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Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant

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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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This 17 bedroom Relais & Chateaux Country House Hotel near West Hoathly in Sussex, is set in 1000 acres of wooded parklands and gardens, famous for being created by William Robinson, arguably one of England’s greatest gardeners. It is hard to believe that this secluded haven of peace and tranquility is only 12 miles from Gatwick Airport and 30 miles from Central London. Enjoy glorious vistas from this remarkable 16th Century Elizabethan Manor, relax in surroundings of timeless elegance and savour top hospitality, fine wines and exquisite food.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Bathrobes
Additional bathroom
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Triple777uk9 wrote a review Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom278 contributions155 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It just doesn't get any better than this. We have been to Gravetye Manor numerous times to dine - we only live a few miles away so no need to stay. Quite simply, it doesn't really get any better but then, how can perfection be bettered? From arrival to departure and all points in between, the service is outstanding. Then the food arrives - I am no foodie but when you eat at the Gravetye, the flavours just engulf you. Why they have Pepper & Salt on the table, I am unsure because it would be sacrilege to add or change anything. Every member of the team plays a part and not one lets them down. I'm almost tempted to give it a bad review so it is easier to get a dinner booking in future (but I won't). Thank you once again
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard A wrote a review Aug 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom91 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When we heard the Hotel would be open at the start of July we booked a pricey but good package for two nights. Mobility is not the name of the game at senior age so it was disappointing to be on the second floor; but having said that, the views were good and we were at the level just above the croquet lawn.

The overall virus arrangements were very good starting from arrival when we placed our bags on the front doorstep for them to be taken by a well protected chap and were then directed to a bar where the general manager told us what was what, all in all keeping us and them safe. In our room there were all the expected things but minimualised with no excess paperwok/magazines etc.
Centre stage in the room was a welcome birthday card and small gift together with an A4 sheet printed with a QR code containing the dinner menu and wine list.

The check in time was 11.00am and served at noon was a light lunch in the lovely garden; and later on an afternoon scone and clotted cream tea.

Dinner in their beautiful recently added glass walled retaurant was served with maximum distancing on to an adjacent small table for us to acually delivery the plate on to our table; and the wine the same way without the waiter pouring it .

Strategically placed throughout the building were dispensers of sanitiser so that you could use the stair handrail and then dose you hand.

Your ultimate bill was emailed to you to authorise payment from the same card you had given a deposit by, so again minimum contact with the hotel staff.

The hotel has 17 rooms but I do not know how many were occupied, but as the establishment was only serving residents the restaurant was a bit bare.

