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“Friendly family hotel with great food!”
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The Sun Bay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hope Cove
Bingley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Friendly family hotel with great food!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We have just returned from an Easter break at the Sun Bay Hotel and can't wait to return for another visit! Everyone was very warm & friendly & the food was fantastic. The views looking over the Cove are lovely.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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georgtown
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Me and my wife took a weeks holiday in the UK and despite the rain we had a fantastic time exploring the quaint villages and relaxing in the hotel with breathtaking views of the ocean. The food we had was excellent, fresh penne pasta with local seafood. The owners were very warm and friendly, this place is a must for any north American wishing to explore the English countryside.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our family visit to this hotel and restaurant was not our first, having enjoyed a Christmas day lunch and a previous family dinner. On this occasion we had lunch on a Sunday.
The welcome was warm and sincere, the service friendly but efficient and the food quite excellent. There was no hurry to leave the table nor indeed the hotel and, as before, the atmosphere throughout was relaxed and as comfortable as the deep chairs and settees in the lounge.
he bill. Pleasingly modest for such a great mealtime.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Just returned from a short break at this lovely hotel! This was our second visit to the Sun Bay Hotel and the warm welcome and friendly staff took the edge off the chilly weather!! I love it here - the position over looking the cove is just beautiful. Will definitely be returning soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

we stayed here last week and had such a fantastic time. The food was great. we were well looked after really friendly atmosphere and not to mention the stunning view's from the hotel. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone else, friend's and family. See you again soon thank you.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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London
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic holiday yet again at The Sun Bay Hotel in Hope Cove, I just love it here and this Easter has been no exception! The staff were so warm and welcoming on our return it was like spending Easter with family.
Thankyou so much and see you again in the summer!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Fraddon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

We were very fortunate to stay at the Sun Bay Hotel on one of their themed nights, the only thing that I can fault them for was - it took too long to get to the bar due to the amount of guests that were all joining in with the evening, good spirited, dressed up and having a ball. The staff were superb and couldn't do enough for us. Our room was comfortable and had all that we needed to get a good nights sleep after our days on the beach, walking the countryside and just relaxing on the terrace enjoying the hospitality and good humor of the owners. Reading some of the other reviews - I wonder if they actually stayed at the same hotel. I agree that the bedrooms may not be as updated as those you might find in London but you don't go to Hope Cove to stay in your room. The hotel has the most amazing views of the Cove - Just a minutes walk to the beach. The cream teas are to die for - amazing, the food was very good and plentiful in my opinion with a good choice. Other guests seemed relaxed and it was lovely to see that dog owners and their dogs were made welcome. If I have to be negative about anything at all it has to be that the parking was limited on one day but the owners sorted that out by removing one of their own cars so I didn't have to park in the pay and display. It is a family run hotel and the owners worked very hard - I think some people do not give credit where due. They also do not appreciate that the family work from early morning until late at night - I just would not have the stamina. Hope to be back in 2013 - Thank you to all family and staff for making our stay relaxed and enjoyable. I advise people to look at the Sun Bay Hotel photos on face book to see the fantastic fun and views - the camera does not lie as the saying goes!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Sun Bay Hotel

Property: The Sun Bay Hotel
Address: Inner Hope Cove, Hope Cove, Salcombe TQ7 3HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Salcombe > Hope Cove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hope Cove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sun Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
14 bedroomed family run hotel 50 yds from the golden sandy beaches of Hope Cove. Dog friendly, we are on the world famous South West Coast path, the hotel was refurbished in 2009 and boasts a spacious sun terrace from which to enjoy breath taking views out to sea. Our restaurant is rapidly becoming the destination of choice for all those who love fresh locally produced fare and our speciality is locally caught sea food which is landed daily.We hope you will come and stay. ... more   less 
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