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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My room was fabulously comfortable, nice decor, new and clean. The staff here are wonderful and very accommodating, I asked if there was a vegan menu and was told that chef would definitely do something for me and I had a choice I'll definitely stay here again. Food, room and staff were great x

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very pleasant two day stay at the Gallovant. It is different on that it has a surf shack ambience but with luxury details. We stayed in the snug which is..........well snug! The room was furnished well and had a wet room, a very wet room as the powerful shower sprayed the whole area. However this was not...

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our Sunday lunch experience last weekend was first class. It was a family celebration and there were 9 of us and we all agreed that the food was excellent as was the service. Luckily, my wife and I were treated to a night's stay by our children on the following day, my wife's birthday and it was a treat. Another...

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were bowled away by the food in this restaurant - very tasty, beautifully presented from Parsnip Veloute to Blackberry Mousse each mouthful was to be savoured slowly! Excellent service and thoughtful wine list.

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Surrey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't let the filtered photography and lifestyle shots fool you with this pretty shambolic outfit. Yes the rooms look nice to the eye, in fact they look jaw droppingly gorgeous when you first arrive, but in truth they condensate, are cold, the floor was filthy dirty and they are pretty damned noisy both from the adjoining rooms and the main...

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Gallivantcamber, General Manager at The Gallivant, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to review the Gallivant, and I am so sorry your experience wasn't what you have hoped. I am disappointed, as are the team and I'd very much like to discuss further and make it up to you if possible. If you are happy to, please get in touch on elise@thegallivant.co.uk or call...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed over a weekend. The restaurant was delicious and the room incredibly comfortable. Some brilliant personal touches. Just 1 min walk from beautiful beach. Can't think of anything to criticize. Highlight was the service. Staff were very helpful at all times and couldn't have been nicer. I highly recommend staying here!

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Thank Philip H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had the pleasure of staying at this Gem of a privately owned hotel literally a few minutes walk to Camber sands beach! Different by design and my wife and I enjoyed one of the best massages for some time in their "Beach Hut" which was fantastic. We have travelled extensively and been spoilt by many hotels globally but this...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

a night at the Gallivant with dinner is a real treat for a quick midweek break with your dog. It is accross the road from the wonderful Camber sands beach which is perfect for a leisurely dog walk. The staff cant do enough for you. We had a lovely stay

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If The Gallivant just promoted itself as a restaurant with rooms, with comfortable basic rooms to crash in for the night after visiting the restaurant, then I'd probably rate the rooms as OK and just mention the very pricey food and drink. However since it's promoted as a destination in its own right, to the extent of requiring two night...

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been recommended The Gallivant by several people and arrived to a lovely reception and a complimentary sloe gin spritzer in the cosy bar area. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff are v helpful. Our room was great, if a little warm but we had french doors opening on to small terrace. The evening meal with delicious...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our coastal restaurant with rooms, across the road from the dunes of Camber Sands and beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California, we're a calm and relaxing hideaway from the stresses and strains of modern life. We have 20 amazing bedrooms all decorated with an eye to the Hamptons and serve great food using almost exclusively locally sourced fresh ingredients. In 2016 we were included in The Times 'Coolest Beach Hotels - No. 4', The Mirror's 'Top 10 Seaside Hotels in the UK' and Squaremeal's 'UK's Best 100 Restaurants'. The private coastal garden incorporates mini secluded decks behind all the Garden and Luxury Garden rooms and is also home to The Beach Hut, where guests can enjoy relaxing massages and lovely facials after a day on the beach using ethical and natural health and beauty products that are exclusively blended in the UK. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gallivant

Address: New Lydd Road | Rye, Camber, Rye TN31 7RB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye > Camber
Price Range: €110 - €236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gallivant 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
The Place At Beach
Place At The Beach Rye
The Gallivant Camber, United Kingdom
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“Ask for a garden room, quiet and beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles 251barbara, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“WiFi coverage gets weaker, and traffic in the corridor less, as room numbers increase”
  • Neighbouring holiday camp
  • Deck
  • Carpet stains
  • Doors to deck
  • Mucky surface
  • Loose shower head
 of 5 bubbles Trafford34, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick room with at back of hotel with french doors and garden table and chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles LucyG05, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If booking for the summer ask for a room that overlooks the court yard”
 of 5 bubbles Deborah140658, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Luxury garden rooms have doors onto a small deck with table and chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles JanesLondon, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
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