About The Grand Hotel Brighton
The Grand Hotel is a huge Victorian building built in 1864, dating back from the days when the city took off as a tourist spot, helped greatly by the new railways. At the time it was famed for its superior facilities, which included 201 bedrooms, a lift, ballroom and billiards room. Unfortunately, in 1984, the hotel was the site of the bombing and attempted assassination attempt of then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. The Grand Hotel reopened in 1986, even better equipped than before, and now it is a great hotel and conference venue, as well as being a popular filming location.
Rooms at The Grand Hotel Brighton
This Brighton hotel is now a member of the De Vere hotel group, who have successfully retained the traditional atmosphere while suitably updating the venue for modern visitors. It still has 201 rooms, now classified into Classic and Deluxe rooms, with five individual and spacious suites. The in-room amenities are luxurious and suitably four-star. They include complimentary broadband Internet access, designer toiletries in the en suite bathrooms in the en suite bathrooms, and Egyptian cotton bedding.
Dining at The Grand Hotel Brighton
De Vere hotels always provide good restaurants, typically specialising in British cuisine, and The Grand artfully continues this trend. GB1 is a classy seafood restaurant that opened in early 2013. It makes the most of the hotel’s south coast surroundings for its catch. The menu is adorned with tempting dishes such as Fruits de Mer, Tikka marinated Monkfish and fish pie for your enjoyment. Guests are also given the option of enjoying the Victoria Lounge Bar & Terrace. This area is open 24hrs a day for hotel residents. However during the day Victoria offers coffee and light meals, as well as Sussex Cream Tea.
Facilities at The Grand Hotel Brighton
The best thing about The Grand is its position on the Brighton seafront. However it also has a comfortable selection of guest facilities. The hotel carries a selection of conference spaces, the largest being able to seat up to 800 delegates, and it can be used as a wedding venue. Unusually, the hotel can also offer a 43ft yacht, the AnnabelOlivia, which can be used for sailing days or corporate events.
- Number of Rooms: 201
- Number of Conference Rooms: 11
- Restaurant: King’s Restaurant
- Leisure: Gym, in-room spa treatments
- Internet: Complimentary broadband Internet
- Parking: 47 spaces (charged), additional NCP nearby
- Nearest Rail: Brighton Rail, approx 0.75mile