Comfortable and friendlyWould Recommend
One night stay, last minute booking, most hotels were fully booked and we were surprised this one wasn't too, better value and more friendly service than other local hotels Read more
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One night stay, last minute booking, most hotels were fully booked and we were surprised this one wasn't too, better value and more friendly service than other local hotels Read more
We had a lovely weekend at the Old Borough Arms, fantastic location, lovely restaurants, pubs and shops in close proximity and 10mins down the road you have Camber Sands to strol along the beach.
The breakfast in the hotel was top notch and the owners and staff super friendly, I could not fault it!
We would defiantly recommend and be returning. Read more
lovely welcome from the manager and very helpful. Warm welcoming fire and place was clean and fresh looking. Breakfast was super and freshly cooked and plenty of choice - no sogy overcooked greasy food here !Rooms very clean and comfy bed. Very convenient for getting about the gentile Rye. Read more
We had a very comfortable night in the room with the 4 poster bed. Excellent coffee making facilities with plenty of choice and milk. Large relaxing room with soft lighting and slept very well in the large comfortable bed. Very clean and good shower. Very friendly on arrival and was shown to the room. Also friendly at breakfast with a nice breakfast area.
The breakfast menu and a good choice of cereals, pastries and cooked breakfast. Read more
Relaxed atmosphere very friendly Read more
Weekend break to see Rye, and to hike in lovely countryside Read more
a good stay. not much to complain Read more
Everything worked very well. A minor gripe was the keys needing to be collected by 5.30 Read more
Lovely weekend in a beautiful querky quaint hotel. Highly recommend. Read more
We stayed for two nights to introduce to a friend to Rye. We have stayed here twice before, and were very pleased to return. Read more
Stayed here for 5 nights, based on good reviews. We've known Rye for many many years but were lamenting the loss of previous good places we've stayed. And now we have another wonderful find. OBA is built right against the remains of the town wall by what was the Strand Gate, which makes for an oddly shaped property, but one which is therefore full of character. It has just 8(?) rooms, mostly in a piece of sympathetic new-ish build. Small roof terrace is a lovely place to read in afternoon sun. Read more
Thank you for the review Mr Marshall, very fair and accurate, and actually a pretty good description of the building! I have noted your comments on the lighting and will get some more powerful bulbs, thanks for pointing it out. Hope to welcome you both back some day. Sarah & Ian.
Weekend visting friends Read more
Very comfortable. Read more
Short summer break Read more
Weekend overnight stay for 1 Saturday night. Online booking easy. Check-in easy. Very comfortable stay with lovely large bed. Very clean room and ensuite shower room. Read more
Very relaxing. Read more
Stayed for 3 nights Read more
Celebrating birthday Read more
Nice clean room and very comfortable and warm Read more
Spent a lovely few days in Rye looking around sites and antique shops plus caught up with some relatives. Read more
We stayed for two nights to visit Rye and the surrounding area.Touring and sightseeing during the day and restaurant meals at night. Read more
Had a lovely time at the Old Borough Inn, will definitely stay there again. The room with the poster bed was amazing. Read more
Lovely town, very friendly owners, great breakfast, nice room with a modern bathroom Read more
We had 2 nights of relaxing quiet time in the most prettiest room ive ever stayed in Read more
We had arrived, purposely, at 11am as we wanted to maximise our time in Rye. We decided to say hello to the Guys at The Old Borough Arms. Although check in is 2pm, they were more then happy for us to check in at that moment as the room was ready. It was a perfect start to a perfect day. Read more
