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Saunton Sands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Braunton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I have always wanted to stay at the Saunton Sands hotel. It was everything l expected it to be. Busy but not crowded, excellent service, good entertainment, the terrace with the stunning views all around. Delicious food made it just perfect. I have never had such a relaxing break!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

What a great review - thank you. I'm so glad we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your break. I do hope you make a return visit very soon - Pete Brend

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Back from a fantastic week at Saunton Sands. Even though I have been visiting this hotel for many many years SSH never disappoints. Our grown up children still love to visit with us and now we are able to share this magical place with our granddaughter. This year we were treated to the newly refurbished terrace lounge and restaurant. A triumph! We stayed in the apartments giving us the flexibility of being able to take advantage of the hotel amenities and yet also able to take the time out to relax in our own lounge which was beautifully furnished and decorated and the apartment had everything you could need for a home from home. The staff as always were welcoming and fun and nothing was too much trouble and all delivered with a smile. What more could you ask for than sitting on the terrace overlooking the magnificent Saunton Sands beach and being delivered a chilled glass of wine by a courteous and happy member of staff. The food was amazing - definitely worthy of a top class London restaurant and again the service was top notch, quick, courteous and the restaurant staff were extremely knowledgeable about produce and source etc. We were very impressed. We are looking forward to our next visit in August with our extended family.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Thank you for your amazing review I'm glad we keep surprising you and make you want to return time after time. Thank you for your comments about our refurbishments we are very proud of them. I especially appreciate your praise of our food and staff. I very much look forward to seeing you in August - Pete Brend

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Stayed for a week in an apartment. First ever stay at SS. Amazing holiday everything was perfect both for adults and children. The restaurant food was superb and on days we felt like being more relaxed, the food in the terrace lounge was just as good. The staff were always attentive, friendly and helpful. Activities were second to none for the children leaving us adults more relaxing time together without any anxiety whatsoever. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and rather than going abroad next year we have booked to go back!!!!

Room Tip: If you are travelling with extended family the apartments are excellent and rather than being ignore...
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

I'm so pleased you had a fabulous stay with us. The weather has been amazing and it's been great for everyone to fully enjoy our summer programme of events. It is a great compliment to us that you have already booked for next year instead of overseas and I look forward to seeing you then - Pete Brend

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We returned to saunton this year for another family holiday, we had one half of the family in sands the other in room 227.

The accommodation was clean and high quality. The views are to die for and we had the most fantastic week and will be returning again in the near future.

The restaurant and lounge have been redecorated and freshened up to keep the standards high. The service of all the staff was exceptional, of the highest quality. Be sure to have Gavin as your wine waiter and ask him for stories and tales he has many! He also recommends great wines!

Saunton has the location, the facilities and fantastic 5 star service to ensure your holiday will be fantastic.

Room Tip: Always go for a sea view room
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

What a great review, thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. I'm pleased you liked our newest renovations and that our high standards were appreciated and that you were well looked after. I look forward to your next visit and I shall pass on your thanks to Gavin - Pete Brend

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I have been coming to this hotel for about 30 years with a gap in the middle of about 10 years due to various situations. Myself and two grown up girls visited at the beginning of June for a long weekend, it just felt like coming home we realised how much we had missed this beautiful place. We were blessed with lovely weather not only that with a lovely warm welcome. We were all so excited to look around, the girls went off exploring the hotel as they always did when they were small. We were pleased that the lay out is the same but with some added extras ie the outdoor pool and terrace restaurant both a lovely addition. The decor, cleanliness in the rooms and outside is excellent, the staff are charming and we were pleased to see a few from the past, Malcolm in the dining room was his usual smiley self, the food was very tasty. I would recommend this gem of a hotel to all ages it has something for everyone young and old and I bet you will want to come back!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

What a truly fantastic review. We pride ourselves on people returning year on year, from when they were small to having their own families and making return trips. We want our guests to make Saunton moments and you have summed that up perfectly. May you all return for many years - Pete Brend

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Just back from the perfect getaway at Saunton Sands Hotel. Having usually stayed in the hotel over the last several years we opted for Beach View apartment this time and loved every minute of it. The mattress quality in the apartment bedrooms is first class, something that many hotels neglect, the view is simply stunning and the chamber maid service was superb offering fresh towels and a bin service every day. The option to self cater was nice but we still ate many meals in the hotel. The outdoor terrace is simply one of the best places to enjoy a light snack or scrumptious Saunton Tea in the day or pre dinner drink before your evening meal,watching the sun set over the Atlantic. The Brend family as always gave us the perfect holiday with staff paying attention to detail on every level. The recently re styled Terrace Lounge and Dining room looked stunning. We loved apartment living at Saunton Sands and have already booked our next visit.

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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Thank you so much for your glowing review of our apartments. I'm so pleased you received the full Saunton treatment from your accommodation to our fine dining. I shall pass on your compliments to everyone. I am looking forward to seeing you very soon - Pete Brend

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We booked an apartment for my daughters wedding to be honest the aparment served it purpose but on the whole its in need of some tlc the rooms smelled musty and it wasnt to clean in places and in need of some decorating pretty out dated.Having said that Shawn the guy who helped my daughter plan her wedding couldnt do enough thoroughly recommened him he was brilliant so thanks to Shawn everything ran smoothly.

Room Tip: To be honest Saunton Sands is in a real nice position at Saunton...But its needing a refurbishement...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2014

Thank you for your review, I am thrilled that Shaun looked after your daughter's wedding so well and that some great memories were made. With regard to the apartment you stayed in, we are currently refurbishing them, although I have passed on your cleanliness comments on to housekeeping. I hope you will make a return visit very soon - Pete Brend

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Additional Information about Saunton Sands Hotel

Address: Saunton, Braunton EX33 1LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Braunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Braunton
Price Range: £126 - £269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Saunton Sands Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 92
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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