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51 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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Bellagz
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Top notch”
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just returned from a relaxing stay at Rock Lobster . What a lovely place , cosy and comfortable , and dog friendly . Beds and settee excellent quality , it's obvious a lot of care and attention has been taken . Great location , very quiet, short walk to the beach , which our two dogs enjoyed...local pub very welcoming. The walk into Rye is well worth it, it really is a lovely place for a holiday or short break.
Carol is lovely to deal with, from booking and all the way through , would highly recommend this cottage, we are looking forward to returning.

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Liked best: Felt homely
Liked least: Nothing not to like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Sep 2015
Thank you Dawn. We are so fortunate in our location so close to such a wonderful beach. The Green Owl pub is also great asset and the ideal place for a sundowner after a walk on the sands. The food there is excellent too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Neil G
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Another lovely stay at the Rock Lobster”
Reviewed September 7, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

This was our second stay at this lovely family and pet-friendly cottage by the sea at Camber Sands. Carol always ensures the Rock Lobster is kept in immaculate condition and the cottage has everything you need for a self-catering holiday. We will definitely be back!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
8 Sep 2015
Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Anna C
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect for a relaxing beach break”
Reviewed July 28, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed at Rock Lobster for the first week of the school holidays with our children age 3 and 6. This was a great base to access the beautiful sandy beach at Camber and was easy to get to from the train station at Rye (15 minute taxi journey).

The house was nicely decorated and well kept, and perfect for a family of four. Everything had been thought of, from the wide selection of children's games and books (my son enjoyed learning to play Scrabble) to the wind break and buckets and spades in the shed. The scones and jam on arrival were an unexpected bonus and tasted delicious.

Camber itself is quite quiet, but perfect for a lazy beach break. The stunning beach is 5-10 minutes walk away over the dunes. You would probably need a car to get out and about to visit the nearby attractions, but the bus to Rye runs from almost outside Rock Lobster and is definitely worth a visit - make sure you stop at Knoops for a hot chocolate!

We'd thoroughly recommend a stay at Rock Lobster.

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Liked best: Location, amenities
Liked least: Wind on the beach
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jul 2015
Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. Rye is such a beautiful town and Knoops is one of my favourite places too. There is also a very pleasant traffic free cycle route into Rye from Camber Sands, about 3 miles and all of it flat (until you reach Rye itself!). Park your bike at the bottom of the hill and walk in.

I am pleased you found all the children's equipment, games and beach kit and caboodle helpful. So much easier when you don't have to bring absolutely everything with you.
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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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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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.
Recommended for:
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
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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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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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person found this review helpful

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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed April 1, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
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
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
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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