Perhaps it is the number of prominent guests to whom The Grand Hotel Eastbourne has played host for more than a century that seems to give it the commanding and regal air that has seen it dubbed, ‘The White Palace’. Winston Churchill and Debussy are only two of an illustrious list that elected to make this establishment their temporary home. Debussy, in fact, has been honoured by his name being permanently attached to the room in which he composed La Mer in 1905; the Debussy suite is in much demand among classical music lovers and romantic historians.
The hotel is steeped in a history and tradition that appeals to the romantic in every individual, which is why it has long been a sought-after venue for weddings.
The hotel’s 4 reception rooms are truly a step back in time to an era of old time grandeur, elegance and style. Wedding co-ordinators are on hand to advise couples on the numerous packages on offer ranging from small family affairs to more extravagant celebrations. If required, they will also assist in the planning of an event unique to the couple. Newlyweds may elect to spend a night in one of the hotel’s 152 charmingly luxurious rooms where four-poster beds and modern, flat screen televisions represent the best of the old and the new. Modern spa facilities offer a wide variety of rejuvenating treatments, sauna and steam rooms and relaxing massage therapies to revive overtaxed energy levels. The location also offers a variety of entertainment options for both the active guest and those committed to complete relaxation.
The Grand Hotel Eastbourne features large balconies on which guests may choose to have a quiet drink while taking in the spectacular ocean views and the Beachy Head cliffs. It also boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, or guests may prefer a dip in the ocean and long strolls along the beach. Dinner can be enjoyed in one of two award-winning restaurants within the hotel, and Eastbourne itself offers a lot to keep visitors happily occupied.
The Eastbourne area is literally filled with castles to explore. There are also numerous museums to keep historians engrossed, and art galleries for the cultured. South Downs National Park is there for the nature lover and, for local atmosphere, there is no shortage of traditional pubs, wine bars and restaurants. If this is still a little tame for the truly adventurous, then Eastbourne is still a wonderful place to begin a new partnership before jetting off to a more exotic honeymoon location. It is difficult not to over-enthuse about The Grand Hotel Eastbourne; it is a 5 star establishment that more than earns its solid reputation for service excellence.
Visit the website http://www.grandeastbourne.com/ for bookings or call +44 (0)1323 412345