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The Old Ship Hotel
Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a hen do. Was excellent location, I was in a double room to myself and it was lovely, comfy bed. Was a bit noisy but as we were out until late this didn't bother us. Sea voew rooms are really nice! Breakfast was good too. Rooms could probably do with an update but other than that worth what you pay.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We needed a hotel for one night in Brighton and, having stayed at several other local hotels over the past few years, decided to give the Old Ship Hotel a try and got a great deal on bed and breakfast. From the moment we walked through the revolving doors the hotel lived up to our expectations. The receptionists were very friendly and helpful and check in only took a couple of minutes. Our room, 507, was at the side of the hotel and offered a glimpse of the sea. It was spacious and clean with a big television, lots of storage space and lovely comfortable beds. Public areas downstairs were light and airy with an impressive choice of lounge areas to enjoy your drinks from the modern, friendly bar. After eating out at a nearby restaurant we decided to end the evening in the bar where my daughter was delighted to find there was a pool table, so we settled for a few frames with our drinks. The hotel’s lift is functional though rather antiquated which bemused my teenage daughter who said she had never been in an ‘old fashioned’ lift before. But it served its purpose. Breakfast the next morning was buffet style with plenty of choices to suit all tastes on the hot and cold counters. It was the perfect end to a very enjoyable stay.

All in all a great hotel in a fantastic location right on the seafront and very good value for money. I will be booking the Old Ship Hotel again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Ive been using Brighton for a few years now and have stayed in numerous hotels and B and Bs and in my opinion this is the most complete hotel in Brighton. The staff are fab as is the location and the breakfast . I would be hard pushed to use anywhere else . Great Hotel !!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed here for one night last weekend. As we arrived early, the hotel allowed us to store our luggage there while we explored Brighton. Check in was quick and efficent, room was huge and we had a lovely sea view. Lots of storage space, huge tv and very comfortable bed. Bathroom was bright and clean too. I was initially worried about the noise from the seaview room as we had previously stayed in another hotel in Brighton with seaview and the noise was terrible. However, I can thankfully say that we did not get disturbed once by road noise, seagulls or passing pedistrians. In the morning, my husband and I went and sat downstairs as they outside seating and enjoyed people watching and the view. Check out again fast and efficent, again, allowing us to store our luggage as we were not leaving Brighton till late afternoon. Lovely hotel, clean bright and tidy and I would defiantely stay here again as it is sooooo central to everything.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and the bathroom was of a good standard. A few bits of the hotel could do with bringing up to the high standards of the rest of the place. The 11 o'clock check out is to early.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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PW-GeneralManager, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for your feedback

32 bedrooms have now been refurbished and 45 more are currently being planned. Late checkouts are available for a small fee.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband and I booked a two day break at the Old Ship Hotel 30 Sept to 2 October. Got a great deal, bed breakfast, evening meal and afternoon tea. All excellent. However, requesting a sea view we did not expect the blaring music and screaming students until 3am Wednesday morningO

Otherwise for the deal we got this is a good hotel.

Sueg

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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PW-GeneralManager, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2013
Thank you for your review.

It is threshers week in Brighton which has caused us many issues with noise and more than expected.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We booked this as a last minute anniversary getaway, and were offered a great deal of: a night's stay in a premium room, 3 course dinner with complimentary bottle of wine, and breakfast.
The hotel is in a great location, the rooms are well decorated and the bed comfortable. The food was delicious and well presented, and the breakfast was varied and still hot/replenished at 10am.
The only issue: the noise from the street is quite loud through the windows, and we were kept awake for a while in the early hours by drunk people on the street below.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Old Ship Hotel
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:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
#9 Luxury Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ship Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 154
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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