The Grand Hotel

Beloved for its ‘wonderfully old-fashioned’ aura, this ‘majestic’, ‘splendidly luxurious’ Victorian hotel exults on the seafront, basking in the praise of ardent fans who have long lobbied for a full entry in the Guide. More

Contact details

The Grand Hotel
King Edwards Parade
Eastbourne
Sussex
BN21 4EQ
England
01323 412345
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

152. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year, Mirabelle restaurant closed Sun, Mon, first 2 weeks Jan.

Facilities

5 lounges, bar, 2 restaurants, function/meeting facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, spa/health club (indoor and outdoor pools), 2-acre garden (putting, etc).

Background music

in restaurants, live music at weekends.

Children

all ages welcomed (Junior Crew club, family dining, crèche).

Dogs

allowed (‘strictly controlled’) in bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £190–£250, D,B&B £270–£330. Set dinners £43.50 (Mirabelle), £40 (Garden), à la carte £55.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Beloved for its ‘wonderfully old-fashioned’ aura, this ‘majestic’, ‘splendidly luxurious’ Victorian hotel exults on the seafront, basking in the praise of ardent fans who have long lobbied for a full entry in the Guide. Its ‘superb’ public rooms, including sea-facing lounges with ‘the sun streaming in through big windows’, are ‘happily plentiful and welcoming’. ‘Admirable staff are efficient, smiling, helpful.’ Book ahead for the ‘ceremony’ of afternoon tea in the ‘very special’ Palm Court (‘It had echoes of Albert Sandler, but I preferred to think of Debussy finishing La Mer here’). Bedrooms have ‘every conceivable comfort’; the best have ‘sea views you could never tire of’. ‘Our spacious junior suite was admirable in every way – a comfortable bed, armchairs and sofa, an excellent bathroom, everything in good nick – and nicely sunny in the late afternoon.’ Men are requested to wear a jacket or collared shirt for dinner in the Mirabelle (‘atmospheric, with impeccable service’) and Garden restaurants. ‘Very good’ breakfasts have ‘freshly squeezed juices and perfect kippers’. Popular for weddings and conferences. (Edward Mirzoeff, BMF and ADF, and others)

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The Grand Hotel
King Edwards Parade
Eastbourne
Sussex
BN21 4EQ

Guest comments

'Beautiful public rooms. Elegant restaurant with good food including comprehensive vegetarian menu. Lovely bedroom but captive coat hangers and no information pack. Beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Child-friendly. Lots of functions. ' - CR - October, 2016
'Visiting with our six-month-old grandchild, we had a two-bedroom suite into which a cot and little fridge were put. Beautiful views from large windows. Loads of room and very comfortable beds. The staff were so helpful and friendly, Puréed food and a baby-sitter provided. Lovely public rooms and outside terrace with food and drink served all day. ' - Valerie Rose - July, 2016

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