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Review of The Sands - Sea Front Apartments

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The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excellent accommodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We stayed here for the first time, apartment 404 Kepwick. Loved it! Amazing views, very quiet and peaceful. The standard of the apartment was exceptional and the cleanliness, couldn't fault anything. Definetly 5* in our opinion! We will be returning very soon!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in a sea view apartment (106). Loved the apartment and to wake up to the sound of the sea was fantastic. Staff friendly and helpful. Little noisy with local youths on Friday evening, but quiet Saturday.

Only points I would raise are - no mirror near a plug in order to dry hair and no mirror at all in twin room. Certainly didn't detract from our enjoyment though.

Would definitely book again - thank you.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stayed at The Sands last week in a 2 bed sea view apartment on the third floor of the Lockton building. As we were in the end apartment (301), the balcony was larger than most of the others, with excellent views of the sea and castle, both from the balcony and the living area. As you would expect, the apartment was well equipped and spotlessly clean.

We only had brief contact with the staff, on check in and check out, but they were extremely friendly and helpful. Although it is not the cheapest, it is worth paying extra for a sea view. We would certainly return in the future

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Just had our fifth break at The Sands. Fantastic apartments really well maintained, with great views of North Bay. Even though the reception was being moved the staff were excellent and so helpful, can't wait to return again at Christmas.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

North Bay is magnificent. Can't deny the position of The Sands and Scarborough is definitely a place we will visit again, though sadly will probably not return to the Sands. The staff were also very friendly and helpful.

Communal areas had a funny smell and the noise from other apartments was quite loud due to thin walls. Air circulation system meant you could smell cooking from other apartments in the bathroom in the evening!

The apartment was OK - fabulous balcony over the front - but the rest was average and cheaply furnished. The interior design was very amateurish and the soft furnishings were mostly from Matalan. Squeaky, flimsy metal framed bed, dreadful pillows and duvet - like cardboard. Not the 5 star we were expecting - closer to lower 4 star and the quality of the linen etc will mean it will be slipping to 3 star soon unless upgraded.

Very cheap toiletries.

Summed up by the standard of welcome pack - a loaf of Kingsmill - really?? Come on guys - where's the local produce (apart from the Scarborough rock).

Suggest the management goes and visits some proper 5 star holiday properties to see how it should be done. Just charging 5 star prices doesn't make you 5 star!!

Room Tip: Don't bother with anything but a seafront apartment.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

I agree with all the positive reviews.

- great location
- secure free parking
- clean and well equipped
- modern fittings and design
- polite and attentive staff
- daily weather report posted every day
- welcome pack of bread, jam etc

We have stayed at the Bay Filey on numerous occasions but I will choose the sands from now on as the location is perfect for families. It is directly on the beach.

We had apartment 105. Although it wasn't sold as a sea view we could see the sea through the gap between the buildings.

Will return!!!

Lovely

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Absolutely fantastic we had a two night stay in a two bedroomed apartment with sea view...Staff couldn`t be more helpful.. The kids loved it and the whole experience was brilliant..Would well recommend it !!!
A sea view is a must !!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
Address: Kepwick House Peasholm Gap, Scarborough YO12 7TN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sands - Sea Front Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stylish and contemporary, these 5-star luxury apartments have a magnificent location on Scarborough’s North Bay, on Yorkshire's rugged and beautiful East Coast. The Sands are luxurious, award-winning apartments and have been given a 5-star rating by VisitBritain. All apartments have modern 5-star furnishings, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and designer kitchens and bathrooms. The bathrooms come complete with luxurious toiletries and bathroom products from Elemis. Each sea-view Apartment has a grand balcony, where you can look out to Scarborough Castle and admire the stunning sea views. Every apartment is allocated a free parking space in the secure car park. There is a state-of-the-art gym for the exclusive use of guests, as well as a rooftop sun terrace with breathtaking views. ... more   less 
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