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53 reviews
We aim to make holidaying with children as stress-free as possible.
Rock Lobster is located on the award winning Whitesand development at Camber Sands.
We are proud of our 4* Gold Award from Enjoy England.
We welcome dogs as Rock Lobster.
Church Square in Rye, a picture perfect ancient town just 3 miles away.
Ypres Castle in Rye, one of many attractions within a few miles of Rock Lobster.
Mermaid Street in Rye (3 miles away) is one of the prettiest cobbled streets in the UK.
Derek Jarman's garden at Dungeness.
Dungeness a baron landscape but a great place to explore - much loved by photographers and artists.
Bodiam Castle, one of many National Trust properties within a short drive of Camber Sands.
The 'little train' - The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway - a great family day out.
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Camber, Rye, East Sussex, England

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Graham D
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Ideal, comfortable base near lovely sandy beach and dunes.”
Reviewed June 17, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Well appointed house. Comfortable beds. All very clean. Dog friendly, our dog loved the beach. Delicious welcoming scones and home made jam. House tastefully decorated and nice patio to relax on. Rock Lobster is on a very attractive estate which was very quiet.
Short walk over the road to clean, sandy beach. Lovely dunes.
Good restaurant only minutes away called 'Gallivant'. Lovely garden to enjoy a drink in.
Went to see Derek Jarman's garden at Dungeness which was beautiful.

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Liked best: Home from home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jun 2015
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We regularly visit Dungeness ourselves and often stop to wander around Derek Jarman's garden. It's a fascinating place. I hope you found the book in the cottage about his amazing garden interesting too.
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Miriam M
Strabane, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Stay at Rock Lobster”
Reviewed May 12, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We travelled to Camber Sands for a family wedding in the Galivant which is just a few minutes walk from Rock Lobster, which was great as we had young children with us.

The house itself was beautifully decorated and very well maintained. It was just perfect for a family of 4. Carol has thought of everything that clients might need for their stay at Rock Lobster. There was lots of games and books for the children to enjoy so they never got bored but what they loved best was Oscar the Owl (he's felt!) they had a great time with him and took him out and about and even to the wedding!

Rock Lobster is very well located with just a few minutes walk to the beach and the local amenities. I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay if you have a wedding in the Galivant, or even just for a break away. We had a fantastic time and my boys were very sad leaving!

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Liked best: Everything was fantastic - the house was exactly as advertised.
Liked least: There was nothing that i didn't like about our stay.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 May 2015
We are pleased you found Rock Lobster both comfortable and convenient. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful restaurant as The Gallivant within a few minutes' walk, it is always a pleasure to have wedding guests stay at Rock Lobster.
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Numo71
Kent, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Beautiful house, well kept and Ideal location to explore the local area!”
Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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This was perfect for our family. The house was well kept and had everything we needed to relax and enjoy our mini break. Carol is very helpful as was Jamie from the welcoming team and the scones, jam etc were a lovely added bonus! The dunes are great fun and kept everyone amused for hours. Ideally located to explore the surrounding area....we look forward to returning soon. Many thanks

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Linda D
Lewes, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed April 1, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

A wonderful cottage in Camber Sands. Just a few minutes walk from sandy beaches and beautiful sand dunes. The cottage is very well equipped and has everything you would need, including a very useful outside hose for sandy dogs! It is really good to find such a welcoming cottage which is also very dog friendly. A real home from home and very delightful.

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Liked best: Very dog friendly
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
13 May 2015
I'm pleased you found the cottage well equipped and very dog friendly. We strive to make the cottage as comfortable for those with and without dogs and ensure all traces of "dog" are removed through extra deep cleaning after a dog has stayed.
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lmurphy24...
Biggin Hill, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely fabulous”
Reviewed January 4, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

My friend and I had a wonderful first time stay at Rock Lobster. Perfect cottage, very comfortable,warm,cosy,clean. Excellent location to visit interesting areas close by.
Couldn't recommend it highly enough. The little extra touches too, the GORGEOUS scones, FABULOUS jam,milk dog treats...very welcome. We sincerely hope to go back. Thank you.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: we loved everything
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jan 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. People are often surprised by how much there is to do and see in the area. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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carol w
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“wonderful break with home from home comforts”
Reviewed September 3, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

excellent-- very clean comfortable house and ideal for dogs too, very well equipped in kitchen and other rooms. our two dogs settled straight away and safe enclosed garden too. enjoyed the patio furniture.

Great facilities and nice touches with 'Welcome tray' and soaps etc

Very convenient for walks on the beach and an excellent base if attending a wedding at the Gallivant!
Rye is lovely and not far and Dungeness interesting and easy drives to both.

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Liked best: the easy layout with garden straight out the back and comfortable accomadation
Liked least: found opening the fridge a bit tricky but obviously hadn't the knack!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
8 Sep 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay. The location of the cottage is ideal for The Gallivant and a wedding on the beach is something special. We hope to welcome you and your dogs back soon.
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Matthew E
Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Property in a great location”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a fantastic stay at Rock Lobster, very much enjoying both the quality of the cottage and the location. The accommodation is furnished and maintained to a very high standard - it's like staying at a friend's house, and has been setup with a very great deal of care to cater to anyone, from young families upwards. It's a new property on a new estate, located at the right side of Camber Sands for those with a beach interest (we got the most out of the ability to get to the beach in 5 minutes) and if the weather's not up to it (it's England after all) the entertainments in the cottage will keep you amused too. If you can, bring bikes - there's a great (mostly) off-road cycle path into Rye, and another good one out to Lydd too.

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Liked best: The attention to detail on the property, really made us feel at home
Liked least: The weather!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Sep 2014
We are so pleased you had a wonderful holiday at Camber Sands. The traffic free cycle paths really do add another dimension to a family holiday, there is plenty of room to store bikes securely in the shed at Rock Lobster too. There are also a lot of cycle rides around the Romney Marshes and the local area on quiet and virtually traffic free lanes. We enjoy cycling ourselves and are happy to give advice and route suggestions.
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