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Sandals Guest House
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Hudson”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We had a lovely time at Sandals - so close to the beach, restaurants within walking distance in the evening, such a relaxing environment with extremely attentive staff. Can't wait to visit again. Fab!


  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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sandadmin, Manager at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, 2 October 2014
Great to receive your valued review! It was wonderful to have you stay with us.
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We visited Sandals in January 2014 and found it absolutely delightful. Sadly, we were only there for a stopover but we would thoroughly recommend this guest house as a spot for a restful, luxurious holiday. The room was spacious, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. There was a small separate sitting room, a furnished garden area, a luxurious bathroom and an outside shower! GO....you will enjoy it!!
Anne & George Lindsay
Lichfield, Staffs, UK

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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sandadmin, Manager at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, 29 September 2014
Thank you Anne, we really appreciate the feed back and we hope next time you will stay a bit longer.
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Westbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

St Francis Bay is a great spot to stay, and Sandals was excellent, we wish we had stayed longer, this is a place we would go back to. Heather was very helpful. We had a good room with outside shower and two separate outside seating areas, the facilities were good value for money.

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sandadmin, Manager at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, 29 September 2014
Thank you for taking your time to review us, we really appreciate, We hope to see you again for a longer stay.
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Horsham sussex
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

A great place to stay after all the driving before flying up to Jo'burg. The breakfasts were lovely and all the staff very helpful. The downside was that even though we had 2 patios we had no view which was a shame. Does probably need a few more fans or aircon as it was hot at night.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Thanks for the praise on our breakfasts and staff. Much appreciated getting feedback. I just wanted to comment on the setup of our rooms and GH as well.
Our standard rooms just have delightful patio decks surrounded by trees and flowers in the flowerboxes/ or balcony, a private space to sit outside. Only our superior rooms have garden and pool views. Yes February was one of the hottest we have experienced in many years...but all our upstairs rooms have huge ceiling fans and the downstairs ones standing fans. Not being 5 star, (and not required by Tourism Grading SA) we do not have air conditioning. But all rooms have huge sliding doors and many windows for cross-ventilation and light. But, maybe this is something to think about...often can be noisy though and AC is really not healthy..in my humble opinion.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stopped over in St Francis for a 3 day relax after a game safari - the town itself was a ghost town with not much about it but the Sandals guesthouse was lovely. We were in a cottage at the bottom of the garden with a lovely outdoor bathroom but the wifi didn't extend to there which was rather inconvenient especially for the price. The breakfasts were delicious with a good choice on offer - especially recommend the banana and bacon pancake and the pool area was great to relax in. Finding somewhere to eat wasn't necessarily easy as a lot seemed to be closed and that would be my only negative plus the wifi. Otherwise a very relaxing stay with helpful staff and a great honesty bar!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Lovely review and we do thank you. Sorry you felt St Francis too quiet for you...I find this very surprising especially in our peak times Dec, Jan & Feb. On Monday nights many restaurants are closed but there are still 3-4 choices open...so for a really small village I think that is pretty good! Remember, St Francis is so tiny compared to Cape Town, larger coastal towns and cities!
But we appreciate the positive feedback on all else and again, thank you for that!
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Pretoria
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

A lovely place to get away from it all - superbly located in beautiful St Francis Bay, tastefully decorated, clean and with super friendly owners and staff. We only spent one night here this time, but we'll definitely be back.

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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Lovely review and we are so grateful for the summary of your happy stay with us! Please visit us again soon.
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Cotswolds
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Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

We stopped here so that we got a good run at getting to our east coast Safari reserve pretty early. It was a very spacious comfortable room and the place really deserves it's rating. The staff were really helpful and charming and the area is quiet and conducive to a good nights sleep. The whole area is quite quiet and we were there on a Monday evening, when dining options are more limited. We managed to get a table at a local steak bar which was straightforward and decent food.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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sandadmin, Owner at Sandals Guest House, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Thanks for your words & I quote..."It was a very spacious comfortable room and the place really deserves it's rating. The staff were really helpful and charming and the area is quiet and conducive to a good nights sleep. " We have had a few comments on lack of fans recently, thus spoiling a decent night's sleep. Sandals is TGCSA 4 stars and thus not required to have AC...but so many guests seem to expect it or DO NOT read exactly what facillities we do have on offer when they book & are thus disappointed! They also unfairly compare 4 & 5 star establishments as as 90% of my guests are booked via tour operators and are international. I always ask where else they are staying or have stayed...and it is in both ranges of 4 & 5 star establishments...and then they forget that we are not 5 star!
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Property: Sandals Guest House
Address: 4 Napier Road | St Francis Bay, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francis Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandals Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly positioned 150 metres from main beach, Sandals Boutique Guesthouse offers its guests a unique and international blend of superb hospitality, cuisine and service. The beauty, tranquillity and friendly hospitality of Sandals will ensure you have a chance to relax and enjoy the "laid-back" luxury which Sandals Guest House provides. Sensational surf, pristine beaches, rugged coastline & indigenous fynbos create a perfect setting for relaxation & play in St Francis Bay! Within walking distance or a few minute’s drive away are fabulous restaurants, quaint village shops, Port St Francis, nature walks, Jack Nicklaus award-winning St Francis Links & our local St Francis Bay Golf Club! No holiday in South Africa is complete without experiencing our warmth, friendliness and personal service at Sandals, St Francis Bay.We will ensure you leave relaxed, rejuvenated and determined to return again soon! ... more   less 
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