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“cest Place We Stayed In South Africa! Luxury without the snobishness”

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The Sands at St Francis
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Reviewed January 4, 2007

Picture this, comfortable, beautifully decorated room. Luxury bathroom... patio doors open onto an infinity pool... then onto stairs that lead direct to the beach... bliss!

Though there wasn’t much to do in St Francis, we really had a day of ”holiday”. The Sands was the most stunning place I have ever stayed, Charmaine the manager set a great balance between the 5 star treatment, without the pretentiousness or making you feel uncomfortable. We had an amazing meal and some drinks later at the bar there, chatting with Charmaine. Something we wouldn’t normally do.

The Sands had – comfort and practicality… it had a warmth! It also had those lovely little touches – dressing gowns and slippers before bedtime and hot chocolate brought to your room… loved it!!!

They also provide canoes, bikes etc.

The Sands ticked every box…The price may seem higher than other places... but treat yourself! You'd pay nearly as much for a holiday Inn / Novotel in London!!!

St Francis was gorgeous – I doubt we have ever been so jealous, than of the rich South Africans who holiday in Plettenberg and St Francis.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2016
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled with friends
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Address: 8 Frank Road, 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 Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francis Bay
Price Range: $165 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sands at St Francis 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A footstep away from the beach, a few minutes from the bustling village center and home to world class watersports and activities! This luxurious African beach house, located in the picturesque seaside village of St. Francis Bay, offers five spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with uninterrupted views of the majestic Indian Ocean and endless stretches of pristine coastline. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and offer 5 star luxury, opening onto private decks or balcony with stunning views of the beach and infinity pool. The honeymoon suite offers an extra outdoor shower and Jacuzzi hot tub on its deck, from where spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed. The glass-fronted Octagon Restaurant has a thatched roof, central fireplace and surrounding timber deck, providing a breathtaking 270 degree panoramic view of the bay. The Octagon serves breakfast, light lunches and a la carte dinners. St Francis Bay is situated close to the Eastern Cape's many malaria-free game reserves. ... more   less 
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The Sands Hotel Saint Francis Bay

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