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South Sands Hotel

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Bolt Head, Salcombe TQ8 8LL, England
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Rating summary
  • 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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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from two wonderful nights at this hotel. We stayed in room 19, one of the Dragon Rooms with a sea view. It was literally a little bit of heaven. Waking to the sound of the waves and standing in the shower with a view of boats passing. I have never before had a Juliette balcony in a bathroom!!!!... More 

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Brighton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with a friend in February 2015 and the hotel was beautiful. Good location, a nice hilly walk into town. Unfortunately, we had the disabled room on the ground floor so all you could hear until 2am and then again at 6am were employees heels banging on the wooden floor and doors slamming near our room, I assume... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was recommended to us by a friend after they had stayed there at the end of last year. I have to say that I will definitely be returning again. The food in the restaurant was exquisite, our table was facing the sea, beautiful view while you sit and eat your lunch. We had fabulous service, it was busy,... More 

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Kerala
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small quiet hotel in a brilliant location directly on South Sands beach. The staff very professional discreet but attentive. My wife who has coeliac was catered for brilliantly, head chef Lee took time out every evening to discus the gluten free (gf) options. Food, both gf and non gf delicious, with an excellent choice incl good vegetarian options. Highlights... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High end establishment with an eye for detail. This is family run business and they really care. We arrived with little one in tow...not very well behaved little one. They found us a good spot seated in the restaurant and prompts supplied us with highchair, paper, crayons and cushions. Service was very smiley, genuinely smiley. Cheery and made for a... More 

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

We would have thought that @ £12.95 plus automatically added 10% gratuity ( = £14.25 ! ) , it should have been an exceptional Crab Sandwich ! How wrong we were ! Very average . Thin filling , dry bread , pitiful leaves garnish plus no sign or offer of lemon or mayonnaise. Very disappointing . Have had 100% better... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined on a Saturday evening with family and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff were attentive. Food & wine menu choices excellent. The restaurant is a lovely setting with a modern sea side design - and of course the view over the bay is just wonderful! We had a wonderful table right by the window tucked in a cosy corner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending the weekend in Knightsbridge we decided to finish our trip with brunch at South Sands Hotel as it was recommended to us. We were greeting very pleasantly by a lady on the front desk on entering and the staff were at hand throughout our dining experience. The food was fresh and all locally sourced. The view alone is... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for afternoon tea ( via a voucher from travel bird). Not a very pleasant experience! The table we were sat at still had plates cups, milk and sugar from the previous diners. Stains on our cups, flower water brown, tea stains on the doors beside where I was sat. 20 minutes wait after our booked time before being... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked South Sands after walking past it in January and on the recommendation of a friend. A week beforehand I thought I'd just look at Tripadvisor, was shocked to see some negative reports and arrived at the hotel with a degree of anticipation. Our room, No.17 had a splendid view, was perfectly prepared and very comfortable. All of the... More 

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