Great stay. Read more
Just spent a very nice night in the ancient and very pretty Old Borough Arms in Rye. Very comfortable ground floor room with an excellent bathroom and shower- the owners told me it had just been fitted one week ago. Nice breakfast in the morning, too. Read more
2 night stay for short break in Rye. Warm welcome on arrival, nice room with 4 poster bed although shower in en suite a bit feeble. Very good breakfast. Very well located just off the Strand at the bottom of the High Street. Thoroughly recommended. Read more
short break with mum to explore Rye. used the hotel as a central convenient base for walking about. Read more
A long weekend taking in sightseeing in Sussex and football in Brighton, Rye was not the most central location we could have stayed but certainly one of the best places. Our stay at The Old Borough provided a very peaceful and comfortable base for our weekend. Read more
Expected the luxury the website promised got a standard accommodation with stained dirty carpets in room and corridor. Door to bathroom dirty, room difficult to lock, stairs in to hotel not safe if you are the slightest bit less than fully able. No 24hr reception. Beds comfortable and room quiet. In summary just ok but not good value for money Read more
We were visiting Great Dixter and had a really lovely weekend accompanied by the wife's daughter and husband Read more
A weekend break after a very busy summer Read more
We had a lovely stay and I will definitley recommend to friends. Read more
Stayed for one night as came to hear Ola Onabule in St Mary's Church for Rye Jazz Festival. Read more
We felt welcomed and looked after. Breakfast was really good with great quality food and options. Our room was nice and dark and also nice and quiet. We also liked the cafe and I wish I had remembered we could have had 10% off our teas and meal there!! But so good to have that there to. Read more
Stayed for the jazz festival. Read more
We have stayed at the Old Borough Arms before (room3) This time we had room 2 (ground floor) Not as spacious as room 3 (as reflected in price) A bedside lamp bulb not working. Also part of the hot tap (basin) missing and no soap / shower gel etc. Read more
Wanted to go Kitesurfing at Camber so needed a place locally to stay Read more
A much needed mini break not too far from home. Rye is an ideal place to stay as it is easy to get out and about from and the town itself is lovely to wonder around. There are plenty of places to eat in. Read more
Very relaxing. We came for a few days - walking, cycling, site-seeing. Chose a central location hotel that had great reviews Read more
We stayed two nights at this very pleasant B&B whist visiting the surrounding area. Read more
2 nights short break Read more
The impressive website set a high standard but our experience didn't quite live up to the expectation this set.
The basics were good: a very comfortable bed meant we had a great sleep and the quality of breakfast was high. Robbie was a friendly face and very helpful when checking in.
Generally, the service could've been improved along with a few other checks and fixes of the room, such as the wonky loo seat.
Recommendation would be a maybe now, but a yes if these changes happened. Read more
The cobbled entrance made arrival into. The hotel difficult, particularly as tables and chairs hid the stairway. Once inside it became explicilt that the nature of the building caused the difficulty with access. Rooms very quiet and clean. It was easy to explore the town on foot. We liked the quirky old building. Read more
It was amazing. Read more
the saty was hort, only 1 night but the location was great for us...the centre of Rye, just what we needed. We arrived in the evening to visit the village the next morning and continue to Brighton in the afternoon. Read more
Very friendly greeting upon arrival. Cosy and inviting ,well decorated reception and lounge with log fire.
Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean bedrooms with very comfortable beds with proper pillows. Ideally placed right in the centre of the citadel.
