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Classic English seaside escape on the East Sussex coast

A dazzling Victorian hotel, The Grand Hotel stands on the seafront enjoying a stunning outlook over the English Channel and the cliffs of Beachy Head. A choice of rooms and suites, sheltered terraces, good food and excellent spa facilities all amount to a quintessential English seaside experience with added panache in this delightful hotel, affectionately called ’The White Palace’.

The legacy of the Victorian era with expansive rooms and bold architecture is evident at The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, but with a new youthful appeal with timeless décor and state-of-the-art facilities.

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Afternoon Tea in the lounge is something of an institution, undeniably delicious and in fabulous surroundings. Enjoy an invigorating coastal walk to Seven Sisters cliffs or a round of golf at Royal Eastbourne Golf Club in the South Downs. Return to The Grand Hotel Eastbourne and dine in the Mirabelle Restaurant where imaginative dishes are served accompanied by some of the world’s finest wines.


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152 Rooms |  4 Floors |  2 Restaurants | 

4.6 /5

1335 reviews

Beach

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Family

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Fine

Fine Dining

Pool

Pool

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Deluxe Room


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Debussy or Presidential Suite


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Deluxe Room Side Sea view


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Executive Room


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Executive Seaview Room


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Junior Suite


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Junior Seaview Suite


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Master Suite


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Ratings

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Global Rating

4.6 /5

4.6

1335 reviews

INVITED Rating

4.8 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

3950 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Lovely comfortable hotel in a great location.

We had a relaxing and comfortable stay at this hotel. The staff are excellent and knowledgeable. In our experience the food is always top quality, although as most places, it is a little expensive; therefore a treat for us to dine there. The breakfast is great with a wide choice on offer. The staff Read more[SPLIT]Read lessare always pleasant and helpful. Supurb location having Eastbourne's ameanities within walking distance. We find it an ideal base for visiting the surrounding area.

By Linda Oct ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Best Seaside hotel in England

We love this hotel which offers old fashioned service and the best housekeeping in any hotel where we have stayed, Breakfast service is always slow,sometimes forgetful although the breakfast is goodwhen it finally arrives.The pool staff are very good although too many guests try to reserve sun beds Overall Read more[SPLIT]Read lessthe staff are excellent and we always enjoy our stayHarry is one of the best bartenders to be found anywhere

By Richard Jul ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Great hotel in great location with stunning sea views.

Room was stunning with a balcony fully equipped to enjoy the beautiful sea views. Hotel team cant do enough to ensure your stay is luxurious and unforgettable.

By Alastair Jul ’22 Trip Type Couple


The Grand Hotel, United Kingdom

4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

Lovely comfortable hotel in a great location.

We had a relaxing and comfortable stay at this hotel. The staff are excellent and knowledgeable. In our experience the food is always top quality, although as most places, it is a little expensive; therefore a treat for us to dine there. The breakfast is great with a wide choice on offer. The staff Read more[SPLIT]Read lessare always pleasant and helpful. Supurb location having Eastbourne's ameanities within walking distance. We find it an ideal base for visiting the surrounding area.

By Linda Oct ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Best Seaside hotel in England

We love this hotel which offers old fashioned service and the best housekeeping in any hotel where we have stayed, Breakfast service is always slow,sometimes forgetful although the breakfast is goodwhen it finally arrives.The pool staff are very good although too many guests try to reserve sun beds Overall Read more[SPLIT]Read lessthe staff are excellent and we always enjoy our stayHarry is one of the best bartenders to be found anywhere

By Richard Jul ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Great hotel in great location with stunning sea views.

Room was stunning with a balcony fully equipped to enjoy the beautiful sea views. Hotel team cant do enough to ensure your stay is luxurious and unforgettable.

By Alastair Jul ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Lovely atmosphere, comfortable hotel in a great location.

We especially enjoy relaxing in the lounge after dinner or a day out. We also enjoy the delightful entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings.

By Linda May ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

This hotel had the very best reason to return.....absolutely super staff. Every single person.

We enjoyed after a delicious dinner the music and dancing. We loved it and so did everyone else there. Sitting out on the terrace was wonderful.

