About Guestling Hall

Guestling Hall is a home away from home! Set in beautiful grounds high up on the hill with Camber Sands in the distance, it is a tranquil place to base yourself while you visit the area. We are just a few minutes away from the 1066 walking trail, with Fairlight’s coastal walks and the beach very close by. Rye and Hastings are only 10 minutes away. If you don’t have a car, the bus stop is just opposite the Hotel. Not sure what to do for the day, we would love to help you plan your local adventure.

Be it a lazy summers evening whilst having a BBQ around the Hotel lake or returning from a winter’s day walk and sitting in front of one of our cosy log fires – we are always here to make you feel welcome, relaxed and pampered..

Our Rooms

Kick your shoes off, relax and feel at home. Choose one of our lovely rooms, each one uniquely different. Enjoy the space, the furnishings and the lovely, sumptuous pillows and comfy beds.

Food & Drink

The Hall Menu – Serving a wide range of traditional British seasonal dishes all with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. Our breakfast is a must!

We offer a formal dining experience as well as a more casual one with our Bubbles and Bites menu that can be taken either in the orangery or in front of the fire.

We have an extensive drinks menu including a selection of 50 Gins from the African Bar or perhaps you can enjoy a glass of our own award-winning English sparkling wine and ciders.

Anyone for tea or perhaps tiffin with a twist?

Relax, kick back in front of the fire or perhaps enjoy a more formal event with our afternoon tea menu which includes a quintessentially English selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and cakes or perhaps select our afternoon tiffin with a bit of a twist! This lovely treat can include a glass of bubbles!

Local Area

Guestling Hall is located between Hastings to its right, Rye to its left and straight ahead are Pett and Fairlight! Hastings is an attractive seaside resort town overlooking the English Channel that’s popular for its sporting and cultural events, romantic weekend getaways, and fun family day trips. Rye is awash with winding cobblestone streets and Godric’s Hollowesque half-timbered houses! Its location is perfect for walkers and days out to the seaside.

The Gardens

If you would like to take advantage of the beautiful gardens, then please feel free. There are seating areas dotted around the grounds and in the wooded area around the pond (for your safety, please stay away from the edges of the pond). There are blankets to keep off the chill and chair coverings available. If you are settling in for a while with a good book, then you can request for the fire in your sitting area to be lit. Snacks and drinks can also be served to you outside.

Special Offer

Local wines and ciders

An amazing gem of a hotel ☺ Great hotel and amazing staff made our experience outstanding. The rooms are quirky and comfortable and the food was delicious. Staff were attentive, warm and welcoming. Brilliant stay ☹ Not a single thing.
A delightful county house experience. ☺ A convenient location for us, a few miles from Hastings. Pleasant country house atmosphere. Helpful staff. The attic room we had was characterful and quirky. The afternoon tea experience is highly recommended. There's a walk around a pond and a large lawn for dogs; ours was made to feel very welcome. We'll stay again. ☹ Next time we'll try a room with a bigger bed.
Exceptional ☺ The place was great, the staff were pleasant and responded quickly to our requirements. Breakfast was included with our stay and was amazing! Honestly found no fault with our 2 night stay. 10/10 will stay back there ☹ Nothing! Honestly was one hell of an experience*****
☺Accueil. Confort. ☹Une salle de bain qui était plutôt un cabinet de toilette … d’appoint.
Marco Isac
Very warm welcome from both of the managers with traditional afternoon tea in a cosy historic lounge. Room was very clean and has all what needed. Both of the managers went extra mile by prepared takeout breakfast boxes as they don’t normally do. Nice dining area. Food was very nice and exceptionally fresh. Plenty of parking spots.
Micha Friede
Rustig hotel in de buurt van Hastings. Vriendelijk personeel en comfortabele kamer, maar wel gehorig. Oordopjes zijn bij de kamer inbegrepen. Lokale cider en wijnen zijn de moeite waard.
Peter Hayes
Great place to stay if visiting Hastings or Rye. Well worth checking out. It's dog friendly too.
Paul Smith
Great place. Limited menu for an evening meal but really nice. Breakfast was great and staff very accommodating.
Guy Douglas
Very cosy boutique hotel. Wood fire. Easy parking. Pet friendly. Excellent and attentive staff.
William Johnston
What a lovely hotel. The staff were great. Excellent value for money. Rooms are a dated, but still very good. It's an eclectic and quirky hotel, we loved it To be offered a drink when we arrived was lovely. Thank you. I am sure we will be back.
Natalie is a wonderful person and made us very welcome along with beautiful Sidika they both did all possible to make sure we had a lovely time. Breakfast is top quality. The restaurant food fabulous cooked by the great chef Fred.
Staff Cragg
We stayed in October and thought the hotel was fantastic. Natalie and family were very very helpful and welcoming in all regards. Massive projector to watch the world cup in the lounge which was great, and all round good facilities. Will definitely come back.
Stuart. B.
We have stayed here a handful of times, although this is the first time under this management. I think maybe that we were staying in a room that had been shut up and not used. Checked in fine. Dropped off bags, quick freshen up. Went off to Rye. Returned, had a glass of wine, got ready for bed. Minutes after getting into bed started coughing, wheezing. This got worse untill it became hard to breathe. Luckily I had some antihistamines in my bag. Had to take 2 to stop me coughing. We had to open the windows so I could breathe again. Spent an awful night laying fully clothed on top of the bed on a bathroom towell, (unable to get into the bed). In the morning with the sun coming through the windows we could see the huge amount of dust suspened in the air. With my girlfriend now also suffering the affects of the dust we decided to just shower and leave. I thought very hard before writing this review, I/we have stayed in a lot of hotels, some good, some not so good. This was a good hotel that has unfortunately now given me the worst hotel experience of my life. S.