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The Sands at St Francis

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Camilla54
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank charleslindley
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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Thank GlasgowCargil
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

A beautifully appointed small hotel. Our room had the most amazing sea views and both the room and bathroom were fitted to a very high standard. Unfortunately it was not warm enough for us to use the pool which was right outside our door. Our walk on the beach was made rather difficult because the hotel steps have been closed...

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Thank 23JennyR2015
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We booked to stay at The Sands for two nights and it was our first stop on The Garden Route heading towards Cape Town. It's a small hotel with only six rooms but the staff are very helpful and friendly and the food excellent. We had planned to eat out but in the end stayed there for supper as it...

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Charming hotel with beautiful view of sea from room and even from the bath tub. We had an infinity pool just outside our room, sadly not heated so it was a little cold- though I swam anyway! Great restaurant on top floor, again with sea views, excellent food and wine.

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Thank Remajyo
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We recently stayed in this beautiful house with amazing views from the very comfortable room. The staff were so attentive and helpful. It feels intimate as there are only 5 rooms all overlooking the sea. We borrowed mountain bikes and explored the area too. We enjoyed the food and wine in the attractive restaurant and felt very relaxed there.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

While on our honey moon trip, we stopped in this super nice boutique hotel. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. The staff is also, like in many places in South Africa, fantastic, professional and dedicated for its guests. I would highly recommend it.

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  • 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 12,625 - ₹ 23,886 (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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“Rooms downstairs on the right, privacy and views”
 of 5 bubbles charleslindley, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The views are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite”
 of 5 bubbles 712heinv, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are sea view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles wayneh28770, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms looked good although we stayed on the right (facing the sea) which we would choose again.”
 of 5 bubbles PorterPrivate, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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