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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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Newcastle, South Africa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delightful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I had a most delightful week long stay - the staff were exceptionally obliging and my very comfortable room had been fully serviced on my return from a delicious breakfast each day - all amenities are within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, February 13, 2014
Lovely praise for my staff and all they do for our guests...a week is a great time to relax, unwind and explore the area! We have a super location...everything as you say in easy walking distance...important exercise after filling up each day on our delicious breakfast choices! Thank you!
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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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Glossop uk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Lovely guest house. Garden room was great. Staff very friendly. Thursday night they do evening meal which only costs 25 rand. The guest house is in walking distance of beach and village shops. There is a lovely canal trip.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Small error with the price on my braais! R25 would get you a great cuppacino ha ha!
But thanks for the great review. We try to organize our braais around our guests plans, good weather, etc. We don't do dinners every night as there are so many wonderful restaurant choices in St Francis, some in easy walking distance. But when we do plan our braais, EVERYONE loves them, as one can see in so many of our guest reviews!
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is a great place to relax, 2 minutes walk to the beach with great hospitality and service with a smile, the food was also very good, ask Richard or Tess to book you the canal cruise.
will return on our next visit, Fantastic.

Room Tip: All the rooms are different but they are all very nice.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, December 10, 2013
You said it all...in a few words. Thank you! Look forward to your return.
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Zug, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The entire staff and specially the owners of the Guest House take extreme care in making the guest feel welcome. Lots of tips on locals must see and good restaurants. St Francis Bay has well known golf facilities and this is an excellent place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
For golfers this is HEAVEN too! Thanks for the lovely words.Much appreciated.
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Cape Town
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

What an amazing little village by the sea and river...not to mention the great hospitality and service of Sandals Guest House and there friendly staff.. This place is so relaxed and care free, almost like you have drifted back in time. So much to do, between the game Farms in close proximity, the amazing beaches, waves, the river and the canals...I would recommend staying at least two or three days here, otherwise you'll struggle leaving here without being able to appreciate all that Saint Francis has to offer...One place that you cannot afford to miss..:)

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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, December 10, 2013
St Francis Bay is truly a special place in South Africa. It is totally unique and as you so aptly said..."One place that you cannot afford to miss..:)
Thanks for the high praise. Hope to see you back here again soon.
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Thank you Tess, Richard and your team for your warm welcome and excellent hospitality. You made 8 people very happy with your friendly and informative local knowledge, the lovely rooms - and especially your cooking! We had 4 very individual rooms, each with it's own unique quirkiness from the beautiful outdoor shower and the beautifully furnished balcony to our patio where we watched the weaver birds building their nests. Magical. St Francis Bay was the perfect place to relax after our safari in Shamwari and your home really felt like ours so definitely one to reccommend.

Room Tip: No advice needed. All are lovely.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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, December 10, 2013
We have a great location between Garden Route choices and the game reserves such as Shamwari, Kariega, Amakhala etc. Thanks for helping other potential travellers with the planning of their route...and thanks for the great review of our property, rooms, small touches and hospitality! We do appreciate this and work so hard to provide this to all our guests.
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Stamford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

All home now to a cold wet England.....lovely place to stay (St Francis Bay) albeit only for one night First time in S Africa and would like to say hopefully will not be the last, 17 days goes far to quickly. After the stay at Sandals moved on to Shamwari......fantastic!!!!....... Will just have to keep looking at the photos........many thanks Dave, Glynis

Room Tip: All rooms we stayed in were of the highest quality........my tip is .........just enjoy
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Oh dear...and you have a LONG wet winter to endure...you will just have to come back in Feb or March 2014 and stay LONGER in the sun!
Our rooms are all great so thanks for the mention. Once "bitten" by the South African bug and our wildlife experiences and you are completely hooked! Yes, you will be back. Of that I have no doubt!
Best advice to all new travellers....as you said...."JUST ENJOY!" Thanks so much.
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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 #5 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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