Grand Hotel Eastbourne – Eastbourne’s White Palace
The Grand Hotel Eastbourne is also called the White Palace by people living in the area. It is one of the few hotels that can offer such spectacular views of the cliffs at Beachy Head. The Grand Hotel was first opened in 1875 and since that time the outside of the building has not been changed a great deal. The hotel has been home to a number of celebrities such as Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin. In 1905 Debussy stayed at the Grand Hotel and this is in fact where he composed his famous La Mer. 1998 the hotel was purchased and a number of major renovations and restorations were made in order to bring it back to the way it once was.
This hotel screams elegance and sophistication right down to the marble fireplaces and dazzling chandeliers. Guests will be amazed with the design and décor of the hotel right down to the wide hallways that were once needed in order for a full evening dress to pass through the hallway easily. Over the last decade the Grand Hotel has become a popular location for weddings ceremonies and wedding receptions, so much so that there is a waiting list at least a year long. The reception rooms are large and can accommodate large numbers of people and you will feel as if you are getting married in a palace.
There are so many different types of rooms that it is hard to remember them all. All of the rooms have been decorated in a Victorian theme that will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time to a different era. Each room has the modern amenities needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay that you will not soon forget. In your room you will find a flat screen television with complimentary Sky channels, complimentary mineral water, and a trouser press. Guests of the hotel will enjoy free internet access, and tea and coffee making facilities. Room service is available twenty four hours per day and there is a luxurious bathroom and Molton Brown toiletries.
Many of Eastbourne’s best restaurants can be found at the Grand Hotel Eastbourne. Year after year these restaurants win awards for the fantastic food that is served there. The Mirabelle Restaurant specializes in serving only the finest European cuisine in a magical and elegant setting. If you are looking for something with a more relaxed atmosphere you will need to visit the Garden Restaurant. Here you will find high ceilings and spacious grandeur. This is the perfect restaurant when you are staying at the hotel with children. There are few restaurants that can match those found in this hotel for quality food and service.
For a romantic getaway the Grand Hotel Eastbourne is the perfect location. You can your partner can enjoy a luxurious stay at the hotel in addition to receive spa treatments and working out in the world class fitness center located on site. Included in your stay you will receive a complimentary candlelit dinner served in one of the two award winning restaurants or in the privacy of your own room. Before returning to the real world you will be treated to a champagne breakfast in bed. It doesn’t get any better than that.