Recently renovated, the
George Hotel in Rye was
the destination for a short
break in this fascinating medieval
East Sussex town (see pages 70-73
for more information on the town
and its surrounding area), reports
Jean Butler. It was fortunate that
our stay was during one of the
warmest weekends of the past
summer. However, with its close
proximity to the sea, it is worth
noting that Rye has plenty to offer
visitors in any season of the year.
The George dates from 1575.
It possesses a wonderfully
individual appeal, with its eclectic
contemporary design, using a
wide range of both antiques and
modern furniture, with many
materials and artworks from the
fascinating locale. In fact, it
combines, in a hugely satisfying
blend of ancient and modern, to
create a relaxed, surprisingly
informal and entirely
individualistic environment.
Our attractively designed and
luxuriously equipped room was a
perfect mix of bespoke and
traditional furnishings that serve
to complement the surroundings
to perfection. It was not short of
essential, or contemporaneous,
features that included a power
shower, a large flat-screen
television set and a Vi-spring bed,
dressed with Frette Italian linen.
While I do prefer the finest
Egyptian cotton, it needs to be
said that these comfort features
contributed to a state of total
relaxation and, unsurprisingly, an
exceptionally good night’s sleep,
both of which are essential
requirements on a short break,
when recharging the batteries is a
priority consideration.
We ate in the George Grill,
although we struggled to choose
the right courses from the menu. It
was not that the menu was difficult
to read but, rather, that its content
was so extensive, we wanted to try
everything on it. From locally
sourced fish, seafood and meats,
some of which could be fastcooked
on the wood and charcoal
grill that possessed a truly
Mediterranean twist, we had no
complaints about the quality. We
started with oysters but it was only
the beginning of a fantastic meal.
Breakfast next morning was
equally impressive, with a wide
choice from the servery that
included croissants, different
breads, cereals, fruit and yogurts.
The table service was wondrous,
with a spectacular Eggs Benedict
and smoked salmon on a bed of
scrambled eggs delivered for our
delectation. The George truly
deserves its fine reputation as the
most luxurious hotel in Rye and
one of the best on the south coast.
standout feature:
Stylish hotel perfect for a
romantic break in Rye.
The George Hotel
01797 222114
thegeorgeinrye.com

Recently renovated, the George in Rye was the destination for a short break in this fascinating medieval East Sussex town, reports Jean Butler. It was fortunate that our stay was during one of the warmest weekends of the past summer. However, with its close proximity to the sea, it is worth noting that Rye has plenty to offer visitors in any season of the year.

The George dates from 1575. It possesses a wonderfully individual appeal, with its eclectic contemporary design, using a wide range of both antiques and modern furniture, with many materials and artworks from the fascinating locale. In fact, it combines, in a hugely satisfying blend of ancient and modern, to create a relaxed, surprisingly informal and entirely individualistic environment.

Our attractively designed and luxuriously equipped room was a perfect mix of bespoke and traditional furnishings that serve to complement the surroundings to perfection. It was not short of essential, or contemporaneous, features that included a power shower, a large flat-screen television set and a Vi-spring bed, dressed with Frette Italian linen. While I do prefer the finest Egyptian cotton, it needs to be said that these comfort features contributed to a state of total relaxation and, unsurprisingly, an exceptionally good night’s sleep, both of which are essential requirements on a short break, when recharging the batteries is a priority consideration.

We ate in the George Grill, although we struggled to choose the right courses from the menu. It was not that the menu was difficult to read but, rather, that its content was so extensive, we wanted to try everything on it. From locally sourced fish, seafood and meats, some of which could be fastcooked on the wood and charcoal grill that possessed a truly Mediterranean twist, we had no complaints about the quality. We started with oysters but it was only the beginning of a fantastic meal.Breakfast next morning was equally impressive, with a wide choice from the servery that included croissants, different breads, cereals, fruit and yogurts. The table service was wondrous, with a spectacular Eggs Benedict and smoked salmon on a bed of scrambled eggs delivered for our delectation. The George truly deserves its fine reputation as the most luxurious hotel in Rye and one of the best on the south coast.

Standout feature:

Stylish hotel perfect for a romantic break in Rye.

The George 

01797 222114

thegeorgeinrye.com