Was also using the hotel as a base for house hunting Read more
1st Time visiting England. Read more
Great location an friendly staff. Read more
Whirlwind visit to East Sussex: staying in Rye: great food, made to feel very welcome by all. Read more
It gets better each time we come back Read more
Stayed for 5 nights and had breakfast most days before going kitesurfing everyday. Ian and the other staff members were very friednly and helpful, and I cannot fault the hotel Read more
A 3 night stay for a wedding and also to have an opportunity to explore Rye. Read more
Pleasant overnight stay Read more
de passage, 1 nuit Read more
Central location, excellent breakfast, friendly staff. Read more
Myself and a couple of friends stayed in Rye for a couple of days for a wedding and were booked into the Old Borough Arms. We were truly satisfied with our stay there. Rye is a lovely little village which oozes character and the Old Borough Arms is no different. It's situated in the heart of the village, we found the staff to be really friendly and helpful and the breakfast was top class. The rooms were fine, what one would expect from a good bed and breakfast. Read more
We were made very welcome and staff went the extra mile for or convenience. Read more
Perfect place to stay for a poke around rye Read more
Our stay was just perfect could not fault it in any way. We will be going back to enjoy everything again. It was a weekend that will stay with us for every TOBA staff were so friendly and helpful and the setting could not fault it in any way at all. ThankYou . Read more
Good location to explore Rye and surroundings from. Rooms were spacious (family rooms) and breakfasts were good. Friendly and helpful hosts. Read more
Perfect location. Perfect room. Perfect breakfast. Perfect stay. Read more
Comfortable but a little noisy. Read more
Very happy with hotel. Lots to do and see. Read more
Had an enjoyable stay Read more
We were delighted with our stay, in this characterful hotel, and with our welcome from the friendly, efficient staff and we have plans to return . Read more
Staying two nights in Rye for family event Read more
Very enjoyable with nice staff Read more
Attractive Old building well positioned to enjoy Rye. Given its antiquity not surprising the rooms are small and poky. That said facilities are modern and clean, with a very comfortable bed. Read more
A weekend away with friends to explore the delights of historic Rye. Read more
Visiting a brother who is terminally ill. Read more
Pleasant overnight stay in the centre of this historic town. Read more
We stayed in the luxury double room (the one with the faces wallpaper!) which was lovely but not 'wow!' However, Rye is lovely and the weather was amazing which helped. Read more
Rye is a lovely for a short stay...great shops, antiques, pubs and food. Hotel in easy reach of all. Read more
The room was comfortable and the breakfast was very good but its on a busy corner and was very very noisy in the morning, trucks stopping right under the window. Read more
The trip to Rye was to see the historical buildings, walk the cobbled roads and browse the many antique shops. Read more
one night stay. Central location.
Lovely room that had everything you needed and was beautifully decorated with a very comfy bed. Great homemade breakfast the next day. Read more
A one night stay to facilitate cycling around the area across two days. Read more
On business. Read more
The Old Borough Arms is ideally located for a visit to Rye as it is within easy walking distance of all the town's sites. It is a friendly, pleasant place with well designed rooms on a busy corner opposite a nice pub and a range of antique shops. There is a good choice at breakfast - you don't feel obliged to eat a full English every day! Read more
Hotel is close to where my relatives live in a nice part of Rye. Read more
we have visited Rye for the day and we wanted to stay a weekend so that we could explore more which we was able to do and enjoyed Read more
All very good indeed, Sarah gave us a crate of toys for our toddler to play with, which was a godsend. Delicious breakfast and great location. Buggy storage was very handy but would have been better had we known in advance so we didn't have to wrestle it up the narrow stairs. Room a tad small for the cot, shame no bath, just a shower, but other than that the facilities were in excellent condition and the service was outstanding. Read more
two night break. Read more
We were surprised at the quality of the room. It was in a great location in Rye and the staff was wonderful. I stayed with my mother who is 64 and she loved it as well. The bed was comfy and the room was really nicely decorated with antique dressers and bedside drawer. Read more
Thank you so much for a lovely review, it means a lot to all of the staff when people take the time to say something positive. Many thanks.
Stayed in room 8, for 2 nights. Read more
Thank you for your review, it's true that at times (not often) there is some noise from the nearby pub, I hear it myself but usually this is only until 11pm thankfully!
We are the very last county in the UK to receive digital TV with the final switchover being the 13th June 2012 so we will have lots of channels from then on.
Unfortunately we don't currently consider air-con to be an option but will review this in the future.
It was a trip in the beautiful past of England. The
service was excellent. Sure we will come back. Read more
Only spent limited time in the hotel. But enjoyed the town. Read more
The staff were friendly and accommodating. The room was comfortable and clean. Read more
Thank you for your review, very kind. Fortunately the musty smell has gone, not sure what that was. Thanks again.
