The rooms and suites recall the days when hotels in East Sussex were the seaside playground of the Victorian rich and famous, and when the wealthy would descend on The Grand with entire entourages.
Today, this tradition has been adapted by offering the height of luxury, comfort and facilities across a range of bedrooms offering outstanding accommodation. The Presidential and Penthouse Suites which are noted for their stunning interior decoration, four poster beds, luxurious bathrooms with whirlpool baths, and best of all, large balconies with spectacular views of the coastline.
Many rooms face onto the sea so imagine throwing open your heavy drapes in the morning and being greeted by sunlight sparkling on the waves. After all, according to records Eastbourne is the sunniest place in Britain.
Stylish and elegant or relaxed and informal, you’ll find two of the finest restaurants in Eastbourne under one roof at The Grand under the watchful eye of Executive Chef, Keith Mitchell.
THE MIRABELLE RESTAURANT
Since the day it opened its doors, the Mirabelle Restaurant has garnered numerous awards, accolades and critical notices from the UK's top food writers. The Independent voted the Mirabelle amongst the UK’s Top 50 best restaurants and it has featured regularly in the Good Food Guide for many years.
THE GARDEN RESTAURANT
Despite its high ceilings and period elegance, you’ll find a surprisingly intimate atmosphere which is both inviting and informal. Traditional British favourites created with a modern twist inspired by loca produce from land and sea.
Afternoon tea in the sumptuous splendour of the Great Hall, with strings playing gently in the background, is just one of the many gorgeous settings where afternoon tea can be sampled.
Few hotels offer such a complete range of leisure facilities including a luxury outdoor swimming pool, choice of dining options that includes arguably the finest gourmet restaurant on the entire south coast.
However, it’s a unique blend of friendly service that’s just as important for bringing families, young romantics and anniversary couples back to The Grand Hotel time and time again. Many of the team have been with the hotel for ten or twenty years or more. It’s as if they find The Grand just as hard to leave as the guests do.
The Grand is within easy reach of the M25, is an hour’s drive from Gatwick Airport and an hour and three quarters’ drive from Heathrow Airport. Situated at the foot of the rolling South Downs, it’s ideally placed for exploring the beautiful county of Sussex with its many attractions including historic Pevensey Castle, Glyndebourne Opera House, Sheffield Park Gardens and magnificent coastline.