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Sandals Guest House

4.0 of 5 4 Napier Road | St Francis Bay, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Guildford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night en-route to Cape Town - warm welcome and old beer from Jane ( manager ) for we thirsty travellers and later from Richar... ( owner ) who was a Man on a mission to make sure we saw the best of CapE St Francis. Despite our lack of time, within a couple of hours he'd... More 

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

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your short stay and made the most from the area recommendations too. The canal trip is really lovely. Thanks for your time to leave us a review. Enjoy Cape Town More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Sandals in Dec. We loved the place and the staff. We had a wonderful time. We will definitely go back. It is a little tired now for the prices charged. But the setting is beautiful. Only problem for me was the lack of a bar fridge in your room.

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

Thanks for the lovely compliments and glad you enjoyed the beautiful setting. Sorry but we cannot do everything and bar fridges are at times noisy. We really do not advertise them in our rooms. Our "Honesty Bar" setup has worked so well and our international guests love the system, as have raved about our high standards, décor, facilities on offer.... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a night at Sandals and it was great. We had a room with an outdoor shower in addition to the full bath inside. The location was great and we walked over to Christy's Catch for dinner. We loved the on-your-honor bar and had the chance to meet Tess and her husband Ryczard. (sp?) Taps was... More 

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Happy you had a good stay and enjoyed our local restaurant in walking distance. Taps is my Manager and I am very blessed to have him! We will look forward to welcoming you back here one day! More 

County Kildare, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful oasis in st Francis bay. Our family had just arrived in South Africa and were made most welcome by the lovely staff, who greeted us with tea and delicious biscuits on arrival. The rooms are beautiful, ours had 2 thatched terraces, one with direct access to the pool. And we loved the outdoor showers! Located about... More 

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

Thanks for your detailed and lovely review of our guest house. Really thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay, our facilities and friendly staff. We are indeed a calm peaceful oasis within St Francis Bay, with beaches, restaurants and shops all within easy walking distance! Hope to have you back to stay one day! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in October 2014 and it was delightful. The room was lovely and overlooked the beautiful garden and main house. The bed was big and extremely comfortable, with very nice linen and covers. There were terrific wildlife photographs on the walls, which were all taken by the owners. The staff were very friendly and welcoming... More 

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

Thanks for all the detail in your review that help other travelers make a decision. We are most grateful for your lovely review. We are in a gorgeous area with plenty to do & see, but still offer peace, relaxation & great comfort. More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We just drove up to the place and luckily they had a room available that was very nice. The place is beautiful and decorated in a modern / romantic style with a lot of privacy. Breakfast was great and the owner was more than willing to give us tips for the rest of our trip. Recommended!

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

Glad to hear you came upon us by chance, without booking and you were very happy! We hope you come back one day and PLAN to visit us again and St Francis Bay. One night is never enough! Hope the tips helped and you had a fantastic trip in SA More 

Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the experience in Sandals. From the outside, I was not sure it was up to much, but this changed once we got inside. We were greeted with juice and cookies and given a lovely room overlooking the pool with a spacious balcony which I just loved. It was lovely and restful and... More 

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

Yes...we do have an energy whilst still keeping a relaxed & peaceful atmosphere in our guesthouse. Glad to hear it was just that! We try to maintain the highest standards in our finishing touches, at the same time keeping to our unique theme! Thank you again for a lovely review. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Sandals... starting with the check-in to check-out... The way the owner handed over the key as soon as we came immediately gave us a feeling to be at home... the breakfast was good... we were to drive to port elizabeth to catch our flight and we rushed out the 2nd day and didn't have... More 

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

You gave us a wonderful review and we are very thankful. Glad to hear my staff catered to your early departure and packed a snack for the road! Our local restaurants in walking distance are also fabulous...so please return one day! More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We only stayed one night but wished it had been longer. The owners were very welcoming and our room was fantastic with a balcony overlooking the garden. Lovely pool in a pretty garden and a delicious breakfast. A very lovely place.

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

Thank you. Happy you enjoyed your short stay with us. Appreciate the lovely review. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The guest house is lovely and very comfortable, when we were checked in we were given our choice of rooms, which was really lovely. I had several issues with the man who managed the 'night shift'. It was cold and raining outside and we wanted to order in something to eat, he said we could not eat in our room... More 

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

When you and your travelling partner checked out, this is what YOU wrote in our guest book. “LOVELY ROOM, VERY RELAXING. WELCOMING STAFF” Very strange don't you think? The "man who managed the night shift" is the owner, 35 years in hospitality with an excellent track record internationally and now in SA. He was SO concerned about you. You looked... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandals Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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