Grand by name but not by nature, The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne is not only the only 5 star luxury hotel to be found on the British coastline, we’re also one of the friendliest. The Grand is a landmark on the Eastbourne seafront, where we have been looking after generations of returning happy families, and we often welcome back parents, who first stayed with us as youngsters, checking in with children or grandchildren of their own. The Grand stands out amongst other Eastbourne hotels being only a short walk from the Pier in one direction, and the glorious Sussex downs in the other, so we are ideally located for exploring this charming corner of East Sussex.
We have been able to adapt this tradition to the present day by offering the height of luxury, comfort and facilities across a range of budgets offering outstanding Eastbourne accommodation. The choice befits a luxury hotel in Eastbourne with a sense of tradition. Our Deluxe Bedrooms are decorated with a sense of charm and are perfectly in keeping with the style of the hotel, and the choice of accommodation rises up to our Master Suites which are extremely spacious with large bedrooms and sitting areas or even separate sitting rooms. Or you can really do it in style and stay in our Presidential and Penthouse Suites which are noted for their stunning interior decoration, four poster beds, luxurious bathrooms with whirlpool baths, and best of all, large balconies with spectacular views of the coastline. Many of our rooms face onto the sea so imagine throwing open your heavy drapes in the morning and being greeted by sunlight sparkling on the waves. After all, according to records Eastbourne is the sunniest place in Britain. We have even set aside a number of dog friendly rooms for our guests who don’t want to leave their best four legged friend at home, and we’re sure an early morning “walkies” along the Eastbourne seafront is something you’ll both enjoy. As well as possessing all the attributes of a 5 star luxury hotel, The Grand also has its own beautifully appointed spa, swimming pool, ample car parking for residents and guests, and runs a variety of special offers such as discount deals on romantic weekend breaks and gastronomic evenings to name but a few. Few hotels in England, or the UK for that matter, offer the discerning guest an experience as special as staying at The Grand.
Few hotels offer such a complete range of leisure facilities including a luxury outdoor swimming pool, special holiday packages for children and a choice of dining options that includes arguably the finest gourmet restaurant on the entire south coast. And even though we do like to be beside the seaside, we also know how to look after business people as well with a wide range of superb conference and business facilities, and no little expertise built up over many years. However, we believe it’s our unique blend of friendly service that’s just as important for bringing families, business people, young romantics and anniversary couples back to The Grand Hotel time and time again. Many of our staff have been with us for ten or twenty years or more. It’s as if they find The Grand just as hard to leave as our guests do.
Wining & Dining
Stylish and elegant or relaxed and informal, you’ll find two of the finest restaurants in Eastbourne under one roof at The Grand under the watchful eye of Executive Chef, Keith Mitchell. Eastbourne restaurants simply don’t come more highly praised than the award-winning Mirabelle Restaurant, where the accent is placed firmly on serving modern European cuisine in a stylish and elegant setting. The Garden Restaurant, with its high ceilings and specious grandeur, offers a more relaxed style which proves to be very popular with families.
Together, they represent the finest dining to be found in the County.
Health Club & Spa
With a shingle beach right on our doorstep, and the South Downs National Park just a pebble’s throw away, it’s no wonder our guests like to enjoy the great outdoors.
However, at The Grand you can also enjoy a great indoors experience at one of the finest spas in Sussex.
From a simple manicure to complete top to toe treatments, this is one of the few Sussex spas that offers a complete spa experience with its menu of beauty therapies, massages and signature treatments.
And as well as providing relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments, no spa hotel would be complete without also offering a solarium, sauna or steam room, so we have made sure that your every comfort is looked after.
Why not completely spoil yourself with a whole day’s pampering. We offer special spa days in Eastbourne where you can fully indulge yourself and take your time trying a wide variety of our treatments and therapies to get the full experience.
And for those who feel the need to be a little more active, the Health Club has a well equipped gymnasium and both an indoor swimming pool and outdoor pool on the sun terrace.
Meetings & Events
When delegates attend a conference, banquet or other business event at The Grand, it’s almost impossible for them not to be immediately impressed with the grandeur and elegance that greets them on arrival.
Together with an outstanding range of facilities and services, it confirms the Grand as the premier conference venue in Eastbourne, Sussex and beyond.
With 17 fully equipped meeting rooms we can comfortably accommodate all types and sizes of business meeting and event, including international conferences, seminars, banquets and receptions of up to 350 people.
The Grand is such a large and stately hotel that many of our meeting and conference rooms are discreetly tucked away, so your delegates will quickly forget they’re in a seaside hotel and nothing will distract from the days business. Our business support staff are always at your disposal right from the initial planning stage and are there to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
They can also arrange specialist equipment if required, plan menus or conference packages, help with laying on evening entertainment, or whatever you require to make your event a total success. And being the only 5 star hotel to host a Sussex conference venue, our catchment area is very wide and our unique English style often attracts business clients from overseas as well as from across the south east.
Weddings & Honeymoons
The Grand Hotel is increasingly in demand as a place to say ‘I do’, because of the tremendous care taken to get every detail of the big day right.
Where could be more romantic to celebrate a white wedding than at The White Palace, as The Grand is affectionately known, and which is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Sussex. Couples have been tying the knot at The Grand for generations, seduced by The Grand’s old world charm, elegance and style. They are also drawn by our fabulous reception rooms, superb cuisine and knowing that our wedding co-ordinators can assist you at every stage of the planning process, helping you chose from the various wedding packages available or arranging everything you need to make your wedding unique to you. We are also licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, which together with our superb reception rooms and catering create the complete Sussex wedding venue. From the architectural splendour of the Compton Room, to the spectacular Silverdale Room where we can accommodate up to 200 guests, whether your wedding is a small family affair or an event on a grand scale, we have the setting, and most of all the experience, to make your most important of days truly memorable. And where better to spend the first night of a honeymoon than in one of our sumptuous suites with breathtaking views overlooking the sea. If you’re looking for a luxury wedding venue in East Sussex that that truly understands the meaning of the word “grand”, there’s only one choice.
Address: The Grand Hotel King Edwards Parade Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 4EQ
Tel: 01323 412 345