. Nearby Rye is a beautifully preserved medieval town and former Cinque Port where Henry James, Paul Nash and E. F. Benson all once lived – it’s now a chi-chi little place with quantities of thriving independent shops and restaurants to visit.

    The nearby town of Battle was the site of the Battle of Hastings, and there’s plenty to see and explore around the area and at the English Heritage site devoted to that momentous event. The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings' Old Town is worth a visit for 20th century and contemporary art, while outdoor types will want to take advantage of the kite and wind surfing on offer – Camber is one of the top 10 sites in the UK for these sports.

    The hotel's treatment room is perfect for a calming facial or relaxing massage, and only natural products from Wideye are used by the therapists. Yoga classes are also offered by the hotel, either in a marquee or on Camber Sands if the weather permits.

    Dining

    Food is really what The Gallivant is all about; they describe themselves as a restaurant with rooms and take pride in the fact that the vast majority of their food is produced within a 15-mile radius. (That, incidentally, also makes them the first place in the UK where you can try new season Romney salt marsh lamb, a famous local speciality.)

    Breakfast features a delicious array of wholesome homemade treats (muesli, banana bread, yoghurt, jams) accompanied not just by tea and coffee but also (nice touch) an endless supply of Bloody Marys at their ‘recovery station’. Bed and breakfast here also includes tea and homemade cake, as befits the Gallivant’s cool foodie ethos. Also included in your stay is access to the hotel's larder, filled to the brim with tasty snacks.

  • Facilities

    bar

    car parking

    child friendly

    pets allowed

    restaurant

    spa treatment room

    WiFi/Internet

    Yoga

  • Location
    Address

    New Lydd Road, Camber, Rye TN31 7RB, East Sussex, United Kingdom

    How to get there?

    Rye train station is a 10 minute drive from the hotel (6 km) or The Wave 100 bus takes around 15 minutes.

    For train travel from London, you will need to change at Ashford International.

    The Gallivant is approximately 2 hours' drive from London, via the M20.

    Nearest airport

    Gatwick Airport is a 1 hour 30 minute drive from the hotel (100 km)
    Stansted Airport is a 1 hour 50 minute drive from the hotel (165 km)

  • 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)

    The 20 bedrooms offer a pared-back style with a real beachy feel - think driftwood details and cool, bleached-out tones. There's a real focus on comfort - with all rooms featuring a King or Super King-sized bed, 300-count bed linen, feather pillows and rainforest showers. The interconnected Deck Rooms would suit families with older children or, if you're here for romance, opt for a Luxury Garden Room for a deliciously deep, free-standing rolltop bath.

    The Deck Rooms, two of the Garden Rooms and one Luxury Garden Room are dog-friendly (subject to availability), offering direct access out onto a shingle terrace (extra charge applies).

    Prices are inclusive of breakfast and tea (see Dining for details).

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    Cosy Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, bathtub/shower combination, hairdryer, telephone, towels, Wi-Fi/Internet
    1 king-size bed, sleeping, 2 people. A lovely comfortable and cosy room with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with high-pressure shower above the bath. Full access to the Larder of Guilty Pleasures, the in-house tuck shop, which stocks everything from champagne to popcorn.
    Cosy Room
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    Garden Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, bathtub/shower combination, telephone, towels, Wi-Fi/Internet, terrace, garden view, hairdryer
    1 king-size bed, sleeping, 2 people. A little smaller than the Cosy Rooms, these rooms are flooded with natural light and have double doors opening on to a small furnished deck and landscaped garden. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with a high-pressure shower over it and you have access to the Larder of Guilty Pleasures, the in-house tuck shop stocked with everything from popcorn to champagne.
    Garden Room
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    Deck Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, connecting rooms, hairdryer, shower, telephone, Wi-Fi/Internet, terrace
    1 king-size bed, sleeping, 2 people. These rooms have been designed with a nod to the Hamptons, painted white throughout with bleached wooden floors and gorgeous bathrooms. One has a shower and the other has a bath with high-pressure shower above. There are 2 of these room types and they can be interconnected, so ideal for older families. They both have private decks and access to the Larder of Guilty Pleasures, the in-house tuck shop stocked with everything from popcorn to champagne.
    Deck Room
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    Snug Cabin

