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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our trip , we had the room upstairs, breathtaking is the only way to describe it , huge front window that gave a view of the ocean , you are literally 20 feet from the Ocean . Room was massive , 4 poster bed, bathroom massive and a side balcony with...

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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at The Sands at St Francis, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and the good wifi ;) Thank you for ending your holiday with us. Safe Travels! Kind Regards

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely small hotel with lovely rooms, great food and excellent helpful staff. Recommend a few nights in this relaxing hotel as their is not a great deal to do in the surrounding area. Great beach with nice walks.

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night and were really glad we did, a beautiful luxurious and peaceful place right on the beach. The receptionist was really friendly and helpful and directed us to a nice local place for a drink and some food in the evening which was a short walk from the hotel and safe to get to. Couldn't fault...

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

Reviewed 25 March 2017

A fantastic, friendly boutique hotel right on the beach. Beautiful rooms and great food and service. Go to sleep listening to the sound of the ocean . A real highlight of our trip.St Francis Bay is very charming with its waterways resembling Venice.

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time here with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards

Yealand Redmayne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A very relaxing 3 days .. a beautiful room .. excellent breakfast and dinner. Right on a lovely beach . The pool was lovely and outside space comfortable. The staff were helpful.. the only little thing was we asked for decaf coffee they didn't have any but went out especially to get some. But then said my husband couldn't have...

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Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stayed at this B & B for 3 nights as part of our stay in South Africa. We had flown into Capetown and then gone down the garden route. This was our last stay before our safari. The room had a great view overlooking the beach, however it was dark and the furniture didn't help as this was very...

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Thank you for your review and support. We are so sorry to hear that your stay was not all you wanted it to be, we will take your comments under advisement. Safe travels.

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We stayed here 12 months ago and really enjoyed so we wanted to stay here again on this years trip. Staff are excellent very helpful . We stayed on the ground floor lovely room metres from the beach. It is a lovely place to chill after doing a game reserve where you are up early every morning. Good food. We...

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Thank you for your review and continued support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Wishing you safe travels. Kind Regards

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Don't be fooled by guest house comment - this was real heaven and fantastic value for money. We needed a place to chill out after rushing all round and had the most wonderful downstairs room literally 50 metres from the beach. The staff were so welcoming and the wine cellar was magnificent and I chose a wonderful pinotage at a...

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Thank you for your review and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards

Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
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: $190 - $441 (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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“Room upstairs no 5 ...”
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“Room on ground floor. patio doors opening up beside the small pool.”
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“upstairs... brill view!”
828victoria, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for downstairs beach view”
Anthonyhblake, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the top floor room is very large with more privacy than the 4 downstairs”
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