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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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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Even building chicken cages on this site would guarantee high occupancy.Right on the edge of the inlet, with sweeping views over the estuary ,flanked by green ,dramatic hills. The position is just wonderful.We delighted in exploring the walks and trails which can be reached right from the hotel door. However, this is not a luxury hotel, despite the high prices.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed walking on the beach each morning before delicious breakfast. Ferry to salcombe and kayaking right outside hotel. Plus easy access to coastal path and overbecks. My room was small but nicely done with fresh water each day and comfy bed. French doors opened to walk way down to beach and was only window. Not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just returned from 5 nights at the South Sands Hotel. We loved the location, the room and the view. The service was excellent as was the food. However, one thing that was lacking was there is no residents lounge. Although the room had a nice seated area overlooking the sea, most luxury hotels have a residents lounge where... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at South Sands in August 2014 and really enjoyed it, staying in the luxurious room 10. Having just revisited,the room and view were still absolutely amazing. The welcome was friendly and it was good to see some familiar faces especially Hugo in the restaurant. The breakfast was really good as was the afternoon tea we enjoyed on the... More 

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UK
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, what a lovely dining experience. The atmosphere was really great and the staff were attentive but not pushy. We were very impressed with the service. The food is fantastic with a great variety of delicious well sourced produce. The flavours were superb and incredibly fresh. We were impressed with it all. The wine was extremely good. We had a... More 

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Fleet, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a wonderful position overlooking the sands and perfect for all ages. Rooms are spacious and the views are amazing. Very good food in a lovely environment - well worth a visit. Also lots of lovely walks direct from the hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At here after 3pm so the place was empty. So very surprised when my burger arrived completely burnt on one side. Otherwise the setting was fabulous. We ate on the outdoor terrace overlooking the beach but the inside looked lovely as well. Shame the chef let the side down.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in the hotel before, but on this occasion we just had dinner with 14 friends to celebrate my 50 birthday. Although the table service was ok, the pre drinks outside was bought to an end when a petrified waiter spilt a tray of drinks over one of the party...the manager was as effective as a chocolate radiator... More 

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London
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by South Sands Hotel passing through, at around noon today, looking for refreshment and an early light lunch on a terrace with a view. The terrace with the view were fabulous. the hotel is elegant, clean and gives an upmarket but fresh beachside feel. I would have liked to be reviewing the food and drink, however I was... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a brilliant hotel, the position, our room, the experience was the very best. Salcombe will survive and thrive on the basis of the experiences that business gives its visitors like this. We kept our windows open all night and listened to the waves crashing on the beach and the watched the sunrise, you would have paid huge sums... More 

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