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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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Berkshire
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Delightful Rainbow House!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This place just oozes relaxation! A really cute house all under thatch with a pretty garden and pool. Very handy for the village and its restaurants and only a short walk to the most amazing perfect beach! Our room on the first floor had its own little balcony and dining table. Whilst every house in the village is painted white and is thatched, inside the house is lit with a rainbow of colour and feels happy and relaxed. The breakfast was easily the best we had during our time in South Africa and the staff were really friendly and attentive. Great dinner at Christie's Catch in the village. We wished we had had more time here as the ambience to chill out was enticing, however had to leave to make our safari in time. We will definitely return here and stay for longer next time!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
We LIKE that - "oozes relaxation!" Thanks for the great feedback, information on the village and surroundings for your fellow traveler searching for interesting places to visit & stay!
Positive reviews also reflect so positively on the area and village as well and we still need to advertise just how BEAUTIFUL and wonderful St Francis Bay is.
Thank you again for your effort to do just that for us all!
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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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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

The owners and their staff run a really lovely guest house. The welcome its personal and the room was clean and pleasant. We had a nice dinner in the evening of the 1 night we stayed - a traditional Braai cooked by Ryszard, accompanied by excellent salads and veg from Tess.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

beautiful accomadation excellent staff very friendly and helpful.i do think that the premises need to be closed up to improve excess control.to easy for non guest to enterat side enterance making it unsafe.

Room Tip: the inside rooms are more spacious and u feel safer
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights in Sandals Guest House in December 2011 as we journeyed along the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth to Capetown, and we will not forget the wonderful time we had in both Sandals and St Francis Bay. The owners Tess and Ryszard run a beautiful hotel with very professional, attentive and friendly staff. Taps and Heather are great staff members. The rooms are unique and full of character, each of the rooms we booked was completely different and it is a great place to relax and enjoy. We especially enjoyed the early morning walks on the beach only 150 metres away and then back for a freshly cooked breakfast. When we arrived after a long flight from Dublin we found Tess and Ryszard had even made a provisional booking in a local restaurant for us so we would be sure of a meal on our first night in SA. If you are anywhere near St Francis Bay then I recommend you detour to the lovely Sandals Guest House. Rory & Denise O'Hagan, Dublin Ireland

Room Tip: We stayed in Room No 2 - it was great.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, January 8, 2012
Dear Rory & Denise
It was OUR PLEASURE to host you and your lovely family in December. You all have a wonderful sense of humour and spirit and we so enjoyed your company.
THANK YOU for this wonderful review and especially the praise of my valued staff who I could just never manage without!
We hope to see you all back in St Francis one day. Have a healthy and happy 2012
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

We stayed in Sandals Guest House for six nights. St. Francis was our last station of our 3 week journey from cape town to port elizabeth. The staff and especially the owner tess was very friendly. The did their best to make the stay to an unforgatable event. The room and the breakfast just can get one rating: aaa+! Thank you very much...

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, January 8, 2012
Thank you for the time taken to review Sandals. We are always very grateful for the wonderful feedback.
Our much sought after pancake specialities are "waiting" for your return one day soon...We hope you had a great Christmas and start to 2012.
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Sandals in early Dec 2011. The hosts Tess and Ryszard are wonderful. We were made so welcome and they gave so much of their time to chat with us and to advise us on what we should visit and where we should eat. The accommodation is lovely and the breakfast was great....freshly cooked to our liking. We sat by the pool on a lovely sunny afternoon and Tess and her staff treated us to a beautiful afternoon treat ...home made health bread, cheeses, ham, salami and tomatoe and,of course, lovely coffee. St. Francis Bay is a beautiful place to visit. A walk along the beach is a must. Bring along the camera for wonderful shots. We are very happy to recommend this as a lovely place to stay. Cork, Ireland.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, January 8, 2012
I remember your "pool picnic" so well and it was the most gorgeous afternoon in St Francis Bay! THANK YOU for the lovely comments and feedback! Our fabulous beach awaits...we hope to see you again in our part of the world one day soon. Best wishes for a healthy and kind 2012.
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Edinburgh
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

What a great place and we were so well looked after. A very relaxing location and Tess was kind and genuinely interested in us and making our stay go well. Thanks.

Euan Morrison, Edinburgh

Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francis Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandals Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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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