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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just come back from a lovely weekend away. We thought we give the old ship a try, as we always stay at the waterfront. On arrival we was offered a upgrade to a bigger room with sea views from the side. This costing a further forty pounds on top of the two hundred and eighty pounds paid. The room was...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Old Ship for the weekend as we were going to the theatre and decided to make the visit into a mini break. The hotel is 4* , centrally located for the Lanes and the Pavilion and has great sea views. The public rooms and reception are well presented. The lifts however, are from the earliest days...

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enfield
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just stayed 2 nights at the old ship hotel in Brighton. Been meaning to stay here for years but for various reasons never got round to it. We have previously stayed at the grand and the metropole. I prefer the old ship to the metropole. Location is just perfect. Obviously it's on the seafront and near the edge of the...

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Overton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had an overnight stay and 2 day work conference based at this hotel. My room was large with partial sea views, I was very impressed. Breakfast was very good and staff extremely friendly. Brighton is a great place to visit and would recommend this hotel.

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OSHGuestRelations, Duty Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rachel M, Thank you for your great review. I'm pleased were impressed with your stay and that all staff members was helpful, I will make sure your comments are passed on to my team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Brighton on your next visit. Kind regards Tommy Merrington Duty Manager

Kent England
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is a Brighton classic but is very tired and the service is not good A premier sea view room had thread bear carpets and filthy windows. The bar food was very poor waiting over 45 minutes to receive dried up sandwiches. The hotel parking at £25 was well worth the cost and the service was first class. Breakfast...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Check in straight forward enough, but without much cheer, other than a welcome stick of rock. Room on top floor, elevator felt like you were taking a bit of a chance, but was probably the most exciting thing about the place. Room, facing the side street with the car park entrance and featuring a heavily restricted view towards the sea,...

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London
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I booked an August bank holiday weekend stay here with my girlfriend. The price wasn't cheap, but also not excessive for a bank holiday stay. When we arrived they upgraded us to a deluxe with sea view, and they really wowed with the selection. We didn't eat at the hotel, choosing instead to eat out, so I can't comment on...

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OSHGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mglinearart, It was great to learn, that we were able to accommodate you with an upgrade to one of our Deluxe sea view bedrooms. I was very pleased, that the hotel met your expectations and that you would return. Thank you for this great review. Kind regards, Miriam, Guest Relations

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we always book this room but have stayed in another. we book sea view with a door that opens with a small balcony that you cant use just for dors to open onto. great in summer obviously nor needed in winter. fan in room. little dated but clean an all that's required. unfortunately sea front is rather noisy ,very busy...

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OSHGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear june m, Thank you for your review. It was great to learn, that you had a lovely time while you'd stayed. Unfortunately hurricane Angus did caused a lot distraction all around the country, with winds reaching 80 mph. Being in prime position on the seafront this could be expected. I hope this didn't caused you to much trouble, and...

Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Obviously recently refurbished and we got a very pleasant airy room with sea views on a Sunday night. What we didn't realise was that their bar was the place to go on a Sunday night to well past 2.00am as was the smokers etc down below our window. Followed by a number of the depressing number of homeless in Brighton...

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OSHGuestRelations, Duty Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter B, Thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear one of our sea view room was up to your standard. I apologise your stay was disturbed on this occasion, we do deal with each noise complaint as its reported to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Ship Hotel soon. Kind regards, Tommy...

Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great hotel, the desk staff couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely bar food & friendly bar staff. Great choice at breakfast. Nice room, clean and lovely sea views. Oh and a stick of rock to welcome to Brighton.

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OSHGuestRelations, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HJSeaman, Thank you for this FANTASTIC review. This is how we treat all our guests, and your recognition is highly appreciated. We would love to welcome you back to the hotel on your next trip to Brighton. Thank you once again, Miriam, Guest Relations

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 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 

Additional Information about The Old Ship Hotel

Address: Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range: $80 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ship Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 154
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Also Known As:
Old Ship Hotel Brighton
Barcelo Brighton
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
#6 Luxury Hotel in Brighton
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 of 5 bubbles Selgris, 2 days ago | Read review
“Book an upgrade from standard room”
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“Sea view rooms are well worth the extra money”
 of 5 bubbles Graham1Kent, 5 days ago | Read review
“no air con in rooms just a fan, sea view rooms are the only rooms weve used but they are very noisy”
 of 5 bubbles junem808, 6 days ago | Read review
“not seaview if you want a quiet night”
 of 5 bubbles peterbI4649HJ, 6 days ago | Read review
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