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The Compton Room

The Compton Room

The magnificent Compton Room can seat up to 300 delegates theatre style and has its own built in stage and dance floor


Lindsay Hawley


King Edwards Parade,
East Sussex,
BN21 4EQ


Known as the 'White Palace', the Grand Hotel stands on the west end of King Edward's Parade with the beach right on its doorsteps. This 19th Century hotel has been sympathetically restored and modernised to meet 21st century requirements.

Conference and meeting events of all sizes can be accommodated at the Grand. With 17 exceptional meeting rooms, all offering natural day light, numbers from 2 - 300 are expertly looked after by our dedicated Events team.

The Devonshire Suite, located on three floors, is a purpose built area of the hotel to keep your group together for the duration of your stay. The Devonshire Suite is also ideal for your Exhibition needs, with areas to hold break out meetings, seminar sessions and refreshment breaks.

Training courses are perfect at the Grand, all our rooms have natural daylight so your guests don't tire during sessions.

Luxury 5 star accommodation with 152 bedrooms provides the perfect base for discerning conference delegates across the globe.

Guests have complimentary use of the hotels heath club which includes indoor and outdoor pools, gym and 8 beauty rooms.

For special events whatever the occasion, we have the room for you. From the stunning Gallery Room overlooking the Great Hall, to a sit down dinner for 200 in the Compton Room. Birthdays, Baby Showers, Graduations, Dinner Dances, you name it we can do it.

Beds: 152 Rooms

Delegates: 300

Free broadband internet in bedroomsBusiness supportLeisure facilities onsiteMobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptionsFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired



See location of Grand Hotel on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 611810  Lat: 50.76014 Long: 0.28281

By Car - Junction 7 of the M25 signposted M23 - Gatwick and Brighton. The M23 becomes the A23, follow to the junction with A27 signposted Lewes and Eastbourne. Follow A27 Eastwards.
By Train - Direct Trains from London Victoria and London Bridge. 90 minutes duration.
By Air - Gatwick Airport is the nearest main Airport. Direct trians run to Eastbourne at 1 hour duration.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Eastbourne station


  • Free broadband internet in bedroomsFree broadband internet in bedrooms
  • Business supportBusiness support
  • Leisure facilities onsiteLeisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

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