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South Sands Hotel

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Bolt Head, Salcombe TQ8 8LL, England
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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had visited in the summer for afternoon tea in the sunshine and decided we would like to stay a little longer when the opportunity arose. This time we stayed for two nights and even though the weather was the complete opposite with full on storms we had a marvellous time relaxing around the log fire and reading magazines with... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived late for our 1.30 lunch bad traffic on M5 ! The lovely team at the hotel supplied fab Gin & Tonic to take away the travel stress. After our fab lunch with great service & beach views we were taken to our room so relaxing. Our winter breaks are all about relaxing & the SS provided it all... More 

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Thank Wendy O
Bembridge, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked directly with the hotel, found their website and details/interactive views of the rooms really helpful. We stayed for 2 nights, had a 'Dragon'' room which overlooked the bay. Room was large, bed was comfortable and the bathroom was a great size with a slipper bath and walk in shower. Good location for walking into Salcombe. We ate in the... More 

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1 Thank MollyWhit
Stephen B, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MollyWhit, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back. kind regards, Stephen More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my husband booked this hotel for a short break to have a break from our stressful jobs. We had always admired the hotel and promised ourselves we would visit here on our first holiday without the children. We booked a superior double room and really looked forward to our visit. We arrived at the hotel and the location... More 

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Thank Krees1
Stephen B, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Krees1, Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate that your frustration has pushed you to air it in a public forum, this is quite understandable. Such is the nature of Trip Advisor that it can act as a steam release valve if a customer has a bad experience and we all learn from this. I was informed that you... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned after spending three days at this lovely hotel. It's in a fantastic location on the beach which was spectacular even on a rainy January day. The staff were friendly and very attentive. Our room was on the 2nd floor with a sea view, it was spacious, comfortable and had everything we needed including bathrobes and luxury bathroom goodies.... More 

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2 Thank Jackie H
Stephen B, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jackie H, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated our relaxed environment. I note you commented on our new range of L'Occitane toiletries, thank you for the feedback, this is most helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back to South Sands. kind... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel had a really great feel and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, It was quite quiet being January but so relaxing. A beautiful bedroom with a sea view so lying in bed listening to the sea was so nice. All the staff in the hotel and restaurant were welcoming, polite and friendly. The breakfast is great and all the... More 

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2 Thank seaandsky2016
Stephen B, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Seaandsky2016, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Out of season, there is nothing like listening to the sounds of the waves and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere down here in Salcombe - I am so glad you appreciated the hotel and our setting. We hope to welcome you back in the future. kind... More 

Abbots Bromley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in November 2015 and had a lovely, relaxing 2 days. Nice hotel in a fantastic spot, great sea view from our room. Food was great as was service. Rooms were really nice. The afternoon tea is thoroughly recommended.

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1 Thank garyrbeagley
Stephen B, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GaryBeagley, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the hotel and its beachside location. We hope to welcome you back in the future. kind regards, Stephen More 

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked for the wine supper at South Sands on the 15th January, having been frequent flyers for these and fish Friday events. To echo the previous comments we didn’t recognise any of the usual tried and trusted staff and management. Having been seated with, as we understood, during the course of the meal, with some first time visitors on... More 

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5 Thank Paul L
Stephen B, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PaulL, Thank you for your feedback. I was very disturbed to hear such negative feedback about an event held at South Sands. I have spoken to the staff and to other guests, to understand all the different versions of events. The teams in the kitchen and in the restaurant were the staff as at previous events, they were not... More 

Salcombe, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With eight other friends we attended a five course taster meal with matching wines in November 2015 and also stayed the night. It was such a huge success, the food, the wine, the deal, that all ten of us booked for a similar event and stay last night. Perhaps we should have been nervous that we didn't recognise a single... More 

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5 Thank Davidisobel
Stephen B, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Davidisobel, Thank you for your feedback. I was very disturbed to hear such negative feedback about an event held at South Sands. I have spoken to the staff and to other guests, to understand all the different versions of events. The teams in the kitchen and in the restaurant were the staff as at previous events, they were not... More 

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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

South Sands is in a great location - literally on the beach and almost in the sea. We had a 2 for 1 night deal, with the proviso that we had dinner in the restaurant for 1 night, Mid price room, with a partial sea view - good size and extremely comfortable: much more space than the inland view rooms... More 

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Thank Patrick H
Stephen B, General Manager at South Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PatrickH, Thank you for your feedback and your positive comments on the staff and service. Yes, we do try and be both people and dog friendly. Your comments on the food and pricing are noted - thank you for giving us this feedback. Our new Executive Chef starts at the end of this month and he will be creating... More 

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