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Margate Sands

Wiilliam o'Connor Lane, Margate 4275 South Africa
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#3 of 8 hotels in Margate
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Situated on Margate's popular main beach just 153km south of Durban, Margate Sands comprises a high-rise development of 63 luxury 3-bedroom apartments overlooking the Indian Ocean. Margate Sands is perfect for those seeking a fun-filled getaway along the warm South Coast or ideal for half and full day business conferences or intimate weddings. On-site facilities include WiFi, pool, games room, adventure golf, Wellness Spa, beach access, speciality shop, fishing, bicycle hire and braai area. Nearby you can enjoy Oribi Gorge, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, crocodile farm, coffee farm, go carting, reptile park and the Wild Coast Sun and Casino as well as loads of restaurants, bars and golf courses.
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Free parking
Free internet
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Paid private parking on-site
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Mini golf
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Evening entertainment
Squash offsite
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
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Kids club
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
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Private balcony
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Ro Govender wrote a review Dec 2020
Gauteng, South Africa11 contributions
I really think that Margate Sands Resort has a false star rating by the tourism industry. We waited at the gate for a long period to enter the parking which is understandable due to the Covid regulations being followed..... That was a total front and pretence if I may put it lightly... When we got into the reception it looked like a flee market total disarray (No Covid standards in place) .... Apartments were not ready for a number of guests in front of me. It's was after 15h30. I received my keys after awhile and went upto the room where the floor was wet from a leaking fridge. The toilet did not work properly. The apartment had a strange odour.The Air-conditioning did not work. I called reception and brought it to there attention. The duty manager came up and tried to assist. There was no maintenance guys available. The aircon company refused to come out. They moved me to another room after 21H00 cause I requested to get a refund and leave. I spoke to Mr Gomo over the phone cause he is away on a family matter. This establishment requires training and staff. I await meeting Mr Gomo on Monday if he decides to speak to me face to face.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Leonard Gomo, General Manager at Margate Sands
Responded Dec 28, 2020
Good day, I still reiterate what I said to you: I and the whole team apologize for the ordeal you went through. That is not our norm, we want all our guests to feel at home, enjoy their holidays, and to be part of our Margate Sands family. I sincerely would be glad if you were to come back again and have a second view of what most guests have come to regard as a "friendly resort with the best location to view the beach and the ocean".
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Naeema C wrote a review Oct 2020
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we booked 6 nights at margate sands. Terrible experience on the first day. We arrived from jhb and it was raining. Eager to get to our room we noticed that the bedroom light was not working, the WiFi codes they gave us didn't work, the TV was not working at all. The glasses on display were mismatched and there was a missing cushion on one of the chairs.we were told nothing could be done that we should wait for Monday. We assumed there would be tea and coffee sachets with the room, we didn't find any and went out to buy some. On Monday they came to sort everything out, however I've never experienced so many things wrong with a place. On Wed we got a call saying that there was no cleaning service on Thursdays and Fridays. We were not aware of that at all. We expected a fully serviced apartment,had we known it was partially serviced we wouldn't book there. All in all not a pleasant experience hotel wise. The beach and location is great. However even with that I won't choose this hotel again. During my stay they even tried to sell me timeshare or membership and when I refused to give my personal details the lady seemed upset. I heard good things about this place hence I booked it, this was probably in days gone by since I didn't experience any of it.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Leonard Gomo, General Manager at Margate Sands
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Good day, You certainly had a terrible experience that is very unlike Margate Sands. We take our guests' holiday experience seriously and always try to make them leave with positive lasting memories. I will ensure that I investigate your case to avoid other guests going through the same experience. We would be grateful to welcome you at Margate Sands any future day so that we would right any wrongs that you encountered on your first visit.
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neetash wrote a review Sep 2020
Durban, South Africa45 contributions2 helpful votes
Well equipped unit with clean linen and prompt housekeeping service. Stunning panoramic views from the balcony and good braai and swimming facilities. My positive contribution stops there as our experience has shown us that rules are not reinforced at this establishment. Firstly, many fellow holiday makers were having a merry time around the pool area with glass tumblers and alcoholic beverages, despite signs prohibiting them from doing so was visible. The unit below us had rowdy patrons whom did not bother turning down their music, the whole night despite us advising the establishment of the problem at hand. Beautiful family holiday tainted by disrespectful residents whom management had no control of. Sadly, won’t visit again
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Leonard Gomo, General Manager at Margate Sands
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Thank you for taking your time to positively contribute your views to Margate Sands. Your views give us more reason to work harder to create a friendly holiday environment for all our guests.
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Zora Khan wrote a review Sep 2020
Queensburgh, South Africa113 contributions7 helpful votes
It has been 11 mths since i posted a review of my travels. Arranged a beautiful get together at Margate Sands. We booked 4 x3 bedroom apartments. I was taken aback by the many changes and revamp done to this resort. The apartments newly fitted with beautiful digital ovens and new bathroom fittings and fixtures. Beautiful summer feel colours in decor. It has a lovely feel homely yet stylish appeal. Amenities nearby and on site very commendable. Plus plus point are beaches proximity and tidal pools. Amazing place and right on beach. We had load shedding but they had back up generation Thank you margate sands awesome weekend away.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Leonard Gomo, General Manager at Margate Sands
Responded Sep 6, 2020
We are honored to receive compliments from you our dear guest. It is our hope to maintain our quality standards so that all our guest will enjoy their stay with us. We look forward to your next holiday at Margate Sands with great enthusiasm. Stay safe, stay at Margate Sands.
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John O wrote a review Mar 2020
Cwmbran, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at this resort last week, our booking was with trail membership with CLC World The apartments are spacious clean and to a high standard of equipment and maintenance. All the staff are friendly and helpful. I would recommend this resort to everyone. There are a lot of excellent restaurants a short drive away or Larry's on the next corner. Thank you Margate Sands for making our stay so enjoyable
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Felicitus nokuzola Joko, General Manager at Margate Sands
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Thank you John for choosing Margate Sands as your holiday destination, thank you for the positive comment and our staff strive for excellent service in everything they do and We are looking forward to host you on your next visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Margate Sands
Which popular attractions are close to Margate Sands?
Nearby attractions include Xcaped (0.2 miles), Surf Action (0.08 miles), and Margate Beach (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Margate Sands?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Margate Sands?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Margate Sands?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Margate Sands?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wimpy, Keg & Galleon, and Lilly's Bread Bin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Margate Sands?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Margate Sands have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Margate Sands offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Margate Sands located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Margate.
Are any cleaning services offered at Margate Sands?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.