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The Sun Bay Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hope Cove
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Our intention was to use this hotel as a base, visiting my son & his family who live a few miles away. Having booked, we had an e-mail saying it was their Halloween party, & did we mind? Not only did we not mind, we altered the booking so that my family could all stay; they put a z-bed in our room for one child, & the others in a family room upstairs; both rooms (7 & 12) had sea views. We arrived early with the children, checked in, & sat in the window seat cheering as the waves pounded over the sea wall & soaked passing people & cars! A bit later, we went down to get closer to the action.

The party was brilliant - serious latex make-up & costumes; clearly the place is run by an extended family, & many guests were obviously their friends, but everyone was made to feel most welcome. The food (with an imaginatively themed menu) was excellent, & the disco & dancing afterwards were great fun, especially for the children. Next morning was interesting, matching 'normal' faces to the costumes from the previous night!

The room was basic but comfortable; the howling gale outside was kept more or less at bay; everything worked. The best feature of the hotel was the warmth & relaxed friendliness of the staff - you really felt part of the family and its celebrations. We asked if we could come back next year (my birthday is actually Oct 31st) with more family & a dog. We were shown into the conservatory, where we would be able have the dog with us to eat - perfect!

On the second day we consulted the very useful map in reception, and did the short but exhilarating walk round the headland - delightful & varied. Next time we'll do the long one, along the coastal path to Salcombe, highly recommended by the staff.

Chris & Liz

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at The Sun Bay Hotel. Great location, very friendly and infomal atmospere and excellent food. We loved it. The staff are very friendly and really made us welcome. Hope Cove is a stunninngly beautiful place and the hotel is in a very position.
The room we had was very adequate although the decor was a little tired.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We arrived in pitch dark and could hear the sea but couldn't see it so it was a wonderful surprise to wake up and see how close we really were. The evening food was excellent and the staff were very friendly.

Room Tip: Chose out of season when you are most likely to get a sea view room
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

well what can i say, the title says it all. Arrived mid day at the hotel and were able to check in straight away. We had requested a sea view room and this is what we got(room 6).The room is clean and tidy and yes the bathroom is rather small, but we didnt intend to spend to much time in there.The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable when we asked about walking routes.We didn't eat in the hotel in the evening. Breakfast was very good, plenty to choose from with the added bonus of being able to "do your own toast", so could have as much or as little as was wanted.We then asked for advice on where to visit for the day as the weather was a bit hit and miss, again local knowledge was very helpful.We were advised via email weeks before we travelled that the hotel was hosting a Halloween party and were given the option to change our dates if we wanted. We opted to join the fun of the party, and can honestly say it was one of the best Halloween parties we have been to.A three course meal with a choice of starters, main and sweet was delicious and served by staff who entered into the (spirit) of the night.We reluctantly checked out the next day after another hearty breakfast. I Would most definitely recommend this hotel and would like to thank the owners and lovely staff for all there hard work in making our weekend fantastic. We will be back.

Room Tip: room 6, faces the sea
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed at Sun Bay over the weekend of the "Great Storm" of 2013.
We were given a good welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We spent the evenings in the lounge which was very comfortable and bar service was good.
Our room had a sea view so we were able to appreciate the stormy conditions in a warm and comfortable environment. Definitely worth a second visit and a good location from which to explore the delights of South Devon either on foot or by car.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I live locally and have visited this hotel occasionally for a beer or a meal on a sunny day as it's one of the few establishments with a sea view. Recently they have employed a new chef and when I took my youngest daughter there for a meal we were really pleased with the very high standard of cooking. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

First time in Hope Cove, beautiful spot with superb views from the hotel.
Excellent food, very smart bar, lounge and restaurant area. Very friendly and helpful staff; nothing was too much trouble.

The rooms are a little small and the bathroom needed some updating but we were very comfortable.

A good venue from which to tour the South Hams. We are already recommending it to our friends and family.

Room Tip: Just ask for a sea view and you will not be disappointed.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Sun Bay Hotel

Address: Inner Hope Cove, Hope Cove, Salcombe TQ7 3HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Salcombe > Hope Cove
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Hope Cove
Price Range: £60 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sun Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
14 bedroomed family run hotel 50 yds from the golden sandy beaches of Hope Cove. Dog friendly, we are on the world famous South West Coast path, the hotel was refurbished in 2009 and boasts a spacious sun terrace from which to enjoy breath taking views out to sea. Our restaurant is rapidly becoming the destination of choice for all those who love fresh locally produced fare and our speciality is locally caught sea food which is landed daily.We hope you will come and stay. ... more   less 
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