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The Hope Anchor Hotel, Watchbell Street

Rye, 

East Sussex, 


TN31 7HA,  England
We are a traditional privately owned Hotel in Rye and have been welcoming guests for over thirty years, making us one of the longest owned family hotels in Rye.The Hope Anchor is a mid 18th Century Hotel built at the end of one of the most delightful streets in Rye.
  • CHARMING
  • ROMANTIC
  • CLOSE TO SEA
  • 1066 COUNTRY
  • PICTURESQUE
  • WEEKEND BREAKS
  • COUNTRY
  • HISTORIC
  • MEDIEVAL TOWN
  • IDYLLIC
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.3
Value:
4.2
Friendliness:
4.8
Cleanliness:
4.6
Facilities:
4.2
Staff service:
4.8
Location:
4.7
Breakfast:
4.7
Guest Rating: 4.6
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Janet
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Silver wedding treat"
Rather drizzly trip to Rye but the hotel room was perfect with lovely 4 poster and great bathroom.… Read more
"Silver wedding treat"
Rather drizzly trip to Rye but the hotel room was perfect with lovely 4 poster and great bathroom. Read less
Likes:
Hotel very kindly left some sparkling wine in our room as they knew it was our silver wedding anniversary. Excellent breakfast.
Dislikes:
Repair work being done on the roof meant scaffolding which I know can't be avoided but the workmen starting at 7:30 on Saturday morning was a annoying. Ltd parking (but it is Rye)
Guest Review for The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye
Andy
Mature Couple
Stayed: May '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"An excellent escape"
We stayed for two nights as a grown up escape from family life, very much an opportunity to take it easy. We stayed in the Admiral's Apartment, a lovely room with a patio area for sunshine (yes, sunsh… Read more
"An excellent escape"
We stayed for two nights as a grown up escape from family life, very much an opportunity to take it easy. We stayed in the Admiral's Apartment, a lovely room with a patio area for sunshine (yes, sunshine!) that gave more independence than a typical hotel room. We'd also recommend the cottage from previous visits for similar reasons. Read less
Likes:
Breakfast was excellent, also the already excellent evening meals in the restaurant have improved since previous visits.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye
Michael
Mature Couple
Stayed: May '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"excellent short trip"
we enjoyed every minute of our stay and will be back kinDecember… Read more
"excellent short trip"
we enjoyed every minute of our stay and will be back kinDecember Read less
Likes:
excellent service and a warm atmosphere
Dislikes:
no
Guest Review for The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye
More Information
AA 3 Stars Small Hotel
Parking
Off-site parking
Types of Payment Accepted at The Hope Anchor Hotel
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
American Express Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron 
Check-in: 2:00 PM till 11:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Policies
Children Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: All pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
We are a traditional privately owned Hotel in Rye and have been welcoming guests for over thirty years, making us one of the longest owned family hotels in Rye.

The hotel dates back to the 18th Century and is one of the smallest hotels in Rye with thirteen en-suite bedrooms, two Apartments and a two hundred year old Fisherman’s Cottage and our restaurant serves local fresh fish, meat and produce from Rye and the surrounding area.

Unlike most of the other hotels in Rye, we are not only situated in the heart of the Citadel alongside cobbled streets and crooked cottages, but we also have outstanding views of Romney Marsh, Camber Castle and the sea.

For the last five years we have been voted the No1 hotel in Rye on Trip advisor for hotels in Rye and the local area thanks to all the great guest comments we have received.

Welcome to The Hope Anchor Hotel and if you are looking for a traditional Country Hotel in Rye, please take a look at what our hotel can offer you.
The Hope Anchor is a mid 18th Century Hotel built at the end of one of the most delightful streets in Rye. The building originally would have housed a Smugglers gang thought to have been “The Tenterden”, a nasty motley crew! Pistols at the ready and regular fights for territory with other local smugglers gangs including the infamous Hawkhurst, legend has it that on one occasion the Tenterden gang famously out gunned the Hawkhurst gang and they scurried hurriedly back to their watering hole! Most of the secret passage ways and escape routes are now blocked in but once here, it doesn't take a lot of imagination to realise what it was like in those dark and exciting days!

The Hope Anchor as its name suggests was built primarily for a watering hole for the sailors and ship builders as Rye was still surrounded by the sea up until the late 18th century.
The hotel and all rooms are Non Smoking.
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