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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well just home from a four day stay at this hotel. We were greeted at reception who although they let us check in early , the service was poor, the receptionist gave us incorrect advice about how to pay and also said breakfast was served till 11am - he seemed not to understand english very well. We went for breakfast... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well just home from a four day stay at the hotel it was fantastic only a few wee niggles . We where greeted bye very friendly staff who let us check in early even though only one of two rooms where ready at the time they radioed housekeeping to have the other cleaned as a priority great customer service .The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is right by the beach. Chip shop and bars less than two mins walk away. We love that this hotel has kept its original features, the lift is small and just about squeezes two people in with luggage but it fits perfectly with the character of the hotel. The rooms are large, with comfy double beds. Bathrooms are... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room cold, bathroom seriously needed updating so looked grubby, car park in hotel ludicrously expensive (£23.50 per night)! and car constantly moved about by hotel staff. Reception staff always say they will sort something out but never do an don't tell you why . Left some stuff in room when I left which I phoned numerous times about but never... More

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is ideally situated on the sea front, close to Brighton Pier. Other attractions are only a short walk away. We enjoyed our stay and the room was comfortable although a little tired. We had breakfast and dinner in the hotel and both were very good. Great selection at breakfast. Weather was brilliant, so we were able to sit... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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47 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to The Old Ship Hotel (January 2014). I requested a quiet room and was given a fabulous room on the second floor. Unfortunately there was an issue with the heating and water and I had to be re-located to the Jury's Inn. I wasn't impressed with the Jury's Inn but I was able to transfer... 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 and for understanding during our water situation. I fully take on board your comments regarding the age and squeeking doors. All doors are now on a programe to try to minimise this. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading a lot of the reviews I had some concern about staying at this hotel, and unfortunately I was proven right. First thing to say was that the staff are very pleasant and I do think they want to do their best, so no criticism for effort. On arrival we found that our tour operator had made a mistake,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here (3 adults) as I was running the Brighton Marathon and at £650 for a three night stay B and B ( 2 superior rooms) it wasn't cheap. Scaffolding around the hotel parallel to our windows meant little or no privacy during the day with workman constantly walking past the windows. The big TV on the wall was impressive... 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 and I am sorry for the shortfalls you encountered. Please be assured that all feedback is fully reviewed. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall this was a lovely place to stay and only two gripes, which is a shame as it was a mere 'smidgeon' away from perfect. Clean and tidy and all though we went when the Brighton Marathon was on and it was clearly very busy it did not seem 'cramped'. All though there appeared to be ample bar staff they... More

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

Dear Derek Thank you for your review and hope you did well in the marathon. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

Durham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a disappointing stay in Brighton last October I was wary of my second trip. I need not have been; this was a great hotel. Very comfortable rooms with sea views and good armchairs provided (this does not happen in a lot of hotels!). The ground floor public spaces were particularly fabulous; there was plenty of different places to sit... More

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Dear Reviewer Thank you for your great review and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More

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Additional Information about The Old Ship Hotel

Also Known As:
Old Ship Hotel Brighton
Barcelo Brighton
Address: Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
#7 Luxury Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ship Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 free 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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