The Grand Hotel

“Good old-fashioned hospitality by the sea and the South Downs.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

EASTBOURNE, EAST SUSSEX

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Our Inspector's view

A famous Victorian seafront hotel, The Grand Hotel commands breathtaking views of the sea and the dramatic cliffs at Beachy Head. On offer are high standards of service and hospitality, and extensive public rooms that include a magnificent Great Hall, with its marble columns and high ceilings, where guests can relax and enjoy afternoon tea. The spacious bedrooms provide high levels of comfort – many with stunning sea views and a number with private balconies. Guests can choose fine dining in the elegant Mirabelle, or the Garden Restaurant, which despite its high ceilings and period elegance, has a surprisingly intimate atmosphere. There's also a cocktail bar, as well as superb spa and leisure facilities. Various leisure break offers are available.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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AA Recommended Spa
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2-Rosette restaurant
The Grand Hotel
King Edwards Parade, EASTBOURNE, BN21 4EQ

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 152
  • Family rooms: 35
  • Bedrooms Ground: 4
  • Satellite TV available
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Hearing loop installed
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Children's play area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Gym available
  • Spa Available
  • snooker,pool table,table tennis,hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 70
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 3
  • Walk-in showers
Prices and payment
  • Single room, minimum price: £120
  • Double room, minimum price: £150
Opening times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover East Sussex

East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.

There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion. 

 

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