Really relaxing break in lovely, historic surroundings Read more
Easy and comfortable. Read more
Stayed one night in a very nice room with a queen and a twin bed (two adults, one child.) Very nice looking and clean room - spacious enough, if not huge. Staff very helpfully washed our son's clothes after a bout of carsickness. Very friendly and helpful all around. Breakfast was average. Would stay again. Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Old Borough Arms. The double deluxe room was big enough and very cosy. The staff were friendly but not pushy. The breakfast was yummy. Would definitely come back to stay and recommend to my friends. Read more
Stayed overnight while exploring the area. Warm welcome, nice room, very comfortable bed. Lots of choice at breakfast. Intersting old building and well located for exploring the town. Read more
Friendly service, room was stunning,, clean and bed very comfortable. Couldn't find free view on TV but not a major problem. Read more
We stayed here for two nights. Loved our small but comfortable room with good lighting, storage, very clean en-suite and pretty decor. Delicious breakfast, too with excellent coffee, muesli, yoghurt and beautifully cooked eggs. Read more
Very true that it was a terrible weekend for noise. I have been told that the alarm going off at Baileys was due to the extreme cold. Not sure how true this is but to be fair it doesn't normally go off, so will give them the benefit of the doubt this time! Not sure what excuse the people with the cars had except that possibly they were also very cold (rude and inconsiderate also spring to mind) Hope it hasn't put you off too much and you will give us another try next time in Rye.
Stayed in Rye to see an old friend and visit an exhibition that was on in the town. Read more
Glad you enjoyed your stay and the exhibition which is really good (John Ryan). Apparently some time this year Rye gets Freeview TV, it's been a long time coming!
Short but very sweet Read more
Visiting relations in the area. Read more
We booked two rooms for two couples. Friendly staff, clean and modern rooms with all you could need. Read more
One night stay with family for a short break. Read more
We stayed for one night en route to Dungeness. The room was lovely, really comfortable and had everything we needed. Read more
Enjoyable night and excellent breakfast. Room was clean and comfortable. Read more
We were on a short break at the end of September. Have stayed here before so were pleased to return. Read more
The old mill is ideally situated close to town in picturesque surroundings. Oozing with charm it is a delightful place to stay. Read more
Booked the small double room the night before. They apparently hadn't received the booking, and generously offered a larger double room (room 1) at no extra cost.
Ground floor room for very convenient access through a side door onto the street. Bed very comfortable. Nice en-suite bathroom. Overall, very happy with the room - aside from a (mild) unpleasant odour around the bed (like sweaty feet).
After checking out, staff let us store our luggage while we travelled to nearby Camber Sands. Read more
We came for a weekend (Fri-Sun) and had a lovely, comfortable stay in the hotel. The staff were really friendly and helfpul and the breakfast was lovely. Read more
it was the last evening and night of our 3-weeks-holiday in Britain Read more
4 days visiting a relative just over the road from the hotel Read more
The purpose of my stay was to visit some nearby places i have not seen for around 40 years and others that i've been to in recent years. Read more
We enjoyed the historic atmosphere along with all modern conveniences in this gem of a town. Read more
First impressions where great, lovely room very clean, small but enough space. The bed was comfortable but you could hear other guests in there rooms and some strange noise hard to say what it was kept me awake for one of the nihgts. The breakfast area was small and could of done with some backgound music. The guesthouse its self was in a great place, but like most of the places ive stayed in in Rye car parking is a pain. Read more
Peaceful Read more
We stayed in Rye for one night and wanted somewhere central. The Borough Arm's location was great, not that anywhere in Rye is too far to walk. Read more
the service, breakfasts hotel location were all good - someqwhiat let down by a particularly small room Read more
Disappointing room ( room 1 ) that was musty and smelt damp. Carpet not clean - and room very small.
Not good value for money and would not recommend Read more
had a lovely weekend in Rye, friendly hotel, great breakfast, great position Read more
My wife and I stayed on a Sat night and checked in at 2pm, we had time to see the local area and then went out for a meal to a local restaurant for our evening meal. Read more
Short break, first time at this venue but not first stay in Rye. Read more
Attended a wedding in Rye and the location of the Old Borough Arms was superb. Read more
Each morning we started the day with a wonderful breakfast. At the end of the day, we enjoyed a comfortable bed and facilities back in our room. Read more
The hotel was clean,the room was very comfortable and the breakfast was very enjoyable.It was an ideal location for Rye and the surrounding area. Read more
Rooms were very clean and tidy. Tea/coffee and other drinks were provided. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and even upgraded us for free.
