A Stay At The Grand Hotel Brighton. My Escape!

With all the decorating well under way and deliveries of furniture to our tiny London abode, you may have seen the progress a week or so ago? I was lucky enough to escape for a couple of days. My decorator is a good friend of ours and with the chance of dog sitters plus the fact that he could just crack on with the work, it made sense to make an escape.

I’ve always wanted to visit The Grand Hotel in Brighton. Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the Brighton seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

I was super excited about visiting The Grand even though I was only staying for a couple of days. I wasn’t disappointed in any way shape or form I absolutely loved it. And if you’re ever going to Brighton for a stay I recommend that you take a look at staying at this stunning hotel

A huge lump of a building built in 1862 apparently it was the tallest of buildings at that time. We were actually on the seventh floor right at the top (and I don’t do lifts!) I did consider asking to change the room but once I saw it and the view, I loved it and decided to suffer the stairs instead. keep fit was what I kept telling myself!

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

On arrival, we were greeted by Paul a really friendly chap who carried our bags in from the car. Throughout our stay at The Grand, we discovered that Paul could tell you anything you needed to know, where to go, the best places and even the best places to park if visiting any of them.

First impressions of The Grand Hotel – Wow!

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

Friendly staff greeted us and the bell boys took our luggage to our room. A complimentary bottle of wine was given to welcome our stay, I thought that was a nice touch. I imediatley wanted to explore the whole of the hotel.

The arcitecture and plush surroundings were gorgeous. I was so happy that I booked the hotel after wanting to visit for so many years. It was everything I was expecting.

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

I took this shot from the fifth floor. I had two more floors to climb! Having said that, I never tired of looking at bits and pieces on each of the floors. There was seating on each of the landings and I did stop a couple of times to suck all that gorgeous architecture in.

I loved looking around the hotel sucking in all the arcitecture

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

Because we were staying on the top floor we had this beautiful glass dome roof on our landing. I decided this would be a great place for photos and make use of the light. You may have seen the Sequin dress that I wore?

So happy with our room!

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

The suite was large with two armchairs and a sofa plus a perfect seafront view, I bet it glorious in summer and way better than my January view but I was very happy none the less.

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

The room had everything that we needed for our two-day stay. All very well equipt with the necessities. It was so peaceful and relaxing. As I said in the post last week, all I wanted to do was take some good quality time out and be lazy. Dee wanted to go downstairs to the bar but I chose to just lounge and enjoy the room. I wanted to be fresh for a long day out the next day and explore Brighton.

Breakfast at The Grand

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

The breakfast service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. I arrived to fill my belly early, I wanted to get a good shot of the breakfast room before it was full of people. I did think about visiting the Spa because they had some good January offers on but decided to get ready for a day out shopping instead.

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

The menu for breakfast was very good. Copious amounts of tea, just how I like it. Dee had a full English and I had poached eggs on toast. the staff were amazingly friendly and nothing was too much trouble. There’s nothing better than being made to feel special at any type of place you visit and the staff did just that.

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

There were beautiful settings in so many places in the hotel. I wished I had packed a larger suitcase for more photos but then I did have to think of giving the photographer a break I guess!

Shopping in Brighton

Many years ago I stayed in a hotel along the seafront and I remember walking past The Grand Hotel wishing that I was staying there.

We walked through lots of the little lanes that Brighton is famous for. full of independent retailers stocking something a little different. Boutiques, Jewellers, interior and vintage clothing can be found.

Clothing couldn’t be further from my mind at the moment, it’s all about interiors and decorating for me. I relished on the idea of me being in Brighton while at home progress was taking place while I was there!

A meal at Jamie Olivers

We had a fabulous meal at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant. I really recommend it if you visit Brighton. The meal was delicious and I was surprised at how purse friendly all the meals were priced.

Of course, the time went so quickly while we were in Brighton. The hotel, shopping and relaxing time out ended way too quickly for my liking! But if you are ever going to Brighton for a stay, treat yourself to a stay at The Grand Hotel. I loved every minute of it.

The Grand Hotel Brighton

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42 Comments

  1. February 7, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    FAB-U-LOUS – just my sort of post and sort of place. You know I’ve never been in – thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:46 am

      Glad you enjoyed Stephanie xx

  2. February 7, 2019 / 9:32 am

    Oh just wanted to add that I experienced the same thing about Hotel d’Anglettere in Copenhagen when I first moved to Denmark. Do you know it? It’s still in my bucket list, I WILL stay there one day!!!
    Hugs, Mary x.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:46 am

      Don’t know that one Mary. Will look it up xx

  3. February 4, 2019 / 8:04 pm

    What a stunning hotel – I’d love to visit one day. 🙂
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:47 am

      You must Morgan. Beautiful place xx

  4. February 3, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    Thanks for this blow by blow account of The Grand – it looks wonderful and is now on my bucket list too. Living in the lap of luxury could easily become a habit, don’t you agree Laurie. I’ve just returned from the 5 star Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town and golly, how easily I adapted to that way of life!
    Have a super week!
    Anna x

    • laurie
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 6:48 am

      Isn’t it the best Anna! xx

  5. February 1, 2019 / 4:52 am

    This hotel looks pretty impressing. Was the bottle of champagne ordered or because of you?

