A difficult hotel to rate, as the room and bathroom were both in need of renovation, with several tiles missing in the bathroom and mouldy grout,and worn furniture, however these were made irrelevant by the location of the hotel, the fabulous sea views and the wonderful staff, a special mention must be made for the lovely breakfast hostess who took such pleasure in her role and welcomed everyone so nicely.
The rest of the hotel is wonderfully quirky, and has a real character, I believe it is part of a chain but manages to retain the feel of a privately owned business.
Braekfast was average but substantial and more than enough to fill you up for a day at the seaside.
As several other people have mentioned the street below is very noisy, but that is just Brighton, but we managed a good nights sleep in the comfy bed.
Even though it wasn't the smartest hotel I have ever stayed in, I would definatey choose the Old Ship if I stay in Brighton again, as I really liked it.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Old Ship Hotel Brighton
- Barcelo Brighton