By Nicola Apr ’22 Trip Type Couple


4

We had a wonderful stay at The Grand

We enjoyed the beautiful seafront suite, the food at Mirabelle's was the highlight.

By Marina Mar ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Service 100%

Mirabelle restaurant

By R.i. Nov ’21 Trip Type Friends


4

A charming hotel, with everything needed for a relaxing break.

We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of The Grand. The subtle entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights fit the bill for us. The hotel is very near the two theatres where we can take in a show or play just a short walk away and then after we can walk back to enjoy a nightcap in The Grand's comfortable Read more[SPLIT]Read lesslounges after. The staff are always ready to help and the concierge service is excellent. They have a wealth of information.

By Linda Oct ’21 Trip Type Couple


4

A traditional English seaside hotel

The Grand is a comfortable, traditional seaside hotel. It is well positioned, opposite the splendid promenade and an easy walk from the town centre. We particularly enjoy the heated outdoor pool. Breakfast is generous, with excellent coffee. The rooms we have had are spacious and well equipped. The Read more[SPLIT]Read lessstaff are helpful and friendly.

By Judith Sep ’21 Trip Type Family


5

Our third visit in a year, excellent experience

A really grwat venue for a staycation. My only criticism is the poor state of toilets and changing rooms by the swimming pool

By Vivienne Sep ’21 Trip Type Couple


5

Another Great Stay

Our 5th visit in the current COVID environment. Fantastic welcome a “ home fro home” great service and two great meals in the Mirabelle Restaurant. A very relaxing and enjoyable stay , looking forward to our next visit.

By Philip Oct ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

Very good

Luxury, old fashion hotel recently renovated- great service and food, staff very welcoming and accommodating- this was our 4th trip this year , can’t wait to return. First class !

By Philip Sep ’20 Trip Type Couple


4

Great outdoor and indoor pools

Sitting on the sun by the pool drinking cocktails

By Kevin Sep ’20 Trip Type Family


4

Comfortable, traditional seaside hotel

Large, spacious, well appointed rooms make this a very comfortable place to stay. It is in a quiet position just across the road from the seafront and its beautifully maintained promenade. Breakfasts are generous and of excellent quality. The large heated outdoor pool is a delight for swimmers.

By Judith Sep ’20 Trip Type Family


5

Beautiful hotel. Great location.

SLH benefits for being an Inspired member: early check in, half hour extra on check out, no room upgrade, dedicated parking place. Grand hotel, some warm and welcoming staff including Anna and Carmen, and all doormen. Excellent table service breakfast and gorgeous, heated outdoor pool. Internet Read more[SPLIT]Read lessvery poor. Recommended.

By Natalie Sep ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

A welcome break

5 nights of rest and relaxation. Fantastic room , great food and service, staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend , looking forward to our return in September.

By Philip Aug ’20 Trip Type Family


5

Great location , fantastic service

A very enjoyable few nights down on the coast. Made to feel most welcome by staff. Very good service throughout our stay.

By Philip Jul ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

Outstanding service

Fabulous lobster Thermidor from room service . Superlative service from all staff - rooms bathrooms spotless You need nightlight in or near bathroom to save leaving light on all night

By myron Feb ’20 Trip Type Family


5

Great room , great service

Great service in the restaurant

By Philip Jan ’20 Trip Type Couple


5

Fantastic

Great Suite, great service- a very warm welcome a fantastic stay

By Philip Jan ’20 Trip Type Family


5

A great place to relax

We've stayed here many times. The hotel is conveniently situated in a quiet spot opposite the beach and promenade and within easy walking distance of the town centre. The bedrooms are large and well equipped with almost everything you can need including a coffee maker and a kettle. Breakfast is generous Read more[SPLIT]Read lessand good quality ingredients are well prepared. The kippers and smoked haddock are outstanding. The outdoor, heated pool is great, though no shade is provided. We particularly appreciated the phone call to let us know that we had left several items in our room. The hotel mailed them to us immediately and they arrived a day later. Thank you.

By Judith Aug ’19 Trip Type Family


5

Beautiful hotel in a great location

As always, excellent service and attention. Best breakfast anywhere.

