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The Old Ship Hotel

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On the beach
Terrace/Patio
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Old Ship Hotel

The Old Ship Hotel

4 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
BN1 1NR, England, Brighton, Kings Road

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBrighton Pier5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBrighton Royal Pavilion5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBritish Airways i36010 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LGW-Gatwick)45 min drive

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About this area

Brighton

Located in Brighton, The Old Ship Hotel is in the city center and on the beach. Brighton Theatre Royal and Brighton Dome are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Brighton Pier and Brighton Marina. Brighton Toy and Model Museum and Booth Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Old Police Cells Museum - 3 min walk
  • Brighton Pier - 5 min walk
  • Brighton Royal Pavilion - 5 min walk
  • Chapel Royal - 5 min walk
  • British Airways i360 - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Brighton Station - 13 min walk
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 45 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Wardroom – Ocean-view fine-dining restaurant with a bar offering British cuisine. Serves dinner daily. Reservations required.
  • The Mess Deck Bar – Open daily.

About this property

The Old Ship Hotel

Ocean-view hotel with a bar/lounge, near Brighton Beach
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, valet parking, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 154 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and ironing boards.
The Old Ship Hotel offers 154 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (GBP 27.00 per night)
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: GBP 12.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: GBP 30
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 40.00
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 12.50 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the 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.

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 304 out of 925 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 388 out of 925 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 135 out of 925 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 70 out of 925 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 28 out of 925 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed for 3 nights (23-26 July 2021), cannot fault this hotel and it’s wonderful staff. Everyone we met was courteous and friendly. Spotlessly clean throughout. Worth every penny - will definitely be back the next time we return to Brighton. Thank you.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Been using this hotel for years but I have to say this is as my last visit it was very dirty not clean dust everywhere on the service’s. The toilets were a disgrace had to keep using our room one . One room in my party smelt of urine . The carpets are all stained everywhere . Very disappointing it seems that outside parties are priority then those paying guests Which is not something I have experienced any other hotel Why was none paying guests not asked to vacate the bar area at a set time Drinks in plastic cups when drinking inside yet no the hotels were prepared to do that we visited friends at other hotels and we was served drinks in glasses After nearly 13 years of using this hotel we shall now be booking elsewhere as from now
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
Great location - morning breakfast staff rude and not helpful. We had breakfast booked for 10.15 and I came down at 08.30 - asked to have a coffee only so we could just sit outside with it and relax. Was told that we could not, I was willing to pay but was still refused. Was told that I would I have to towards the town centre to a coffee shop. I complained when I checked out but even at reception they did not seem to care, they just said that it should not have been a problem but can not comment on staff at restaurant side.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic hotel and 1 of our go to places when visiting Brighton.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Good location for sea front amenities. Very old and somewhat tired building with one small lift serving 5 floors.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021