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The Old Ship Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NR, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Old Ship on 29th August for 2 nights (Friday/Saturday). On arrival, reception were very friendly and efficient. Bit concerned when we got into the lift - very old lift, not seen anything like that for a while. We were on 5th floor in room 516 - nice sea view and the hotel was in an ideal... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got married in July and had our wedding breakfast at the hotel. I cannot fault anything the service was fantastic, our families & friends travelled from afar and stayed in the hotel. Each and everyone loved their rooms, the staff went above and beyond and the food oustanding. The location is perfect, car parking available and views amazing from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Old Ship on 28th August. We were very impressed with how fabulous everything looked from the reception to the bar and the reception. We stayed in room 416 which had stunning views of the sea, being placed right on the sea front. It had a large window and a glass door so lots of viewing of... More

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Paul W, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your excellent review. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights in room 514 on the fifth floor. We were drawn to this historic hotel and paid more than we would normally (even knowing this price did not include breakfast). Once you get beyond the lobby, the hotel is just tired and in need of some TLC; scuff marks on the walls, chips out of doors,... More

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Paul W, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your review All beds within the hotel are either Double or Kingsize dependant on room type booked. I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay but assure you all feedback is fully reviewed and where possible immediate action is taken. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time we stayed and had the smallest room ever after fighting to get the double room we had booked. Even the door hit the bed. Worst view in Brighton of pigeon crap. Bar nice atmosphere but don't bother ordering a cocktail! Served a margarita in a tiny martini glass as the correct glasses were somewhere else! staff tried but... More

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Dear Reviewer Thank you for your review I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay but assure you all feedback is fully reviewed and where possible immediate action is taken. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant value considering the location close by Brighton Pier. All of the hotel staff were friendly, helpful & engaging and the facilities and food were excellent. Didn't award five stars because of the (old) age of the hotel building & fabric, & experienced very creaky floor boards in our room & a window that wouldn't completely close. Would definitely book... More

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Paul W, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your review Refurbishment works continue at the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just left the Old Ship Hotel and did not enjoy our stay from the moment we got there. We were ignored at reception when we first got there, with receptionists serving people behind us first and general poor manners and service. We overheard conversations from other customers saying they walked into their room and someone else was in there, and... More

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Paul W, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your review I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay but assure you all feedback is fully reviewed and where possible immediate action is taken. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fantastic location is all this hotel has to offer. Very tired and in need of some serious investment. Public areas are very drab and dated - sticky carpets and smelly upholstery in the bar and restaurant. The room (supposedly a "premier double") was adequate - flimsy furniture, very dark. Only saving grace was a comfortable bed, but it was... More

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Paul W, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your review. Premium rooms within the hotel are larger full seaview rooms. Alternative priced rooms are available if not sold out. It was dissapointing to read that you did not feel your stay was of value for money. The 3 star Holiday Inn will also have differing room prices depending on availability but they are... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited for a 2 night special deal , Communication from the hotel is poor ref parking , you are unaware of where the car park is.So on arrival you have to park outside and run inside to ask reception of the car parks location , on finding the car park which is just around the corner you are advised that... More

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Paul W, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Thank you for your great review Being in the city centre we cannot control other building deliveries. Our deliveries all come through the car park side with the exception of laundry which does not deliver until after 9am. I am sorry the directions were not clear. It is not helped at present with the roadworks currently taking place.... More

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just had a 2 night stay at The Ship on Brighton seafront. Would recommend this highly. Room was lovely, plenty big enough and lovely and clean. Breakfast and dinner were excellent and the afternoon tea very nice. Location is great, right on the seafront and close to The Lanes.

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Dear Reviewer Thank you for your fantastic review I was so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

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Address: Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ship Hotel 4*
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Barcelo Brighton

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The four-star Old Ship Hotel is a historic Georgian hotel with 154 bedrooms, 49 of which overlook Brighton's famous beach, that also has chargeable onsite parking for up to 50 cars. Just a 5-minute walk from Brighton Pier, The Lanes and the city's bars and restaurants, previous guests have included an array of royalty, aristocracy, artists and musicians, such as Charles II & Paganini. Enjoy classic British dishes in the Steak-on-Sea Restaurant, or private dining in the 400-year-old cellars, and drinks on the Al Fresco Bar Terrace on the promenade, before heading out for top-class entertainment in the theatres and clubs. ... more   less 
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