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The Gallivant

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Beach nearby
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Overview of The Gallivant

The Gallivant

4.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
New Lydd Road, Camber, Rye, England, TN31 7RB

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCamber Sands3 min walk
  • Popular LocationLamb House8 min drive
  • Popular LocationRye St. Mary's Parish Church8 min drive
  • AirportLydd (LYX)16 min drive

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About this area


Located in Rye, The Gallivant is near the beach. Gusbourne Estate and The Chapel Down Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Rye Farm World and Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway. RH and DR New Romney Station and Dymchurch Amusement Park are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Camber Sands - 3 min walk
  • Lamb House - 8 min drive
  • Rye St. Mary's Parish Church - 8 min drive
  • Church of St Thomas a Becket - 11 min drive
  • Winchelsea Beach - 43 min drive

Getting around

  • Rye Station - 8 min drive


  • Rye Bay Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Bedford Arms - 5 min drive
  • The Old Grain Store - 6 min drive
  • The Mermaid Inn - 6 min drive
  • The Olde Bell - 7 min drive

About this property

The Gallivant

4-star spa inn, walk to Camber Sands
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free inn has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, massage/treatment rooms and conference space are on-site. All 20 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and DVD players. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find premium bedding and free bottled water.
The Gallivant offers 20 forms of accommodation with DVD players and complimentary bottles of water. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include bathrobes and hairdryers. This Rye inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
But Hut Mini Spa has 1 treatment room. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials and body treatments.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 16 for adults and GBP 16 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Art gallery
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Public winery tours
  • Wine-tasting room
  • Winery release events


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space (1000 square feet)
  • Coworking spaces
  • Meeting rooms - 2


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily
  • Treatment room


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-width doorways


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
1 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 16 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: GBP 16 for adults and GBP 16 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Children 16 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Gallivant Hotel
Gallivant Hotel Rye
Gallivant Rye
Hotel Gallivant
Gallivant Inn Rye
Gallivant Inn
The Gallivant Inn
The Gallivant Rye
The Gallivant Inn Rye

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 61 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 61 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 61 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 61 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 61 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel with great food.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing stay - only wish was longer!
The Gallivant is such a gem - we couldn’t feel luckier to have stayed in such a gorgeous place. We brought our little dog, who was made to feel so welcome from the start, and enjoyed roaming around the little garden attached to the room. The room itself was beautiful and we appreciated the characterful nature and cloud-like bed. The staff were incredibly friendly and warm, and the whole experience was made all the most fantastic thanks to them and the little touches of hospitality. The food is also very good, and you can feel the care and attention which has gone into it. Great wine list too with plenty of delicious local wines. I am a coeliac and they also catered to this very well. Can’t recommend enough if you’re looking for a special getaway in a romantic setting, steps from the beach. Thank you for a lovely stay, we will definitely be back.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were greeted by a lovely guy who made us feel very welcome. Room was impeccably clean and very nicely decorated. The covid changes that have had to be made didn't affect our stay in any way. The Gallivant is a peaceful, friendly and very quiet hotel. I would stay here again!!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Restful luxury
This is a really comfortable, gentle, calm place. You get the feeling of calm and rest as you enter the reception, warm and inviting with its log fire. The rooms are very comfortable, modern, attractive beach themes. We were given an upgrade so added luxury!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020