By Sandra Aug ’19 Trip Type Couple


4

Great hotel by the sea

both restaurants were superb. Afternoon tea was excellent value.

By Roger Aug ’19 Trip Type Family


5

Great Experience

Excellent service by all of the staff from the moment you arrive to the moment you depart. Breakfast and dinner service and food was very good and the hotel caters for all guest ages.

By David Jul ’19 Trip Type Family


5

Relaxing Stay

Nice to be back,very friendly Hotel.

By Baiba May ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Superb stay

A majestic hotel with superb seaviews and 5 star service throughout. We keep returning to this hotel every year. Love the Mirabelles restaurant,

By Michael May ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Yet another fabulous stay

The location is perfect and the service is wonderful each visit. We were very kindly upgraded to a fantastic sea view suite with balcony and sitting room. Room service was ordered twice, with the first being exemplary in quality and the second being disappointing by comparison but this was fully rectified Read more[SPLIT]Read lesswithin 25 minutes. Over the years we've found winter to be somewhat quiet and usually the breakfast buffet gets closed mid week, however not this time as it was the busiest March we've experienced!

By Louise Apr ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Fabulous New Year event

Super service and excellent dining

By Ian Jan ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Another wonderful stay

This hotel delivered yet another exemplary stay. A firm favourite for location, service, tranquility and overall relaxation. We'll continue to return each year.

By Louise Nov ’18 Trip Type Couple


5

Wonderful welcome recognised by door staff

2 adults 1 child under 2 1 x 94 year old 1x person on crutches with broken ankle All of us very well cared for - wonderful lounge service - room service - bar - cleaners

By myron Oct ’18 Trip Type Family


5

Gorgeous, truly grand hotel with outstanding service

This is one of those hotels that hardly exist anymore. The main rooms are gorgeous and traditionally decorated, the bedrooms are beautiful, spacious, and very comfortable, and the service is excellent.

By Maribeth Oct ’18 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Accessible
Accessible parking
Pet
Pet Friendly
Restaurant
Restaurant
24-hour
24-hour room service

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Turndown service
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • DVD rental
  • Gym

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Turndown service
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • DVD rental
  • Gym
  • Free parking
  • Health club
  • Wedding services
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business services
  • Elevators
  • Safe deposit box
  • Accessible parking
  • Bar
  • Onsite laundry
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa

Food And Drinks

Food at The Grand Hotel is renowned for its excellence and has won us many awards. We have two restaurants, the Mirabelle and Garden Restaurants where you can look forward to outstanding cuisine and fine wines served in relaxed settings. Whether you are planning a romantic meal for two, a birthday celebration with friends or client lunch, you can look forward to inspired menus complemented by an excellent selection of wine from our outstanding cellars.

Garden Restaurant

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner A restaurant totally dedicated to the highest ideals of traditional cuisine- with a degree of modern interpretation and influence- the Garden Restaurant exudes a splendid atmosphere of quality and grace. Please note that advance booking is essential and that jackets and collared shirts are preferred for gentlemen. Please- no T Shirts or Sportswear

Mirabelle Restaurant

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner Since the day it opened its doors- the Mirabelle Restaurant has celebrated numerous awards- accolades and critical notices from the UK top food writers. The Mirabelle serves a modern European menu of seasonal specialties that play creatively with flavours and textures- and which are complemented by an extremely well chosen wine list. Serves lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday inclusive. Smoking is not permitted.

Spa

The Spa at the Grand Hotel offers exclusive treatments from Kerstin Florian and VitaMan, including a wide range of Facial, Body and Male Grooming treatments which are only available through leading Spas and Luxury Hotels. From a simple manicure to complete top to toe treatments, the Health Club offers a complete spa experience with its menu of beauty therapies, massages and signature treatments.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

The Grand Hotel

King Edwards Parade

Eastbourne

BN21 4EQ

East Sussex

United Kingdom

Check in:

1600

Check out:

1100

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Where is it?

40 miles to airport Gatwick Airport

60 miles to airport City Airport

65 miles to airport Luton Airport

90 miles to airport Heathrow Airport

90 miles to airport Stansted

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