The Gallivant

Camber, Sussex

The name says it all: a place to skip along Camber Sands, enjoy backgammon in the bar, chill in the garden or relax with yoga – and with no children to disturb the peace. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The name says it all: a place to skip along Camber Sands, enjoy backgammon in the bar, chill in the garden or relax with yoga – and with no children to disturb the peace. This beachside property has a chic, laid-back vibe with slouchy sofas, stripped-wood floors and designer rugs. Books line walls; there’s a fire in the snug; English wines are on the menu at the copper-topped bar. Superb monthly changing dinners reflect the locale: perhaps Rye Bay scallops followed by wood-grilled duck with Kent rhubarb. There are delicious vegetarian dishes, too. Bedrooms are all on the ground floor and most have a terrace and direct access to the garden. Decorated in soothing or nautical shades, with wood panelling, white-painted rafters and jazzy headboards, they have a breezy New England feel. The largest have freestanding baths; all have robes and books. ‘All-day’ elevenses and drinks at 5 pm are free; the Complete package also includes dinner and wellness classes. Breakfast on dishes such as Turkish poached eggs and sausage with tomato marmalade before heading over the dunes to the empty beach. ‘A very welcoming hotel with great staff.’

Hotel details

Address

New Lydd Road
Camber
Sussex
TN31 7RB
England

Telephone

01797 225057

Bedrooms

20. All on ground floor, 15 with access to garden.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, sitting room, reading room, restaurant (vegetarian menu), private dining room, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, function facilities, spa treatment room, terrace, 1-acre garden, car park, EV charging, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

not under 16.

Dogs

small to medium-sized allowed in some bedrooms (£25–£35 per stay), sitting room, bar, terrace.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles (Essentials) from £257, The Complete Gallivant from £389. À la carte £50. Min. 2-night stay usually at weekends.