Breakfast was yummy as well! Read more
The venue was good and I would recommend it. Rooms are clean and well appointed. Being very central the OBA offered a convenient position to base ourselves and wander around Rye. There was some noise from the road during the night but nothing that off putting. A good selection of restaurants and shops made it an ideal venue for losing half a day wandering around and taking in the history. Read more
Did not stay owning to illness Read more
Incredible review! The guests arrived full of flu (nice for all of us) to try to check-in a day early so they could go home earlier, but we were fully booked so coudn't help, so they left. I told them I would be in touch to arrange / discuss a refund but within a day we get this review. I find it a bit odd that they chose to write a review before contacting me, and how did they decide to score breakfast 1/5? No refund and all zero's from me too I'm afraid.
Comfortable and easy, clean and quiet friendly owner Read more
We came to the Old Borough Arms for a two night romantic birthday get away. We felt completely relaxed and at ease in our room and we loved the convenient location. Read more
4days visting a relative and looking around the area Read more
A wonderful room, great breakfast and will come again for a weekend break Read more
We got a free upgrade to the room with four poster bed, which was very clean, comfortable and well decorated. The breakfast was freshly cooked and delicious. I would definitely recommend to others. Read more
We stayed for just the one night, and admittedly had limited time at the hotel itself as the intention was to wander round Rye. The hotel was very pretty, recently and attractively refurbished, spotless and the staff very friendly. Read more
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Very nice owners who are very welcoming, and made the stay very comfortable. Great beds, and plenty of room. And a fantastic breakfast to finish it off in the morning Read more
The room and bathroom were spacious and clean and had all the facilities needed, even a hairdryer. Staff very friendly and helpful and breakfast lovely. Read more
If you are looking for a nice, clean and interesting place to stay with friendly staff and good food then this is the place to stay in RYE. Read more
Two night short break. Read more
We had a short break to see Rye bonfire display. Read more
Lovely b&b. Really friendly staff. Room was clean and cosy. Breakfast was great - full english (or other choices) plus cereals, fruit etc. Great location. Read more
We enjoy our stay in Rye, very nice town! We also were very lucky with the weather !! The hotel was nice and clean, the bathroom are very small but suffisant! Read more
a short two night break during half term to de stress with a different scene, i have never been to Rye before and thought it perfect for what i needed, and the accommodation was the icing on top the cake. Read more
Front door was locked when we arrived(apx 3pm) though did not take long for someone to answer. Room was cold as no heat on and day was wet and windy- room fine when we returned after walk as we had put heating on. Read more
So happy that we chose this hotel. Great location, good atmosphere. The staff were lovely, down-to-earth and very helpful.The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Read more
Weekend away. Read more
Short break. Read more
In all fairness some of the points mentioned are correct, and we thank you for bringing these points to our attention. The ground floor contains part of the old town wall which can get damp when it rains heavily which it has done recently. This is being looked into and there should be a remedy for this. Ground floor rooms are on street level. We are going through all of the rooms right now in response to these comments to make sure that the high standard of cleanliness we have is maintained.
Two nights in Rye for a short break. The staff were able to offer pointers on where to eatand drink in the town and there were maps available. Read more
The staff at this guest house could not have done more for us and to make our stay more enjoyable. Good humoured, helpful, obliging, responsive. The room was very comfortable, and delightfully decorated. The shower was hot and welcome after a day's exploring. And the breakfast was quite simply the best I have had for a long time - fresh, tasty, imaginative. Thank you all for a fantastic couple of nights! Read more
our stay was excellent we arrived at the booking time we selected and was greeted by a member of staff who was helpful and friendly,breakfast was excellent and cooked fresh. Read more
We stayed two nights at the Old Borough Arms and found it a comfortable place to get back to after a day out and about. Read more
Rye is a good base to travel around. Old Rye at the top of the hill is very quaint. Read more
Very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. We are now looking into all of the points you have mentioned that are within our control so that we can rectify them as soon as possible.
