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Hotel Description

The Old Ship Hotel puts you in the heart of Brighton, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Brighton Centre and Brighton Pier. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge.

All 154 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers. 24-hour room service, irons/ironing boards and desks are also available.

The fine-dining restaurant, The Wardroom, serves British cuisine and is open for dinner. The Mess Deck Bar is the hotel's own bar. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the on-site fitness centre. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. Full breakfast is available on weekdays between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM and on weekends between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Seafront hotel include Brighton Royal Pavilion and Churchill Square Shopping Centre.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$81* Per night/room 24 Nov. - 25 Nov.

Standard King Bedded Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Seaview Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Old Ship Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Old Ship Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (4) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Great location Good atmosphere and live music. Spacious lobby.

Posted by on 26 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Aug. 2019 by Phil. Duty Manager

Thank you, Guest, for your review of our hotel. As a team here at The Old Ship Hotel Brighton we do our best to ensure that every guest who stays with us received the best in service. We would very much like to welcome you to our hotel again in the future. Kind Regards Phil. Duty Manager

4 out of 5

Nice Hotel, full of history

Pros: The location is the major draw card.
Cons: The doors to the room were difficult to close.
Location: The Hotel is opposite the beach and pier, while being a close walking distance to the shopping precinct and The Lanes.
I had a lovely stay at this Hotel. The room was spacious and comfortable, and aside from the difficulties of doors closing due to old age, the room was in good condition. The staff were lovely and accommodating. The location of this hotel was also a major draw card, as it is right across from the beach and pier, while also being extremely close to The Lanes.

Posted by , from Blue Mountains, Australia on 22 Sep. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Sep. 2017 by Paul

Thank you for your great review

4 out of 5

Very very comfortable beds.

Location: Good location on foreshore.
Very very comfortable beds. Courteous Staff. Great location. On foreshore.

Posted by on 7 Nov. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Dec. 2016 by

Dear reviewer, thank you for your high rating. Hope to welcome you back to Brighton on your next occasion. Kind regards, Miriam, Guest Relations

3 out of 5

Good location with excellent high tea

Pros: Position. High Tea. Great reception staff who were very helpful.
Cons: Tired rooms, sound proofing. Restaurant food and staff. Breakfast was not great with dry mushrooms and over cooked eggs. Table not cleaned properly.
Location: Great water front location. Easy walk to the pier, 360i, the palace, restaurants and theatres.
There is no doubt the location of this hotel is excellent but our room was what might be described as "tired". It also isn't very soundproof so outside noise was a bit of an issue even though we were on the 4th floor. We did enjoy an excellent high tea with live music and a great view and seating which was great and it is probably a reasonable value hotel given the rates in Brighton. Parking was also easy underneath.

Posted by , from Australia on 24 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Great location in an old iconic building
Cons: Had difficulty checking in even with the wotif voucher. Did get sorted by the lovely staff but bit of a system issue.
The Brighton pier is just metres away, as well as the iconic laneways with gray shopping & dining. Restuarant & Bar in hotel also worth checking out!

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 4 Sep. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Everything was perfect, not one bad thing to say.
Cons: Nothing bad to say.
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Amazing; Service: Phenomenal; Cleanliness: Immaculate; In a very good location.

Posted by , from England on 19 May 2014

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3 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Tiny attic room
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Ordinary; Value: Could be better; Service: Polite; Cleanliness: Tidy; very slow flowing hot water

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 28 Jan. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: The position
Cons: An offensive smell of mold in the first room I was given. I was offered an acceptable alternative with no trouble though.
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Modest; Value: Reasonable; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: unpleasant odour ;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 20 Jan. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Position - close to the delights of Brighton
Cons: Lifts are a bit ancient but have old world charm
Location: Outstanding
On the sea front

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Regional QLD on 1 Apr. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: Close to the lanes
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Good; Value: Great deal; Service: Very friendly ;

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 4 Feb. 2013

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour fitness centre, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Old Ship Hotel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Brighton hotel is smoke free.

  • 154 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1559
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: London (LGW-Gatwick) (46 km / 28.6 mi)
  • Train station: Brighton Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Old Ship Hotel offers 154 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This Brighton hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Wardroom – Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in British cuisine and only serves dinner.Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

The Mess Deck Bar – On-site bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!


  • Pets: GBP 12.50 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 27.00 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 12.50 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 40.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Old Ship Brighton
  • Old Ship Hotel
  • Old Ship Hotel Brighton
  • Barcelo Brighton
  • The Old Ship Hotel Hotel
  • The Old Ship Hotel Brighton
  • The Old Ship Hotel Hotel Brighton

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.