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“Overpriced and a bit tired!!” 3 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Seahouses NE68 7RD, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Seahouses
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Overpriced and a bit tired!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We only went for the Sunday night, 5th May 2013 and it was ok. The place was really busy. Everything was very clean although most of it could do with refurbishment. We had a small room which overlooked the car park, which was ok, but not outstanding. I think the price for bed and breakfast was overpriced for what we got compared to other places. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The drinks were dearer there than the other pubs in Seahouses. I was disappointed that we couldn't get into our room until 2pm so we just had to leave our things in the car, plus we spent a good bit of time trying to get the car parked. The Ship Inn was ok but wouldn't be my first choice in Seahouses.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We have just spent the May Day Bank Holiday weekend in Seahouses and stopped at the Olde Ship Hotel. We found the hotel to be just the sort of place we like to stop at. It was exceptionally clean, the staff were extremely helpful and the food and beer were good. We had a room that looked over to the harbour and the Farne Islands beyond. Seahouses is a good location to stop at in order to explore that part of the UK.
Because of traffic, we arrived later than we had planned and after the dining room had finished serving. The lady on reception offered to get some sandwiches made for us which were gratefully received. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the staff. The en-suite room was a good size and sported a four poster bed. The location of the hotel is good and can be found easily, although parking can be a little tight in the small car park.
Overall, we would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling up to Seahouses and we will certainly stop there on our next trip to the Northumberland coast

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I stayed many years ago and loved it but going back was a disappointment. The bar and stock of beers is great and the breakfast was good but the dinner was nothing exceptional in a cramped and crowded room and we paid a lot of money for a suite with a harbour view that wasn't much of a view at all and the room was tired and had an alarm clock that went off in an adjoining locked room at midnight. Overall, I thought it was not good value for what we paid.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A quick stop en route to Scotland and well chosen. A great welcome, chose the best view from the Upper Deck. Watch the harbour life, the ducks and with the Farne Islands, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne Castles in view. Only the forgotten soap to fault this bit. The Hotel offers more exploration of its nautical exhibits than we had time for. Dinner was good, although service attention occasionally drifted: they did have a lot of diners to cope with. Would certainly call again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We checked in as part of a walking holiday to find our bags had already been put into our room. The building itself if wonderfully rambling with a proper function room used by the local community upstairs. The pub boasts a lot of local history displayed around the building. I found myself reading large parts of it including the Victorian murder mystery, brilliant. The range of real and local beers was great. The food is of high quality and comes in appetite quenching portions. One plus point was good quality loose leaf tea and a strainer to pour with. Nice touch. looking for the excuse to return.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Fantastic for a weekend trip. Two minutes from the harbour where boats left evert hour for The Farne Islands and Holy Island. Seahouses famous fish and chips not to be missed and don't forget to take home fresh shellfish and kippers. The hotel is steeped in history and it has to be said everything was sparkling clean. Food! Mmmm.staff very helpful and happy. Miles of beautiful beaches and some of the best castles in UK. Can't wait to return

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuneaton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This review is more for Seahouses/Northumberland rather than the Ship inn but bear with me. This village/area has to be the best place to holiday in the country. Seahouses is a very small village with the best fish/chips anywhere. The people are so friendly [ very much like the irish ] and nothing is to much trouble. By useing this place as a base, you are free to explore as far up as the scottish border with ease [ or Ed/boro is you wish to travel further ] just 4mile north you have the magnificent Bamburgh Castle, a deff must see, another 4mile north you will find Holy Island/Lindisfarne, but watch the tidal crossing times. Next comes Berwick with its walls surrounding the town.Inland 12mle there is Alnwick Catle [ harry potter fans will love it alas] another brill place to spend many a hr, look out for the poision garden. South you will find Craster,Amble, Alnmouth all worth a vist.The ship pub itself is all decked out in fishing memorabilia from a time when we had great fishing fleets, and has a very pleasant atmosphere, staff are so cheerful ,we have stayed there in the past but now prefer to get a cottage.Holiday lets are plentyful, wheather that is a good thing or not ??. Boats trips to the Farnes are a must for kids, and scuba diving for adults if thats your thing.Behind the ship are 2 more pubs adj to each other, The Black swan and The Schooner. Live music every fri/sat at the latter.These pubs are golden, speaking as a real ale drinker. The Locals all have time for you.Seahouse,s gets a 11/10 definitely

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Address: Seahouses NE68 7RD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Seahouses
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Seahouses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Olde Ship Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Olde Ship Hotel
The Olde Ship Inn Seahouses, Northumberland

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