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South Sands Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Salcombe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Just returned from a two day break at the South Sands Hotel where we stayed one of the lovely beach suites. We were very well looked after by all the staff but Yvonne on Reception deserves a special mention for her excellent local knowledge and ideas for days out (we had a lovely morning in Totnes and wonderful afternoon at Overbecks). Also Candi in the restaurant made breakfast a pleasure and was always happy for us to take a 'take away' for our teenage son .

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

We have been staying at this hotel, in it's original form and at the old hotel, for many years. After our last very disappointing visit over a year ago, we decided to find an alternative. However, as we do love the location etc. we decided to give it another go. So glad that we did, the staff were so kind and helpful, nothing was too much trouble.

The restaurant was wonderful and the service was excellent. We had beach suite 33, which I would definitely recommend. We travelled with my sister and her husband and there was plenty of room with the bonus of a balcony. Well done South Sands Hotel we will be back again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

I have now stayed several times at the hotel and this was the best stay yet. Staff and food better than ever. Always good but it now feels like this hotel has grown up and really comfortably delivering excellence. Will be back!

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Just got back from a 2 night stay. Took my mum for her 75th birthday. The staff could not have done more to make my mum feel special. Room 9 has the most wonderful full sea view, any closer we would have been in the sea! Food, service and location 100%! THANKYOU to all the lovely staff for helping us to make a fantastic memory!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

This was our 2nd choice for our first night in Devon and while it was far from inexpensive it has to be said we had a fantastic visit. The hotel delivers in so many ways it deserves a visit.
We had a beach front room and while the weather was bad the location was awesome. From the minute we checked in the staff were friendly, extremely helpful and service standards throughout were faultless from the charming Assistant manager who greeted us on arrival, arranged a bottle of wine to our room and assisted at every opportunity to the evening barman who couldn't have been more pleasant. We were able to road test the service at both dinner and breakfast and since one is virtually a captive audience given the location it was delightful to find both te food and service of exceptional standards. The breakfast waitress was also welcoming, helpful and friendly. We would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel especially out of season when better rates can be found.
Definitely would return.

Room Tip: Beach front rooms are a premium as expected but worth it! Dining at the hotel well worth it, they h...
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

This hotel was booked for my husband during a business stay and I came along, and so glad I did! This is a gorgeous location for a hotel, it's hidden deep past the town right on the beach with beautiful surroundings. We fell in love as soon as we saw it. The staff was very friendly and welcoming as soon as we got in and showed us into our room and made sure all was ok and they booked us in for dinner later that evening.

We had the Optimist room facing the valley (front of building) - not facing the sea. Still very quiet and nice. The room was a good size being that it was one of the smallest of the rooms on the first floor. It had a walk in closet and huge bathroom with both a separate bath and shower area. Great wi-fi service and comfy big bed. The alarm clock had a space for my ipod also which was nice.

Dinner and breakfast were both delicious. Locally fresh food, all made deliciously with a gorgeous view of the sea. Wow!

We were happy to have found this spot and can see ourselves returning for a short mini getaway in the future!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

We have just stayed for 2 nights in a suite. We have found all staff to be very welcoming and friendly. Our rooms were excellent. The lounge area looked out onto a balcony with views of the beach and sea. We dined at the hotel both nights. The menu is limited to fish and steak but the food is excellent. If it wasn't a 4 hr journey I would love to dine here regularly! Breakfasts catered for all . A great start to the day looking out to sea watching the waves, gannets diving and morning coffee. A relaxing short break with no need to use the car. Easy ferry to Salcombe, cliff top walks & enjoyable visit to gardens and house at Overbecks.

Room Tip: Suite 33 had good views of sea & would suit either famil or couples together. Excellent kitchen...
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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 7 Hotels in Salcombe
Price Range: $181 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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