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“Good value, great service & friendly staff”
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Sandy Lodge Hotel
Ranked #20 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good value, great service & friendly staff”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Stayed for a Tinsel & Turkey weekend end of November 2012. Hotel rooms although spacious (ours had a balcony) could do with some updating but that is the only criticism. Had a great time amongst other self-drive and coach parties. Staff really welcoming and friendly. Dining room staff very efficient (especially Rod who served our table). Food excellent with a great choice. Rooms were clean, warm and well serviced with soft towels etc. Entertainment each evening after the Bingo! Good variety of entertainment - loved Johnny Morse who played loads of unusual musical instruments. Played pool (baize could do with replacing). Indoor pool, Gym & Sauna all being used by residents daily. Great location, not far from the front with a 15 minute walk into town. Had a great time and will definitely be going again (asap).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Pete B, General Manager at Sandy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thanks for your great review of the hotel, we will be upgrading the furniture in 40 of our 80 bedrooms during our January closure which I'm sure you will appreciate when you return. I'm delighted you had such a great time and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the New Year.
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moretonhampstead
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Just returned from a lovely weekend at the Sandy Lodge. We booked a late deal self drive package only 2 days before departure. Our room was clean, comfortable and above all warm which is the priority for a wet weekend in December. The food was of good quality, freshly cooked and served by staff who were determined to make your holiday pleasurable. The evening entertainment was good. We especially liked the Cornish chap who played a multitude of instruments - how talented. Would happily visit again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pete B, General Manager at Sandy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to post your review, Johnny Morse certainly is a talented chap! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will return again next year.
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I'll start this review with a piece of sound advice look past the minor deficiencies and you will find a hotel that gives excellent service by great staff. Used mainly by coach companies they achieve a great balance for food,service and value for money. Evening entertainment is very good and varied with a reasonably priced bar when 99p drinks are not on offer. The staff in the restaurant are efficient and friendly serving a good selection of well prepared food, breakfasts cater for all needs with porridge , several cereals and yogurt, diy toasters and a full selection of cooked items. Tea and coffee are brewed freshly and brought to the table. The en-suite rooms are of a decent size and whilst the sheets are immaculate, the blankets and clean but faded eiderdowns could do with with being replaced by duvets but that's only a minor criticism. I intend to return next year when the weather is hopefully a bit kinder!!! Well done Sandy Lodge!

Room Tip: All rooms are well heated, rooms 106 & 8 have views to the countryside beyond
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Pete B, General Manager at Sandy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you Richard for taking the time to post your great review. We will be running more pound bar breaks throughout February and March ensuring we continue to deliver great value for money. We are hoping to phase duvets into our rooms over the coming 12 months with our first 10 rooms scheduled for January. I hope you will bring some sunshine when you return.
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Nice hotel. Staff very friendly food excellent and entertainment every night was also very good. Would go again. Was with a coach party one of three coach parties. There was a welsh party and a Birmingham one. Too be honest the Birmingham coach party was not too friendly but the people from Wales was very nice and we enjoyed spending time with them. The only drawback was the coach party from Birmingham would save the tables in the entertainment lounge which left our coach party struggling to get seated but in the end we managed to sort that out pity it was the last two nites!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Pete B, General Manager at Sandy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for the great scores and review, the seats in our ballroom each night are allocated on a first come first seated basis, our bar opens from 6pm so please arrive in the ballroom early to ensure you get your desired seat (if you come to stay with us again).
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Wales
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just came back from an enjoyable weekend.
Rooms were clean and food was very good.
Good entertainment, with reasonable Bar prices.
Service very friendly.
Only negatives Pool, Jaquzzi and sauna could be updated.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Pete B, General Manager at Sandy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for posting your review.
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We went for 2 nights to join our family who were on a longer deal.The place was busy and our room was basic but all round we had no complaints and enjoyed our stay. The coach groups are an entertainment in themselves!We will certainly go again.

Room Tip: Try and get the best possible!Ours was under a room of heavy footed nocturnal elephants who snored l...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Pete B, General Manager at Sandy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to post your review, I'm pleased you enjoyed your brief stay with us.
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

My second brief stay this year at this hotel - I also came in August. Booked a single room but both times was upgraded to a spacious double with modern en-suite. The room was clean & comfortable, although this time they forgot to clean the room! No problems with thin walls in the room itself, but in the en-suite I could hear every word the 2 guys in the adjacent room were saying - very interesting! Decor generally is a bit dated with scuffed walls although that didn't bother me. The staff were friendly but reception not always manned, I often had to wait several minutes for my room key at different times of day, which was a bit annoying.
Breakfast was buffet style, with reasonable choice of food & plenty of everything.
The hotel location is good, only a few minutes' walk from town & beaches but in a reasonably quiet road. Overall, I felt it was good, basic accommodation & good value for money, especially with the room upgrade.

Room Tip: Ask for a room situated away from the bar/entertainment, the sound carries & is very noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Pete B, General Manager at Sandy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry you had to wait at reception for the length of time you had to. The reception is manned 24/7, I can only imagine the Duty Receptionist was called away from the desk to deal with another customer. I am glad that your overall experience was a positive one and hope you will come back to visit us again.
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Property: Sandy Lodge Hotel
Address: 6-12 Hilgrove Road, Newquay TR7 2QY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandy Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sandy Lodge Hotel in Newquay is a great family run hotel based in Cornwall's premier resort. Situated close to the seafront, the hotel features en-suite bedrooms with Freeview TV & Tea & Coffee making faciities. The Hotel offers excellent cuisine including our "all you can eat," Breakfast Buffet with friendly, informal service. Entertainment is provided most evenings and the public areas of the hotel have ramped access to facilitate wheelchair users. Free Parking is also available for hotel guests for up to 50 vehicles.Our ideal location means that you will only be a 150 yards away from the beautiful seafront of Newquay Bay and the local shops and town centre only a short walk away. We deliver high quality service and our rates are very competitive if you are looking for a great value hotel in Newquay. ... more   less 
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