Ratings based on 497 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Ren

NIce old place

Posted Jan 16, 2015
I quite liked this hotel. It's old, and it's a bit worn in spots, but certainly not shabby. The location is excellent, the people are professional and friendly, the breakfast is good--all in all, well worth the money.
1 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom London

Great location but very disappointing hotel

Posted Dec 30, 2014
The Old Ship is a tired, run down hotel. The bedroom was oddly decorated with lights that didn't work, smelly sheets and we could only get hot water after running the taps for 15 mins. Service ok but all in all not a nice experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Shepperton

Lovely hotel, very good position

Posted Dec 27, 2014
Pros: Had plenty of character, yet all modern amenities. Nice and warm, especially as we were there in December. Parking nearby was not a problem.
Location: We stayed at the hotel as we were going to the Brighton Centre for a concert, it was only a short walk away. Very handy for shopping in The Lanes.
Staff were all very helpful, and agreed to change our room from a double to twin.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom h

Stay in Brighton

Posted Dec 27, 2014
Enjoyable stay breakfast is good close to concert hall
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Leicestershire

Old fashioned hotel - handy for the Pier and Lanes

Posted Dec 17, 2014
Pros: Close to the beach and The Lanes
Cons: Needs a serious upgrade.
Location: Beach, pier and The Lanes with many shops, bars and restaurants close by.
A large hotel badly in need of a multi-million pound upgrade. But good value for money. Radiator in hotel room was very hot but could not be turned down. Reported twice to hotel reception - nothing was done about it. Bar area is souless. Did not eat in the hotel.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom West Sussex

Good location.

Posted Dec 8, 2014
The smallest bathroom ever with the most pathetic shower and broken hooks on the back of the bathroom door. However, very comfy and clean bed Good breakfast as well
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Portsmouth

Very noisy at night

Posted Nov 11, 2014
Pros: The reception area looked nice. The room was clean enough except for the dirty skirting board.
Cons: Better windows, thick curtains.
Location: The location was great, very close to the beach and shopping.
Our room was on the first floor overlooking a lane leading to the beach. The windows were double glazed sash windows, but we were disturbed all night by people walking down the lane, shouting and screaming at each other, then later lorries collecting bottles and rubbish. It was the worst night I have ever spent in a hotel. We complained at reception the next day and were told that was what we should expect for staying in the middle of town. As I'd booked through Expedia they were not prepared to reduce the rate for the room. The receptionist stated that they were trying to do something about the windows, so clearly they are aware it's a problem. I'd never use this hotel again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Fareham

Convenient to all Brighton's highlights

Posted Nov 4, 2014
Centrally placed for all Brighton's top features! Hotel had some quaint features considering it's age. Room was fine, quite warm though and lighting very subtle, some may say dim! Staff very helpful & friendly! Food satisfactory but not stunning.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel, opposite beach and close to everything

Posted Oct 27, 2014
Pros: Location
Cons: nothing
Location: We stayed as attending a wedding in Brighton, very nice will definitely return.
Very welcoming staff, everyone had smiley faces. Plenty of bar staff. Old fashioned kind of hotel but hit the right spot, old Winston Churchill chair that he had sat in was quite a find.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Folkestone

Convenient location

Posted Oct 26, 2014
Pros: Location
Cons: needs complete overhaul in the rooms and corridors
Location: On the seafront and on the edge of the Lanes. Easy walking distance to the Royal Pavilion, shopping area and the Pier.
The hotel is very conveniently situated, on the seafront and on the edge of the Lanes. It has its own chargeable car park which is also a plus. All the staff we encountered were extremely professional and very pleasant. However, the hotel itself is very dated - the public areas are acceptable but the rooms and corridors need a complete overhaul, carpets need renewing- some have stains and repairs have been made with tape in a few places. In our room the carpet in the entrance was stained, the kettle didn't work, light bulbs were missing, the chair had a rip in it and there was a large crack in the marble backing of the hand basin. Not what we were expecting from a four star hotel and certainly not for the amount we paid. All in all disappointing and we certainly would not book again.