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“Weekend break at the Grand” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

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The Grand Hotel Eastbourne
Ranked #7 of 42 Hotels in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Weekend break at the Grand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

I chose to stay at the grand for a one night break with my girlfriend and it's safe to say we were not disappointed. First of all I would like to comment on the service, which was first class. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, it was very good indeed. The room was very nice, especially the bathroom. Robes were included but you have to pay £5 for slippers as they are not included in the deluxe double room. The bed was extremely comfortable. We didn't eat in the evening but we did have breakfast on the Sunday morning, there was a good food selection and the restaurant had a pleasant atmosphere. The only thing I would say is the cooked breakfast was slightly on the cool side but that didn't really bother us. The spa was very relaxing, pool temperature was spot on. As we booked quite early the room price was pretty reasonable and I would say it was value for money. Would definitely recommend this hotel and will be back in the future!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We paid for the deluxe double with a sea view cost £239.
The room was clean, spacious, a beautiful view and a lovely toilet.
The staff were polite, welcoming, helpful & very quick to come up to the room for any issues had.
My only issues was with the TV which was a pretty small and the DVD collection not the best (the irriation was that the DVD controller had been lost so we kept watching the first 30mins of the matrix over and over pausing it caused it to turn off after 5mins).
We came for watching a play so were unable to try the restaurant food due to the clash of timing between restaurant first/last order times and the play starting, but the menu looked very delicious. We ordered our food in the room, and the menu is very impressive although maybe a bit costly (we had plaice and lots of vegatables costing £80)
For me the best thing about the hotel was the breakfast - an absolutely 5 star breakfast with plenty of choice and the best i have had in at least 10 years. I recommend the coffee. My stay here has completely altered my view of staying in a hotel and am much more open to the experience.
I never tried the spa as we didnt have time.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Once again we chose The Grand Hotel at Eastbourne for a weekend break. We knew the service would be good, the staff professional and the food wonderful. On the Friday night we ate in the Mirabelle Restaurant which you could not fault. Saturday was in the Garden Restaurant again everything was top class.
Our room was 233, overlooking the sea. It was very clean and had everything we wanted.
It was not a cheap weekend but then we would not have stayed there if we were looking for cheap.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for first class service.

Room Tip: Have room 233. It is quiet large room and it overlooks the sea.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

How many times has a hotel named 'The Grand Hotel' failed to live up to expectations? If you want a truly grand experience then The Grand Hotel Eastbourne is the place to go. From the minute you step into the foyer, you know you are in for a treat. The entire staff are unfailingly courteous and competent. The rooms are so sumptuous you are reluctant to leave. The breakfast is perfection as is so much about this wonderful hotel. Whatever the occasion, whatever you age group, this would be the hotel to choose.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We have just had 3 days 2nights at the one and only fabulous grand hotel in eastbourne . Wonderful staff great food and all over a great experience we will be back later in the year. You will not be disappointed please give it a try it is unique

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

The Grand at Eastbourne is in my opinion, all that is best about a hotel. It is slightly old fashioned in that you have to wear a jacket or a tie in the restaurant. The staff are incredibly friendly and many of them have worked in the hotel for years. The service that they supply is first rate. To stay is not cheap but quality normally comes at a cost. The bedrooms are clean and well fitted. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The hotel has two restaurants but the smaller gets full so you need to book in advance, though the main hotel restaurant is excellent.If you are looking for a rave time then Eastbourne is not for you and especially the Grand. However if you want to experience real quality then the Grand is highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here before, this visit was as good as the past stays. Very attentive helpful staff. The Concierge crew are second to none. We have already booked our next stay for April. Food in the Garden restaurant is superb. Can't praise the place enough, lovely sea view executive room

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 Family Hotel in Eastbourne
#6 Romantic 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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