The Grand Hotel

A survivor from a more elegant age, this family-friendly Victorian hotel grandly stands on the seafront. More

Contact details

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

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.

Background music

in restaurants, live music at weekends.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] 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

A survivor from a more elegant age, this family-friendly Victorian hotel grandly stands on the seafront. Inside are ‘beautiful, spacious public rooms, long corridors, lofty ceilings, arched windows – all very glamorous’, said a Guide inspector this year. Glamour doesn’t take the place of graciousness, however, as a visitor with a small baby discovered: ‘It’s not the small, family-run hotel we tend to prefer, but the staff behaved as if it were. From the moment we arrived, everyone was so helpful, friendly and kind.’ Guests are greeted by porters, who whisk away their luggage; unburdened, head to one of the traditionally decorated bedrooms. The best have ‘loads of room, and beautiful sea views from large windows’ (‘but an information pack would have been welcomed’). Food and drink are served all day – on the ‘lovely terrace’ in fine weather; once a month, the Palm Court Strings Orchestra accompanies the ‘ceremony’ of afternoon tea. At dinner in the Garden and ‘very special’ Mirabelle restaurants, smart casual dress is required (‘but there were varying degrees of smartness among the guests’). ‘We left feeling very well looked after.’ (Valerie Rose Sheldon, CR)

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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
'Lovely setting. Sea view you can never tire of. Magnificent public rooms. The music hall is special. Bedroom beautifully furnished. Lovely bathroom. Staff exceptional. Restaurant good though menu somewhat limited. Breakfast very good. ' - RF - April, 2016

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