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Watchbell Street

Rye, 

East Sussex, 


TN31 7HA,  United Kingdom
We are a traditional privately owned Hotel in Rye and have been welcoming guests for over thirty years, making us one of the longest family owned 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:
4.2
Value:
4.2
Friendliness:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.6
Facilities:
4.2
Staff service:
4.7
Location:
4.6
Breakfast:
4.5
Guest Rating: 4.4
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Paul
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Friendly hotel well situated."
Hotel ideal for exploring Rye. We stayed in the Porthole which was quite small but well equipped (hairdryer and fan supplied). The staff were very well organised and always friendly.… Read more
"Friendly hotel well situated."
Hotel ideal for exploring Rye. We stayed in the Porthole which was quite small but well equipped (hairdryer and fan supplied). The staff were very well organised and always friendly. Read less
Likes:
Particularly appreciated the generous tea and coffee available in room ( with biscuits!). The restaurant although run separately was excellent but choice limited for eating more than a night or two.
Dislikes:
Parking is available - a real bonus in Rye but be warned the streets are not easy to drive - we had a Volvo estate and wished it had been a Mini!!Plan to leave the car parked for the duration of stay.
Guest Review for The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye
Tim
Young Couple
Stayed: Jun '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"wonderful place"
it was the second time we stayed at the Hope Anchor and we hope to be back next year… Read more
"wonderful place"
it was the second time we stayed at the Hope Anchor and we hope to be back next year Read less
Likes:
perfect place to wind down looking out the window - quiet and yet very close to all sights of Rye - the railway-station is also in walking-distance
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye
Alan
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jun '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Most relaxed atmosphere as per normal"
2 nights half board with dinner.… Read more
"Most relaxed atmosphere as per normal"
2 nights half board with dinner. Read less
Likes:
The location, as soon as the car stopped outside the holiday started with the lovely view and then the friendly relaxed attitude of the staff. The room was quirky, but likable and practical.

Won't
Dislikes:
No

Liked much more than above but site glitched. Staff attentive and friendly and food excellent
Guest Review for The Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye
More Information
AA 3 Stars Small Hotel
Parking
Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at The Hope Anchor Hotel
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
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Check-in: 2:00 PM till 11:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs
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 family owned 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.
Style of property
Comfortable, Homely, Rustic, Secluded, Traditional
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