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The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EQ, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a difficult one as The Grand has so much going for it. The history of the building and it's music and radio past are exceptional. However there were moments where I felt I was in a mausoleum. Everything is subdued and badly lit, although there is information about the history in sections of the hotel, it doesn't draw... More

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France
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can only recommend staying at this well preserved and beautifully run Victorian relic which maintains so much of the flair of a bygone era. As a family with two kids and a teenager we have stayed at the Grand in Eastbourne several times. It is a fantastic place from which to enjoy the spectacular Eastbourne Airshow "Airbourne". We booked... More

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Waterford, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've travelled to Eastbourne and stayed at The Grand on business many times. This time, it was a pleasure trip with my wife. What a great place to treat yourself to some old world elegance; the beautiful old building, the fantastic breakfast and unsurpassed service from the staff. Fantastic!

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live quite local to the Grand and often walk along the sea front past the hotel. On several occasions my wife had said how wonderful it must be to stay somewhere like the Grand but due to the expense thought it would never happen. I booked a room and evening meal as a surprise for her 50th birthday and... More

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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This wonderful hotel (known locally as The Wedding Cake because of it's intricate white exterior) stands the test of time. If you want perfectly posh, then this is NOT the place for you! This Grand Old Lady has seen better times decor-wise, for sure, but this just adds to the charm. The whole point of the Grand is the service... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very pleasant afternoon tea however somewhat sparse. The menu for afternoon tea was egg mayonnaise and tomato sandwiches, coronation chicken , cream cheese and cucumber, and salmon.which myself i don't eat cream cheese or egg and my friend does not eat coronation chicken. we asked for alternatives such as ham or something. when the sandwiches came out I had one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A palace that takes you back in time to an era of bygone days, when service was of the upmost importance and still is today!! when you walk into the lobby and the staff smile and with a warm voice and say welcome back to the Grand, we hope you enjoy your stay with us again? Before you go to... More

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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights on August bank holiday weekend. Let me say first that without exception the staff were very good and the public areas of the hotel well presented. However , this is not a five star hotel as far as rooms are concerned. Room 205 was dark ( very little natural light) and even with all lights... More

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not fault anything about this hotel, the service was amazing all the staff were friendly, it was very clean, comfortable beds, lovely dinner and breakfast. My husband and I both had spa treatments which were also perfect, great room service. Look forward to staying there again. A true 5 star experience.

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

old hotel, outside fassade needs more than painting. food in the restaurant small portions, almost tasteless not 5 star and for sure overpriced. rooms acceptable, mattresses old and bathroom more than tiny with old fittings. within almost 100 tv channels not only one of a foreign, at least european, tv station. sorry but we're foreigners. if you want value for... More

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Address: King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4EQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Grand Hotel Eastbourne 5*
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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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