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The Grand Hotel

Setting the standard for hotels on the South Coast, The Grand is a luxurious landmark on the Eastbourne seafront. The perfect setting for business or pleasure; few hotels offer such a complete range of leisure and conference facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, health club, holiday packages for families, direct sea view rooms and a choice of award-winning dining options.

What makes a stay at The Grand Hotel unique?

The Grand Hotel, affectionately known as the White Palace, is the only five-star luxury seaside resort hotel in England. It is only a short walk from the Pier with dramatic cliffs at Beachy Head and the glorious Sussex Downs. At Eastbourne town centre, guests will find a selection of retail outlets, theatres and many other activities to please those visiting Eastbourne for business or pleasure. 

Guests are encouraged to enjoy delicious signature cocktails, exciting live music every week and a calendar of regular events that scope across many interests. An accomplished and novel blend of friendly service leaves families, business people, young romantics and anniversary couples no choice but to visit The Grand Hotel time and time again.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Grand Hotel?

The Grand Hotel has 152 bedrooms, 46 of which are suites (sea-facing rooms greet guests with sunlight sparkling on the waves), 17 meeting and celebration rooms (3 licensed for weddings), all with complimentary wifi. The sumptuous bedrooms and lounges recall days when hotels in East Sussex were the seaside playground of the Victorian rich and famous. Enjoy luxurious en-suite bathrooms with soft towelling robes and Molton Brown toiletries, flat screen TVs, in-room personal safe, Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities and 24-hour room service for anything else one might need. The Presidential and Penthouse Suites are noted for their stunning interior decoration (recently refurbished in 2020), some rooms are available with four-poster beds, luxurious bathrooms with whirlpool baths, and large balconies with spectacular coastline views.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Eastbourne area?

Eastbourne is a thriving town with shopping available at the re-developed Beacon centre, a vibrant host of national and independent restaurants and bars, theatres and local sights to explore. From the most majestic view at the peak of Beachy Head (the highest chalk sea cliff in the UK) to the Coastal Cultural Trail that leads guests to enjoy contemporary art galleries by the sea and cycle-routes throughout the South Downs National Park. The Victorian bandstand and pier offer regular events in one direction and experience beautiful sunsets across to Birling Gap, lovely walking pathways too, overlooking the pretty red & white striped lighthouse towards the east. So much to do on the doorstep as well as inside this beautiful hotel.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Two of the finest restaurants in Eastbourne exist under the same roof at The Grand Hotel. Offering stylish and elegant or relaxed and informal, the hotel offers both award-winning restaurants under the watchful eye of Executive Head Chef, Hrvoje Loncarevic, with Head Chef, Michael Sutherland, showcasing fine dining in the Mirabelle Restaurant.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast from the crack of dawn, brunch and light bites in the lounges or terrace, luncheons, afternoon teas and a gourmet evening meal from a choice of a la carte and tasting menus.

The Grand's elegantly refurbished cocktail bar includes many signature cocktails as colourful as the history of the hotel itself. Eastbourne offers a choice of national and independent restaurants and bars within walking distance too.

Other Information

A highly individual hotel, part of the Elite Hotels experience... distinctive venues, distinctive experiences.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Free parking


Based on 15 reviews
The Grand Hotel

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Palm Court Strings Afternoon Tea: From being greeted at the car, and taken to the table, they felt very well looked after. Every member of staff that they came into contact with was so friendly, she cannot thank the staff enough. Nothing was too much trouble, and they really appreciated when they...

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

I just wanted to thank you and your team for providing an excellent reception at our family funeral last Tuesday. You did our late mother proud, just a pity she couldn't enjoy it herself! From the moment we walked in to the hotel and were greeted by you on New Year's Eve to the way your staff con...

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

Everyone we've come across has been very friendly and helpful. From the doorman, to concierge and the receptionist who check us in, everyone make us feel very welcome, offered a helping hand and provided us with information. The lady at the spa reception showed us through to the pool and explaine...

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

It's the personal treatment given to guests that is outstanding. It was my 80th birthday during our stay, and at dinner I was presented with a surprise cake with Happy Birthday and a candle , this made our evening

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

Excellent throughout, enhanced by imaginative dinner at the Mirabelle. Helpful and polite staff. comfortable room with a great view, delicious breakfast in the Garden restaurant. Altogether a delightful weekend

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

Excellent service over two stays, and in the arrangements for our family event. The staff are a really credit to the hotel. Attentive, courteous and professional from the moment one arrives to departure.

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

Thanks to everyone at the hotel. Everyone was very warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, and I really appreciated the effort

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

I wanted to express how much we enjoyed our stay. We stay all over the world and we have never experienced service like yours.

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

Lovely hotel and food great ambience and lots very facilities. Excellent.

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Facilities & information


Parking (free)

Public parking nearby (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

5 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture


Swimming pool


Children's cots

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Babysitting, Listening Services, Child Care

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Conference & Meetings

Bathroom & Laundry

Children's highchairs

Civil Licences

Four Poster Beds


Health & Beauty Treatments

Whirlpool Spa Baths, Hot Tubs



Steam Rooms

Pool/snooker table

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Room Service & Food/Drink

Hair dryers

DVD player


Bicycling, Cycling



Water sports

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Golf course (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Extra info

Nearest Airport: London Gatwick

Nearest Airport Time: 50 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 40

Nearest Train Station: Eastbourne

Nearest Railway Time: 5 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 1

Dinner Available: Yes

Dinner Price From: £25.50

Star Rating: 5

Vendor Accreditation: AA 5 Star, AA 2 Rosettes, Good Food Guide 5/10

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 152

Single room price from: £120.00

Single room price to: £355.00

Double twin room price from: £150.00

Double twin room price to: £250.00

Suite room price from: £385.00

Suite room price to: £720.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, EastbourneBN21 4EQ, United Kingdom

Follw the signs on the M25 for the M23 (Gatwick/Brighton), then follow signs for Lewes & Eastbourne. Take the A27 to Polegate and then Eastbourne seafront. Follow the seafront west and The Grand is located opposite the Western Lawns.

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