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South Sands Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Bolt Head, Salcombe TQ8 8LL, England
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Ranked #6 of 11 hotels in Salcombe
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best hotels we have stayed in it's 1st class in every way. The staff were particularly kind and helpful. It's position is superb, overlooking the estuary. We had breakfast each morning on the terrace watching the boats sail past. We will definitely return very soon.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant staff very friendly. Amazing meal best fish and chips we have ever had. I love the location. Very welcoming as well. Love it.will quite happily go back many times found it absolutely brilliant and the meals were excellent and so was the snacks and drinks.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a lovely evening celebrating our friends 50th birthday, with a very adequate meal, including starter, main, pudding and coffees, with very good service from our waiter, our friends went to pay the bill and after questioning one item on the bill, we discovered that actually, there were many discrepancies, where we were charged for double and actually extras we... More

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charles e, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It should never have happened and was an honest mix up between tables for which we are truly sorry! We are trying to offer fantastic value at South Sands were your lunch can cost you from as little as £9.95 for a main course and dinner starting at £14.95. Our... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

once again we have just got back from a lovely stay at the south sands hotel. excellent service all round and gorgeous food in the restaurant. the staff cannot do enough for you. cannot wait to stay again in October

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at this hotel several times before and this is the first year that we are disappointed with the experience. The location of the hotel is superb and on previous occasions the quality of the food in the restaurant matched the exquisite views. However this year the food served in the restaurant was disappointing to say the least.... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm welcome, excellent rooms, delicious food, stunning location.. All the ingredients for a perfect holiday and it truly was. Breakfast served on the outside terrace over looking the bay was a real treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here with group of friends as part of a mature stag weekend. Had to pay very expensive deposit months in advance to secure a luxury room for my friend and I. Imagine my disgust when we were shown to a ground floor disabled room with front window facing the busy street! Especially when all other guests got luxury rooms.... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 1 night at South Sands. After the perilous road to reach it it was a joy to sit on the terrace in glorious sunshine and simply admire the view. Our room, 9, was beautiful with its own little balcony over looking the beach. Dinner was lovely, especially the dressed crab and the chocolate dessert! and the service was... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

South sands hotel nice with ferry boat close by to take you into Salcombe. Estrella good. Outside terrace nice to have a drink and look out to sea. Food in restaurant good but waiter could be more attentive eg pour wine if glasses going low etc. Only a slight issue but I do like waiters that are doing more than... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on our wedding night last year. We drove all down the coast travelling from national trust place to national trust place. We took a wrong turn somewhere and stumbled upon South Sands. We could not have asked for more. The rooms are high class fantastic quality and the food is spectacular. It is so secluded we sat... More

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Address: Bolt Head, Salcombe TQ8 8LL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Salcombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — South Sands Hotel 4.5*
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Salcombe
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Opened in May 2010, this New England style, boutique hotel set in arguably the county's finest coastal location. 22 beautifully appointed bedrooms...offer the ideal place to escape from it all and relax and unwind. You can see the sea from most of them and almost touch it from the balconies in rooms 9 and 10. 5 opulent beach suites...ideal for families or for those looking for more space and independence. ... more   less 
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