Our overall two night experience was very good and most welcome after so long having been restriced in movement. The gardens and general surroundins are alway lovely to experience here, even if only for lunch in normal times.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Lynnpatricia wrote a review Feb 2020
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom208 contributions195 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are lucky enough to have stayed in a number of hotels in the Relais & Chateaux group in the UK and Europe and Gravetye Manor has to rank as one of the very best in my opinion.
From the warm greeting by the doorman who took our luggage from car to room, to our reluctant goodbyes, this hotel hit every mark.
After a short, informative & interesting tour of the lovely public rooms complete with log fires, fresh flowers and even an original painting by Sir Winston Churchill, we were shown to our room “Ash”.
Usually, at the mention of four poster beds & wood panelled walls, I am fearful of musty smells, dark rooms & dust collecting drapes. Not so at Gravetye Manor! The room overlooks the stunning gardens and is bright, airy and filled with sumptuous furnishings and a big comfortable four poster bed. This beautiful Elizabethan Manor House is fragrant and spotless and, when I asked the chambermaid how they managed to keep it so, she replied “because it is so well loved”. This is apparent in everything here. The thoughtful touches are almost too numerous to mention. The bathroom was spotless, huge, modern and bright with oversize, fluffy towels and bathmat and everything you could possibly want in a bathroom.
We enjoyed great pre dinner cocktails in the bar, once again there was a roaring log fire, comfortable seating, lush furnishings and lovely flowers. We were shown to the contemporary and stunning restaurant and opted for the tasting menu. Everything was delicious. I will not go into great detail, you can see the menu online, but suffice to say that this chef is obviously passionate about what he does. The service throughout (food & wine) was faultless and charming.
We slept like logs.
Breakfast was again taken in the main restaurant which is even more lovely in daylight. My full English was a treat as was my husband’s poached egg with haddock and hollandaise.
If I sound gushing it’s because I came away feeling very spoilt and pampered. My expectations were definitely exceeded. Every member of staff made me feel a very welcome guest indeed.
Thank you Gravetye Manor, we will most definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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D_V_G_J wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom224 contributions50 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed and dined here at the weekend and was blown away by the entire experience. Upon arrival we were treated by Brian who made us feel instantly at ease. Another colleague gave us a tour of the hotel and grounds (including the two original Churchill paintings) and we were then shown to the room. We stayed in ‘Oak’ which was lovely and comfortable. Our only complaint on the whole stay was the rooms were a little bit too warm but it didn’t have any impact on our stay. Everything in the room is set up to perfection, the complimentary minibar, tea and coffee facilities, toiletries... the list or facilities is almost endless. Not content with providing a fabulous in room experience, they also provide Hunter wellies, brollies and shoe cleaning facilities for you to make the most of the gardens, which we did. The gardens, even in the winter, are stunning and the views are incredible. The kitchen garden is also worth checking out so you can appreciate the scale of it.
Now to the food... wow, just as expected the food was incredible. We had the tasting menu with the matching wine flight and every course and every wine was perfect from first to last. The highlight of the dinner was the soufflé which is something to behold.
Breakfast the next morning was fantastic. The continental selection of yoghurts, fruits and honey were just sensational and the full breakfast, complete with perfectly cooked kidneys, was stunning. Brian, the house porter was great and organised for use to have a tour of the kitchen before we departed and we got to meet with George the Executive Head Chef. I was in particular, incredibly grateful for both the time and effort that went into this to get to see behind the scenes of where such culinary brilliance is made.
Overall, this was a magical 24 hours from arriving to leaving, nothing is less than perfect or too much trouble for the incredible staff. We would go back in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robert D wrote a review Jan 2020
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom37 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An outstanding meal in lovely surroundings with enthusiastic and friendly staff. All courses we chose for lunch were faultless and served in an unhurried manner. The new dining room was comfortable and elegant and offered a pleasant view.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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MyrtleWiltshire wrote a review Sept 2021
Devizes, United Kingdom475 contributions262 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been many times over the years, not just to stay but for lunch or dinner when we lived not so far away and it has always been lovely but it has moved up several notches since our last visit, which was a few years ago. The hotel is beautifully and elegantly furnished and decorated, we stayed in two different rooms and both were gorgeous with everything we needed including a nespresso machine, fresh milk and complimentary soft drinks in the fridge. The food at dinner and breakfast each day was superb, very accomplished cooking. The garden was a joy to stroll round, so full of colour as if it were mid summer rather than mid September.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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hippycka wrote a review Sept 2020
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A truly memorable stay on a special occasion for us. The best nights sleep ever in sumptuous bed linen in an amazing room. All food was exceptional as you would expect with 1st class service. Fantastic old building and gardens with great walks that all start from the house. Veggie garden worth a stroll – you will eat of some it on your stay! Movement around the hotel is all in face masks, every time you get up. Considering you can easily social distance (3 reception rooms), and this is a very small hotel (17 rooms) with mealtimes spread etc, it does distract a bit, but I understand all hotels seem to be doing their own thing.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jo L wrote a review Jun 2021
