Hotel Old Ship Brighton - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

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  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Old Ship Brighton

The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton


Dating back to 1559, the classically elegant 4 star Old Ship Hotel holds the acclaimed title of the oldest hotel in Brighton and boasts a prime seafront location. All of Brighton's most celebrated attractions can be easily reached with a short stroll along the promenade, including the tranquil pebble beach and dazzling lights of the iconic pier. Modern design, a refined restaurant and superb service make the Old Ship hotel an excellent choice of accommodation for any type of traveller visiting one of Britain's most vibrant cities. Enjoy ocean fresh sea food in the acclaimed Steak on Sea restaurant or submerge yourself in the unique atmosphere of the cavernous wine cellar, which serves an impressive selection of premium beverages.


Dynamically designed rooms combine classical elegance with contemporary edge, proving premium levels of comfort and modern amenities. Sink into the soft depths of the expansive bed while enjoying the crisp picture of your satellite television and the taste of a freshly ground cup of coffee. Indulgently spacious private bathrooms feature a powerful shower, fragranced toiletries and soft towels.


Brighton is an exuberant hub of excitement begging to be explored so ensure you ask the warm, attentive staff for recommendations; wander the beach to enjoy glorious sea air and a colourful stick of candy from a quaint gift shop; get your heart racing on the adrenaline fuelled fairgrounds of the pier; or embrace the colourful night-life scene which is renowned throughout the world. After an exciting excursion, return to your inviting base to enjoy high quality cuisine in the Steak on the Sea restaurant; in fine weather, guests can dine upon the terrace to enjoy wonderful ocean views.

Please be advised that The Old Ship Hotel will have scaffolding erected around the hotel until further notice. Reception hours: On business days: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AMOn the weekend: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1554, Last complete renovation 2001, Last partial renovation 2003, Number of floors 5, Total number of rooms 154, Number of single rooms 0, Number of double rooms 92, of which have 2 separate beds 45, of which have a double bed 92, Rooms with connecting door 5, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:00, Latest check-out 11:00, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Trade fair hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, Holiday hotel, Beach hotel, No-smoking hotel, Gay and lesbian-friendly hotel, No-smoking room 154, Family rooms available 3

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Kings Road 31-38, BN1 1NR Brighton, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom


  • Station (Brighton) 1.5 km
  • City centre (Brighton) 0.15 km
  • Airport (London Gatwick Airport (LGW)) 36.62 km

Service times

Reception open:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

4:00 PM

Latest check-out:

12:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Billing to corporate account possible

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Public Internet terminal Hourly rate 0 GBP
  • Hotel-owned car park Fee per 24 hours 25,00 GBP
  • Car park is directly by hotel
  • Secure parking
  • Marked disabled parking space
  • Garage in the hotel Fee per 24 hours 25,00 GBP
  • Secure parking for bicycles/motorbikes
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 18:00.00 until 21:30.00
  • Hotel bar
  • Open-air restaurant/beer garden, etc.
  • Fitness room
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Automatic emergency wake-up alarm
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hotel lobby
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0 GBP Fee per day 0 GBP
  • Mobile phone reception
  • Door with spy-hole in 154 rooms
  • Door with security lock in 154 rooms
  • Breakfast from 07:30 o'clock to 10:00 o'clock
  • Breakfast for early risers from 05:00 o'clock to 07:30 o'clock
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Wholefood available
  • Diabetic food available
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • Hotel auto linked to fire station (Alarm automatically notifies fire station)
  • Emergency exits for each floor
  • Guest rooms accessed by interior entrances
  • Building meets all current local, state and country building codes
  • Guest room doors self closing
  • Parking area equipped with lights
  • Video surveillance recorded 24 hrs a day
  • Hotel staff trained in first aid
  • Automated external defibrillator on site (AED)

Room facilities

  • Special facilities for the disabled (visually impaired/deaf)
  • Wheelchair users can check door widths at reception
  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms
  • TV remote control
  • Radio
  • Desk
  • Telephone by the bed
  • Telephone on the desk
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker in 154 rooms
  • Iron + ironing board in 154 rooms
  • Ceiling fan in 30 rooms
  • Windows for opening
  • Make-up mirror
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits

In-house services

  • Large dogs permitted Fee per day 10,00 GBP
  • Pets permitted Fee per day 10,00 GBP
  • Hotel safe
  • Express check-out
  • Porter service
  • Secretarial services
  • Laundry service
  • WLAN in room
  • Towels changed every 3 day(s)
  • Beddings changed every 3 day(s)
  • Room service from 07:00.00 until 23:59.00

Hotel location

Kings Road 31-38, BN1 1NR Brighton, Brighton and Hove -

Evaluations of Old Ship Brighton

Overall 22 ratings, including comments: 14 ratings
6.1 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
81% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Corporate customers
7.8 / 10
February 2018

Clean sheets and a comfortable bed.

I wasn't particularly keen on the bar food which I found expensive and not of a particularly high quality.

7.2 / 10
April 2017

Tired room - needs an update (toi be like reception and dining room)

Corporate customers
3.5 / 10
July 2015

no parking avalible overcharged for room even after telling the staff had to produce booking conformation the next day to get a refund

Couple under thirty
5.3 / 10
May 2011

Right on the sea front and a great location. It's a very good hotel if you're a heavy sleeper and don't care about damp.

The wait at reception for check in and check out amounted to just over an hour, which is totally unacceptable. Improvements are needed to run a more efficient reception area. The door to our room had a big gap underneath it and a creaky floor outside. This woke us up a few times in the night when people were coming in late.

Couple under thirty
6.5 / 10
May 2011

Good breakfast, comftable bed, good shower.

The room was a bit tired looking, a few marks on the walls. No main light, just lamps around the room which meant our room was a bit dark as it seemed to be in the middle of the hotel.

7.2 / 10
September 2010

Walking distance to Brighton Palace, Brighton Pier. In the centre of restaurants and clubs area, also shopping area is in walking distance. Really nice possition.

Very expansive internet connection in the room. In the lobby is internet available only for 30 minutes for free (but slow). Old bathrooms.

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