Overview of The Gallivant

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Beach nearby
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
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4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCamber Sands3 min walk
    Popular LocationChurch of St Thomas a Becket11 min drive
    AirportLydd (LYX)16 min drive
    Popular LocationWinchelsea Beach33 min drive

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About this area


Located in Rye, The Gallivant is near the beach. Gusbourne Estate and Hastings Pier 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. Dymchurch Amusement Park and South of England Rare Breeds Centre are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Camber Sands - 3 min walk
  • Church of St Thomas a Becket - 11 min drive
  • Pett Level Road Beach - 14 min drive
  • Denge Beach - 15 min drive
  • Winchelsea Beach - 33 min drive

Getting around

  • Rye Station - 8 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LGW-Gatwick) - 79 min drive


  • Simply Italian - 6 min drive
  • The Old Grain Store - 6 min drive
  • Kings Head - 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 continental breakfast, 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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 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

Family friendly

  • DVD player


  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

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

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Coworking space
  • Conference space (1000 square feet)


  • 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)
  • Wheel-chair doorways


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • 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 only
1 per room
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.

  • 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Gallivant and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Gallivant offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Gallivant cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Gallivant pet-friendly?
Yes, this inn allows dogs (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of GBP 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at The Gallivant?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Gallivant?
Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at The Gallivant?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is The Gallivant located?
Situated near the beach, this spa inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Camber Sands, Rye Art Gallery and Rye Castle Museum. Rye St. Mary's Parish Church is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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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

Travelled with group
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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

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Great place to stay
Love this place, second time here, would go again!
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Cost rooms. Relaxing atmosphere and amazing food. Will definitely go back
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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