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Reviewed 1 June 2017

The only draw back we have found visiting South Africa in winter is most places are very quite and St Francis bay is just that not a bad thing for us as we had just had 3 days of game drives. The Sands is a delightful place to stay next to the beach with exceptional views.
Staff and food is upto SA standard (very high) in fact the only disappointing aspect was the walk way to the beach was under repair so you could not walk directly to the beach from your room.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at The Sands at St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you very much for the kind words. We are really proud of our team at The Sands. Thank you for being so patient about the maintenance being done to the beach walkway, hopefully when you return it will be all finished and up to scratch. Safe Travels and we hope to invite you back soon. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Sands is a beautiful property located directly on the beach where you be wanting for nothing! Anything you need has been carefully thought of and at your disposal. Our room was immaculate and beautifully appointed. It was wonderful to listen to the ocean while falling off to sleep at night! Delicious meals are available in the dining room with ocean front views that are spectacular. We never felt the need to out at night with such great service under our roof! During breakfast we could watch the surfers.

The beach is directly in front you but direct access was not possible when we were there. This was no problem as the public beach access is a mere 100 meters away down the street.

St Francis is an interesting upscale resort area, truly an enclave in and of itself, with several shops and a couple of restaurants/bars.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at The Sands at St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you for your review and support. It is always great to hear back from our guests. Your points have been noted, We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our trip , we had the room upstairs, breathtaking is the only way to describe it , huge front window that gave a view of the ocean , you are literally 20 feet from the Ocean . Room was massive , 4 poster bed, bathroom massive and a side balcony with a jacuzzi .... Hotel very quiet, good service , food good but not great in comparison to high standard across vacation . The area is very quiet, not much to do but we had planned for a few days relaxing . tsitsikamma is 1 hour drive back down the coast, went there for the day and easy to get to . Certainly a place of luxury and to unwind after a hectic 2 weeks , make this the last stay as it is the perfect end to a busy holiday.. at last- good wifi :)

Room Tip: Room upstairs no 5 ...
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at The Sands at St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for your review, insight and support. We are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed your time here with us and the good wifi ;) Thank you for ending your holiday with us. Safe Travels!
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Lovely small hotel with lovely rooms, great food and excellent helpful staff. Recommend a few nights in this relaxing hotel as their is not a great deal to do in the surrounding area. Great beach with nice walks.

Room Tip: Room on ground floor. patio doors opening up beside the small pool.
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lindsay S
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at The Sands at St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you safe travels.
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed for one night and were really glad we did, a beautiful luxurious and peaceful place right on the beach. The receptionist was really friendly and helpful and directed us to a nice local place for a drink and some food in the evening which was a short walk from the hotel and safe to get to. Couldn't fault the room, great size and facilities. There didn't seem to be a lot to do in the area so we were happy to just be staying the one night. Perfect for a luxurious stop off.

Stayed: March 2017
Thank Laura M
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PEHotelGroup, Online Marketer at The Sands at St Francis, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for your review and support. Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you safe travels.
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