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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on our honeymoon we were met by Miriam who could not have been more friendly and welcoming. The rooms are stunning with easy beach access and views that are incredible. The rooms were very big and clean, with easy pool access also. Our only bad experience was with regard to the food, we ate dinner in the...

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nottingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at The Sands guest house/hotel in February 2017. It describes itself as being at the gateway to the Garden Route, which I suspect is probably about right. It is roughly one hour by car from Port Elizabeth (which has an airport). We only stayed for one night but wish it had been for much longer....

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great guest house! We stayed here immediately after doing 3nights safari and were wanting a place to chill out and relax. Our room was perfect, we had a ground floor room which meant we had an area right outside to sit out and enjoy the lovely weather. When booking we were advised the upper rooms go quickly and were fully...

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Thank Samantha L
Braintree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What great people, Roland and Miriam were wonderful. Food superb, room had everything good detail. Right by the sea, lovely. We had driven from Port Elizabeth via London and were quite tired. Thank goodness this was our first place to stay since leaving home. Relax

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Thank WilcoBraintree
Knusford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sands is a small guest house in the middle of a residential street. It has great sea views and the upstairs bedroom is beautiful. However, we were disappointed with Cape St Francis; it had a rather drab shopping centre and had no atmosphere at all. I think there are better places to stay along the garden route.

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Thank Chris M
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We recently spent a most enjoyable 4 nights here while on honeymoon. This is more of a guest house than a hotel but the views are stunning and it is such a great place just to chill out and relax. All of the staff are extremely helpful and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. If you...

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Thank Dee P
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the Sands. The rooms were lovely and the staff very friendly. There was a bit of a hiccup with my room not having hot water for a day, but they sorted that out. The rooms are beautifully appointed with all you need, including lovely amenities, gowns, slippers etc. We found the breakfasts to be...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The Sands is a four star guest house right on the beach! The rooms are very comfortable and the staff very friendly and keen to assist you enjoy your stay. The food and drink served is excellent and the views to sit and enjoy then unrivalled in the area. Very clean with all mod cons, a very enjoyable stay.

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Thank Richard K
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Rather like going to your rich uncles house during the summer hols. Five bedrooms, all with "traffic stopping views", rooms very comfortable, clean, minute attention to detail, great breakfast with a view, outside pool, garden, steps & beach in that order. Delightful welcome on arrival by Heidi with refreshing drink, couldn't do enough for us, arranged a dentist to fix...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stayed three nights at the Sands and although expensive for South Africa, we were not disappointed. The room was lovely and the breakfasts fresh and tasty. The whole town was quiet as we arrived just before the summer break. The room was very spacious and the only fault was the open bathroom, so not ideal for friends sharing! Overall,...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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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 

Additional Information about The Sands at St Francis

Address: 8 Frank Road, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Price Range: ₹ 10,630 - ₹ 26,675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sands at St Francis 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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The Sands Hotel Saint Francis Bay
The Sands At St Francis Saint Francis Bay, South Africa - Eastern Cape
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“the top floor room is very large with more privacy than the 4 downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles A7109QBchrism, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms downstairs on the right, privacy and views”
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“The views are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite”
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