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8 Frank Road, Saint Francis Bay 6312 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#3 of 26 in Saint Francis Bay
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Fishing
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Afrikaans
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nomzamol81 wrote a review 22 Jun
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Gorgeous property, with beautiful rooms. We had a sea facing room which was literally a stone throw away from the beach. The staff at the Sands are super friendly and very helpful. A must visit. We will definitely be going back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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davidW2714ZT wrote a review 12 Jun
Port Elizabeth, South Africa4 contributions
this is a stunning location with excellent service and a beautifully appointed room .food was overall very good with a couple of small insignificant letdowns . excellent value for money and we would stay again without hesitation
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Date of stay: June 2022
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irmap744 wrote a review 05 Jun
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It was an absolute excellent break away. We will most definately recommend The Sands. It was more than what we could have expected. From the staff to the facilities to the food and even where it is situated definately deserve the 5 star rating.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from PE Hotel Group Port Elizabeth, Other at The Sands at St Francis
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! We’re happy to hear that you loved your stay with us. Your satisfaction is our priority, and as affirmed by your review, we pride ourselves on our exceptional service. Thank you again for your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again! Warm Regards, The Sands Team
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Berenice M wrote a review May 2022
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa189 contributions90 helpful votes
We walked to The Sands, gasped at the incredible view and beautifully appointed room, and immediately extended our stay. Everything was perfect, the setting and design work so well in context. The hosting was appropriate, warm and helpful. The room was spotless and beautifully maintained. We have been recommending this place to everyone.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
This will put a smile on the Teams face for the rest of the day, It was a pleasure to host you! Warm Regards, The Sands Team
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TRIPMCFC wrote a review Apr 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom65 contributions91 helpful votes
We loved our short stay at The Sands.. the room we had was really spacious and had everything we needed! The views out to the ocean were fantastic and being able to access from the back gate was great! You have to drive about a night but in the day it’s a lovely walk to the village centre, and can do part of it by the beach! Staff were very nice and helpful! Breakfast was good … my husbands South African breakfast was massive, I had the signature which was really tasty (but hardly had any smoked salmon - only slight negative). Overall great stay!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from PE Hotel Group Port Elizabeth, Other at The Sands at St Francis
Responded 26 Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We always appreciate hearing feedback about your experience that we provide, and your comments have been taken to heart. We look forward to your next stay! Warm Regards, The Sands Team
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2fishies wrote a review Apr 2022
Durban, South Africa10 contributions1 helpful vote
Property is right on a beautiful sweep of unspoiled beach. Rooms large, well appointed and comfortable. In house restaurant has surprisingly good food and a sensational wine list that means you can overlook the somewhat slow and haphazard service you get on occasion. A special thank you to Sashca for going out of his way to make our stay great and for whom nothing was too much trouble.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from PE Hotel Group Port Elizabeth, Other at The Sands at St Francis
Responded 26 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us and we agree, Sascha is truly a gem to have on our team! Warm Regards, The Sands Team
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mdevogelaere wrote a review Mar 2022
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Amazing and accommodating staff. They helped me arrange dinner and gave me suggestions for places to go in the area. I had to leave early in the morning and they prepared breakfast for me to take with which was so sweet. There are so many personal touches in the room, you can really tell the effort and care that went into ensuring a perfect stay. The ocean is just steps from your patio and the views are incredible.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from PE Hotel Group Port Elizabeth, Other at The Sands at St Francis
Responded 22 Mar 2022
We are so pleased to read your review, thank you for your kind words, we look forward to your next stay! Warm Regards, The Sands Team
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megankopke10 wrote a review Mar 2022
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Beautiful rooms. Best nights sleep and incredible view to wake up to. Service was incredible and we really had the best stay! Would really recommend the stay if it be for one night or a long term stay.. you won’t regret it!
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Responded 08 Mar 2022
Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing The Sands. Warm Regards, The Sands Team
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Brent B wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town, South Africa22 contributions22 helpful votes
Very impressed with the service levels at the Sands. Everything is catered for and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. First time i have seen hand written notes addressed to us welcoming us and then receiving one every evening. Location is amazing, room 3 opens up onto a pool and then the beach. Breakfast was also excellent. A special thanks to Sasha and Patience for going the extra mile and providing world class service.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Room 3 is a lovely room with beautiful views and direct access to pool.
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Responded 08 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and for highlighting the team and our little touches . We look forward to your next stay! Warm Regards, The Sands Team
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Chereen wrote a review Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
The rooms are beautiful, loved our jacuzzi bath overlooking the sea. Beds are so comfortable. Falling asleep listening to the waves...nothing better. Sasha and his team could not do enough for us. Don't hesitate just book this amazing spot
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 01 Mar 2022
Thank you for your review and your recommendation, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us with us! Warm Regards, The Sands Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$114 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the sands hotel saint francis bay
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeSaint Francis Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sands at St Francis
Which popular attractions are close to The Sands at St Francis?
Nearby attractions include Two Habours Walk - St. Francis Bay (0.4 km), Baviaans Camino (1.0 km), and St Francis Bay Beach (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sands at St Francis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Sands at St Francis?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Sands at St Francis?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sands at St Francis?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sands at St Francis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rambling Rose garden cafe, St Francis Brewing Co - Brew Pub, and Pommes Frites gastropub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Sands at St Francis?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Sands at St Francis have airport transportation?
Yes, The Sands at St Francis offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Sands at St Francis located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Saint Francis Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Sands at St Francis?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Sands at St Francis have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.