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The Sun Bay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hope Cove
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Even better than the last time we stayed - wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2010

We have stayed at the Sun Bay hotel numerous times before but this was our first stay since visiting last year when the hotel had just been taken over by the new owners. I am pleased to see that even more improvements have taken place since the grand opening. The sun terrace now has more seating and the shrubland has been cleared to give an astounding view of the bay - we thought the view was wonderful before but this has opened up a completely new vista. Lots of little changes have been made which I assume have come through listening to their guests and improving things where possible such as now having de-caf coffee on the tea tray in the bedroom as well as regular coffee. They may be little changes but when you don't drink anything bu de-caf, this was a welcome surpise. The Spring Menu in the restuarant is superb - lots of locally sourced produce. Three out of the four of us chose the Cherry Smoked Duck starter which was melt-in-the-mouth delicous. I can recommend the risotto too. Paul and Michelle were keen to please without being intrusive. The log fire was a pleasure to sit by in the evenings as it was really cold outside - something you rarely find in Hope Cove! All in all, the turnaround in this hotel is excellent and you will find a warm welcome and firendly atmosphere throughout. A large number of local residents were in the bar and the restaurant - always a good sign in my book.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DillyDog95
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Solihull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2010

Cant recommend Hope Cove,The Sunbay and it`s attentive staff and the food in the Sunbay restaurant highly enough.
Looking forward to my next visit

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PHMARK
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midlands
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35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2010

We stayed at the sun bay hotel for 4 days last week and we were very happy with the hotel. Both Paul & Michelle made us feel very welcome & comfortable and it suited our needs for our short break, our room was very clean, as was the rest of the hotel, we stayed B & B & Dinner which was lovely especially the evening meals...........wonderful (thank you David & Chris). All in all we would recommend this hotel, and will definitely go back again. It overlooks the beach and there are some lovely walks along the cliffs too.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sheely
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Bath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2010

Everything was so good the fire,the food, the room and more, thanks to Michele, Paul and all the staff for making are visit relaxing and easy. Recommend to all, we will return.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bluebell750
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London., England
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2010

I stayed at the Sun Bay between Christmas and New Year and although the weather was awful (it was December), it could not impact on what was a thoroughly relaxing and revitalising trip away. The food is simply gorgeous - especially the full english breakfasts, the hospitality was just right - not too intrusive but always someone around to ask or help if you need it, the rooms are well fitted and with great views and the bar and lounge are perfect for just sitting and relaxing. Plus you just can't beat the location. I will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ceebee11
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Hampshire UK
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48 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2010

Off and on we have been coming to this hotel for about 16 years and are now onto our third set of owners!

We just love it. The location by the beach is super, and one is away from the unbelievable commercialism, bustle and sheer pretentiousness which is Salcombe.

It must be said that the last owner had let things slip, but the new owners have extensively sorted out downstairs. Upstairs will no doubt be a work in progres for next winter.

Yes, the bedrooms are a bit small, and the furniture has seen better days but this is an older building and one cannot expect a Hilton in this location. Equally one cannot expect the new owners to take out a massive loan to do everything in one hit- or at least, we don't.

The food was excellent, the hosts charming and well organised- and it's dog-friendly. Lovely walks nearby on National Trust land.

Stay there!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CW_1
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Derbyshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2009

Adding to its gorgeous location, the hospitality of Michelle and Paul really makes this hotel a superb place to stay.They provide wonderful, friendly, warm hospitality where all your needs are willingly and ably met, with good grace and humour.The balance between not being intrusive and yet attentive and accomodating is perfectly struck.
The hotel has an excellent chef who's food is of a la carte quality and his homemade desserts are an absolute must.The wine list is comprehensive, good quality, at reasonable prices and well stocked.
The weather was shocking for some of our stay here but it was absolutely wonderful to hole up in the hotel and feel like home from home. The hotel is dog, child and baby friendly and Paul is fantastic at nursing babies in the lounge allowing parents to have a romantic meal in the adjacent dining room in peace!!
You couldn't go wrong staying here and you'll be really pleased you choose to.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CADAMDerbyshire
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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): $$
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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