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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the Penhurst Suite at the top of the hotel during the gales. We had a fabulous stay & are booked to go back again in Feb 2017. Ideally situated for town centre & drives out to various other towns. Plenty of free parking was a bonus. The staff were very friendly & helpful! Definitely recommended!!!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second stay at the Grand. Unfortunately we were just too late booking during the busy Christmas period and there was only one night available for us. But even one night was certainly worth while. We stayed in the Hever suite again, and this time we dined in the Palm Court restaurant. Family joined us so there were...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was searching for somewhere with space and elegance for our three day trip.The Dorchester Suite had it in spadefuls. I especially loved the highly individualised furniture in every one of the spacious, airy rooms, sideboards, wardrobes, dressing tables, chairs and sofas not to mention gorgeous beds and bedding as well as paintings and drawings.The views from the sun lounge...

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Robert_GrandManager, General Manager at The Grand, responded to this review

Dear Fiona B, Thank you for your charming and descriptive review of our Dorchester Suite; I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return. Kind Regards Robert Richardson MIH General Manager The Grand

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing Christmas break at the Grand. We had three apartments to accommodate the whole family aged between 2 years and 93. More family and a dog arrived for the big day and the Edinburgh Suite did us proud, seating 12 with ease round the two tables joined together. The small children loved counting...

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Robert_GrandManager, General Manager at The Grand, responded to this review

Dear Kim0072014, Thank you for the charming review of your Christmas experience at The Grand; my team and I were delighted to read how much you enjoyed your time with us. Your kind words will be passed to all of the staff and especially Rita. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Robert Richardson MIH General Manager The Grand

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were extremely lucky to get a table for 10, as it was a last minute family lunch on New Year's Eve. Despite the Hotel obviously gearing up for an extremely busy evening, we had the most excellent, attentive service and Rita deserves special mention. Steaks cooked to perfection, great wine list and a good choice of kid's meals Recommended...

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Robert_GrandManager, General Manager at The Grand, responded to this review

Dear Patrick H, Thank you for the kind words which will be passed on to Rita. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Robert Richardson MIH General Manager The Grand

Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never stayed in this hotel as I live in Folkestone but we often go there to eat or for a drink. The Palm Court dining room is delightful, both in its appointments and its situation overlooking the sea. We have always enjoyed eating here and I would especially recommend the Sunday Carvery which offers a superb range of...

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Robert_GrandManager, General Manager at The Grand, responded to this review

Dear Francis R Thank you for the kind words regarding our highly popular Sunday Carvery; I shall pass these to the team. Thank you also for the mention of Dovile, I agree she is an asset to the business and will pass these comments on to her. Kind Regards Robert Richardson MIH General Manager The Grand

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The lunch club is Wednesday and the Christmas lunch we had today for £12.95 was really good for the money. Plenty of it. Nice ambience. A live pianist playing quietly in the background. As usual the staff were superb.

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Robert_GrandManager, General Manager at The Grand, responded to this review

Dear LALLYSTU, Thank you for the kind words; our lunch club returns in January. Kind Regards Robert Richardson MIH General Manager The Grand

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had our Christmas party works do last night. Had a great time the food was delicious and we were seated down and very quickly getting up to collect our starter. Which was delicious in fact all three courses were fantastic. The only draw back was the the dance floor, was too bright, no tables and chairs the music not all...

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Robert_GrandManager, General Manager at The Grand, responded to this review

Dear Kentishlass1, I am very pleased that you enjoyed our Christmas party night and your kind words regarding food & service have been passed to our kitchen and front of house teams. In respect of the DJ we have taken on board your comments and passed them over. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, Kind Regards Robert Richardson MIH General...

Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I met my friend for breakfast, it was really good. The service was excellent, courteous and polite. Food lovely and great choice. The view over the channel is exceptional. The building is a delight, old and possibly in need of a revamp but clean so not a real problem.

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Robert_GrandManager, General Manager at The Grand, responded to this review

Dear 61Jantie, Many thanks for the kind words and wishing you a very Happy Christmas, Kind Regards Robert Richardson MIH General Manager The Grand

Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is the third time in ten years or so that we have stayed at The Grand, a wonderful turn-of-the-century (the 19th century!) place right on the English Channel. GREAT views. Friendly staff. We stayed in the Froxfield suite, on the 5th (in USA, 6th) floor. Fabulous views over the Channel. Large high-ceilinged rooms...bedroom, sitting/living/dining room w/big TV, spacious entrance...

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Robert_GrandManager, General Manager at The Grand, responded to this review

Dear Roxie M, Thank you for the kind words, we have a fantastic team who have, quite rightly, been the recipient of the Visit England Gold Award for “Exceptional quality of Customer Service” and “Exceptional quality of Accommodation” during this year. I very much look forward to your forth stay at our Grade 2 listed pile, Kind Regards Robert Richardson...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Grand is a magnificent and prestigious Edwardian venue, providing accommodation, events & fine dinning, located in an unrivaled position on the South Coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Grand

Address: The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Folkestone
Price Range: £56 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grand 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Also Known As:
The Grand Folkestone, Kent
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“I didn't stay as a guest but did see my friends room it was a very large suite, If I was going to stay I would ask for a channel view.”
 of 5 bubbles 61jantie, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Budget pricing, if you take it for a week. Stay in a suite facing the sea.”
  • Looking out over the Leas and the English Channel, with clouds in the distance..
 of 5 bubbles roxiem132, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles kingsAshford, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Perfect venue for a wedding”
 of 5 bubbles 635helenr, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The penthouse suite rooms have magnificent views of the sea”
  • View from private patio deck
 of 5 bubbles AndrewL891, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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