For us, the summer holidays are all about making the most of the beautiful British seaside. That's why we've teamed up with super-luxe The Grand Hotel Eastbourne to offer one lucky AOL Travel user the chance to win a five-star break for two in East Sussex.
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The winner will enjoy one night of Victorian splendour, with a stay for two in an Executive Sea View room at The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, dinner in the Garden Restaurant as well as breakfast the next morning and full use of the facilities in The Health Club.
The five-star Grand Hotel Eastbourne is positioned at the western end of Eastbourne's promenade and reflects the town's illustrious past.
Having been meticulously restored to its former glory by Elite Hotels, the hotel epitomises the grandeur of the Victorian era. Affectionately known as 'The White Palace', it commands breathtaking views of the sea and dramatic cliffs at Beachy Head.
Situated at the foot of the rolling South Downs, The Grand is ideally placed for exploring the beautiful county of Sussex, with its many attractions.
The hotel's strong sense of history is apparent from the outset. The large gilded columns that line The Grand Hotel, the splendid chandeliers and high-backed chairs around the roaring log fire, all set the scene for arriving guests.
There are a number of charming bedrooms, each one unique in layout and most with breathtaking views overlooking the sea. Decorated in rich fabrics and fine linens they are perfectly in keeping with the style of the hotel.
The Health Club at The Grand provides a superbly equipped setting where guests can enjoy facilities including an indoor swimming pool, which is open all year round, and an outdoor heated pool during the summer months. Tuning, toning and trimming are just some of the attractions of The Grand's Health Club. The Club also enjoys a wide range of activities and leisure pursuits. From relaxing beauty treatments to muscle-testing technology in the gym, elegant coiffure in the hair salon to cue control on the snooker table, it exercises both body and soul.
The Garden Restaurant, despite its high ceilings and period elegance, possesses a surprisingly intimate atmosphere which is both inviting and informal. Here you can enjoy a menu based around traditional British favourites created with a modern twist including fresh fish and the best produce that the surrounding Sussex farms have to offer.
Guests can also enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in one of the most famous hotel lounges, which has been a centre for social activity since 1875. Among the splendour of its imposing marble columns, intricate mouldings and stunningly decorative ceiling, the Great Hall will transport you back in time to a bygone era.
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The prize includes: An overnight stay for two in an Executive Sea View room at The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, dinner in the Garden Restaurant as well as breakfast the next morning and full use of the facilities in The Health Club.The stay must be taken between Sunday and Thursday, and is subject to availability. Bank holidays, Christmas, New Year and high season are not included. The prize must be claimed by 31 March 2014. Additional requirements to those included in the prize e.g. spa treatments can be requested, subject to availability, but will be chargeable.
For your chance to win this amazing prize, visit our Facebook page and enter your details before 15 August 2013