we stayed here for a couple of nights as a last minute thing having had to cut our previous holiday in Devon short. The location is 'to die for' with the view over 5km of golden sands, the dunes and the sea. I cant think of a better view from a hotel and Ive stayed in many parts of the world. The hotel is art deco style and is very classic without appearing dated. We had a double room and a single room for our daughter. the single room had been re-furbished and if all the rooms are to be done to the same standard then this will be excellent. Our Double room was starting to look and feel a bit dated but still very nice. There is an indoor & outdoor pool and small (and dated) gym. The garden area is well maintained and has those great views and the lounge bar is very comfy with good service and not too overpriced. Breakfast is buffet style and superb with good ingredients well cooked and a good choice. We had dinner one evening which was excellent and one of the best steak & chips Ive ever eaten, service was attentive without being intrusive.
The one (at the time HUGE) downside was that on the 1st night there was a Karaoke party directly under our room which went on until 3am and then only stopped when I (not the hotel) asked them to stop. This meant we only got 4 hours sleep and to say we were less than pleased is an understatement. The night Manager was useless in trying to find a workable solution. In the end the day Manager refunded us for that night without issue so a good corrective service action but Id rather it hadnt happened in the 1st place.
Overall I would recomment this hotel,its not cheap (£100/person/night) but you do get what you pay for. Just a shame the Karaoke spolit the 1st night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There is something truly special about the Saunton Sands Hotel. Set above Saunton's stunning three mile beach overlooking the natural wonder of the Braunton Burrows World Heritage Site, the Hotel's magnificent location gives us one of the most dramatic coastal views in the South West.There is far more to staying at Saunton Sands Hotel than what's outside. Inside you'll find first class accommodation and facilities, fantastic food and a quality of service you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else.Whether your stay if for a winter break with a difference, summer holiday for all your family or a business trip we'll do everything we can to make your stay as memorable as the view. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saunton Sands Braunton
- Hotel Saunton Sands
- Saunton Sands Hotel Braunton, Devon