greeted with a warm welcome, shown to our nicely furnished room, fresh crisp bedlinen newly decorated rooms with nice touches such as feature wallpaper and pretty lamps by beds Read more
Very pleased with location. Staff were friendly. Room was very clean and nicely decorated. However, our room was in the basement of the hotel which smells damp. This was the only fault I would say that would put me off staying here again. I would therefore request a room on a different floor as the smell was only apparent in the basement area. Read more
Rooms are of good size with comfortable beds. Facilities include, bedside light,hair dryer, tea/coffee facilities.Adequate choice for breakfast with locally sourced foods. Excellent location for ambling around Rye. Read more
We were very comfortable in our room and would stay there again. Read more
Weekend away with the family, we found the Old Borough Arms an excellent choice & a perfect location. Staff were welcoming, the room was comfortable & the Breakfast was superb. Read more
So much to draw and paint. Read more
One night, on a tour of East Sussex Read more
2 nights (Thurs & Fri) Read more
Hotel in good position although no parking. Run by a friendly young couple with small children. No other facilities other than room. Very clean and good breakfast. Room on the small side. Excellent en suite. Read more
The staff and service were excellent and we would definitely go back and stay there again. Read more
this is the second time staying at the old borough arms, and i cannot fault it, it couldnt be any better located and the staff are friendly and helpful, i recommend a stay therem as i will be doing in the furure Read more
The service was A1, The rooms were spotless and the bed was the most comfortable bed (apart from my own) that i have ever slept in. I have even booked another stay. Read more
Very nice place to stay, staff were very friendly, rooms were cosy (good quality bed linen included)& good breakfast too. Would definitely stay there on my next visit to Rye. Read more
Excellent all around: the owners are genuinely friendly and helpful, the inn itself is very charming and the rooms are modern and comfortable, and breakfast was delicious! Read more
Staff could not have been more helpful. Useful travel advice during snow disruptions. The room was warm and comfortable and we appreciated éxtras' such as the bottled water.Á great choice on the breakfast menu too.Really cannot find any negatives! Would thoroughly recommend to family and friends. Read more
Lovely quaint guest house in the great little town of Rye. Would deffo recommend The Old Borough Arms to friends and family. Read more
Guest house has loads of character and perfectly situated at the centre of Rye. The rooms were tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Only problem was first room we were allocated was cold and the radiator in the bathroom didn't work but as soon as I mentioned it we were given another room. The owners were very helpful and I enjoyed my stay. Read more
Rye is a lovely, quaint place definitely worth a vist. We will certainly return there, and the accomodation was just what we were looking for Read more
The Old Borough Arms is a four star Guest House in the heart of Rye. All of our 9 rooms are ensuite and are decorated to a high standard following renovation in early 2014. A full English breakfast is included in our room prices. New for 2015 is a 3 bedroom apartment at the top of the building with 3 good sized bedrooms and a living room that looks out across The Strand. Check in times are from 3pm until 8pm. We have also just added a fantastic terrace that is on the corner of Mermaid Street which guests of The Old Borough Arms can use along with customers from The Mermaid Street Cafe. All guest rooms have tea & coffee making facilities, TV, clean and crisp sheets and towels and good quality comfortable beds so that you can have a wonderful and restful sleep. We have a well stocked bar providing a range of drinks for guests to sample and free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the building. The Old Borough Arms overlooks the bustling Strand Quay and from our veranda many interesting shops can be seen including stylish antique centres and old curiosity shops. The town centre with many more interesting and individual shops, pubs and restaurants is only a few minutes walk away. Beneath the Old Borough Arms in Rye, you will find The Mermaid street Cafe which has been featured in Sussex Life Magazine where our friendly staff will be happy to serve you with a traditional cream tea, a light lunch, or a delicious cake from our great selection of indulgent locally baked cakes. We also stock Movenpick Ice Cream which is the most delicious ice cream we have come across on our quest to find the best. We also have a reputation for serving fantastic coffee from simple americano's to skinny vanilla soya lattes!! Check in is between 3pm and 8pm. In the Winter months we would appreciate an E.T.A. Guests of the Old Borough Arms receive a 10% discount on any purchase made at the Mermaid Street Cafe