The Gallivant

Camber, Sussex

A trusted reviewer had a ‘great stay’ in 2020 at this ‘very welcoming’ restaurant-with-rooms, a skimming stone’s throw from the dunes of Camber Sands. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A trusted reviewer had a ‘great stay’ in 2020 at this ‘very welcoming’ restaurant-with-rooms, a skimming stone’s throw from the dunes of Camber Sands. Owner Harry Cragoe transformed the run-down motel into the epitome of Californian beach-chic just over a decade ago. Bright and breezy bedrooms, all on the ground floor, have direct or easy access to the garden. Baby Hampton rooms have light oak flooring, window seat and compact marble bathroom. New Garden rooms are more dramatic, with colourful detailing and wooden decking. Our reviewer’s Luxury Garden room ‘was well thought out, with sliding bathroom wall, and French windows looking on to a small garden’. New head chef is Jamie Guy, who cooks with locally sourced ingredients. A whole fish to share is a speciality: our reviewer’s shared plaice was ‘superb’. Other local delights might include Dungeness crab, Romney salt marsh lamb or braised Hastings cuttlefish. Breakfast brings everything to set you up for a day on the beach: home-made granola and fruit or perhaps avocado on toasted sourdough made in Rye. ‘We are very happy here.’ (Richard Bright, DH)

Hotel details

Address

New Lydd Road
Camber
Sussex
TN31 7RB
England

Telephone

01797 225057

Bedrooms

20. All on ground floor, 12 with direct access to garden.

Open

all year.

Facilities

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

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

Only children aged 16 or more.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, bar, terrace.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

Prices start from £320. Room rates include breakfast, dinner, elevenses (drink and cake), glass of English wine at 5pm, all Experiences (yoga, pilates, kitchen skills, facial workshop, wild swimming, etc.). Lunch is a La carte.