The Old Ship is located on the Brighton Sea Front main road, near most things one wants to do or see in Brighton.
The first room offered smelt of paint.
The second offered was on the first floor and was too near the road.
The third room (which we accepted) was on the top floor. However, during the night, this proved VERY noisy because of the disco (somewhere) and the (literally) screaming drunks on the pavement which were clearly audible well past 2 o'clock in the morning. Because of the noise, we were compelled to keep the windows shut. As there is no air conditioning, the room was too stuffy. The shower was somewhat feeble.
The hotel itself is nice, though getting to some rooms with suitcases is "interesting".
The staff are superb - friendly and helpful.
The restaurant equally excellent - good choices, nicely presented.
However, the issue of noise allied to the lack of air-conditioning made the experience one we would rather forget.
- 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