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Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, EX34 9SR, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.1/10! (score from 112 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Sandy Cove Hotel.
|Deluxe Double Room with Balcony|
|Superior Double with Balcony|
|Superior Double Room|
|Standard Double Room|
|Standard Double Room with Sea View|
|Bayside Double Room|
|Bayside Double Room with Sea View|
|Superior Double Room with Sea View|
|Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)||
|Family Room with Sea View (2 Adults + 2 Children)||
|Superior Family Room with Sea View|
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Sauna, Hot tub, Indoor pool (seasonal)
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room, Restaurant (à la carte), Special diet menus (on request)
Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Room service, Packed lunches, Laundry, Shoeshine, Fax/photocopying
Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Family rooms
15:00 - 00:00 hours
08:00 - 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults stay free of charge for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 2.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
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Based on 112 reviews
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The location, views, easy parking. Refurbished room = excellent & radiators I could control the room temp. Lovely restaurant, good views. Breakfast was good.
Found a childs dirty sock under my pillow. Dogs allowed in some rooms, heard barking through not very sound proofed walls in the nigth. Waiters seemed a bit disorganized, but pleasant enough.
Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful location, Pet friendly hotel.
Wi-fi in room was not good.
Good food in the restaurant. Room small but comfortable and clean.
Room was very cold on arrival so had to spend time trying to balance the radiator to get some heat.
The views were stunning and the room was in good overall order.
The staff (other than Leslie on reception) were unfriendly and totally disinterested in whether I liked my food, slept well, enjoyed my stay etc. The food was massively expensive - all main courses are £19.95 regardless of what you have and portions are not huge. For a plate of mushroom risotto, that is ridiculous. And breakfast! I had a piece of smoked haddock no bigger than a matchbox with one small poached egg on top, placed in the middle of a massive plate. It looked ridiculous and left me starving. Had to make several slices of toast, only to have the bored waiter snatch my plate while i was actually taking a bite of my toast. Incredible. I loved the place but won't go back till they invest in staff training.
pool not in use
food very good , staff very good
the pool was a bit under maintained and sauna steam room was basic but clean
Dining area modern and bar area nice. Good breakfasts. Stunning views from everywhere in hotel.
Rooms are in need of major modernisation bathrooms more so. Poor shower pressure and bath ran away really slow.
Excellent value for money first class stay. We did not get round to eating dinner, but breakfast was first class and well served despite the hotel being very busy.
Nothing to criticise at all
The location of this hotel is the only thing I can say that is positive unfortunately!
Generally the hotel didn't impress us, the room standard, other than the fact that the room overlooked the sea, wasn't anything special, it was quite tatty in fact. The swimming pool needs some TLC and it wouldn't hurt for someone to just scoop the flies out at the end of each day! Our dining experience was the most disappointing, the hotel is trying to serve a la carte standard food (which was very average), but unfortunately the service was far from a la carte standard. The staff were unattentive, and unaware of details of the menu, and considering the price they were asking, it was pretty appalling! Such a shame, as we were looking forwards to an enjoyable night away with our children and too be honest, I was pleased to drive away from the place.
Views - beautiful. Food - given the location and two pre-schoolers, we were trapped for the evening - however the food was perfectly fine. Breakfast was actually really good!
The smell. The carpets throughout had an odour similar to sweaty feet. We had a basic room at the back by the bins and the kitchen, so could tune in to the catering staff late at night having a smoking break. The pool was horrid - claimed to be indoor, it had a retractable dome which dripped condensation on you as you braced yourself to get into the cold water. Even the new sauna had mold - everything was just cheap and a little bit nasty. Sandy Cove, you have great potential with that location - invest in the property.
The sea view was amazing. The breakfast was very good
Bedroom very noisy, walls too thin, squeaky floorboards. Corridors so narrow you could not easily pass someone going opposite way.
I loved our room, it's was very spacious, bathroom was lovely and our view was amazing. The staff were very friendly and most helpful. Breakfast was lovely and more then enough choices. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
The spa facilities could do with an update and the swimming pool was pretty cold and a little dirty.
