The George in Rye
Beverley Woolford wrote about her stay at The George in Rye on the Get Bracknell website.
From our cosy attic room at The George in Rye we can see nothing but tiled roof tops stretching out before usand a few beady-eyed seagulls sheltering from the cold and the rain. There’s not much that could prise me away from this ridiculously comfy bed except maybe the ridiculously large bath next door.
The George has been a part of Rye’s High Street since 1575 and behind the white 18th Century façade is a warren of interconnecting buildings from across the centuries all surrounding a central courtyard.
It has been visited by kings (three Georges) and dignitaries (including Wellington), features beams taken from an Elizabethan galley, and boasts an original Georgian ballroom (I had a sneaky peek, it is beautiful).
In 2006 the current owners gave the building a much-needed overhaul, creating a chic hotel that mixes antique charm and modern luxury. The result is upscale, but not stuffy.
The main focus for the rooms at The George is, so we’re told, comfort. And I can’t argue with that. I have never slept so well in a hotel room. Plump duvets, great big pillows, and the softest sheets.
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