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Review of The Sands - Sea Front Apartments

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The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
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“Fantastic Birthday Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Excellent birthday weekend for my son and Mum. We had four apartments on the top floor of Kepwick, all had great views. India and the reception team were wonderful arranging and decorating the rooms ready for us on Friday. This is our 6th visit and we're booked again for 2014. These apartments are great and definitely worth a visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

We have just stayed for a family event, two apartments- in one two couples in another two couples and a baby, a 4 year old and another adult.
you get everything you need including bread, marmalade, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and even sticks of rock!
everything was very clean and well kept.
Things to improve:
parking - you only get one spot per apartment and with people traveling from all over this is difficult however they do try and accommodate but I imagine in summer this just cannot work. So travel in one car where possible!
The plumbing in our toilet was very loud however we informed them at the end of our stay.
additionally some of the rooms for couples are two singles pushed together whilst we understand this is easier for the company to ensure they meet higher demand they didn't stay together at all and meant we actually essentially slept in separate beds.

there is loads of room and woo and DVD library and everyone was friendly and it was quiet.
will stay again

Stayed November 2013
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Barnsley
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

I've just spent 2 nights at The Sands with My husband and our 2 year old granddaughter. We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom sea view apartments. From the moment we checked in we were made to feel welcome, the staff at reception were fantastic nothing was too much trouble everything was explained. We were shown to our apartment taken inside and given a tour of the place. The apartment itself was amazing there was plenty of space for our granddaughter to move around in the front room, the kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need, the en-suite was fantastic (in fact it was bigger than my bathroom at home ).
We had no problem sleeping even though they are digging up the road in front of the block we stayed in.
Everything was prefect in fact we were so impressed that when we checked out we booked to go back next year.
Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

a truly fantastic place to stay and so clean and luxurious and friendly staff ,we stayed with 3 adults ,2 children and 2 babies and stll had loads of room,far better than a b and b,nothing too much trouble and buses right outside to take you along the sea front,amazing views from your own private balcony.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Nottingham
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We spent 3 nights here from 12 to 15 September (wife and 2 year old daughter) and cannot fault the standard of the apartments and friendliness of the staff.. Had a special time. Some very nice and thoughful touches from the staff . We had one night in a non sea view and 2 nights on the first floor (room 114), looking over the sea, amazing views, pretty much all you can is sea from all the windows! (if you look directly down, you see road works though!!... It was quite entertaining watching these works... They just seem to dig a few holes all day and work REALLY slowly, only in this country can such rudimentary works go on so long... Quite noisy works and for this reason I wouldn't recommend staying sea view mid-week... The works didn't finish until after 1900 on Friday night... Nice and quiet at the weekend though). Obviosuly the owners have no control over the works hence the 5 star rating.

The north beach is nice and quiet and lovely to stroll along if the weather's ok. the aquarium is surprisingly good too and good value if you get tickets from the sands reception. If you do go to the aquarium, we can recommended the old scalby mills pub across the road, nice setting and excellent plougmans!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in the sands over a long weekend, the apartment was very well appointed with modern, quality furnishings. The apartment was sparklingly clean and very well equipped for a self catering weekend. The apartments are some distance from the centre of scarbough, but in my opinion this is a good thing! The beautiful peasholme park is a very short walk, and the apartments are just a stones throw from the north bay beach. The only complaints I would make are that the car parking space (secure undercover parking) was very small and made it difficult to open the car doors! And that the apartment does not have air conditioning, which I would have expected with the 5 star rating.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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 Matt_Abroad
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

You've probably read over and over how fab this place is, and it really is!! So I won't repeat the general praise.
Room 408, and probably those either side and underneath on the third floor, are ideally placed not just for the general sea view but also for looking down the North Bay promenade, which is superb entertainment when the sea is rougher; those signs warning people are spot on, the waves crash right over the road sometimes, very exciting!
This place looks after the disabled well. Wheelchair access is dead easy. We were worried when we found we'd brought dark wet sand in onto the light coloured carpet on the wheels, but the hoover in the cupboard soon took care of that.
They'd given us all the bathroom disabled aids too, very helpful. One tip: get one in your party to check in alone first and suss out the routes before taking in the wheelchair passenger.
Sensible policy on breakages: we had two minor accidents to the very nice white crockery, which we reported immediately. We were not charged.
Exceptionally friendly staff, a credit to the organisation.
Yes, the road works are very long term, but they didn't trouble us, and noise wasn't a problem in any respect.
All in all, fab.

Room Tip: Like everyone else, SEA VIEW - well worth the extra, especially south-facing down the road.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
Address: Kepwick House Peasholm Gap, Scarborough YO12 7TN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sands - Sea Front Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stylish and contemporary, these 5-star luxury apartments have a magnificent location on Scarborough’s North Bay, on Yorkshire's rugged and beautiful East Coast. The Sands are luxurious, award-winning apartments and have been given a 5-star rating by VisitBritain. All apartments have modern 5-star furnishings, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and designer kitchens and bathrooms. The bathrooms come complete with luxurious toiletries and bathroom products from Elemis. Each sea-view Apartment has a grand balcony, where you can look out to Scarborough Castle and admire the stunning sea views. Every apartment is allocated a free parking space in the secure car park. There is a state-of-the-art gym for the exclusive use of guests, as well as a rooftop sun terrace with breathtaking views. ... more   less 
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