The Gallivant

California beach motel meets the great British coast in ‘plenty of good spirit’ at Harry Cragoe’s ‘fun, likeable’ restaurant with rooms across the dunes from Camber Sands. More

Contact details

The Gallivant
New Lydd Road
Camber
Sussex
TN31 7RB
England
01797 225057

Hotel information

Bedrooms

20. All on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, function facilities, beach hut spa treatment room, terrace, coastal garden.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, no children in restaurant after 8 pm.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, bar, terrace.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room from £95, B&B from £105, D,B&B from £180. À la carte £35.

Good Hotel Guide Review

California beach motel meets the great British coast in ‘plenty of good spirit’ at Harry Cragoe’s ‘fun, likeable’ restaurant with rooms across the dunes from Camber Sands. The place lives up to its name, and jaunty exploration is encouraged: beach bags await in the bedrooms; there are flip-flops to borrow – a walk on the ‘seemingly endless sandy beach’ is ‘one of the hotel’s great assets’. Hot drinks and cake are laid out for a teatime return; at any time, raid the Larder of Guilty Pleasures, the in-house tuck shop stocked with everything from popcorn to champagne. Snug or with space to spread out, bedrooms have a breezy coastal air (cool hues, pale sanded floors); the best open on to a semi-private deck leading to the landscaped coastal garden. ‘Ours had a comfy bed with crisp linen; a huge bathtub in the bathroom. There were books, a transistor radio, plenty of local information.’ The Gallivant’s ‘fifteen-mile menu’ features the best seasonal and local produce in dishes such as smoked haddock, Rye bay cockles, spring onion, curried mayo. At breakfast, honey and apple juice are local; granola bars, pastries and sausages are all home made.

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Special offers

Spa Escape

Overnight stay in a lovely room, a delicious dinner for two from the full a la carte menu, homemade continental style breakfast, tea and homemade cake from the kitchen at 4pm, and a relaxing thirty minute treatment per person in The Beach Hut ‘spa’. Available from £230. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

Map

The Gallivant
New Lydd Road
Camber
Sussex
TN31 7RB

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