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Saunton Sands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Braunton
Certificate of Excellence
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“First class hotel”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed at The Saunton Sands Hotel, Braunton, Devon and were blown away! Everything from the porterage and concierge service on arrival, the reception staff, the bar and restaurant staff all the way to the superb room and facilities - everything was just out of this world! Nothing was too much trouble or impossible and we were greeted with a good morning or afternoon and a friendly smile. This hotel is definitely a sentimental reminisce back to the 1930's without looking dated, when the service was always exceptional and never over top or suffocating. I really enjoyed my stay here- not least because it was my birthday and the view from the room left me speechless!!! I hope I can one day go back to visit, even if it's for a cream tea on The Terrace.

Stayed August 2014
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Thank Sam L
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
What an amazing five star review - thank you. iIhope that you had a fantastic birthday and I really do hope that you come back again soon. I shall pass on your comments to the team - Pete Brend
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derby
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

We were recommended to try this hotel by friends as we didn't want the hassle of flying abroad and stayed for 5 nights.

We had a sea view - must be one of the best coastal scenes in the UK and well worth the extra.
The room was good and the bathroom had recently been modernised to a high standard.The only disappointment was no bath robes.

The staff , restaurant , and general facilities for people of all ages including families were all very good - in a very traditional English style, which we enjoyed.

The location is great for exploring North Devon by car with options for taking walks right outside the hotel door to the beach and along the coast line itself to Croyde.

We look forward to making a return visit.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for the Sea view!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
I am so pleased that you had a fantastic stay with us and decided to holiday in North Devon, it really is a special place. I shall pass on your great comments to the team and really hope to see you again very soon - Pete Brend
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Kent, New York
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Back again for another dose of magic from my favourite hotel and then some.
Once again found the whole experience flawless, from arriving to be greeted by the staff and management to our sad goodbye.
Food once again was excellent , with nothing too much trouble for the staff.Room beautiful and along with the view- simply the best that money can buy! Fun entertainment from Roger Lee whom plays the greatest sounds to the superb bar staff for whom nothing is too much trouble!

Overall 10 out of 10 without doubt!

Room Tip: All beautiful but sea view so worth it- you will not find better!!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Tom N
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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2014
What a fantastic review - many thanks for taking the time to write and recommend us. I hope that you will be back again very soon - Anthony Kingdon
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Stayed for 1 night in room 218 fantastic views!Wish we could of stayed longer...food at Sands on the beach & room service breakfast all fabulous.10/10 for staff & their attention to customer satisfaction.Very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Thank Kim E
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BrendHotels, General Manager at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2014
I'm so pleased that you had a great time during your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased that you also ate in our sister restaurant - the views of the beach are simply stunning and it's such a chilled out setting. I hope to welcome you back very soon - Anthony Kingdon
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Superb Hotel staff very friendly. Views amazing entertainment fantastic Horse dancing guy incredible. Went with wife and 2 daughters aged 10 and 12 outdoor pool heated superb tennis court good snooker great. Indoor pool lovely.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Hello, We are so pleased you had a lovely time and look forward to seeing you again - Pete Brend.
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Have just returned from 10 nights at Saunton Sands Hotel, staying with friends for a summer break. Once again the whole experience was superb - the staff and management are very professional yet friendly, the service and food quality is excellent throughout the hotel and the rooms and facilities are of a very high standard. Add to this the location and views, which are simply stunning, and there really is no need to fly off anywhere abroad.

Well done to Pete Brend and his team once again. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Sea facing are well worth paying the little extra for.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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BrendHotels, Owner at Saunton Sands Hotel, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you so much for your glowing review, I'm so glad you had a fantastic time. Looking forward to seeing you again very soon - Pete Brend
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

I stayed 2 nights here and the setting is truly stunning. It would appear this hotel has very high levels of repeat customers which is a great sign. I had a single room, that was a little disappointing.
It could have been bigger and cleaner and although I knew in advance there wasn't a sea view, the small window looked out on a dull view of a flat roof at the back. Breakfast was excellent, with plenty of choice and the view from the dining room and terrace is fabulous. The staff were very friendly and polite but on a number occasions when ordering food or a drink it seemed to take forever to get served even when there only a few customers and the place was swarming with staff.
At Saunton on the sands I got a table and menu and waited half an hour in the hope of being served. I asked a passing waiter 3 times to take my order to no avail. I gave up, life is too short for that.
This could be a magnificent hotel if they don't work off location and reputation alone and avoid complacency.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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