The Ship

57 North Street ChichesterPO19 1NHUnited Kingdom
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About The Ship

The Ship – once home to Admiral Sir George Murray – is an 18th-century Georgian home boasting authentic features like stunning sash windows and a Regency-style staircase.

The high-end rooms feature elegant, stylish, and contemporary decor. Most enjoy views of the cathedral or Priory Park, while all include in-room phones, tea/coffee-making facilities, and modern en-suite bathrooms.

Whether it's a private event by day or a glittery affair by night, versatile event spaces can be set up to host any occasion, including lavish weddings. The in-house HarSPA offers an array of tempting treatments to rejuvenate body, mind, and soul.

The in-house Jetty offers nothing less than a five-star dining experience, where seasonal ingredients are used to prepare mouth-watering meals. Afternoon tea is not to be missed, with The Bar boasting a wine list of note.

The Ship is a five-minute walk from Chichester Festival Theatre, and those keen to try their luck at golf will find Chichester Golf Club a 15-minute drive.


57 North Street , Chichester, PO19 1NH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (1243) 778000 | Fax: +44 (1243) 788000 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Positive Reviews

Excellent Location.

The Ship is a perfect choice for those who want a stylish evening out at the theatre with cocktails and a dinner followed by a stay in a modern, yet historic, hotel. Since it is located in the very heart of Chichester, there are many restaurants, pubs, an

Special Occasion Destination.

The hotel caters to those who are having a special event or special day. While that does include weddings, conferences, and other life adventures, even individual birthdays are celebrated in grand style.

Quirky, But Lovely.

Since the hotel is located in an historic building, many guests have remarked on some quirky, but fun, aspects like slightly sloping floors and low hanging ceilings. The loveliness of the décor and stylishness of the amenities makes up for any slight inco

Negative Reviews

Mechanical Issues.

Even in fine establishments, there are always likely to be kinks in the system. Guests have frequently reported that mechanical issues, like lifts and air conditioning not operating and stuck locks, interfere with a perfect stay.

Good Food.

The opulence of the restaurant and rooms makes one expect an outstanding meal of the same quality. However, many guests report that the food is good, some say great, but it just doesn't live up the ideal presented by the surroundings.


As is the case with many historic hotels, sound is always an issue. The soundproofing between the rooms doesn't squelch hearing the neighbors, those in the hall, and even sounds below the floor.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 121 reviews across the web
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    8.2 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 121 reviews