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“Little Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sandals Guest House

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Sandals Guest House
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Scotland
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Little Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed at Sandals for 2 nights & unfortunately arrived the day after a large fire had destroyed homes in the canal area. Luckily for us Sandals wasn't anywhere near the affected area. The owner, Richard and all the staff were amazing & made us feel very welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, our accomodation was lovely and the guesthouse is set within idyllic grounds with a small swimming pool. It's only a short walk to restaurants etc and we walked there & back every night. St Francis Bay was a welcome rest during our hectic schedule, it is quiet & Sandals provided us with a little down time perfectly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Belmont, Lancashire.
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215 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

A very pleasant night's stay under a thatched roof. We were welcomed with a fruit cocktail and chocolate cake by the friendly staff and shown to our delightful room complete with sunny balcony. The breakfast was freshly cooked and very tasty and the gardens and pool a truly relaxing environment to chill out.

St Francis is small and a little 'manicured' but still nice for a one night stopover with a good 'village' feel about it. Some lovely beaches too.

Room Tip: We had a room in the main building but the garden rooms seemed very nice too.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chris R
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thanks for the lovely review of Sandals GH. We pride ourselves on a "chilled" relaxing environment in our guest house. Travel can be quite hectic...nice to know that after a busy road trip, one can relax in a stunning seaside village and "chill"!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Always a pleasure to visit your establishment! Friendly staff that go out of their way to assist you with anything and to make your stay enjoyable. Breakfast was great with fresh fruits and a nice variety of options. Will be coming back again and again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Lovely to have you back and hear that the staff are always helpful, friendly and provide good service. Appreciate the breakfast compliments too. Look forward to welcoming you back again and again!
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Lovely welcome from Tapiwa, who was very helpful the whole stay. St Francis itself was a bit too quite for us (could be too early in the season) but we enjoyed taking it easy for the day we were there. Could really chill in Sandals.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KTDub
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thanks for the lovely mention of Tapiwa's great welcome. Always nice for my excellent staff to get a special mention.
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

We have just returned from S.A and stayed here for our last night...its an amazing place.The rooms are spacious..we had 2 private outdoor seating areas!If your room is downstairs your shower is also outdoors (undercover!) which was fab in the morning!The staff are all very helpful too..not much to do in St Francis but if the weathers good it has amazing beaches and the whole place has a real villagey feel to it.Would have loved to have stayed longer here but hopefully we'll return.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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2 Thank hannah_oley
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thanks for the lovely review and praise. Yes, our outdoor showers on the private decks of the downstairs rooms are wonderful...well, especially in the summer! Lovely to hear that you will be back one day.
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

What a lovely place! The rooms are decorated in almost an afro-caribbean fashion and are FABulous- our first experience with an outdoor shower! The only drawback was not being able to stay longer... The recommendation for dinner was perfect- only a short stroll from the B&B- and the breakfast in the the morning was excellent in a country that excells in B&B's. Tess and Tapiwa were flawless hosts and their friendliness and professionalism shone through. Ryszard was great to chat with as well when we returned in the evening to relax and play a game of cards after our walk on the beach- also only a short stroll. All in all making it a truly a wonderful, wonderful stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank kerryraw
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

The staff are absolutely wonderful and the rooms are lovely but could do with a refurbishment. Bathrobes seem to be a standard feature in B&B's in this price range but the fabric was not something I would want touching my skin...bath salts were a really nice touch and the outdoor shower was really nice too.
Location is great, minutes walk from the beach and a few restaurants and staff provide great recommendations and make bookings for you. St Francis is a bit sterile but pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TheLulu99
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Property: Sandals Guest House
Address: 4 Napier Road | St Francis Bay, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francis Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandals Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly positioned 150 metres from main beach, Sandals Boutique Guesthouse offers its guests a unique and international blend of superb hospitality, cuisine and service. The beauty, tranquillity and friendly hospitality of Sandals will ensure you have a chance to relax and enjoy the "laid-back" luxury which Sandals Guest House provides. Sensational surf, pristine beaches, rugged coastline & indigenous fynbos create a perfect setting for relaxation & play in St Francis Bay! Within walking distance or a few minute’s drive away are fabulous restaurants, quaint village shops, Port St Francis, nature walks, Jack Nicklaus award-winning St Francis Links & our local St Francis Bay Golf Club! No holiday in South Africa is complete without experiencing our warmth, friendliness and personal service at Sandals, St Francis Bay.We will ensure you leave relaxed, rejuvenated and determined to return again soon! ... more   less 
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