Because of health reasons this was an important little break for both myself and my aged sister. Just five nights, sea view room, five good meals and, above all, a good rest and lots of sleep in the fresh sea air.Most of it worked to perfection with five days of absolutely superb sunny weather, five good meals and, it has to be said, a very nice hotel just about to go through refurbishment. The rooms were perfect (if a little threadbare), on the second floor, overlooking the sea while the staff at the hotel were a delight, very helpful, very friendly. The trouble came not from the hotel but from a seashore bar, incredibly granted a 24 hour licence and made full use of by the city's young students. The noise was enough to wake me every night but climaxed on Tuesday until 3.300am and then on Thursday when it started at midnight and carried on until past 4am. It was so bad I got out of bed to see exactly what was going on. Fighting and other pastimes, best suited to the bedroom, and the noise, wow, the noise. The hotel and their security staff were unable to do anything at all about it even though the fighting was right outside the front door in the middle of a busy road. Police? I saw none. The mayhem was allowed to run its course along with another sleepless night. Shame because I liked the hotel and its position and would like to return after the double glazing has been given the go ahead by the local council - the very same people who granted the bar from hell the 24 hour licence!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Old Ship Hotel Brighton
- Barcelo Brighton