Sandy Cove Hotel

Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, EX34 9SR, United Kingdom
+44 127 188 2243

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Sandy Cove Hotel - Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
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Distance to city centre 4.2 km
Location rating 9.5

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  • Excellent
    Oct. 2019
    9.2

    Croissants were lovely bed was comfaterbal we was at a wedding the arrangement was 1st class

    There was nothing I didn't like

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2019
    9.0

    The room had a lovely view. There was some confusion about the room we had booked but it was resolved and we were given a room with a sea view which is what we’d expected The food was very good - especially the breakfast! Lovely toast and croissant and even better scrambled eggs!

    There is no lift and our cases were heavy!

  • Good
    Sep. 2019
    7.5

    The main hotel and its situation were beautiful. Apparently there is a nice dog friendly beach nearby if you are able to walk up and down 200 plus old uneven steep steps. My husband went to look but said that neither my old dog or myself could make it.

    Our room had to be changed as we were initially in a seperate house at the rear of the hotel which had been converted into rooms. Our room was tiny and at the back of the house facing a yard which was almost like a building site. The front of the house was so overgrown we almost missed the house when looking for it. We let Reception know how disappointed we were. We were offered another room at the rear of the actual hotel which was much better and agreed to pay an extra £20. However. Rather than a window we had French doors which backed onto an open concrete yard and again facing a wall, so people could see into our room as they walked past. We needed to have these doors open when we were in the room as it was so warm. A fan was provided which helped during the night. Or dog was not allowed into the hotel, which is understandable for example in the restaurant area. However for us to use the bar or the lounge we had to leave the dog in our car. Although we were able to walk her round the grounds of the hotel, I wasn't happy that we had to play £12 a night for the privilege.

  • Good
    Sep. 2019
    6.7

    We stayed in the Bayside, which was clean and functional. We did have problems with the kettle and a light not working but this was rectified as soon as we reported it.

    The breakfast service was chaotic and I have serious concerns over food allergen training for staff. We notified the hotel in advance that I required gluten free food and was assured that most menu items could be adapted to suit. We ate one evening in the restaurant, my meal was very tasty but I wasn’t able to have a side portion of chips due to no GF fryer facility but also wasn’t offered any alternative as a side. However, when it came to breakfast, it was a disaster! Nobody is organising seating arrangements, it’s a free for all (something we were told by another guest as the staff just smiled and walked away when we stood waiting at the entrance). This then makes it really difficult for the staff to keep on top of new arrivals for tea, coffee, etc. Twice I had to get up to get somebody’s attention. The first to request coffee and the second to request some GF toast. What I received was 2 slices of GF bread. When I queried that I had asked for toast, I was told “the toaster is over there” indicating the toaster that everyone else was using for standard bread. She walked off before I could tell her I couldn’t use that because of cross contamination. Rather than make a fuss, I ate it as bread even though it was dry and a bit stale. The second morning, was much better run although still nobody was taking charge of allocating tables. This time when I asked for GF toast I explained that I couldn’t use the generic toaster so could they toast it in the kitchen. To which I was told “we don’t have that facility but we can put it in the oven”. I could go on about under cooked bacon, over cooked poached eggs (or rather 1 of the 2 I asked for was) but I’d be ranting forever.

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2019
    10.0

    staff went above expectations

    neighbours conplaining about noise of late arrival

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About

Overview

Sandy Cove Hotel is a popular location for those who are looking for a vacation spot, as well as for those who are planning weddings. It is in a beautiful location, and guests will find that they are never more than a short walk from the water. The property features 37 rooms, and pets are allowed at the smoke-free property.

The rooms at the hotel include free WiFi, around the clock room service, flat-screen TVs, bathrooms, free toiletries, an iron and ironing board on request, daily housekeeping, and an in-room safe. Guests will find that they have all of the amenities they need to have a great vacation and getaway.

Sandy Cove Hotel provides a complimentary full breakfast each morning, which is served between 8 am and 10 am. There are many other features and services at the property, as well. It has an indoor pool, a bar, luggage storage, laundry facilities, free WiFi in the public areas, a sauna, steam room, and laundry facilities.

Those who stay at the property will find that they are close to a wide range of different places to see and enjoy. Exmoor National Park is a few miles away, and Dartmoor National Park is within driving distance. Guests will also find plenty of great places to have a meal in the area. Some examples of places to dine include The Sawmills Freehouse, Pack o’ Cards Inn, Top Chippy, The Castle Inn, and George & Dragon. Of course, the beaches are nearby, as well.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.5 Excellent

based on 502 reviews

9.8

Pool

9.5

Location

6.4

Breakfast

4.5

Cleanliness

Things to Know

  • Great menu
  • Great view

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

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Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Room service
Indoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Sauna
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Terrace/Patio
Disabled Access
Laundry facilities
Spa
Hot tub
Hairdryer
Safe

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Watermouth Castle 1.3 km
  • Ilfracombe Harbour 4.3 km
  • Bull Point Lighthouse 10.3 km

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