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The Sands at St Francis

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Merstham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a very relaxing and enjoyable night here at the beginning of our recent holiday in South Africa. The rooms and views were superb and the dinner wonderful. The staff are welcoming, knowledgeable, and very enthusiastic about their work and country. The access to the beach is great and we would be delighted to return.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were warmly welcomed with a smile by Heidi and her team. We immediately knew that our stay at The Sands was going to be worthwhile. We had a sea facing room that was exquisitely comfortable. Our room had all the necessary amenities for a perfect celebration away from home. Our stay concluded the next morning with...

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice little boutique hotel with a lot of charm. The room itself was big with a nice jacuzzi bath and with wonderful views of the sea and with a swimming pool, garden and a set of stairs to take you down to a private beach as well. Although we couldn't enjoy them due to the winter weather but...

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1Thank Samih A
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Booked two nights at the end of the first day booked another three love it. Local restaurants Greek, Italian, Seafood. Breakfasts cooked to order very good We started this trip in Zambia with our 33rd anniversary @ the falls then Rovos Rail great. Then self drive Cape town 3 nites Point Ahgulius 1 nite Mossel Bay 1 nite then Knysna...

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Thank Tony M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Sands offers the whole package for couples looking to get away. Idyllic setting in the beautiful town of St. Francis Bay, situated on its own stretch of beach, beautiful rooms and excellent service. The awesome thing here is the service. The attention to detail is astounding. Everyone of the staff members will go out of their way to make...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Myself and my fiancé spent a weekend at The Sands for her Birthday. Our stay was truly exceptional!! Unbelievable views, 5 star room and dining areas, and service to match. The attention to detail and and decor are top notch. Having breakfast overlooking the bay is a must and a true highlight. We lost ourselves in the beautiful wine cellar,...

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Thank Chris M
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice! ! Friendly staff, attention to detail, great food and amazing rooms. An absolute gem in the hart of St Francis. The little thoughtful things are a rarity these days. My car was even washed before we left! Water for the road ...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The staff was great. They went out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The breakfast was great. Everything is fresh and prepared on site. The rooms are spacious, clean and luxurious. I would also recommend Moslem guest to stay there. They order Halaal food from a Halaal supplier which is really worth the money. The...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Only spent a night here in this superb establishment as we were going to 50th birthday in seals, excellent service from the resident staff. Beautiful rooms and you go to sleep to the crashing waves and wake to an excellent to breakfast with breathtaking views

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Paarl
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I ditto all the positive things that have been said by previous reviewers. There are great views and spectacular views and then THIS view. We love travelling and therefore stay in many special places. Most are absolutely lovely but only a few make ones toes curl with joy. This place is one of them. I HAVE to come back!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A footstep away from the beach, a few minutes from the bustling village center and home to world class watersports and activities! This luxurious African beach house, located in the picturesque seaside village of St. Francis Bay, offers five spacious en-suite bedrooms, all with uninterrupted views of the majestic Indian Ocean and endless stretches of pristine coastline. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and offer 5 star luxury, opening onto private decks or balcony with stunning views of the beach and infinity pool. The honeymoon suite offers an extra outdoor shower and Jacuzzi hot tub on its deck, from where spectacular sunsets can be enjoyed. The glass-fronted Octagon Restaurant has a thatched roof, central fireplace and surrounding timber deck, providing a breathtaking 270 degree panoramic view of the bay. The Octagon serves breakfast, light lunches and a la carte dinners. St Francis Bay is situated close to the Eastern Cape's many malaria-free game reserves. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sands at St Francis

Address: 8 Frank Road, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Price Range: $189 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sands at St Francis 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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