The Old Ship Hotel - Brighton

ex. Barcelo

Kings Road, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 1NRshow map
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Overview

The Old Ship Hotel is rated 4 stars and provides visitors with a safety deposit box, an elevator and a wine cellar. The hotel was opened in 1559 and remains an example of Georgian architecture in Brighton ever since.

A short walk will take you to Brighton Marina in 30 minutes. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

The Old Ship Hotel overlooks gardens and parks and provides quick access to a pebble beach.

Within a 10-minute walk guests will find Brighton railway train station. London Gatwick airport is approximately 45 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

There are 154 rooms including king room, deluxe king room and premium single room in this prestigious hotel, offering a superb view of the sea as well as climate control, wireless internet, pay television, a writing desk and a DVD player. Room facilities also include an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The excellent restaurant serves fine British dishes. Coffee and tea are offered in the snack bar. Serving both food and drinks, Jamie Oliver's Italian and Pho are situated around 100 meters from the property.

Services

Business facilities include a business centre, a conference room and a photocopier to suit the needs of business travelers.

Relax

Meals, babysitting and cots are available for guests with children. There are fitness classes and a gym provided at The Old Ship Hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at GBP 25 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   154.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Canoeing
  • Tobogganing
  • Tennis
  • Archery

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Half board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • Children's menu

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Central heating
  • Terrace
  • Fan/ Extractor
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
The Royal PavilionThe Royal Pavilion1000 ft
Victoria GardensVictoria Gardens1400 ft
Royal Pavilion ShopRoyal Pavilion Shop1000 ft
The Brighton CentreThe Brighton Centre1000 ft
Churchill Square Shopping CentreChurchill Square Shopping Centre2300 ft
Noble AmusementsNoble Amusements1400 ft
KomediaKomedia2000 ft
Brighton Museum & Art GalleryBrighton Museum & Art Gallery1000 ft
The Brighton Toy and Model MuseumThe Brighton Toy and Model Museum3000 ft
Brighton PierBrighton Pier1300 ftMadeira Drive, Brighton
Brighton BeachBrighton Beach1600 ft BrightonEngland
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Jamie Oliver's ItalianJamie Oliver's Italian300 ft11 Black Lion Street
Hotel Du Vin & BistroHotel Du Vin & Bistro200 ft2-6 Ship Street
Food for FriendsFood for Friends400 ft17-18 Prince Albert Street, The Lanes
Black LionBlack Lion200 ft14 Black Lion Street
Seven Bees CafeSeven Bees Cafe200 ft7B Ship Street Gardens
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Royal Sussex County HospitalRoyal Sussex County Hospital1.0 mi
Preston ParkPreston Park1.9 mi
Brighton RacecourseBrighton Racecourse1.1 mi
D-Day Aviation MuseumD-Day Aviation Museum4600 ft
Hove Museum & Art GalleryHove Museum & Art Gallery1.8 mi
Preston Park Rockery GardensPreston Park Rockery Gardens1.4 mi
Hove ParkHove Park2.0 mi
Sea Life Centre BrightonSea Life Centre Brighton4600 ft
East Brighton Golf ClubEast Brighton Golf Club2.0 mi
KemptownKemptown1.8 miEast of Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina
Brighton MarinaBrighton Marina1.8 miWaterfront Brighton Marina
University of SussexUniversity of Sussex3.9 miSussex House Southern Ring Road
Devil\'s Dyke Devil\'s Dyke 5.4 miDevil's Dyke Road
Lewes Castle & Barbican House MuseumLewes Castle & Barbican House Museum7.5 mi169 High Street
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Getting around
Airports
London Gatwick (LGW)23.1 mi
Chichester/Goodwood (QUG)27.1 mi
Train
Brighton railway station3300 ft
Underground
West Croydon38.7 mi
Norwood Junction40.0 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  620  reviews

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7.0
Location
9.0
Dining
10.0
Service
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    staff in the restaurant at breakfast were lovely

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The staff were helpful and friendly - in fact, first rate. Our room was very comfortable and we had everything we needed for an enjoyable break. Being near to the town and all of Brighton facilities was a bonus. I would certainly stay there again.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Locatio location location

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    We stay at the Barcelo regularly on weekends away. It is usually fairly competitively priced and certainly was on this occasion. The room was particularly comfortable on this occasion.

    Bar is over-priced for a 4* hotel

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    the reviews i read after booking were bad.....but i think they must have had their eyes shut fantastic value for money... had the best time ever!!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    the location is very good for shopping,also we were in Brighton for a concert at the Brighton center,which is a short distance away.The hotel is clean comfortable and cosy.I would stay there again.

    Had a little trouble understanding the receptionist who i think was spanish,but that was probably down to me not her. There was,nt anything i didnt like about the hotel.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel was very good in our opinion, we stayed two nights and enjoyed our stay. The rooms we had, we had two because the first night they put us in a twin which was very nice and large but we needed a double bed, upon request they transfered us to a sea veiw the following day and moved our baggage aswell, this room was just as nice and made our stay. We found the morning reception very helpfull. Thank you.The Hotel is one of the oldest in Brighton and was good to see some of the history in the hotel, a mix of old and new. We would stay again.

    I would say the breakfast needs to be replenished a bit quicker, we had to stand 10 min for food to be brought out of the kitchen on both mornings, but the breakfast was good and we had no problems with quality. The bar staff could be a little more urgent with service. We found only one person and service was slow.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The view from our window and location of hotel were excellent. Staff were very friendly/helpful. Breakfast was very good

    Room tatty, spiders webs in every corner and all over window/curtains. Wall paper hanging off, headbaord hanging off wall. Sofa covered in stains. Pubic hair in bath/shower

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We enjoyed the location of the hotel being on the seafront but within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants and places of interest.We found the Brighton Pavillion really interesting.

    Outside of the hotel at night is used as a meeting place for local students and they were noisy and stayed there until 4am.

  • 2.0
    Guest rating

    Near the beach, lovely rooms, a great hotel.

    None.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    A bit dissapointed ar first was given a room at the back of hotel that was not good, and was not a twin which I had booked. However went back reception and was given a another room which was a double, so went to the back to reception again and said I had booked a twin, I got a twin room room on third attempt, and the rom was nice clean and comfy.

    Having try three times to get what I had booked.

  • 6.6
    Good

    The breakfast was good,the sea view was good and the hotel was near the theatre we went to in the evening.

    The 1st floor room with the good view turned out to be very noisy at night until 0430 as it was by the taxi rank where all the nightclubbers ended up.We could not have stayed in the room for a second night.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Excellent location for a holiday or city visit to Brighton. Access to beach opposite hotel. Staff attentive.

    Occasional noise from beach level parties at night. Hotel car parking charge was in line with exhorbitant Brighton charges - opportunity to attract customers with significant discount for residents.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The overall standard of service and value for money. Excellent breakfast buffet. Spacious room.

    Noise disturbance at night from the road below, at the side of the hotel: double glazing would help! ( We did give feedback on this point when we checked out)

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location, on the sea front

    The window frames were in poor condition and needed replacing

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  620 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London Gatwick (LGW)23.1 mi
Chichester/Goodwood (QUG)27.1 mi
Train
Brighton railway station3300 ft
Underground
West Croydon38.7 mi
Norwood Junction40.0 mi
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