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