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The Sands at St Francis

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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
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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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Thank sarah c
Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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Thank Greg_Presley
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The Sands is a stunning house. Unfortunately the service has gone down since I last time visited this guesthouse. There was no manager to welcome us, and the girl who showed up , had a dirty vest on. She had a hard time to find out who we where. And the two girls she called to Carrie our luggage where... More 

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Thank Tonny T
Uitenhage, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This place is heaven! On top of beautiful scenery, The best service we have ever had, the staff is absolutely amazing, nothing is too much of an effort!! Really want to commend the staff for their attitude and service! Rooms are immaculately clean and everything you could possibly need is supplied. Attention to detail is superb! Really want to congratulate... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We received a warm welcome here, with personal touches all around our room. Our beautifully decorated room had an ocean view with huge sliding glass doors to enjoy it from. Swimming pool right outside the glass doors and steps down to the beach. It is walking distance to local shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, with more a car's drive away.... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful!! The view from the room and breakfast area will take your breathe away. The most beautifully decorated inn and individual rooms I have ever encountered. The breakfasts are delicious and all the staff are incredibly nice.

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1 Thank Shawn K
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had the pleasure of staying here on a recent trip to Africa, it was absolutely beautiful. Heidi and her staff were very welcoming, efficient and extremely knowledgeable about their local area and what was on offer in the way of site seeing and local attractions. From the moment we set foot in the door we were treated like kings... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • 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: $239 - $434 (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 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
“All of the rooms are lovely, but rooms 1 and 2 are our favourites”
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