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:24 pm

      It was the complimentary wine Nicole xx

  6. January 31, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    What a beautiful place to visit. I would love to go here 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at the Creative Mondays #LinkUp

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:25 pm

      Well worth a look if you’re ever that way Claire xx

  7. January 31, 2019 / 5:03 pm

    Looks like a really lovely place!!

    Angela

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:28 pm

      It really was Angela. If you’re ever visiting the Uk I recommend Brighton. Thanks for stopping by xx

  8. January 30, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    What a fun place to stay! My husband and I are planning a trip to England soon and I’ve been reading about Brighton. So, it was fun to get some glimpses!

    Virginia |

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:30 pm

      I hope you enjoy Virginia. It’s a beautiful English seaside town. Thanks for stopping by xx

  9. January 30, 2019 / 2:53 am

    This is a beautiful hotel. I love these impressive stairs. This hotel has atmosphere and you were able to capture that with your pictures.

    Anna

  10. January 29, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    Oh wow, what an incredible place to stay! the interior looks beautiful and it’s wonderful that you could stay there after wanting to before. It looks so beautiful 🙂

    Hope that you had a nice start to the week 🙂 The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I’d love you to join! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  11. January 29, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    What a luxurious stay, your room was delightful, though I would have bitten the bullet and used the lift! You outfits were perfect for the stay over. And ever hotel should clone that Paul, what an asset!
    Hugs, Mary x.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot.com

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:38 pm

      He was such a lovely chap Mary. So helpful even down to where was best to park whilst out xx

  12. January 29, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    Wow, The Grand looks like a beautiful elegant hotel Laurie! It all looks very luxurious. I have never been to Brighton but will keep The Grand in mind as we have friends who live there.
    Alison xxx

    • laurie
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      February 3, 2019 / 9:38 pm

      I totally recommend xx

  13. January 29, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    A hotel I have always fancied staying in so shall add to the bucket list. Looks lovely and a great informative review from you too. My brother used to live in Lewes so I used to visit Brighton often – one-off special town #AnythingGoes

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:40 pm

      Thank you so much Kate. It really felt special and even if you don’t stay there you could pop in for ta. Thanks for stopping by xx

  14. January 28, 2019 / 9:10 pm

    I love these historic places as they’re so full of character and atmosphere. It sounds like this was just the best visit at the exact right time for you – and I love you in that blouse and cute little pants!! Thank you for sharing, Laurie!! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏 donnadoesdresses.com

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      Oh it so was Donna. I’m glad you enjoyed reading xx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks Jo xx

  15. January 28, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    WOW, what a grand place to stay and enjoy. The decor is just so stunning X #anythinggoes

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Thanks Sam. Thanks for stopping by xx

  16. January 28, 2019 / 4:36 pm

    Wow, what an absolutely spectacular hotel, Laurie! It all looks very luxurious. I haven’t been to Brighton but will definitely keep The Grand in mind for when I finally do. xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      You must pay a visit Ann xx

  17. January 28, 2019 / 12:23 pm

    It certainly looks like a beautiful hotel, Laurie! It reminds me of one that we stayed in in France a few years ago, which was gorgeous too.
    I love Brighton. I’ve only been once but we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had an amazing vegetarian lunch in town and it was memorable to say the least!
    Hope all is fab with you.
    Hugs
    Suzy xxx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:43 pm

      Thanks Suzy, it was really lovely to stay there xx

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:44 pm

      It makes a change for you to be loving one of my visits Maria! I’m always admiring the places you stay in xx

  18. January 27, 2019 / 7:07 pm

    Oh Laurie you know how much I enjoyed this post. I have tears in my eyes. My beloved Brighton.And can you believe that I didn’t know that there was a Jamies restaurant there!!!! I showed it to Gerben and told him, yes told him, that we are going to eat there in February! Thank you!!!

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:45 pm

      I look forward to hearing about it Nancy. Jamie’s is easy to find too xx

  19. January 27, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    I had an afternoon tea there a few years ago. It was wonderful and the hotel certainly was impressive. We also looked around the lanes, and I just had to stop by in Chockywockydoodaa!
    You look very relaxed and happy, I’m sure you had a super time. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks Jacqui. It was wonderful xx

  20. January 27, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    I have many happy memories of The Grand, the last being tea with Nancy and Penny. Thank you for sharing your fabulous photos.

    Anna at muttonstyle

    • laurie
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 9:47 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post Anna. xx

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