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The Old Ship Hotel
Ranked #16 of 44 Hotels in Brighton
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Absolutely awful”
Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Arrived in the hotel, checked in and went up to the room to find no heating, fungus growing on the carpet and no water!!!

Really we should have been advised BEFORE we checked in.

Advised when I called at 12 noon all would be corrected in a few hours - arrived back at the hotel at 6pm and still no water - reception struggling to address.

  • Stayed January 2014
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5 Thank Tracy D
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PW-GeneralManager, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Many thanks for your review. I am not sure where you get the fungus from but we did incur an issue with water supply in the hotel. I assure you this was beyond our control and was rectified as quickly as possible.
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Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Ideal location ( check access on google first) good food,comfortable bed.Near to lanes/restaurants/pavilion.Look at inclusive deals on Groupon we had meal & wine & afternoon tea next day/sea view room.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Janet C
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PW-GeneralManager, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you for your great review and we look forward to welcoming you back
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Loughborough
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2014

Lovely hotel, very clean and tidy. My only complaint was I ran out of free wifi allowance to quickly. Think the allowance was 500kb for free or you pay for additional usage. I had a room on the top floor with a sea view which was very nice (just a shame we had real english weather, raining)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank Sam V
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PW-GeneralManager, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you for your review.

The wifi is unlimited during your stay and free of charge. However should you need a faster connection this is an addtional charge.
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Quick biz trip to Brighton meant I needed somewhere to stay. This hotel was keenly priced at this time of year and looked ok on the internet. It was fine and did what it said on the tin. The staff were helpful and friendly in the garage (parking on site), in reception and in the bar. My room was ok albeit a little tired. Weather was wild but heating was on the room was warm. Didn't have a sea view which would have been nice and as hotel was virtually empty not sure why I didn't get one but for one night, it was no problem. However, some noise during the night in the side street onto which my room looked. Perhaps a room at the front would have been better. Breakfast was good and there was plenty of food both in the buffer and on the served plate. Retrieval of my car was instantaneous on request. Parking in Brighton is expensive everywhere so at least I had the benefit of parking beneath my own hotel and not down the street. In summary, not luxury but good enough at the price charged.

Room Tip: Would suggest a sea view room on the front.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank JourneymanYork
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PW-GeneralManager, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you for your review.

Room location will depend upon the type of room you have booked. Seaview Rooms are available to book at a supplement price
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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

booked 3 rooms in this hotel for my brothers birthday 10th-11th jan.
Superior rooms are all newly renovated with a lovely light blue design to them spacious and very clean and tidy.
the location is perfect right on the seafront within 5-10 mins walk to the pier casino shops etc.
Staff i cant fault check in and out is smooth and a polite service, breakfast is amazing hot food buffet style all cooked well also has fruit cereal croissants ,muffins a very good spread.The breakfast lady is a gem to this hotel so polite and made us all smile both times we went down for breakfast she really is lovely and a credit to your company.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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PW-GeneralManager, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you for your great review and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.
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Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Great Location for town and pier, Good Staff, Great Food, Drinks a bit expensive, fantastic sea views but you pay for these!! Our room was looking some what tired but it was CLEAN. The parking fees are cheeky and you can not reserve a parking space at the hotel, but don't let these few things put you off. We will be going back to the Ship. Give it a try if you think the price is right for you.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PW-GeneralManager, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you for your great review and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed on a two night break courtesy of Amazon with one of their deals. Goodness, what an excellent deal (for £225)! Sea view room, comfy beds, food excellent (dinner first night, afternoon tea on second day plus breakfast each morning) staff very courteous and friendly. Fab location on sea front with the Lanes and shops from the rear of the hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back again. Thank you for making our weekend so enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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PW-GeneralManager, General Manager at The Old Ship Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Thank you for your great review and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.
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Property: The Old Ship Hotel
Address: Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Brighton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Brighton
#8 Luxury Hotel in Brighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Ship Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 154
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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