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Sandals Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   4 Napier Road | St Francis Bay, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely time at Sandals - so close to the beach, restaurants within walking distance in the evening, such a relaxing environment with extremely attentive staff. Can't wait to visit again. Fab!

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

We visited Sandals in January 2014 and found it absolutely delightful. Sadly, we were only there for a stopover but we would thoroughly recommend this guest house as a spot for a restful, luxurious holiday. The room was spacious, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. There was a small separate sitting room, a furnished garden area, a luxurious bathroom and an... More

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

St Francis Bay is a great spot to stay, and Sandals was excellent, we wish we had stayed longer, this is a place we would go back to. Heather was very helpful. We had a good room with outside shower and two separate outside seating areas, the facilities were good value for money.

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Horsham sussex
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A great place to stay after all the driving before flying up to Jo'burg. The breakfasts were lovely and all the staff very helpful. The downside was that even though we had 2 patios we had no view which was a shame. Does probably need a few more fans or aircon as it was hot at night.

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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for the praise on our breakfasts and staff. Much appreciated getting feedback. I just wanted to comment on the setup of our rooms and GH as well. Our standard rooms just have delightful patio decks surrounded by trees and flowers in the flowerboxes/ or balcony, a private space to sit outside. Only our superior rooms have garden and pool... More

London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stopped over in St Francis for a 3 day relax after a game safari - the town itself was a ghost town with not much about it but the Sandals guesthouse was lovely. We were in a cottage at the bottom of the garden with a lovely outdoor bathroom but the wifi didn't extend to there which was rather... More

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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review

Lovely review and we do thank you. Sorry you felt St Francis too quiet for you...I find this very surprising especially in our peak times Dec, Jan & Feb. On Monday nights many restaurants are closed but there are still 3-4 choices open...so for a really small village I think that is pretty good! Remember, St Francis is so tiny... More

Pretoria
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A lovely place to get away from it all - superbly located in beautiful St Francis Bay, tastefully decorated, clean and with super friendly owners and staff. We only spent one night here this time, but we'll definitely be back.

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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review

Lovely review and we are so grateful for the summary of your happy stay with us! Please visit us again soon. . More

Cotswolds
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here so that we got a good run at getting to our east coast Safari reserve pretty early. It was a very spacious comfortable room and the place really deserves it's rating. The staff were really helpful and charming and the area is quiet and conducive to a good nights sleep. The whole area is quite quiet and... More

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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your words & I quote..."It was a very spacious comfortable room and the place really deserves it's rating. The staff were really helpful and charming and the area is quiet and conducive to a good nights sleep. " We have had a few comments on lack of fans recently, thus spoiling a decent night's sleep. Sandals is TGCSA... More

London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Nice quiet location in a very interesting town and room was OK even if a bit tired and no view with light blocked out. Welcome was extremely friendly and helpful and breakfast in the morning was good and promptly served. However, the big issue was that the room was far too hot (and it was quite windy and cool outside)... More

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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for your time taken to review us. Ye, it is an interesting town with lots to do if you enjoy the nature, wide open unspoiled beaches, peace & relaxation too. Extensive upgrades to rooms & bathrooms were done 18 months ago so we are sorry you felt this when so many others have voiced how appreciative they are of... More

Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

When you're inside Sandals, you might as well have entered a different world. Very cool design, excellent room, we felt so comfortable there... having picnics on our roof terrace watching an Ibis mommy guarding her nest in the nearby tree... Great breakfast, always fresh to order, Tess and Richard look after their guests like they are family... We booked three... More

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Erding, Germany
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Thx for two wonderful nights in Sandals Guest House with the best Guest House Manager in South Africa :-)@Tapiwa. Everything was perfect. Thx to the lovely service too. Rooms are beautiful and comfortable, garden & pool are beautiful too. 1 of the best stays we had in SA. Minou & Basti

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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Minou & Basti for the lovely words of praise. You are quite right - I have great managers and staff! Come back for a visit one day soon. More

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Address: 4 Napier Road | St Francis Bay, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francis Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandals Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly positioned 150 metres from main beach, Sandals Boutique Guesthouse offers its guests a unique and international blend of superb hospitality, cuisine and service. The beauty, tranquillity and friendly hospitality of Sandals will ensure you have a chance to relax and enjoy the "laid-back" luxury which Sandals Guest House provides. Sensational surf, pristine beaches, rugged coastline & indigenous fynbos create a perfect setting for relaxation & play in St Francis Bay! Within walking distance or a few minute’s drive away are fabulous restaurants, quaint village shops, Port St Francis, nature walks, Jack Nicklaus award-winning St Francis Links & our local St Francis Bay Golf Club! No holiday in South Africa is complete without experiencing our warmth, friendliness and personal service at Sandals, St Francis Bay.We will ensure you leave relaxed, rejuvenated and determined to return again soon! ... more   less 
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