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The Lookout Rye

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Front of property
Panoramic Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms, Patio, Canal View | Terrace/patio
Double Room | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board
Classic Double Room | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Lookout Rye

The Lookout Rye

3.0 star property
City-center Rye hotel with bar/lounge
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

422 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
Hilders Cliff, Rye, England, TN31 7LD
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Self parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Rye
  • Camber Sands - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 73 min drive
  • Rye Station - 6 min walk
  • Winchelsea Station - 11 min drive
  • Ashford Ham Street Station - 16 min drive


  • Queens Head - 2 min walk
  • Cinque Ports Arms - 4 min walk
  • Knoops - 1 min walk
  • Rye Waterworks Micropub - 2 min walk
  • Ypres Castle Inn - 4 min walk

About this property

The Lookout Rye

When you stay at The Lookout Rye, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Camber Sands. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails and surfing/body boarding, and free perks include WiFi and cooked-to-order breakfast daily between 8 AM and 10 AM. Other features include a bar/lounge and a terrace. The comfortable beds and breakfast get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, French

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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Uncovered onsite self parking (GBP 5 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1800
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 22-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 10.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20.0 per day


  • Uncovered self parking costs GBP 5 per night with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Rye Lodge Hotel
Rye Lodge Hotel
The Lookout Rye Rye
The Lookout Rye Hotel
The Lookout Rye Hotel Rye

Frequently asked questions

Does The Lookout Rye offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Lookout Rye does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Lookout Rye?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Lookout Rye?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Lookout Rye?
Yes. Self parking costs GBP 5 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Lookout Rye?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Lookout Rye and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and sailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course.
What's the area around The Lookout Rye like?
The Lookout Rye is in the heart of Rye, a short 6-minute walk from Rye Station and 3 minutes' walk from Church of St Mary the Virgin. Travelers say that the hotel is in a great location.



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8/10 Very good

Staff very helpful and friendly.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Susan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Paul, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Stayed for 2 nights. Lovely hotel with quaint rooms and decoration. Would have loved a more varied food menu but what they served was superb.
Irene, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location for 1066 Country
An early spring weekend spent exploring 1066 Country. Hotel location excellent for Rye and the surrounding area. Friendly service and good breakfast. Room at the rear of the hotel was comfortable and spacious, but both evenings you could hear music from a nearby building until 11pm or so. Also, as it was March, we were told just before our trip that the restaurant was “closed for the season”. Plenty of good places to eat in Rye, but had we known when booking, we may have chosen a different hotel.
David, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Central hotel but room run down
Staff welcoming. Breakfast lovely and central location to every thing. Room 10 has mould around bathroom windows and look rotten. Didn’t have bath as bath tub looked dirty and shower rail all rusty. Cobwebs everywhere and mattress dipped in middle. Both woke up in pain. Shame as breakfast was lovely and so central. Just room was very small as well. Wouldn’t mind that if it was cleaned well.
Andrew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

michael, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great hotel
Initially we thought the hotel looked slightly shabby and unloved. However we changed our minds as soon as we reached our room which was beautiful. Obviously newly renovated and spotlessly clean. The location of the hotel is perfect for restaurants and pubs and very quiet. The staff are so hardworking, especially reception and breakfast (which was fabulous). I would definitely recommend and obviously would stay again.
Christine, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location , friendly and helpful staff , great breakfast
Ian, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Richard, 3-night trip
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