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10 Luxury Sussex Hotels

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Looking for something a little bit special? Feel the need to be pampered and spoilt in fabulous surroundings, with outstanding food and drink? Or just want to explore Sussex while staying in style? Excellent! Then why not check out our pick of 10 luxury Sussex hotels?

The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

In the UK’s top destination of Eastbourne, The Grand Hotel stands majestic! It describes itself as, “The finest 5-star hotel by the sea in Sussex” and is also known as The White Palace. The rooms are more than a nod to the days when the rich and the royal came to Eastbourne. They have deluxe sea view rooms and Penthouse Suites known for “their stunning interior decoration, luxurious bathrooms with whirlpool baths, and best of all, large balconies with spectacular views of the coastline”.

The Grand Eastbourne

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Alexander House & Utopia Spa, Turners Hill

Alexander House and Utopia Spa has a touch of magic about it. Just outside Turners Hill in West Sussex, it’s a Jacobean manor with 120 acres of beautiful gardens and a number of lovingly renovated out-buildings. Everything about it from the moment you arrive is the epitome of English style and great service.

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The Grand Brighton, Brighton

Set right on the seafront, The Grand Brighton first opened its doors in 1864 and has since found its place as part of Brighton’s heritage. When it was first built, the building was “revered as a feat of Victorian architectural brilliance” and it has an impressive facade, ornate interiors, famously outstanding service, and a dramatic sweeping staircase. There’s everything you want here from the stellar restaurant Cyan, a fabulous Victoria Bar and the Victoria Terrace, whilst the rooms all have beautiful interiors and luxurious finishing touches.

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Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, Cuckfield

Part of the Historic Sussex Hotel group and family-owned, Ockenden Manor is set in an Elizabethan manor house with 28 lavishly decorated rooms. It also has a stunning and modern spa and an award-winning restaurant, all found in eight acres of grounds with views of the South Downs and Cuckfield Park. Full of character and charm, with wood-panelled snugs, cosy fires, and a breakfast room that opens onto the lawns, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend break come summer or winter. And don’t miss their afternoon tea.

Ockenden Manor

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Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, Horsham

Owned by South African entrepreneur, Penny Streeter OBE, Leonardslee is a 19th century Italianate-style house known for its stunning lakes and gardens, its Michelin star restaurant, its newly planted vines and South African wine, its wallabies, art, and sculpture. They also have 10 rooms, each individually furnished by Fiona from Johnston Parke Interiors Studio, using some of the biggest and best names in the British interiors business. This elegant touch of individualism for each room means every space is unique.

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Amberley Castle, Amberley

What about staying in a castle? Amberley Castle dates back to 1103 and over the centuries has been transformed into a fortified manor house complete with crenelations, battlements and a portcullis. It is dripping in history and has a reputation for outstanding cuisine.  You can dine in the magnificent Queen’s Room, with its barrel-vaulted ceiling dating back to the 12th century and open fire or The Great Room, built in 1165 with its high lancet windows, open fireplace, oak flooring, tapestry and suits of armour. There are 19 bedrooms, all unique in design, and furnished with antiques and fine fabrics.

Amberley Castle

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Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, Climping

Another hotel in the family-owned Historic Sussex Hotels group, Bailiffscourt has a unique atmosphere and sits right on the stunning West Sussex coast at Climping. With thirty-nine luxurious bedrooms in a series of charming houses and cottages and an award-winning spa and Medieval chapel, this hotel feels wonderfully evocative and is a real chance to get away from it all. You can also enjoy outstanding cuisine in a restaurant with Medieval style architecture, mullioned windows and tapestry-hung walls or take your coffee in the sun-soaked courtyard or rose garden.

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South Lodge, Horsham

South Lodge is a luxury spa hotel with views of the South Downs, award-winning dining and a state-of-the-art spa. Known for its dining experiences in The Pass, Camellia restaurant and delicious afternoon teas, this 19th century neo-Jacobean style country house hosted Winston Churchill as a regular guest and is also known for being home to the largest single Rhododendron in England at over 150 years old and currently measuring 25 feet.

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Goodwood Hotel, Chichester 

Not far from Chichester and right on the edge of the South Downs, The Goodwood Hotel combines award-winning food, stylish, comfortable rooms, and sustainability. With a golf course and 12,000 acres, the hotel is biomass-powered and provides a home-grown, farm-to-fork food experience in its restaurants.

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Gravetye Manor, near East Grinstead

Gravetye Manor was built in 1598 and has 17 bedrooms, 1,000 acres of beautiful grounds, and a Michelin-star restaurant. It was once home to one of the world’s greatest gardeners but has been a hotel since 1958 and has undergone sympathetic improvements over the last 12 years making it one of Sussex’s premier hotels.

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