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Welcome to Haydens in Rye.
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aydens in Rye is an eco-friendly, family-run guest house, set in a large 18th-century house with eight individually styled rooms. Our aim is to provide a comfortable stay in luxurious settings for all our guests to relax and unwind without causing undue impact on the environment.

Rye is an ancient town of the Cinque Ports, a confederation of coastal towns formed in the 11th century for the purpose of promoting trade into the kingdom and coordinating military efforts for its protection.

A fabulous place to stay in Rye.

Haydens is run by Richard and Kate Hayden with a lot of help from Kate’s parents, John and Sheila Luck. After ten years of muddling through the commuter torment of London life, we decided to abandon the capital in favour of a new venture. Determined to set up an eco-friendly business, we opened Haydens on Christmas Eve of 2005.

Explore Our Rooms

View of the Chocolate room

The Chocolate Room is our family room. Larger than the other guest rooms at Haydens, it can sleep up to four people (two adults and two children who don’t mind sharing) and features street views of Rye’s historic High Street.

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View of the Chocolate room

Our Kingfisher Room is our most historic room, featuring original restored timbers. Please note there are uneven stairs leading to and from this room.

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View of the Chocolate room

The Mulberry Room takes its name from the wallpaper. A cosy room with street views of Rye’s historic High Street, it can also be made up as a twin.

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View of the Chocolate room

The Red Room is a superking double with elevated views across Romney Marsh, and features an ensuite bathroom with the same view.

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View of the Chocolate room

Situated over the Rye Art Gallery, our Silver Room is a generous superking-sized room with an elegant ensuite bathroom (shower over bath).

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View of the Chocolate room

Taking its name from the colour of the decor, the Indigo Room is our most secluded room. Up a fairly narrow staircase (unsuitable for some), this second floor spacious room feels tucked away from it all.

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View of the Chocolate room

Little Indigo is aimed at the solo traveller, up a narrow staircase (unsuitable for some).

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View of the Chocolate room

The Sandpiper Room is our deluxe room, featuring a large superking-sized bedroom, ensuite shower and bath room and elevated views across Romney Marsh to the sea.

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All the guest rooms at Haydens are ensuite and have access to our free wifi service.

Our Services

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Valet Parking
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Evening Turn Down
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Transportation
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Shoe Shine
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Laundry
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Dry Cleaning

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I smoke in the rooms?

No, Haydens is a no-smoking property throughout.

What time is check-in and checkout?

Check-in is between 3pm and 7pm. Later check-in is available by arrangement.
Guests must check-out of their rooms by 11am on the day of their departure.

Can I bring a pet?

No, Haydens operates a strict no-pet policy.

Can I change my reservation?

Yes. If you booked through an agent (such as, Booking.com) go direct to your account on their site. If you booked direct through us, call 01797 224501 to speak to one of our team members.

Do I need to book?

For a quick cup of coffee? No. However, if you would like to eat in the conservatory dining room then we strongly recommend booking by email in advance. Which can be done here.

Is there a dress code for the restaurant?

Smart casual. We ask diners to wear shoes and shirts.

Do you cater for dietary concerns?

Haydens has a wide range of vegetarian options and several of these can be adapted for vegan requirements. We also cater for diners with gluten-free and wheat-free diets. And, our coffee and tea menu includes a range of non-dairy products such as soya, oat and almond milks.

Are children allowed in the restaurant?

Absolutely. While we do not produce a specific children’s menu, many of our dishes are appropriate for younger diners. We also have a number of high chairs and room for push chairs.

What is your cancellation policy?

With 48 hours’ notice, we would issue a full refund, and with 24 hours’ notice, only the deposit would be retained. If, however, you cancel on the day or fail to show up, then your payment method will be charged the full rate for the reserved stay.

Does Haydens have private parking?

Regrettably, no. There is time-limited street parking outside the guest house (although the restrictions are lifted after 6pm) and also a large car park only a short walk away (£2 for 24 hours). We advise guests to come to the guest house first, if possible, and then move their vehicle once they have successfully signed in. More detailed parking information is sent to guests with their reservation confirmation.

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