We felt we were taking a bit of a risk booking this hotel after reading previous reviews. We found a dinner, bed and breakfast rate that we felt was very good value, so decided to chance it.
We weren't disappointed. We booked one of the refurbished rooms. The room was a lovely size and pleasantly decorated. The bathroom was small, but adequate. The refurbishment didn't appear to have extended into the bathroom as the taps and shower head etc had signs of limescale and wear.
Dinner in the restaurant was good. The menu was a traditional menu. Buffet breakfast was also good. The selection of fresh fruit and pastries could have been
better, but I'm being picky now!
We arrived at 16.30 and found the hotel car park was full. Reception advised us to try the Lanes NCP car park (the entrance to which is directly opposite the Hotel's car park entrance). We had no problem finding a space in there. It is worth noting this car park is not only adjacent to the hotel, but also offers a special "hotel stay" rate. If you arrive after 16.00 and depart before 11.00 the following morning the charge is £10. The hotel car park currently charge around £22 and the NCP charges £24 for 24 hours.
- 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