Salle(s) de bain
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%.
Potentially good but needs a complete makeover
These small apartments are in a good location overlooking the channel and close to the town. We stayed in No 5 and having stayed in many rental properties over the years we were very disappointed. The decoration was tired, all the wooden furniture marked and scratched, the kitchen and bathroom were like something from the 1970s and the bedroom furniture was utilitarian. The wardrobe was not big enough for the two of us and was not tall enough to take coats and dresses. Overall cleanliness was poor and the freezer compartment in the fridge was so frosted up that the fridge didn't cool properly. When we showed him, the owner made no attempt to compensate us for the food we had lost as a result. Sorry but we cannot recommend this property in its present condition.
Oh dear, the icebox in the fridge regrettably was in need of a defrost and it seems we were unable to recover from that bad first impression. The housekeeper had reported a heavy ice build up in the icebox but was unable to defrost it in the 4 hour turnaround between guests.
The offer to have the housekeeper come back and defrost it was turned down and the complimentary bottle of sparkling Saumur didn’t cut the ice either.
This housekeeper gets consistently Good or Excellent ratings on the feedback requests from previous guests. It’s important to let her know where we may have slipped and I did show her the review. She pursed her lips.
This apartment (built in the 90’s) isn’t furnished like a Travelodge. For example, it has an antique art deco matching wardrobe and dressing table with inlaid walnut, the coffee table is made from antique pine and so forth – and all have something to tell about their history.
The vast majority of my guests love its homeliness and individuality and (as of today) 39 couples have returned to this same apartment, 5 couple have been back 4 or more times, the highest number of returns is 7.
One couple, Kevin and Helen, who stayed in the apartment immediately before sent this feedback:
“It was excellent the accommodation and very clean. The parking was easy and within walking distance of rye. We had very good meals out, and a great choice.
The art work was great, really enjoyed looking at the 10 green bottles, and the picture of the Italian door.
The weather was a bonus, sunny days on the beach in September.
We would be interested in last minute offers as we have the flexibility with regard to dates.
Once again, thank you for a great time, and everything went very smoothly re the booking, directions etc.”
Nevertheless, and am very sorry that this couple are unhappy – because this is the one thing I strive for – I want people to return!
There are several pointers here for me. A new fridge has been ordered to minimise the defrosting issue and I have several maintenance tasks identified for when this busy season subsides a bit.
River view apartment
Very clean, comfortable and well equipped apartment. Only a few minutes walk from the town. A torch is needed if returning after dark. (as pointed out by the owner on booking) Lots of information and maps to browse. Guest book very imformative about places to visit and avoid. Peaceful location away from the tourist crowds. The view to Rye harbour over frost kissed fields was beautiful. The field opposite, across the river, is home to ostrich and emu's. Very entertaining over breakfast. We would strongly recommend friends and family to this property and would return ourselves. The owner was very relaxed and easy to deal with. The housekeeper was very friendly and informative, nothing was a trouble to her.
Rye in Autumn
This is a compact property, which feels quite snug as it is mid-terrace. Very clean with all the appliances you need and a helpful caretaker. Good to have off-road parking nearby too.
Although it is close to the town it is a very quiet development, off the beaten track which aids relaxation. Quayside is not always as busy as the photo suggests, but there are still boats around in October & there are fishing boats a short walk away.
Good views of the riverbank, so even in autumn some waders can be seen whilst sitting inside. Handy to have a sheltered balcony with chairs and table too.
Local walks are easy to find but it is close to the town too. Two RSPB sites closeby - Rye Harbour almost on your doorstep and also Dungeness - which has losts of info.
Rye is an attractive town to explore with an interesting history. The train station is fairly close too if you do not have a car (and a supermarket). Lots of restaurants to choose from.
We went up to the Weald of Kent as well as the Sussex/Kent coast.