Ratings based on 593 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.6 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Rugby

On the seafront

Posted Jul 21, 2015
Pros: The staff (particularly the breakfast staff)
Cons: It's all a bit tired
The hotel is very popular because of its location and therefore doesn't need to really make much effort.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 19, 2015
Very enjoyable stay at the oldest hotel in Brighton!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sutton Coldfield

Friendly, helpful staff, especially the bar staff.

Posted Jul 18, 2015
Pros: Well maintained, with good facilities.
Cons: Some glass screening to prevent the local hobos from tapping people for money who make the mistake of sitting at the front of the out door seating.
Location: Location has plenty to do, tdy going into the town as there are plenty of good things away from the beach.
Good time, good location. This survey is fast becoming an interrogation.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 14, 2015
Cons: Bathroom. Creaking floorboards Lighting Needs air-conditioning
Location: Excellant
Excellent location the hotel just needs some t.l.c particulary in room 504 . Staff we met were great. Would come back when these things are sorted out.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from herts

Nice hotel with lovely staff

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Staff were fab, bathroom could do with a good clean.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Faded grandeur !

Posted Jul 6, 2015
A lovely old hotel And wonderful Front desk reception and departure . However , service on the terrace on a beautiful sunny afternoon , with lots of tourists and guests was not Up to standard. Other than that overall detail to Keeping house was just ok! Rooms are very run down and could do with a '' Resparkle '' At Over £200:00 per night , overpriced and not really good value for money !
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Great location, but due an update

Posted Jul 5, 2015
Great location right on the beach front. Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. Room itself (stayed in a double with sea view) wasn't too fancy, pretty basic and is in need of modernisation. Carpet and wall paper are quite dated. Food was great with a vast selection of continental and traditional English. Over all a pleasant stay in a great location, however would have been nicer if it was more modern.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Northampton

Great location and staff but facilities need work

Posted Jul 5, 2015
We were pleasantly greeted at reception and given a sea view room. The ceiling fan was broken and there was a squeaky floorboard and no kettle or drinks facilities. I told reception about the fan so they immediately sent someone up an gave us a plug in one. Overall it was a fantastic location and I admire the history of the hotel. The breakfast was the saving grace with a lovely lady welcoming us in and the Brighton nightlife was fantastic.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from midlands UK.

GOOD SEA FRONT HOTEL

Posted Jul 3, 2015
Pros: I have covered that.
Cons: I have covered that too.
Location: To add to the list already mentioned, there is the Aquarium, and the Brighton wheel. Great views and good commentary. Plenty of restaurants and bars.
Well appointed hotel, all of Brighton's main sites very close. The dome, Royal pavilion, gardens ,seashore, pier etc. We had a very nicely decorated room (151) Plenty of pillows, TV, iron, hairdryer. Even ear plugs. The sea gulls still call at night, so had to close the window. We were there earlier this week on those very hot days. The room had a ceiling fan which was efficient in keeping us cool during the night. Plenty of variety at breakfast. Could do with fresh water being made available for self service. There was a bottle of mineral water along with the fruit juices, only a small bottle. I drink lots of water so that would have made breakfast better for me. The service was better on the third morning. Looked a bit short staffed the first two mornings. If I have a criticism it is with the outside area. The faux rattan furniture needs replacing. Some of the seats were looking well tatty especially at the bottoms. The tables had glass on them and some were filthy underneath. Seagull manure, pieces of paper, all sorts of stuff. The glass lifts off, so could have been cleaned. It was quite off putting. They could do with more bar staff, so they could get around to clear up a bit. All the staff were lovely, and they were doing their best, so big thanks for that. All in all, Yes I would book in to The Old Ship again. It is my second visit there.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Norfolk

Great location but needs updating!

Posted Jul 1, 2015
Initial impression of hotel was very disappointing as receptionist was rude and we were given an old dark shabby room with a view of a roof covered in pigeon poo and pigeons, very claustrophobic! When I finally got to speak to the manager Miriam, she could not have been more helpful and moved us to a fab room with a view!! Thank you!!