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The Old Ship Hotel

Location pin

32-38 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 1NR - 

  • Users

    Up to
    300 guests

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

The 12 elegant and stylish meeting rooms are bright, airy and elegantly furnished and can accommodate up to 250 delegates theatre style and 180 for a banquet or dinner dance.

If you are searching for a quirky venue, full of character for a conference, meeting or private dinner, then the Wine Cellars are ideal. Legend has it that these eerie old caves, deep in the heart of the hotel, were once used by smugglers to hide their booty; now carefully restored they provide a wonderful, atmospheric backdrop for private parties.

Dating back in parts to 1559, The Old Ship Hotel is the oldest hotel in Brighton and stands proud on the bustling seafront in this popular British destination.
From its magnificent white façade to contemporary modern reception area, the Hotel prides itself on excellent customer service in comfortable relaxed surroundings.

The largest suite in the hotel is the spectacular Paganini Ballroom, which dates back to the 17th century, and is the oldest meeting room in Brighton.

Message In A Bottle!
The iconic 154 room Old Ship Hotel in Brighton is excited to announce a new exciting look for its outdoor terrace, which boasts a prime sea-front location.
Brighton’s most historic hotel has decked the terrace out with stunning new furniture in preparation for the summer months.
This is THE place to have a drink and watch the world go by, with singers performing live music every weekend during the summer.
Not only will it look good, it will further enhance the eco-friendly credentials of the hotel as it’s entirely made from recycled plastic bottles.
Each chair alone is made from over 500 bottles, definitely a very green “Message in a Bottle” to shout about to your clients!

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 300

Theatre

Theatre

up to 250

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 60

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 100

Classroom

Classroom

up to 100

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Disabled access

Disabled access

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Stage

Stage

Space rules

Allowed events

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Cancellation policy

Terms and Conditions on request

Location

Reviews

  • JE

    March 2024

    Stayed at the hotel for 1 night, arrived to find easy parking at the back of the hotel. £27 for one night of parking which feels a lot but is secure and connected to the hotel. Had afternoon tea in hotel, was lovey, nice food, could had done with a couple more choices of sandwiches but was still nice. Checked into our room, which was large, spacious and clean and tidy. They offered digital tv, kettle in the room with tea and coffee. In the evening we had the murder mystery meal, good was excellent, the actual event was done by “murder 57” who were amazing, interactive and brilliant” In the evening we had a couple drinks, played some pool and had an overall lovely experience. The following morning we had a buffet breakfast which included everything you could hope for, and all the food was fresh, well cooked and plenty of it. Overall experience was 5 stars and I would highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Christine Ord

    May 2024

    Stayed here last weekend for our wedding anniversary and were so impressed! The little touches with a card and chocolates on arrival was so sweet. Staff are very welcoming and professional. Bed was super comfortable and breakfast was so good! Would recommend this hotel 100% Thankyou so much for making our anniversary that much more special! 💗

  • Rod Evers

    April 2024

    Lovely staff who care for tge guests. We were shocked to find singers on the 'terrace' area and we wondered what we had come to... well it was fun and the singers were brilliant. Sit by them or relax to fantastic music in the hotel lounge. We were so well looked after. Great location and what a breakfast.... staff... superb. It was our 50th wedding anniversary and we will never forget how we were treated. Thank you.

  • Pete D

    May 2024

    An older hotel which is in the perfect location. Good for a weekend away, but it is feeling a little old. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Some are fabulously large with great views. Parking in Brighton is VERY expensive, £8/hour in some places. Take a train or park on the outskirts and use the cheap buses. Good food, but as Brighton suffers from huge influxes of tourists when the sun comes out the bar can struggle on the hotter days. But the large street patio and sea facing rooms are fabulous to watch the world go by, or to use a base for days out on the seafront a, Lanes or Kemptown.