We stayed at the Grand Hotel for a friends wedding. From the outside the hotel is very 'Grand' a stunning building and the entrance lobby and lounges are beautiful(although on closer inspection needed a good clean!) Once we got to our room the disapointment started. The furniture was old and falling apart, the bathroom carpet(enough said) was not fitted properly and the shower over the bath was nothing more than a trickle and as for the shower curtain!! We felt like we were spending the weekend at grannys house rather than a 5 Star hotel. As the weather was pretty grim we decided to take advantage of the hotels spa facilities. We really wished we hadn't bothered, the spa area itself was dirty, the floor was covered in what looked like dirt from the grout in the tiles and hairs everywhere!! The swimming pool was ok, but cast your eyes upward and you can see ceiling tiles hanging down and all the ventilation grates were filthy. Not as filty though as the hot tub which had a discusting brown layer of foam on it and the tiles on the side of the tub near the filter were also covered in a grey coating of grime. The changing rooms were not much better, changing room doors that didn't lock and locker doors hanging off and the fitted furniture looked like it was really for scrapping years ago. All in all a really disappointing experience and not what you would expect from a 5 Star hotel, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Eastbourne Grand Hotel