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Sands Resort Hotel & Spa
Ranked #3 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
Dusseldorf, Germany
1 review
“A perfect stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2010

I must say that we, this is my wife, my 11-year-old daughter and I, had two perfect weeks in Cornwall. The hotel is situated near NEWQUAY but far away from the noisy town and perfectly situated near the ocean. The service, the room, everything was excellent, well, even the weather was not too bad....

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2010

If you are parents with young or youngish children looking for a family holiday that gives you a real break and is rewarding and enjoyable for the kids then this is the place. We've just returned from our third stay, and this time we took some friends along as well - they loved it too. The hotel and its grounds are rich in facilities for children and adults alike. Ther staff are friendly, responsive and unobtrusive. The restaurant is excellent and the service great. It's hard to fault Sands - we think it is unassuming and low key in a positive way that caters for many tastes, cultures and classes of people...but most important they seem to understand what modern hard pressed families need from a holiday!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2010

Just spent 7 nights at the sands Resort and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The service received was exceptional right through from the front desk, restaurant and kids club - the staff were really enthusaistic and couldn't do enough to please.

Our seven year old daughter loved going to the kids club and really enjoyed the other activities put on for the children (disco, kids party, zoo visit).

The rooms were very spacious and clean with a very modern bathroom. We also had a fridge in the room.

The location was good within walking distance of Porth beach and is a good base from which to explore North Cornwall.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2010

After a blip when we stayed at Easter out stay in August was top notch. Once again the owners have invested funds on the site - this time a new shower area in the pool facility - full marks to them for striving to improve the facilities. The staff were great as usual - we had a few problems with our door locking mechansim and it was sorted with a degree of courtesy, professionalism and speed that other hotels could learn from. Indeed the staff make the place - for example our waitress was clearly a little inexperienced - but she made up for the occasional mishap with her enthusiasm, fiendliness and general desire to do the best job she could.

The rooms are pretty large, clean and quiet in the main

The play area for kids is great - I could barely drag my son off of the zip wire! Probably the only think the owners need to think about is the evening entertainment - and whether there could be more seating available for parents who want to sit with their kids but do not want to be in the disco / quiz etc

To be honest I can't speak highly enough about the place!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2010

we have just spent another week at Sands, our 4th visit, and we had a great time. Facilities and child care are amazing and the staff are all great, very helpful. Our room is great and we all slept very well. The food was really good. To be honest I cant fault the place. It works for families with mixed age kids and couples alike there is always somewher to go, sit, visit etc If there was one thing I would change if I could that would be make it a little cheaper so we could go for longer!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Essex, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2010

The exterior of the hotel looks a little run down, but the interior is modern, clean and roomy. We stayed in a sea view - wow what a view! The (comtemporary) rooms are great, we had two teenagers and it was still spacious. PS2/DVD great little extras! Food can be fussy/posh, it is good but we felt not enough choice was offered. The waiters however, cant do enough for you, they go out of their way to make you happy. The hotel provides a 'great wall' of local attractions/best beaches/restaurant recommendations. The hotel hires out wetsuits etc. They are associted with a local activity centre that is fabulous (kayaking a must). Their only downfall is evenings are geared towards the under 7's or over 50's. The staff ALWAYS have a smile, they are polite, helpful, we would say they make your stay a pleasure.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2010

I could go on and on about this resort (and it is, rather than just a hotel), but I think pretty much everything has been covered ( even the crying when we had to leave!). I will say however, that the staff must be congratulated, they were excellent! Nothing was too much trouble, they were friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, the list goes on. After much reseach, we chose Sands over another highly rated rated nearby because of the friendly and helpful conversation my husband had when he rang to make some enquires. A rarity today so thank you everyone for helping us have such a lovely two week holiday! We loved it! Our toddler loved it! My In-Laws loved it! Next year I'm hoping my brother, sister and sister in law and their families will love it as much as we did.

Will we all get on ? Watch this space.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Sands Resort Hotel & Spa
Address: Watergate Road, Newquay TR7 3LX, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
#3 Spa Hotel in Newquay
#4 Family Hotel in Newquay
#5 Business Hotel in Newquay
#12 Romantic Hotel in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sands Resort Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sands Resort Hotel & Spa overlooks the Atlantic ocean to the west and countryside to the east. The hotel offers a range of free sports facilities and children's clubs as well as a beauty spa, two pools and a gym. Most suites have separate sleeping areas for children and are in a contemporary design. A free baby listening service is also available.In 2016 Sands Resort Hotel & Spa was voted to be amongst the Best 10 Family Hotels in the UK ranking 5th in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. ... more   less 
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Sands Resort Hotel & Spa Newquay, Cornwall

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