5 Stars? Usually stay here for odd night a couple times a year for special occassions. The hotel is steeped in history from the Palm Court Orcehstra days, which still run last Sunday of the month.Just had two day stay and re-evaluated my views having stayed elsewhere.
The hotel still offers superb service and has all the showy features, such as top-hatted Concierge etc. May be able to park in hotel car park for free if spaces available,otherwise it is pay and display on sea front, which is now expensive or side roads free of charge
Room was large and well presented with excellent quality bed. Linen did not appeared to have been ironed. Bathroom furniture was tired and varnish and mahogany laminate pealing. Room as very clean, but after next morning madi made bed but had not cleaned. Her boss later knocked and enquired checking up on her, so perhaps a rogue maid?
Downside. New Flatscreen TV with option to HIRE a DVD player! Com eon... 5 star?. Have stayed in 3 start with free DVD players and IPOD docks.
Room had a quality Roberts clock radio but no MP£ connection. NO ROOM WIFI, apparently they are looking into it. Braekfast is excellent, can order off menu or go buffet style. Quality ingredients used, eg bacon/sausages etc. Sadly the manager took my order for two [poached eggs and they never came after 20 mins. Only 5 tables in retaurant at time and the chef forgot to cook! After querying came in 4 mins. (definitely not upto the Grands standard) Dinner again superb, £37 per person for 3 courses in garden rest plus wine. Cheapest bottle wine £21.00
Used health centre, was Ok, Pool is basic and there is also steam rooms, and jacuzzi. Towels provided very good changing rooms. Also snooker rooom with 2 tables (Free)
If you want to stay at a hotel wher you are treated 'posh' it is a great experience. Sadly the facilities are getting tired and not keeping up with general public demand. EG No WIFI, etc.
There are better furnished hotels around now in the area which are offering cheaper stay and dine deals. Try the Seattle in Brighton Marina. The grand is OK for the old school but sadly seems to be resting on its laurels. Would say 4 start now really having shiny meal covers taken off with a 'Voila!' isn't enough on its own. Men have to wear jackets or tie in restaurant. For breakfast was disappointed to see residents in shorts. Overall a pleasurable stay, but not great value for money. Afternoon tea is about £20 per head, sandwiches, scones etc. Nice, but the WOW factor has been taken over by other competitors.
- Also Known As:
- Eastbourne Grand Hotel
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- England's only five-star seaside hotel, The Grand in Eastbourne is one of the UK's most magnificent hotels. Variously described as a 'White Palace' and 'Wedding Cake', the majestic landmark property occupies a prime spot on the town's seafront with panoramic views along the coast and towards the cliffs at Beachy Head.Facilities include 152 beautiful bedrooms, many with stunning sea views. 2 Award winning Restaurants. Indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, fully equipped Gymnasium and 8 beauty rooms. ... more less
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