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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, 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 NEW Executive Head Chef, Hrvoje Loncarevic, with Chef Stephanie Malvoisin 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 set, a la carte and tasting menus.

The Grand's NEWLY 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.

Other Information

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

Top Facilities

Free WiFi

Facilities & Information


Child Friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)


Swimming pool


Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Awards / Descriptions

Conference & Meetings

Bathroom & Laundry

Civil Licences

Four Poster Beds


Health & Beauty Treatments

Jacuzzis, Hot Tubs



Steam Rooms

Pool/snooker table

Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Room Service & Food/Drink

DVD player


Bicycling, Cycling



Water Sports

Golf course (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: £37.00

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: £315.00

Double twin room price from: £150.00

Suite room price from: £385.00

Suite room price to: £720.00


01323 412345
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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.


The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

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

The Grand Hotel

4.5 5 0.5

We had a great weekend break. Will definitely visit again. Staff were all friendly helpful and courteous. The hotel was great. Good location and service all round. The Food in both the garden restaurant and Mirabelle was fabulous. I really enjoyed my own menu to meet my vegetarian requirements. The sink under the rim was dirty and so was the overflow. Only a small thing but could be improved with attention to detail.

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

Beautiful building, staff were great and the food was lovely too.

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

A wonderful stay at The Grand Hotel. I can recommend the Spa B&B gift experience at The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne. My husband and I had a very relaxing time and it felt like we were being treated like royalty! The location is excellent for walks along the extremely pleasant seafront too.

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

Fantastic food in the Mirabelle restaurant every time, first class service as always and one of the best wine lists in Eastbourne!

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

I stayed here with my family (2 adults and 3 children). From check in to check out we were treated to a five star experience that we cannot fault. The staff are all wonderful. The food and staff in the Garden Restaurant were amazing. My daughter has a peanut allergy and their expertise and sensitivity towards her meant that her dining experience was un-hampered in any way. The suite was spacious and well equipped. The leisure facilities were clean and both the indoor and outdoor pools were well enjoyed during our stay. We would not hesitate to...

The Grand Hotel

5.0 5 0.5

Grand experience all round My partners family frequent this hotel often for their family holiday and have done for years. I was lucky enough to join them once at Christmas a few years ago and then again during the air show recently. The hotel is lovely, the pool is great, they do a good silver service and the restaurant is exceptional for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the staff always say hello which is a nice touch. Hope to be back again soon, Thanks, Lauren

The Grand Hotel

A magical place to enjoy the Christmas break. One of the last traditional hotels that make you feel truly special. A perfect place for Children (we have 3) all well catered with plenty to do. Would recommend to anyone,

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