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Hotel & Room Reviews at The George in Rye

  • "This handsome four-star hotel successfully marries the historic and the modern with aplomb." Follow link for full review

  • Evening Standard review

    "The George is in many ways the perfect hotel"  Follow link for full review

  • Conde Nast Traveller review

    “The best new small hotel on the south coast…Everything is reassuringly to hand, be it the Tivoli radio by the bed or a pink of Gribble Bridge Cider in The George Tap bar"

  • "The hotel now has real wow-factor"

  • The Guardian review

    "Our rooms are totally different but equally delicious...the best way to describe how we're feeling is marvellous" Follow link for full review

  • The Sunday Telegraph review

    "I wish the Clarkes' version of the George had been there when I needed it in my youth. But it's here now, an example of the huge strides that British hotels have made in the past few decades" Follow link for full review

  • Coast review

    "Lovingly restored"

  • The Independent review

    "An inn that epitomises tasteful chic"  Follow link for full review

  • Harpers Bazaar review

    "From the moment you recognise that indefinable aura of good taste, elegant style and sheer old-fashioned cosiness. A gem of a hotel"

  • Telegraph review

    "What a lovely relaxed atmosphere there is in here"

  • The Oldie review

    "This is a gloriously un-drab establishment...a top-class, chic, small hotel"

  • Square Meal review

    "The bedrooms are stunning"

  • Newsweek review  "Escape to Jane Austen's England at The George in the quaint town of Rye. A coaching inn since 1575, it has hosted three king Georges (I, II, and IV); it reopened last year after exquisite renovation"

  • AA Review

    "For Alex and Katie Clarke, bringing this down-at-heel 16th century coaching inn in the centre of Rye back to life was a labour of love. And local and visitors adore it"  The AA Room at The Inn


  • Good Hotel Guide review

    “Inspectors in 2007 thought it ‘comfortable, well designed without being over stylish, high marks for friendliness"

  • Time Out review

    On the rooms: "luxurious, stylish, welcoming and absolutely top of the range"  Time Out Weekend Breaks in Great Britain and Ireland

  • Olive review"I spent the weekend trying to decide which The George does best: great good or fabulous interiors...on climbing into bed, I realised the answer really was both - how many hotels have you stayed at where the bedside book is Larousse Gastronomique?"  Follow link for full review

  • Travel Intelligence review

    "Perhaps you would like a newspaper in the morning, breakfast by the fireplace, or maybe a spa treatment? No matter what your request, the word"no" just doesn't exit in their vocabulary"

  • Sawdays review

    "Jane Austen in the 21st century"

  • The Times review

    "With wooden beams fashioned from 16th-century ships' masts and handsome 1930s panelling, [the bar] has a life of its own, with a great range of real ales, ciders and wines"   Follow link for full review

  • Homes and Gardens review

    "Rye already had an unfair number of advantages over other medieval English towns: its quaint but not twee, only two hours by train from London and three miles from Camber Sands. Now it also has The George, an exceptional boutique hotel in an ancient coaching inn"

  • Mr and Mrs Smith review

    "The first thing we noticed about this 18th-century coaching inn was that the new owners seem to have achieved what few proprietors of these ancient public houses up and down the country have: a modern, redesigned interior that is still sympathetic to the original character of the building"  Follow link for full review

  • The Sunday Times

    Best Places to Stay at Christmas: "A splendidly convivial Hotel". Follow link for full review.

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    The George in Rye was voted as one of the top ten most romantic hotel in the Sunday Times.  "The owners used to decorate film sets, which explains the theatrical swagger.  We love the free-standing tin baths and the fact that the design feels natural, rather than painstakingly curated.  Downstairs is cosy - and the food is great."  Click here to read the article