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South Sands Hotel

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Bolt Head, Salcombe TQ8 8LL, England
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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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Gloucestershire
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Visited the restaurant for an early evening dinner. The Menu was not extensive but offered plenty of fish which being on the coast I would expect. The Hotel looks expensive and very nicely 'refurbished' in the last few years I think. A welcoming atmosphere and the waiter was very attentive and new his stuff! I enjoyed my meal of Sea... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this modern hotel in South Sands, Salcombe right on the beach. Not many are that close to the water. This location does not disappoint. Everything is perfect - food, service, staff attentiveness, things to do, parking that actually works well near the hotel. and THE VIEWS of one of the best locations in Europe for sailing and... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to Nick the bar man who went above and beyond in relation to looking after us on our recent visit to this beautiful hotel. The weather on our visit was pleasant,however due to the popularity of the location and hotel,we were unable to be seated outside,overlooking the bay area. We will visit once again to catch up with... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent feedback and I am glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay. We run a MAD program at the hotel and with your feedback Nick will be receiving a prize for Making A Difference. Thank you More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for two nights with just 1 of our four children. The location is absolutely fabulous and the hotel is beautifully appointed. We had a dragon room which allowed us to have our son in the room with us for a modest supplement. We had the most incredible sea views and the room was spacious... More 

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Mansfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic hotel set in beautiful surroundings overlooking the estuary. The hotel is presented beautifully and the rooms are clean and very comfortable and we had molton brown shampoo and soap etc. in the room. The breakfasts are fantastic and are had on the veranda overlooking the estuary. Its a walk from the hotel to Salcombe but your rewarded with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are generally happy to receive very little for your money then The South Sands Hotel will probably meet your expectations. For 5 Star prices you will receive a 2 Star experience but without much hospitality. A smile like most other expected extras here will probably cost you. On arrival instead of being made to feel welcome we were... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent feedback and I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. It is clear to me that from reading your feedback you have been disappointed with your experience and I would very much like the opportunity to put it right. Please would you be so kind as to contact myself directly... More 

Leicestershire
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my two children stayed here for two nights in August whilst we visited a friend. First impressions were very good with a smart lobby area and very friendly staff. We had two rooms one of which was fabulous with a lovely sea view and the other was slightly smaller and looked over the car park! Our bed was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, I would like to say thank you for a lovely evening where we were able to eat in the bar area with our dog and celebrate my birthday (unlike Salcombe Harbour Hotel where you have to sit outside wrapped in blankets as we were so cold!!). I would like to pay a particular comment to the Chef as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My brother stayed in the accessible room for five days and my sister and her husband took a room opposite our cottage, the Crab Pot, for a night . The night staff were really helpful when my brother had a medical issue which required us to call a doctor in the early hours and fortunately a solution was found which... More 

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Salcombe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in Salcombe we very rarely venture out 'in to town' during the busy summer season however, we made an exception this year to celebrate a family birthday. We decided to treat ourselves to lunch at the South Sands Hotel. Unfortunately our lunch did not live up to expectations; it takes a lot of skill to get something as simple... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent feedback and I am so sorry that you did not enjoy our Beachside ploughman’s starter. We have created this dish with Quickes vintage cheddar cheese and the Rose Farm parma am. This has been combined with miniature marinated figs, fresh garnish and homemade pickled apple served with the Bake House granary bread. As... More 

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