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South Sands Hotel
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Sarah”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

A beautiful hotel right on the beach. The rooms themselves were lovely and spacious very tastefully decorated. The room had everything you could want and more. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and attentive. Breakfast was excellent. We ate in the restaurant in the evening which was superb food and again brilliant service. Would not hesitate to stay here again and would recommend it to anyone wanting a lovely stay on the south Devon coast.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

A truly superb beachside hotel - set in a tiny picturesque sandy bay, literally on the beach. Having stayed here some 15 years ago, we knew the area and the hotel but had no idea how beautifully the current owners had totally rebuilt and renovated this 22 bed hotel. It has been stunningly decorated in New England style using the colours and light of the seaside. The attention to detail in every part of the hotel is excellent from beautifully chosen fabrics to the most amazing spiral staircase. Beautiful seaside paintings fill the walls, many by local artists and some for sale. We stayed in one of their Dragon rooms overlooking the bay - very large with a beautiful roll top bath in our bedroom as well as enormous walk-in shower in the bathroom. There are lovely extras like Molton Brown toiletries and rooms have a mini fridge with complimentary water. Big driftwood style wooden beds with duck down quilts and pillows make for a very comfortable night and to wake up to the view of the Salcombe estuary is fab. The hotel is immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. We were on their bed and breakfast deal but ended up eating our evening meal in their restaurant each evening because the food was exceptionally good and the chef could not do enough to welcome us and discuss the menu and our preferences. Presentation and quantities were spot on and the prices extremely reasonable. Breakfast was first class - full range of cereal, fresh fruit, yogurts, continental range as well as full English - sitting overlooking the bay over breakfast was a feast in itself. All the staff were very friendly and professional and couldn't do enough to make our stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. I can honestly say that this is one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed in - we had a wonderful stay and we will definitely go back at the first opportunity.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Our first time to South Sands. Friends recommend we try it as we wanted to go away for the weekend without our children. Everyone was so friendly, our room was amazing and the food was fantastic!!
We had a very relaxing weekend away together and will defiantly be returning!! Thank you South Sands!!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

Booked for a weekend in February, stayed in the optimist room and we were really impressed lovely location, decor & feeling to the hotel. I would recommend to all. The surrounding beaches are just divine.

We ate in the hotel on the first night & sadly I think it's over priced, had intended to utilise the early bird special but the options were not to our tastes so ate from the main menu. Minimal choice for a veggie & expensive starters. I would like to see a simple 'bar' menu for an alternative to restaurant eating.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We ate lunch at a table overlooking the bay. Everything was just wonderful. The decor is modern an attractive, the service was helpful and attentive without being overbearing and the food was exquisite. Yes it was expensive but sometimes you just have to pay the price to get the best. It was a meal to be remembered.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed at South Sands Hotel for four nights last week, and we were both very impressed by the high level of service and the amazing food served in the restaurant .

Each member of staff we encountered was helpful and responded to any query with a calm efficiency.

We stayed in a Beach Suite , which was spacious and spotlessly clean.

The restaurant run by "JP"and his splendid team was a revelation in terms of hotel dining with amazing fresh ingredients and a wide choice.

Having been to a number of similar hotels , I can wholeheartedly recommend South Sands.

Room Tip: Beach Suite 33 has best view of these types of accomodation , but next time will try a J Class as th...
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

My husband booked a two night break for a birthday surprise. The staff are all very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Our room was nice and clean. Very comfortable bed and lovely linens. View bit dismal over the car park. We ate in the restaurant both nights and the food excellent albeit a bit pricey. Overall a very nice hotel ,but I have to say (although not to my husband) that we have stayed in better hotels and had better value for money.

Room Tip: If you can it would probably be better to have a room with a view but we were'nt in our much so...
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Additional Information about South Sands Hotel

Property: South Sands Hotel
Address: Bolt Head, Salcombe TQ8 8LL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Salcombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Salcombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — South Sands Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in May 2010, this New England style, boutique hotel set in arguably the county's finest coastal location. 22 beautifully appointed bedrooms...offer the ideal place to escape from it all and relax and unwind. You can see the sea from most of them and almost touch it from the balconies in rooms 9 and 10. 5 opulent beach suites...ideal for families or for those looking for more space and independence. ... more   less 
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