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Sywell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Used this hotel as a base for 4 day stay to visit various places in Cornwall. We booked a sea view room, recommended, best sea views ever. Nothing was too much bother, rooms very clean and large with comfortable chairs, ideal for just looking over the sea. Excellent breakfast, I believe that they keep us old people away from the...

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Tadley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited the Sands hotel to use the gym as we were staying nearby. The people on reception were extremely helpful, gave us details and the daily price was very good. Although the gym is small the equipment is all fairly new and in excellent condition. We went at a quiet time of the day so found plenty of space....

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very clean and the room was spacious! The breakfast was just fine. The facilities are ok; however there are no jacuzzi. The staff are very kind, friendly and smiley! I could stay again, but don't expect too much.

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Albi, France
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Staff were excellent, but the hotel certainly couldn't get near 5 stars for me. On the positive side, it was clean, price was good, the area is quiet and the bed was comfortable - I got a good night's sleep. Now the negative points: - my room had no wardrobe, just a curtain round some shelves and a coat rail....

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a lovely costal hotel with outstanding views of Fistral Bay. We were allocated a lovely sea view family suite for the 2 of us which had everything we needed, tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. Our room was huge! If needed it had one king size bed up one end with a large flat screen TV,...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The hotel was in a perfect location over looking the ocean and close to the main part of newquay. The hotel itself was very clean and the decor was modern and ocean themed. All of the staff were very friendly, well trained in hospitality and nothing was too much trouble. The food in the restaurant was amazing! I can be...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This hotel is just outside Newquay but opposite a fantastic beach down a cliff walk and just across the road from the Coastal Path. We were greeted very professionally and efficiently. The reception area is beautifully laid out and decorated. We had booked a suite (as we were offered an upgrade) and this was for up to five people -...

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Bristol UK
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I rarely give out 5 star reviews for hotels- there is usually 'something' that drags the hotel down a star (in my opinion, YMMV). However, having just stayed at the Sands for 3 nights, with my wife and 13 month old, I would just like to say that they deserved the 5 stars in spades. Sure the facade is a...

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

When driving up the hill to the hotel, I was took back by the out dated decor on the outside, but upon pulling up & getting checked in my thoughts I the hotel completely changed.... When first entering the hotel we were greeted by a lovely gent who helped checked us in. He could see we had a very tired...

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I was a solo traveller and found this hotel to be fine for my needs. Room was clean and spacious and attended to daily. Food was grand and staff were pleasant and helpful. This hotel would be suitable to families with young children. There is an outdoor play area, a maze, a little golf course and climbing frames etc. The...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Golf Course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sands Resort Hotel & Spa overlooks the Atlantic ocean to the west and countryside to the east. The hotel offers a range of free sports facilities and children's clubs as well as a beauty spa, two pools and a gym. Most suites have separate sleeping areas for children and are in a contemporary design. A free baby listening service is also available.In 2016 Sands Resort Hotel & Spa was voted to be amongst the Best 10 Family Hotels in the UK ranking 5th in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

Address: Watergate Road, Newquay TR7 3LX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Price Range: $126 - $524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sands Resort Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Sands Resort Hotel And Spa
Sands Hotel Newquay
Sands Hotel Porth
Sands Resort Hotel & Spa Newquay, Cornwall
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Newquay
#4 Family Hotel in Newquay
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Newquay
#5 Business Hotel in Newquay
#12 Romantic Hotel in Newquay
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“Second Floor rooms have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles kdggr, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Country View Family Room”
 of 5 bubbles , 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for second floor comfort rooms...more chance of sea view without higher priced rooms”
 of 5 bubbles siancarberry, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a sea view but rooms at the back also have good views”
  • Early morning winter sunrise
  • Two single beds /sofas in lounge area
  • Back of hotel looking over outside pool and countryside
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 of 5 bubbles pattap, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a sea view- it is spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles TAkerman, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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