It's a beautiful building, impressive lobby and great location. But the whole experience just didn't live up to the price. The room was dated, one cabinet in our room was so wonky we could put a drink on top of it, the mattress was bigger than the bed base and sagged at the edges, the television was very small, but the bathroom was lovely, clean and well maintained.
Breakfast was very average, no finesse, just piles of average food, lunch and dinner were both good, the staff friendly and attentive, but the food and style again felt dated, the bar staff were excellent, helpful and knowledgable.
I couldn't justify paying that much to stay there again, we wanted to love it, but I think it caters for those who like things the old fashioned way and has fallen out of step with modern grand hotels of the world.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Eastbourne Grand Hotel