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, hairdryer, shower, telephone, water kettle, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, fridge
    1 king-size bed, sleeping, 2 people. Snug and rustic, this romantic bolthole has dark wooden floors, wood-lined walls and sheepskin rugs. The natural slate we room has a monsoon shower. This cosy hideaway has its own fully-stocked larder and chiller stocked with snacks and goodies.
    Snug Cabin
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    Baby Hampton Room

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, bathtub/shower combination, hairdryer, telephone, towels, water kettle, mini bar, fridge
    1 king-size bed, plus an extra bed, sleeping 3 people. These relaxed rooms are inspired by the beach with light oak floors and coastal blues. Marble-lined en-suite bathrooms feature baths with high-pressure showers over them. The window seat can be converted into a small single bed for an extra guest at an additional charge. There are a fully stocked larder and chiller.
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    Luxury Garden Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, garden view, shower, telephone, towels, water kettle, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, bathtub, terrace, fridge
    1 super king-size bed, sleeping, 2 people. Indulgent and luxurious these large rooms are the loveliest. There's plenty of storage and as well as a bar area with chiller and larder there is also a Nespresso machine. Sumptuous velvet seating and double doors open onto semi-private decks with teak furniture and a beautiful landscaped coastal garden. The sliding bathroom walls expose a large freestanding roll top bath and walk-in monsoon shower.
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  • Conditions
    Payments policy

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

    Card details will be taken as a guarantee at the time of booking.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation fee is 0 % of total charge if cancelled up to 7 days before arrival.

    Cancellation fee is 50 % of total charge if cancelled up to 3 days before arrival.

    Cancellation fee is 100 % of total charge if cancelled up to 1 days before arrival.

    If you cancel your reservation within 72 hours of your arrival date we will charge you the full cost of your booking. If you cancel within 4 to 7 days we will charge you 50% of the full cost of your booking.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 15:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: no

    Late check-out: no

    Pets policy

    Dogs. Fee is $20

    Dogs are welcome at a charge of £15 per pet, per night and only in certain rooms subject to availability (the Deck Rooms, two of the Garden Rooms and one Luxury Garden Room with the Luxury Garden Room offering space for 2 dogs). Guests must call and arrange this with the hotel before booking.

    Please note

    Cots are provided at £5 per night (subject to availability)
    The charge for an extra guest in the Baby Hampton rooms is £20 per night

    Christmas offers. Please speak to our reservations team on +44 203 397 0085 should you wish to book a Christmas offer.

    - Three night Christmas Escape from arrival on Christmas Eve from £595 per person based on double occupancy: A warm welcome with mince pies and mulled wine, dinner every evening including our à la carte menu on the 24th and a five course dinner on the 26th, cooked Gallivant breakfast included every morning and Bucks Fizz with breakfast on Christmas morning, a four course Christmas Day lunch, and festive tea and homemade cake each afternoon at 4pm
     
    - Two night Christmas Escape from arrival on Christmas Eve from £400 per person: A warm welcome with mince pies and mulled wine, dinner every evening including our à la carte menu on Christmas Eve, cooked Gallivant breakfast included both mornings and Bucks Fizz with breakfast on Christmas morning, a four course Christmas Day lunch, and festive tea and homemade cake both afternoons at 4pm
     
    - Two night Christmas Escape from arrival on Christmas Day from £410: A warm welcome with mince pies and mulled wine, a four course Christmas Day lunch, a five course dinner on Boxing Day, cooked Gallivant breakfast included both mornings, and festive tea and homemade cake both afternoons at 4pm
     
    - One night Christmas Escape available only on Christmas Day from £450: Gastronomic four course Christmas Day lunch prior to check in, festive tea and homemade cake, light buffet dinner and cooked Gallivant breakfast


  • Rates
    Room Type Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018
    Cosy Room $128 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Garden Room $155 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Deck Room $182 - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Snug Cabin $168 - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Rates indicate cheapest price for the given period and may differ dependent on number of guests. Prices have been converted from GBP at the current exchange rate of = provided by European inter banking rates. Please note: The hotel will quote prices to you in GBP.

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Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

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