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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My partner and I stayed at the Old Ship for one night only. I booked this hotel as it was close to the seafront, shops, restaurants and also had onsite parking. The hotel reception and lobby was decorated really nice but that’s where it ended. Our room was on the 3rd floor which wasn't a problem. The room had no... More 

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Thank Donna M
OSHGuestRelations, Front Office Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donna M, Thank you for your review. Please do accept our apologies, if we have not met all your expectations on this occasion. All your comments will be passed on to the relevant departments. We hope, you would change your mind and reconsider to stay with us on your next trip to Brighton. Thank you and my regards, Katarina... More 

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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

What a comfortable hotel to stay in. Right in the sea front with unblocked views looking over the beach and pier. Rooms are very well appointed and bespoke. A real warren of a building dating back to the 1600s. One of my favourite seaside retreats.

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

Dear raiderfra Thank you for your fantastic review We hope to see you again soon. Regards Paul Wright General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The hotel it's self is beautiful. Our room was nice and it was great to have valet parking. The staff were all lovely but everything took so long. We waited ages to get checked in and again checking out even though we were the only couple waiting. The lady on the desk had a few receipts in her hand and... More 

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

Dear Alexandra H Thank you for your review I was most disappointed to read your feedback regarding the service as this is not normal at all. I assure you this has been fed back to the team here Kind regards Paul Wright General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Outwardly the hotel looks nice on the seafront, and inside, at reception and in the bar and lounge area it's a really nice hotel with a good ambience. So I was disappointed when I got to my room. I did check in at around 8pm for a single room, so perhaps I didn't get the best choice. The room was... More 

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

Dear Richard C Thank you for your review. It was disappointing to read you feedback regarding the bedroom and noise from outside. We do hope this wont put you off visiting again. Regards Paul Wright General Manager More 

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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We found this place on Secret Escapes and it was perfect. A great deal offering 2 nights, dinner one night, and afternoon tea and breakfast both mornings. The standard of food was amazing and the newly refurbished room was beautiful. Lovely sea views and super comfy bed!

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

Dear J3Vincent Thank you for your great review We hope to see you soon Paul Wright General Manager More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Only stayed one night and we were out for the evening but cannot fault them, very welcoming, surprised with a free room upgrade, lovely room and service. Unfortunately room price didn't come with breakfast and as it was quite a lot I was surprised at this but otherwise a really lovely hotel, will definitely be returning and brilliant location.

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

Dear DANIELLE R, Thank you so much for this AMAZING review. It was great to learn, that we were able to offer you a complimentary upgrade on this occasion. Really looking forward welcoming you to Brighton on your next visit. Kind regards, Miriam, Guest Relations More 

Birchington , United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Myself and my partner stayed here for 2 nights 7th - 9th july, booked a standard double room with a seaview...location is great however be aware of lots of noise from clubs/ bars at night. Room definitely needs some work as there was damp on one of the walls, paint on ceiling in bathroom peeling/ falling down whilst using the... More 

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

Dear Zoe G, Please accept my apologies, if we have not met all your expectations on this occasion. All your comments will be passed on to the relevant departments. We hope, you would change your mind and reconsider to stay with us on your next trip to Brighton. Kind regards, Miriam, Guest Relations More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I generally really enjoyed my five night stay at The Old Ship Hotel. I stayed for a conference so was not in the hotel very much but it was a very convenient base and reasonably priced for my stay. I didn't have breakfast in the hotel so cannot comment on that aspect but the staff were extremely friendly and very... More 

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

Dear Alison W, Thank you for reviewing the Old Ship Hotel. It was nice to read, that you had over all enjoyable stay with us, and looking forward welcoming you back to Brighton again. Kind regards, Miriam, Guest Relations More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stayed for one night bed and breakfast at the Old Ship Hotel, Brighton and found it to be excellent. Very friendly helpful staff and convenient position next to The Lanes and on the seafront. The room was immaculate and very dog friendly. We had our Cairn Terrier with us and he was provided with a a lovely dog bed, treats... More 

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

Dear patricia423 We love having dogs here at the hotel so we always make a fuss. We hope your Terrier brings you back soon. Warmest regards Paul Wright General Manager More 

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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stayed here in May 2016. The room was comfortable and had a sea view. Did find a pot of jam on th floor behind the curtain. The room was quiet and in a great location the only down side was the very small and very slow lift, was a struggle to get 2 people and 2 small hand luggage in... More 

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

Dear Frances D Thank you for your review I'm sorry for the shortfalls you experienced but do hope you will come back soon. Kindest regards Paul Wright General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Price Range: ₹ 5,498 - ₹ 14,690 (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 Luxury Hotel in Brighton
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
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“Sea view rooms are well worth the extra money”
 of 5 bubbles Graham1Kent, 1 Dec 2016 | 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, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“not seaview if you want a quiet night”
 of 5 bubbles peterbI4649HJ, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you don't get a room over Black Lion Street, you won't get any sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaP437, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upgrade to better room,we upgraded for sea view for£10 but room was smaller than cheaper room.”
 of 5 bubbles sallypark2016, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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