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The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

With cash in hand you can stay at the Grand where nothing is bland, bar the beach...It has no sand! You can stroll the prom with much aplomb or sit in the corner like Little Jack Horner, a famous Eastbourner?

very pleasant stay,excepting for the view outside my window. Hotel staff, very helpful. The Hotel was very comfortable. I have recommended the hotel to my friends and family. I will be visiting Eastbourne next year,when I visit property in Bexhill-on-sea.

I booked a “surprise” afternoon tea for my auntie to celebrate a special birthday for her. The very small selection of sandwiches was a joke. We had 3 triangle sandwiches each, not even a whole sandwich !! We had hoped they would have replenished the plate with at least another 2 each , that’s not being greedy , that would have been just a normal amount for the money . The scones were lovely , at least you had 2 of them each . Also disappointed about the little cakes , again only 2 each !! Very pricy for the amount given . I have been to quite a few places for afternoon tea and find that yours was overpriced with less food. Previous reviews said the same recently , which is a shame . Would not return I’m afraid.

The menu was not only duplicated, but triplicated most of the time, with perhaps one main course only altered. As we stayed for seven nights this was very noticeable and we think perhaps that the menu could be more varied.

Having experienced a most enjoyable stay with our parents in August my wife and I decided to return by ourselves in September. From the moment we drove up to the entrance we received friendly and cheerful service. All the staff went out of their way to be of assistance and indeed it is the welcoming ambiance of the hotel that is so striking. In addition, the Mirabelle and Garden restaurants offered excellent meals in a very relaxing environment. Our room (300) had excellent views across the water and was well equipped and most comfortably furnished. We would also recommend the Indian head massage! The hotel is ideally situated to provide guests with easy access to the delights of Eastbourne, one of which we consider to be the quirky but excellent Curzon cinema and another is the fish and chip shop at the entrance to the pier. We enjoyed the bandstand when we came in August but it was closed on our return. As the tides did not permit us to have the intended visit to the rock pools we have a reason for yet another visit. Many thanks to all the staff.

Everything about this hotel was excellent, clean comfortable spacious room and excellent food. We had booked a spa break and had a massage which was very relaxing. Service was attentive but not intrusive

I decided to treat my wife to two days in Eastbourne and where better to stay than the Grand Hotel From the moment we arrived we could not have been treated better and they even knew it was kathy's birthday on Sunday I cannot praise enough the staff and quality of the food etc - they have yet again raised the bar looking forward to our next visit

Great old English hotel. People who work there are so nice, kind and helpful - I have nothing but praise for them. Some of the poshest hotels could learn a thing or two from you! Oh, and the food was delicious! To sum up, we really enjoyed our stay there! Thank you!

From the moment you arrive to the time you leave you will be treated as a VIP. Every member of staff is there to attend to your every need. It was like been transported back in time with shoe polishing and Turn down service, all these little luxuries really make a difference.

Was looked after from start to finish 5 stars ,swimming pool was like a bath , sauna lovely and clean , food was excellent staff were top class , bar service was excellent only needed to look up and same one was at your service , bar snacks lovely

King Edwards Parade Eastbourne England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Eastbourne Pier
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Eastbourne Seafront within a short walk of Eastbourne Pier, The Grand Hotel Eastbourne is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum. This 152-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also a short walk from Congress Theatre and Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at Mirabelle Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 152 individually decorated rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.

Property features

At The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for GBP 60.00 per vehicle roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, Partial Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, City View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite, City View

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1729 reviews