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The Grand Hotel Eastbourne
Ranked #7 of 40 Hotels in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Not quite all front”
Reviewed 14 January 2008

Superb position on the best part of the sea front. Looks great from the outside.. Imposing.

The main public rooms downstairs are equally fine. But move more inside and it shows that the hotel has been in fact an amalgam of different buildings; the impression given is of long corridors , many odd corners , lots of small steps and everything often a bit dark.

Bedrooms large with high ceilings. And if you are on the front;great views

Staff are welcoming

Stayed December 2007
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Reviewed 9 December 2007

I know that Eastbourne and the Grand Hotel has a bit of reputation "of do not go unless you are getting your pension" about it. We are definitely not in that category but I have to say, that as a couple, we had a great time there. As soon as we arrived a member of staff took our car away from us and the level of the staff's attention never dropped from that moment - they were excellent. The room was very well maintained and clean. We had lunch relaxing on a large sofa with very nice food and a couple of bottles of wine and the staff could not do enough for us. Dinner was excellent and the wine sommelier choose some lovely wine for us and the food was very well prepared.

In some ways we were surprised to have enjoyed it so much as I was half expecting a bit of a old persons, 1920's, art deco, slightly dilapidated, kind of hotel. How wrong I was! Recommended.
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  • Liked — Excellent service and food
  • Disliked — Nothing comes to mind
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2007

Our two night stay was brought for us as present from our children. Apart from having great parents, what excellent taste they have! From the moment the concierge greeted us, til the moment the porter put our bags in the car, the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. The meals were as good as ever one could expect. This was, without exception the best hotel worldwide, we have ever stayed in over the last twenty two years.

  • Liked — friendliness
  • Disliked — leaving
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2007

If you like the traditional grand hotel, this is a great spot. Right across from the sea walk; comfortable rooms, very nice discreet service. Lovely, old-fashioned experience, in the best possible way.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled on business
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Property: The Grand Hotel Eastbourne
Address: King Edwards Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EQ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Eastbourne
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Eastbourne
#6 Romantic Hotel in Eastbourne
#6 Family Hotel in Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Grand Hotel Eastbourne 5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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