Rochester, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely beautiful, the Manor House and gardens are spectacular. The staff are all very friendly, polite and efficient. We had a drink in the beautiful garden first before being shown to our table. The setting for dinner is in a conservatory with full glass windows looking out to the immaculate gardens. The food is simply stunning. Beautifully presented, the waitress explained everything from the 6 or so different butters for the bread down to every detail of the dish served. Would highly recommend, especially for a special occasion. Thank you
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John H wrote a review Apr 2022
Farnham, United Kingdom45 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gravetye Manor is one of our favourite hotels and it was lovely to return there in March to coincide with the spectacular daffodils, which have been planted in wonderful swathes all over the estate.
Small details matter and from the moment you arrive the personable concierge hits the right note - warm, attentive and natural - not over the top!
The staff all seem to manage to tread this tightrope very successfully. It must come from the confidence that if they are all doing their bit, calmly and professionally, no-one is going to have any issues...
The food was again of a very good standard, real flavours, not too complex and delivering many memorable dishes, venison and duck were stand out.
A small point, however one worth noting. The sommelier was charming, knowledgeable and attentive.
He made some good recommendations. One suggestion was then not available, and he made a further suggestion which we went for.
At no time was a price mentioned, and although the wine was indeed delicious, I do think that on these occasions, a discreet point to the specific wine on the list, would allow the guest to at least know what the damage was going to be! Having to ask the price is not easy when you have company....
We really enjoyed having our breakfast served in our room. We had a lovely large bedroom and beautiful views, it seemed a shame to leave it.
The atmosphere that is created at GTM is wonderful, a genuine hospitality experience that is hard to beat.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Go for a larger room and you can enjoy breakfast in your bedroom...
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normalNW10 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom52 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Gravetye Manor had been on our list of dining venues for some time. We booked in for Sunday lunch. The entrance hall and sitting area, where we waited to be called for our table and where we subsequently had coffee afterwards, was uninviting and tired. The dining room by contrast was bright and modern and very impressive even if the tables were in our opinion not spaced far enough apart. The staff were attentive, pleasant and smartly attired. The lunch was a fixed price menu at £60 per head with several choices for each course. However when the food arrived for each of the courses the size of the portions were ridiculously small. Having lunched on the previous 2 Sundays at Chewton Glen in the New Forest and L'Ortolan in Reading we were able to make a direct and fair comparison and Gravetye was a poor third place. For this reason the meal was very disappointing. We had thought we would early in the new year stay overnight for a couple of nights but we will certainly not be returning.
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Date of stay: October 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
Room Tip: we did not stay overnight
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Answer from Terry R
4 contributions2 helpful votes
There are choices within the preset menus, and any special requests are agreeably handled
hamrokk asked a question Jun 2021
London, Canada6 contributions3 helpful votes
Please tell me you DONT allow dogs.
GVF asked a question Nov 2020
Briercliffe, United Kingdom49 contributions18 helpful votes
Is there a lift
Answer from Richard A
Horsham, United Kingdom91 contributions74 helpful votes
Unfortunately No, but having said that I managed and I am an old man and we were on the second floor which actually was not too bad. That is the top floor too, so not a tall building.
kathy b asked a question Jan 2018
Sharpthorne, United Kingdom290 contributions179 helpful votes
when will the refurb of the restaurant be finished?
Answer from OLDGIT71
Horsham, United Kingdom1,026 contribution353 helpful votes
May I believe
Richrolls asked a question Apr 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom48 contributions45 helpful votes
What is check-in time and check-out time please?
Answer from Andrew T
Brighton, United Kingdom
Check in is from 2.00pm and check out is 11am However please feel free to arrive before this time.
Sheena F wrote a tip 16 Apr
Touffailles46 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My husband is 6 foot 3 inches and the blankets and sheets did not come up high enough to cover his shoulders,tell housekeeping. "
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M L wrote a tip Oct 2023
324 contributions139 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Consider side trips to Hever Castle and Chartwell with Sunny, a delightful taxi driver recommended by the hotel."
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b80bb wrote a tip Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom131 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the gardens "
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Jayne O wrote a tip Apr 2023
Petersfield, United Kingdom513 contributions133 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Arrive early and have a stroll in the gardens particularly the walled garden and herbaceous borders. It’s the most amazing experience "
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Alfredo P wrote a tip Oct 2022
Scicli, Italy42 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"(1) arrive early to enjoy a cocktail beforehand and calm yourself; (2) take a walk around the garden after your meal."
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PRICE RANGE
$1,218 - $1,592 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gravetye manor east grinstead, gravetye manor hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandWest SussexWest Hoathly
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Tulleys Escape Rooms & Games (4.2 km), Tulleys Farm (4.2 km), and Standen (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Time @ Forest Row, Hux Burgers, and Gravetye Manor.
Is Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of West Hoathly.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Gravetye Manor Hotel and Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Standen (3.2 km), Saint Hill Manor (2.8 km), and Sackville College (5.3 km).
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