The town of Eastbourne has been one of the top seaside resorts in the United Kingdom for more than 200 years. Its convenient location (just two hours south of London), the spectacular natural scenery of its surroundings, and its quaint character are some of the town’s most attractive features. The Sussex town also enjoys almost 2,000 hours of sunshine every year, so this resort is the ideal destination for those who need a relaxing (but convenient) beach getaway or short break.
Although there is no shortage of accommodation options in town, visitors who want to indulge in some classic luxury during their stay in Eastbourne should consider staying at The Grand Hotel. This venue is the only 5-star seaside hotel in England, and it has been nicknamed “the white palace”, in allusion to its magnificent Victorian architecture. The Grad Hotel first opened its doors in 1875, and a great deal of effort has been put into restoring the building so that it reflects the charm and elegance of its first days. Over the years, the Grand Hotel has welcomed personalities as important as Winston Churchill and Claude Debussy.
The Grand Hotel is located right by the seafront. From its gardens, visitors have outstanding views of the iconic chalk cliff area known as Beach Head. The Grand has been awarded several awards and recognitions, such as the prestigious Condé Nast Most Excellent Waterside Hotel in Great Britain and Ireland or the Best Venue in the Prestigious Star Awards of 2012.
Accommodation at the Grand Hotel comes in the form of 152 rooms and suites, where guests can choose between inland or sea views. All rooms at the Grand are decorated in line with the hotel’s classic style and come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a safety deposit box, ensuite bathrooms equipped with a bath tub and with complimentary toiletries, and individual temperature controls.
The Grand serves contemporary cuisine at its two restaurants, which include the award-winning Mirabelle, which has also been listed as one of the best 50 restaurants in the country. The Mirabelle is open for lunch and dinner only from Tuesday to Saturday. The Garden restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday luncheons and includes a vegetarian-friendly menu. The Grand also serves afternoon teas and has a dedicated cocktail lounge. Private dining is available on request.
The health facilities at the Grand Hotel include a modern fitness club (with sauna, solarium, snooker room, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a gym), and its spa, which offers a range of massage options, aromatherapy and other alternative treatments, tanning, hairdressing, as well as its signature treatments like full body organic Moor mud experiences, luxury alpine foot treatments, and its exclusive dreams ritual.
The Grand also offers business and conferencing facilities and special packages for honeymooning couples and families with children.
For bookings visit http://www.grandeastbourne.com/ or call +44 (0)1323 412345