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4.0 out of 5

"This was our second visit here both times with sea view rooms most recent visit bit disappointing no fridge in our room no bath robes and only one cha ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 17 Aug 2019

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Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£56* Per night/room 21 Apr - 22 Apr

Standard King Bedded Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Seaview Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of The Old Ship Hotel's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Brighton Centre. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a 24-hour fitness centre. Built in 1559, this 4-star hotel has 154 rooms over 5 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy British cuisine at The Wardroom, a fine-dining restaurant with ocean views
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a 24-hour fitness centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the central location
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Brighton Centre and 5 minutes on foot from Brighton Pier
  • Dogs welcome for a fee
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

The Old Ship Hotel ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Old Ship Hotel

Everyone (15) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Sep 2020

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11 Sep 2020 by Old Ship

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your fabulous rating. We hope to welcome you back again soon. From all the team here at The Old Ship Hotel

4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Mar 2020

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9 Mar 2020 by Phil. Duty Manager

Thank you, Guest, for your rating of our hotel. As a team here at The Old Ship Hotel Brighton we do our best to ensure that every guest who stays with us received the best in service. We would very much like to welcome you to our hotel again in the future. Kind Regards Phil. Duty Manager

4 out of 5
This was our second visit here both times with sea view rooms most recent visit bit disappointing no fridge in our room no bath robes and only one chair to sit on also never enough bar staff stood over 15 minutes just to ask for a few ice cubes lol breakfast was amazing as always

Posted by on 17 Aug 2019

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19 Aug 2019 by Phil. Duty Manager

Thank you, Guest, for your review of our hotel. As a team here at The Old Ship Hotel Brighton we do our best to ensure that every guest who stays with us received the best in service. We would very much like to welcome you to our hotel again in the future. Fridges and Bath Robes are available in our Deluxe Sea View Rooms. Kind Regards Phil. Duty Manager

5 out of 5
Hotel was very well situated, however, noise from lots of drunks throughout the night passing by outside was not good. We both found the hotel to be very good

Posted by on 28 Oct 2018

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28 Oct 2018 by Old Ship Hotel

Thank you for your fabulous rating. We hope to welcome you back again soon. From all the team here at The Old Ship Hotel

5 out of 5
Really good location. Close to all the facilities. Room was clean and spacious. Comfortable bed.

Posted by on 13 Oct 2018

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13 Oct 2018 by Old Ship

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your fabulous rating. We hope to welcome you back again soon. From all the team here at The Old Ship Hotel

3 out of 5

Lovely hotel and location but a bit tired

Pros: Location, staff, especially the car park attendents
Cons: Plumbing!
Location: Very close to beach, pier, city centre and the Laines
We have stayed at the Ship before, quite a few years ago though. Overall we had an enjoyable experience apart from one disappointing situation. On our first day there we returned to the hotel around 7.30pm to get ready to go out for our evening meal and there was no hot water for a bath or shower. There is a sign in the bathroom stating it may take some time for the water to run hot and I left it running for a long time but it never got hotter than warm. I contacted reception who said it may be isolated to our floor (3rd), unlikely, and they would check the temperature on the 2nd floor. However the water was not running hot on this floor either. The hotel eventually compensated us by providing drinks token for the bar rather than refunding some of the cost of the room. I understand that the Ship is the oldest hotel in Brighton but given it's size and room charge I would expect there to be hot water!

Posted by , from Herts on 14 Aug 2018

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19 Aug 2018 by Old Ship Hotel

Dear Karen, Thank you for your review. One of the boilers did have a fault on, therefore the water run luke warn for 20 minutes. When we made aware, second boiler was turned on and hot water restored. Do apologise for the inconvenience this has caused you.

3 out of 5

Ok ok hotel

Yes it’s not bad hotel but I won’t say it’s 4 star. I would class as 2.5 or 3 star. Good points: it’s close to beach. And it has good selection of breakfast. Bad points: Hotel has a garage to park but it’s expensive. It’s average in terms of cleaning and facity.

Posted by on 24 Jul 2018

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26 Jul 2018 by Phil. Duty Manager

Dear Priyesh, thank you for your review. hotels are awarded their star rating independently. we do advertise that there is a parking charge, this is an average of the overnight car park charge in Brighton.

5 out of 5

Lovely hotel

The hotel was very clean and welcoming. The hotel is situated in the perfect place for shopping and eating. The staff were very helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very tasty with lots of choice. Will definitely be returning

Posted by , from london on 15 Mar 2018

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17 Mar 2018 by Old Ship

Dear janet, Thank you for scoring us with full points. We are pleased, you found location convenient for your purpose, and hoping to welcome you back to Brighton once again. Kind regards, Miriam, Guest Relations

5 out of 5

Great hotel, enjoyed my stay

I really like the king sized rooms, very comfy, good space downstairs. I will come back.

Posted by on 11 Feb 2018

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12 Feb 2018 by Phil. Duty Manager

Dear Anonymous, thank you so much for your review, we are all so happy your enjoyed your time here and we all hope you stop with us again soon.

5 out of 5

Very comfortable stay

A lovely hotel with a great location, nice and clean with very comfortable beds, quiet and good value especially compared to other local hotels thanks

Posted by , from Cambridge on 4 Feb 2018

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4 Feb 2018 by Old Ship Hotel

Dear guest, Thank you for your positive words. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards, Old Ship Hotel

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from February 1 2021 to May 17 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business centre on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour fitness centre, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Old Ship Hotel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Brighton hotel is smoke free.

  • 154 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1559
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Gatwick Airport (LGW) (47.5 km / 29.5 mi)
  • Train station: Brighton Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Old Ship Hotel offers 154 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Wardroom – Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

The Mess Deck Bar – On-site bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 12.50 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available Service animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Each guest room is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 27.00 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 12.50 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 30 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 40.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Old Ship Brighton
  • Old Ship Hotel
  • Old Ship Hotel Brighton
  • Barcelo Brighton
  • The Old Ship Hotel Hotel
  • The Old Ship Hotel Brighton
  • The Old Ship Hotel Hotel Brighton

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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