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The George In Rye.

20 August 2015 2 comments

If you're ever in need of a quick, whimsical getaway, boy have I got the place for you. 

Situated in the quaint town of Rye, where franchises and chains seem to be pleasantly absent, The George is a beautiful 16th century boutique hotel, full of charm. 

Each room is decorated differently with bespoke furniture, Frette Italian linens and REN products. We plumped for Room 10 the 'Attic Hideaway', tucked away up it's own staircase, on it's own private little level, in the oldest part of the building. Upon opening the door we were gushing with superlatives. 
The original timber beams, the dreamy, soporific decor, the traditional windows opening out onto higgeldy piggeldy rooftops, the chaise longue. And, oh my, the huge roll top bath. Heaven. 

You're well kitted out with amenities; a gorgeous little crate of tea making facilities with Teapig teas, Italian bath robes, free wifi, hairdryer, gentleman's umbrella, fan, everything you should need. And if you're feeling needy, order yourself a massage/facial/flowers/whatever else you fancy. 

Everything in the room was plush, the carpets that seemed to be under-laid with marshmallows, the towels, the feather down duvets and pillows, the squidy chaise longue, it felt somewhat like living up in the clouds...

Come dinner time, we found ourselves downstairs at The Grill, the hotel's restaurant. The dining room is warm, rich and gentlemanly, with modern twists like exposed lighting wire. Fresh seafood is all over the menu as the boats come in daily in Rye, bringing in their fresh catch. We opted for pea and parma ham soup and the mezze platter; a heavenly mix of bulgar salad, sweet potato, beet houmous, confit tomatoes and mushrooms. 

For mains? Exceptional lamb rump and fish and chips, all washed down with a Primotivo Puglia, arguably my favourite red. 

All in all, the most darling little hotel I've visited! The service is exceptional and I thoroughly doubt you'll find anything to be disappointed with, however I must pass on that they don't provide bubble bath... (so bring your own) a key essential when filling up that divine tub! 

P.S, the hotel is a bit of a maze, and on my explorations, have a look what I stumbled upon; the fairytale Ballroom.