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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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3 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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321 reviews 321 reviews
52 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course these are subjective - other people may find my negatives to be a positive - Good points: Beautiful view over a little sandy beach Lovely scenery nearby Nice decor throughout Ideal for people who like sailing or walking Excellent buffet breakfast (although it would have been good to see more emphasis on locally provided food and staff) Reasonably... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly the good thing about this hotel is the staff they are all very friendly and knew your name very quickly Food was good but not whow The bar spirits selection was poor and not what you would expect in a hotel charging a room charge in excess of £300 The actual room was poorly maintained with stains on the... More

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a quick review but we stayed last night in Room 2 at The South Sands Hotel and it was such a disappointment. Have stayed before in this room but this time there was no dressing gowns, no moulton brown, one small conditioner and one shampoo, shower gel - not enough for two to use for evening and then morning.... More

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charles123Downhall, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We have 6 room types and 4 only include the additional amenities of bath robes and slippers. Your room an Optimist does not I am afraid, however you will be please to know we do provide these additional amenities on request. The same applies to our bathroom amenities this should be replenished daily. I am sorry if your... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful evening at the South Sands restaurant. Service was good in spite of how busy it was and we got a lovely table by the balcony over looking the water. The meal was delicious. I had the selection of appetisers to start. My partner had monk fish and I had lemon sole with Samphire; all washed down with... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We come here for lunch every year during our holiday in Salcombe. Usually good, but this year it was disappointing. Slate table mats were dirty. Finger marks on the wall mirror. Very slow and poor service. Had to wait for over half an hour before drinks arrived and that after having asked twice! Sirloin steak ciabatta was grisly. Maybe a... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where do I start.... The location is superb, on a high spring tide your window is no more than 50ft from the waters edge but when the tide is out you have a lovely safe family beach ( no life guard though). The view from our room was stunning and we slept with the French doors open all night and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed in room 10 - best room in the hotel and it was stunning. huge bed and 2 slipper baths in the bedroom. staff very friendly and helpful. big disappointment was the food. dinner was expensive and no better than average. nothing really bad but nothing very good about the food - just average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful mix of up to date and modern, comfortable accommodations, great staff, amazing location, family friendly, fantastic food (and coffee!) and picturesque British outings. We loved our stay here-however brief. My children loved it as well - including the food! We don't get to England often, but this is a place worth visiting again for a break in... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, it's been an absolute pleasure to be in the vicinity of south sands as well as staying at ss for the last 3 weeks. Think the hotel goes from strength to strength - such a warm welcome, staff go above and beyond to help. Absolutely love the balcony entertainment on tuesdays - have attended all of the last 3... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a boutique hotel and a perfect place for a holiday. Now the place is in disarray, and a "pack 'em in" ethos is quickly destroying the boutique hotel idea. Outside the hotel a large board invites trippers to come in for children's food, fish and chips and more or less anything else they want. In the bar is... More

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry that you did not enjoy the unique offering that South Sands has to offer in such a beautiful location. Our lunch caterer to both tourists and locals alike, from affordable light meals to exclusive fruit de mer and lobster. We have children’s menus and activity packs and even a take away offering provided to guests... 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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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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