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South Sands Hotel

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Bolt Head, Salcombe TQ8 8LL England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
4 Star accommodation
7 Oct8 Oct
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always wanted to stay here and so my husband arranged a night away as a belated birthday present. We had a lovely time and a great evening meal with friendly staff. Breakfast was good although there was an annoying guest using his laptop...More

Thank Kazza53
Response from Freya102, Front Office Manager at South Sands HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear 'Kazza53' Thank you for taking the time to write a review - I do hope you had an enjoyable birthday. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal - my apologies for the breakfast interruptions. Best Wishes Freya

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely relaxed hotel in a beautiful valley with stunning views over the sea. Very kind and helpful staff. Emma at the front desk was exceptionally kind and helpful to us in advising on walks and local area. Our little dog was so happy and treated...More

Thank A M
Response from Freya102, Front Office Manager at South Sands HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 'A M' I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and took full advantage of our situation surrounded by lovely walks - I have passed your thanks to Emma. I hope we get to welcome you (and your dog) back again soon. Best Wishes,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a suite for 3 nights , they knew I had a puppy but neglected to tell me the beach was closed to dogs . They also failed to tell me that despite the price of the suite (I've stayed in London for less...More

4  Thank 568kh
Response from Freya102, Front Office Manager at South Sands HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately there are times when a guest's version of events and the hotel's version of events will not agree. We never stop guests posting on public forums even if we entirely disagree with their comments, it is their right to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited for an afternoon tea, and loved sitting on the restaurant balcony where you could almost touch the sea. Service was excellent and attentive. As a result we have booked to go and stay a night for our anniversary at the end of...More

Thank Laura B
Response from Freya102, Front Office Manager at South Sands HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 'Laura B' Thank you for writing a review, I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed afternoon tea on the terrace! I look forward to welcoming you back for your anniversary. Best Wishes, Freya

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Hope Cove to Salcombe and this the first place we came across after 8 miles walking so we were ready for a sit down and a tasty lunch. We weren’t disappointed. Crab salad and crab claws with fresh cut skinny fries. All...More

Thank Autodelta
Response from Freya102, Front Office Manager at South Sands HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 'Autodelta' Thank you for commenting - I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch here. We all love that walk, well done for completing it. Best Wishes, Freya

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Dry Cleaning
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$ 183 - US$ 463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South Sands Hotel Salcombe, Devon
United Kingdom > England > Devon > Salcombe
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15 September 2018|
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Response from KP73Totland | Reviewed this property |
Indeed there is! Comfy sofas and armchairs, it’s delightful. Lots of reading material too
John C
Having had the same utterly poor service from a place which grades itself as four star or above, god forbid, i am interested to understand what can be achieved by the hotel, or is it just a restaurant with some rooms?, for offering such appalling service.? I am of the thinking that the owner Stephen Ball and the GM Freya just do not have any idea of what 4* service is and they are hopelessly scratching around in vain hoping that the customers they have to visit have no idea either but just fat wallets. I really do think that both Stephen and Freya need to break through that glass ceiling of service and join the rest of us up here and try and learn for themselves what they really should be offering. Stephen you are an accountant, you are bothered about the figures and whether they look good not clearly about service, just imagine what your figures would look like if you did actually get people in to your hotel to run it properly. Freya should be no where near your hotel, she talks the talk but has no experience of what 4* really means and nor do any of your staff. What part of this Stephen do you not understand?
30 August 2018|
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Response from HIBOXY | Reviewed this property |
Well John you have vented and I am sure it feels good. I would like to know more but I am not asking - just suggesting you take up your grievances directly with those named. Something clearly went wrong but you have not... More
10 August 2018|
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Response from Rumpleproofskin | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sadly no. Dogs are banned on South Beach in front of the hotel from May to Sept. It's a council thing. But dogs are allowed on North Beach over a hill about half a mile away regards
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