The Old Ship Hotel
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... with me every time I saw something cool. Now
the tour was great (thanks again Michelle) but the gift shop was just
overwhelming. There was everything and if I would have had my way I would have
walked out with a wand, a Gryffindor scarf, some Quidditch robes, a golden
snitch, some chocolate frogs and Bertie Botts every flavour bean. But I didn’t,
someone talked me out of it so I ended up with a postcard and Nick got a
magnet. On the bus on ...
... to the pub thrown in for good
measure - there are many good ales and stouts to sample and Mark's doing his
best to get through as many as he can. We've been lucky enough to acquire some
bikes through one of Mark's work colleagues, so we've been using those on an
irregular basis and have gotten into doing some on-line yoga classes in the evenings.
We spent Christmas with Mark's family, which was really nice, and had a day out
in Oxford over that time too. ...
And so, eventually we landed in Gatwick and stepped right into the 1960s. I had never been to Gatwick airport and so was previously unaware of the existence of a time portal which forced the main terminal to stay in 1965. After our virtually perfect European train experiences, our train into London was delayed for half an hour due to a signal failure north of Croydon, which was of little surprise to someone used to the British rail network. ...
... it, check it out! Delisc!! And for dessert, we went to the gelato shop across the street and ate ice cream with Bailey flavour! Tonight it's the second welcome party at Oceania! I must say that I'm starting to get tired after this hectic week, and I so need to start exercising soon. My mood goes up and down, I need some endorfines.
But I'm gonna have fun tonight anyway! I can sleep as long as I want tomorrow so that's good!
Hugs and kisses to you all!
... the necessary quantity of caffeine required to jump start our brains.
And the first stop was Emsworth on account of the fact we'd seen ducks on the way through and we wanted to feed them wheat based complex carbohydrates because that's what nature intended. You know you may have gotten out of bed too ******* early when you're the only people wandering round a small village though to be fair, they probably saw the two pale, red ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Old Ship Hotel Brighton
My boyfriend and I stayed here last year. We paid about £150 for both us per night. That's alot of money to us, and we were so dissapointed.
The room was tiny, grubby and all in all not worth that kind of money.
Hmmmm....NOT a four star hotel! TRUST these bad reveiws!!
Ok so its fairly clean. bathroom is TINY, you had to breath in to close the door. Breakfast was good though, the hostess was lovely. no sea view rooms were available, our view was crap. curtains were falling off, paint peeling off the windows. kettle and trouser press were useful. Room was Far smaller than we were led to belive. ooh and we went to complain about our door which BROKE, wouldnt close, went to turn on the lamp- BROKEN, got to the phone to complain- BROKEN. the last night we had to move rooms. NO SLEEP the floor boards next door creaked SO loudly. oh and couldnt find it when we arrived, the front was COMPLETELY covered in scaffolding. WE stayed 3 nights mid october- do yourself a favour- dish out extra £150 and stay at the devere grand!!
Possibly the most over priced hotel I have ever stayed in. DO NOT fall for their superior room nonsense. Rooms were grotty, service was laughable. I filled in a comments card with all my details outlining how unhappy I was with my stay over 3 months ago and no one has got back to me.
I was led to believe this hotel was something special. In reality it was a bit like staying in a bad travel inn. The room was ok, but small and hot. The bar was overpriced. Breakfast was a joke, the food was poor and mostly unavailable, the toast hadn't seen the toaster and in reality was warm bread. For the price I won't be going back.
A little dissapointing
On arriving on the hottest day of the year we found there was no air conditioning,we were given a sea view room on the forth floor which was very small the bathroom was extremely tiny the room was unbearably hot,put together with the constant noise till 3.30am from revellers on the seafront,it made for a sleepless weekend,we therefore checked out after two nights because we couldn't stand anymore, parts of the hotel were also quite shabby. The food in redz brasserie and the breakfast that was served each morning was good .Final comment. although o.k i dont't think i would return if i did a larger room at the rear may be more bearable in November when it's cooler.
Paid over the odds for a "superior room" to treat my girlfriend for our anniversary. The room was small and grotty - hadn't been dusted in weeks. It did have a sea view - but the decor and furniture did not resemble any of lovely photos shown on the various websites. Service at breakfast was an absolute joke - waited 20 minutes for a coffee. The hot buffet had run out of practically everything and no one appeared to be in a hurry to sort it out. The second morning we were ignored by all waiting staff for 20 minutes so we left and paid for breakfast elsewhere. NOT WORTH THE MONEY!
Fun in Brighton!
The old ship has beutiful character, clean rooms, very freindly (and tollerant!) staff, and is situated about a five minute stroll from the Pier.We were probably the roudiest bunch of people you could imagine, but they let us keep drinking in the bar till well after 9am! The lady who looked after us was absolutely lovely, and the rest of the staff sat in for a drink after their shifts, which made the stay that much more pleasant. We will definately return, and recommend it to any large group of people (discounts available if you haggle!) who want to spend a weekend in Brighton - maybe a stag weekend or something. They close the doors at eleven then keep feeding you alcohol, as long as you can affford it. BTW the chippy next door does really nice chips!
Stayed at the Old Ship a few weeks ago and found the staff wonderful, everything seemed to work from arrival at the garage to check in.
Breakfast was very busy on the Sunday morning, but the staff worked well together and nothing seemed a problem to them.
The bedrooms were comfortable and clean. I just loved the character of the Old Ship and would definitely recommend it!!
Stayed at this Hotel twice this year...
I specifically chose this hotel as it sounded absolutely lovely and I was treating my mum to a night in Brighton to see a show for her 60th Birthday and I wanted it to be special. I booked a superior room with a sea view for £158 for the night which included complimentary breakfast. On arrival we checked in and went to our room. Mum pulled back the bedclothes and was horrified to see a dirty bottom sheet and creases which indicated the bed had been slept in. I phoned reception who sent a lady from housekeeping to change the bed. Neither one apologised!! The window frames and sills had paint peeling off them and the ceiling above the shower looked as if it would fall in at any minute. We returned to the hotel at 10.45pm and went to bed. It was hard to sleep as the taxi rank right underneath our window was frequented throughout the night by people who felt the need to shout and swear. (I apreciate that the hotel cannot help it that a taxi rank is there but a warning about the noise would have been useful, so we could have chosen a different room or hotel!) We set the TV to wake us at 8.30am however this was not needed as someone delivering complimentary papers to each room dropped them outside each room and woke us up. This was just as well as a fuse had blown and therefore in the morning we had no TV, hairdrier, kettle or lamps!! The manager, Brett, who was extremely helpful, explained that it would possibly take until lunch time to sort it out. We paid an extra £6 to have breakfast delivered to the room but unfortunately whoever made the breakfast gave me a piece of burnt black pudding instead of bacon. We were given a 25% reduction on our bill and told to contact the manager next time we were in Brighton but nothing would possess me to use this hotel again. Very disappointing.