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Saunton Sands Hotel

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Saunton, Braunton EX33 1LQ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The perfect relaxing summer break. Has it all. Except functional Wi Fi. Which I don't really need this time of year. Please keep the squash court! And improve the coffee at breakfast. Thank you all for a wonderful week.

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

This was our second visit to the hotel and it was even better than last year. The hotel is very good and the children's club has been substantially improved. Add to this, some of the best hotel staff I have come across (and I have seen lots over the years) and a location to die for, this is a wonderful... More 

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your very kind words about our staff. I'm very happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your break with us, and that you were able to make use of the children's club - Anthony Kingdon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have reviewed this hotel before but everything about it has improved so much that I feel obliged to review again. The supercilious staff seem to have all disappeared with their replacements helpful, smiling and welcoming. Could this change be the Eastern European influence on staff? All the rooms now seem to have been upgraded and redecorated. We were fortunate... More 

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a glowing review of your recent stay with us. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday and liked our refurbishments - this is an ongoing programme, with even more improvements planned in the future. I very much hope we can look forward to welcoming you back another time - Anthony Kingdon More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Hotel, staff couldn't be more helpful. It is slightly old fashioned, but in a good way, and not stuffy, it's a little like a time warp with the formal dinners and evening entertainment but this is entirely intentional. I usually prefer the boutique-vibe, but enjoyed the experience here as it was still relaxed. Art Deco building is a great... More 

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us - I'm happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and felt well looked after. Hope to welcome you back again next time - Anthony Kingdon More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been coming here for the last 30 years. Only disappointment was very slow restaurant service. Children are superbly catered for. Will keep returning regardless of slow service. We love this hotel!!!!!

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm glad to hear you love the hotel and that we can expect to welcome you back again. I'm very sorry you found the service to be slow, as this is not to our usual standard, so thank you for your feedback - Anthony Kingdon More 

East Bergholt
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

expensive hotel in an amazing location let down by poor quality bed - (springs could be felt through the mattress), no complimentary bottles of water in the room , waitress resisted at dinner when we tried to send back an expensive bottle of white wine which was warm (although she did agree after discussion resolve this and got a cold... More 

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm sorry you didn't feel some aspects met with your expectations, and while as you point out that staff were able to accommodate your requests on each occasion (with regards to the wine and the breakfast table), I'm sorry you didn't feel this was dealt with in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

To be fair we were only there for one night as a stop over and to play golf at Saunton. It is a great location and a lovely traditional hotel with doormen to great you and lots of friendly, helpful staff. The rooms were ok, and we had booked late. The two pools are great and warm for the children... More 

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent overnight stay with us. I'm glad overall your experience was positive and you found the hotel to be well maintained and the staff friendly and helpful. Regarding your comments about the food, we are proud of our kitchen team who have earned our restaurant an AA rosette and our restaurant... More 

Cambridge
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fantastic location overlooking a beach popular with surfers, dog walkers and families; our room had a stunning view of the coast; service was excellent with particular thanks to Carl (golfing arrangements), Jake (dealing with wet golf equipment) and Josh (pre-dinner drinks); superb food all round.

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Thank you for taking that time to write this review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and will pass on your thanks to Carl, Jake and Josh - Anthony Kingdon More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights for my silver wedding anniversary. My husband booked it as a surprise for me as I have always wanted to stay here. It was everything I expected and more. The staff were excellent and made us feel very welcome. We had a meal in the resturant, where my family joined us and it was... More 

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review

First of all, congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your special occasion (and your feedback regarding the wifi has been taken into account, thank you). We hope to welcome you back again another time - Anthony Kingdon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been going to Saunton Sands every year since I was born, I am always very excited to be going back again! The waiters are always polite, reception staff very helpful, it is my second home and my favourite place on earth! This year my friends, family and I were treated to some very impressive bottle juggling by Fillip who... More 

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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, you must be one of our most loyal customers. A big thank you from the whole team for being part of the Saunton family and we look forward to welcoming you back again next year - Anthony Kingdon More 

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