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The Old Ship Hotel

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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.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
328Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
120Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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We spent one night at this hotel and the only complaint is the noise outside which the hotel cannot really be culpable for. Room was lovely and cosy, the en suite was nice and clean and it is always a bonus to have a bath! Breakfast was lovely but it would appear again
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Lovely hotel- see front - breakfast was lovely and very clean hotel would definitely stop there again . Close to all the shops and bars. We had a 2 night stay with breakfast and the food and cocktails were fantastic
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Without asking we got upgraded to a sea view room which was spotless clean, plenty of room. Great bathroom with a good powerful, hot shower. T.V. Good quality and worked without having to fiddle about with it! The breakfast had a good choice buffet plus additional could be
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My partner and i stayed over the weekend; location is fantastic right on the sea front. we also had a sea view room which was great - noise can be a bit of a nuisance but they do provide ear plugs (but after a few drinks who needs them!) cannot comment on food as we were staying
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From checking in to breakfast to checking out everything was exceptional. Nothing too much for the staff. The buffet breakfast was one of the best, usually not keen on help yourself but this was definitely an exception.
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Yes it is on the sea front u just cross over the road and your on the beach and shops are about 5 to 10 minutes away depends on how fast or slow you walk but the shops are up hill a bit
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We took our two dogs who were made more than welcome by the hotel staff.
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we didn't park in the hotel car park, we parked in the car park next door and it cost us about £38 for 2 nights
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Yes and nice biscuits. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did
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I think you can check in from 3pm and check out is 11
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"Check whether a shower or bath needed...pre order breakfast ,our room was quieter but with no view .."
"check your water flow before you settle into your room."
"The sea view is lovely but there will always be noise from stag/hen parties. The hotel provides earplugs!"
"I was staying on the top floor, the view of the seafront and peir"
"Use the stairs, the lift is scary"
US$70 - US$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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