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Sands Resort Hotel & Spa
Ranked #3 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
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Olney
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“Absolutely fantastic!!”
Reviewed April 22, 2010

With 3 children we were looking for a nice hotel for a little bit of luxury but it had to be child friendly!!! Sands is by far the best UK break we have had with children, fantastic hotel, great rooms with a view to the sea, brilliant food and great service!! Highly recommend!

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Reviewed April 16, 2010

We stayed at Sands as part of an extended family to celebrate a Golden Wedding. Despite being a group of 22 we were well looked after; spacious rooms, suites, huge comfy beds and fabulous sea views. Mealtimes were complicated with age range from 4 to 74 and we chose to eat together, but it was all done done efficiently and with great humour. The food was absolutely superb and although it might seem pricey, it really isn't as you are getting something well above hotel catering standards - was told that management had decided to send perfectly good chefs to Paris for courses and the results were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff at any time and lots of facilities, games, wetsuit/body/surfboard hire etc was free rather than charged extra. We stayed on as a smaller group after most had gone and sampled the hotel in a different way - plenty of adult areas in the evening to escape from kids if you wanted to. All in all we couldn't fault anything and would not bother to look anywhere else to stay when down in Cornwall again. The website if anything underplays how good Sands really is.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Essex
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Reviewed April 16, 2010

We stayed at this hotel last september with our 3 month old son, they supplied all the bulky things that we didn't need to take (i.e travel cot, sterilser etc). The staff were very friendly when making the booking and very friendly when we arrived. It was very reasonably priced but it was in term time that we stayed. The food was outstanding and it was great to be in a designated dining area with children of the same age so it doesn't annoy any other people when your little one crys. It was also very easy to get everywhere from this location, you are about 5 mins drive from newquay and it is only a short drive to other lovely places cornwall has to offer. The babysitting service was great, which meant my husband and I could enjoy a night to ourselves. Definately recommend this hotel to anyone as it caters for all families with children of all ages, it would probably be a great place in the summer to go.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Devon
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

My husband, ten year old son and I decided to go to Cornwall at the very last minute as the weather was good and we wantet to cycle the Camel trail. I found the Sands Hotel when I googled last minute breaks in Padstow. On the web site the hotel looked okay for a two night break and when I telephoned to make further enquiries the member of staff was very pleasant and helpful. So we jumped in the car and set off. On arrival I was rather concerned that the hotel was nearer Newquay and wondered what we would do with our bikes. No problem the Hotel has a bike shed ! The staff were polite, helpful and friendly, the food excellent and everything was very clean and in good repair. We stayed in a contempory suite which could have slept five and I would imagine be very suitable for a larger family. As a family who tends to do 4 star trips we were really impressed. The location is near some lovely beaches. We enjoyed cycling the Camel trail which took about fifteen minutes to drive to, had a 7am swim in the hotels small but adequate pool, played table tennis, pool, 9 hole golf and croquet, all included in the price ! Before we left we were shown around some of the other rooms and we fully intend to go back again with members of our extended family as we feel the hotel will be a lovely place to enjoy being together with spmething to offer everyone.

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London
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

I've just spent a week at this hotel with my partner and one year old and can really recommend it. They've obviously worked really hard to make it as easy as possible to look after your children. We loved the children's teas, pool and play areas. The baby listening service was great and allowed us to have a quiet dinner together. The food was excellent and the service can't be bettered. We had a room which has obviously just been decorated and it was very comfortable with an enormous bed. It's not ideal to have a cot right next to the door but this didn't prove to be a problem at all and if it is, they provide you with a travel cot. My one year old slept for 13-14 hours every night which is a record so I would recommend it just on this!!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

Just returned from spending a few days at Sands Resort. We stayed in the contemporary rooms which were very clean and spacious, the layout means that the children have their own separate area.

The food was excellent....lots of choice for breakfast and delicious dinners. We ate in the hotel restaurant every night as we went on a Bed and Dinner package and it was well worth it.

The staff are very friendly and the outdoor areas are well maintained and just about the right size for us to feel comfortable leaving the kids to wander about.

You can borrow wetsuits, buckets and spades, fishing nets etc from the hotel at no extra charge. We didn't use the kids clubs as the weather was so good we just wanted to be out at the beach or enjoying the outdoor facilities so I can't comment on those.
The spa was great and I wish I could have used it more often.

A very well run hotel, friendly staff, great food and very clean. ....would definitely go back;)

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

Just got back from a short easter break with wife and child. As usual (it is our 2nd stay)Sands caters really well with young families and we were regular visitors to the indoor pool, the games room and the excellent outdoor wooden play area. The room was up to the usual high standards. The staff continue to be some of the best to deal with of ANY hotel I have stayed in in the UK.

We did have a below par experience in the restaraunt 2 nights running where some of our courses were 20 plus minutes late (forgotten on 1 occassion - other unspecified problem on the second). Never has this problem before - and the staff dealt with it well - but disappointing all the same (the restaraunt was very quiet at the time)

They also appear to have stopped offerring porridge etc on the breakfast menu (a change from last year) - a bit of a suprise!

Yet these are only minor niggles and did not detract from what was a highly enjoyable stay. We will be coming back!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Sands Resort Hotel & Spa
Address: Watergate Road, Newquay TR7 3LX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
#3 Spa Hotel in Newquay
#4 Family Hotel in Newquay
#5 Business Hotel in Newquay
#12 Romantic Hotel in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sands Resort Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sands Resort Hotel & Spa overlooks the Atlantic ocean to the west and countryside to the east. The hotel offers a range of free sports facilities and children's clubs as well as a beauty spa, two pools and a gym. Most suites have separate sleeping areas for children and are in a contemporary design. A free baby listening service is also available.In 2016 Sands Resort Hotel & Spa was voted to be amongst the Best 10 Family Hotels in the UK ranking 5th in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. ... more   less 
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Sands Resort Hotel And Spa
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Sands Resort Hotel & Spa Newquay, Cornwall

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