Ratings based on 511 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 USA

Posted Jan 30, 2015
was in a room at the back of hotel, no sea view. There was trouble getting hot water....had to wait at least 15 minutes for it in the shower, and it never came in the sink even after 20 minutes......had to brush and wash hands in very cold water.
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
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Sarafrom Pewsey

Keep looking...

Posted Nov 24, 2014 on Hotels.com
Communal areas of hotel lovely and the staff seemed helpful, but the room wasn't made up correctly (double rather than twin) and took an age for them to sort it out. The room was freezing cold, it felt like the window was open - it wasn't, one radiator that was not sufficient. Bathroom was also freezing with just a heated towel rail. You would not have wanted to remove any clothing let alone have a bath/shower! I called reception who came up with a mini electric radiator - we were told it was small but very powerful. We left it on for the evening while we went out to dinner hoping to come back to a warmer room but we didn't! Once in bed under the covers it was ok, the beds were comfy and the room was clean, but not really acceptable. And in the morning the toilet blocked without any undue use! When we checked out in the morning we mentioned everything to reception, who were superficially apologetic but nothing real to compensate. I wouldn't stay again, but it wasn't a disaster. Location is very good.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Traceyfrom Herne bay

Good service friendly staff but rooms need updatin

Posted Nov 23, 2014 on Hotels.com
Business trip . First room was very small and only a shower and quite a way from the lift. Second night I was moved to a larger room very friendly staff and it was no problem. The hotel rooms are in need of updating ( well the ones I was in were) . Breakfast very good staff friendly good all round but wouldn't rate it 4 star. Great parking valet at side of hotel quite pricy thou £23 a night but better than going on own through the multi stories.
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Aaronfrom Wolverhampton

Avoid!!!!!!

Posted Nov 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
Worst hotel I've ever stayed in! Rude staff! Horrible over priced parking. My car had a horrible odour of cigarettes when I left the hotel!! Scruffy parking attendant keep your vehicle keys then continuously move it around to accommodate other vehicles!