Once we were upgraded to a superior room with a view, wow - what a transformation from the standard suite. The room was well furnished, tastefully decorated, had a decent TV and kettle that worked and the view was just fantastic. Pool size was excellent and sauna and steam room were nice. Nice bar and dining room, refurb has been done to a good standard. I would recommend staying here but avoid the cheap rooms at all cost.
Arrived very excited to the beautiful location of the sandy cove hotel, checked in and was slightly alarmed that they wanted me to pay upfront for my stay - this isnt something that im familiar with doing and instantly made me concerned that there must be a reason for this. When we checked into our room we were thoroughly dissapointed, the family room was a dark and dreary, outdated room on the 1st floor at the rear of the hotel, ripped wallpaper, stains up the walls, mould round the bathroom, coffee cups that didnt match. The outside decking hadnt been cleaned and the garden furniture was strewn around the deck from the last occupants. The metal window catch from the bathroom window was also broken and laid on the decking. The TV in the room was probably from pre 1999 and the remote didnt work for freeview.... then to top it all off, tried to boil the kettle and the kettle was broken, so had to call room service for a replacement - oh wait, the phone was dead (you will all be thinking im joking, but im not)... so had to walk back down to reception to complain... this all happened within our first 30 minutes of arrival, to a family break we were so excited about - needless to say we were upset. Spoke to management who arranged a 'Slightly' discounted upgrade for the remaining 2 nights of our stay. The hotel pool is meant to have a gate-code on it but the lock was broken allowing anyone to walk into the facility, the pool needs a revamp, paint was flaky and mouldy and the glass around the pool needs a clean. Breakfast staff were a bit hit and miss, some attentive and others who sit you for breakfast and allow you to go and get your own coffee.
The quiet and solitude.
the view and the food. staff were polite and efficient
no ambience, no atmosphere, hotel is clearly in transition. not value for money. it is was not for the location this hotel would struggle and they offer very little else.
The pool. The view. The restaurant was nicely decorated. The food was good.
The website is misleading. Our room had mould growing all over the shower curtain, and someone else's toothpaste marks in bathroom. Bed was very uncomfortable, and bits of broken furniture lying around the bedroom. Bedroom had no internal lock on door, it was just broken and left. Duvet's would 'fall out' of the duvet covers because the covers no longer had buttons on them they were so old. Stains all over bedroom carpets. Pealing wall paper throughout. Tv that did not work properly. Restaurant expensive.
The location is breathtaking
The service from the staff and particularly the manager
The view, the location, are truly outstanding. The building itself is also quite interesting.
A surprising mismanagement of our booking request for an extra bed and/or a cot. On a more general stance, the staff seems mismanaged, and sticks to somewhat absurd guidelines of conduct, contrary to customer-driven service. True for the restaurant also, where the wine service person, for example, will boastfully announce he doesn't know anything about the food menu.
Booked family room but arrived to find it wasn't available - they offered my 7 year old a room completely separate to us. Totally unacceptable to assume a child can be left alone in a hotel. Food very average
Location and views..
Unclean, badly maintained.. Could be a great hotel if the owners spent some money cleaning it up..
We loved the location and the view from the room was stunning. The restaurant is modest prices and good food. Breakfast was good.
We felt our room was a bit expensive for what it offered. We stayed in the most expensive room with a balcony, we expected luxury but there were chips in paintwork, stained pillow cases, and the complimentary toiletries only offered shower gel/cap. We are aware it is only 3 Star, so unless they are going to change their price tariff to indicate this the luxury room, should Indicate it is actually a luxury.
View and location Food was good Staff friendly
Showing it's age in places Pool was a bit of a disappointment Rooms not very sound proof
Location Large family room Cleanliness of bedroom
Rude staff No welcome Had to drag hags through restaurant in front of diners with staff looking on a tutting rather than offering help. One waiter (ponytail) was so rude, made us want to leave half way through first breakfast. We were made to feel so uncomfortable. Hotel is run to suit staff, very unaccommodating especially about food early evening. Explained this on checking out and lady acknowledged my comments that staff need lots of training and there is potential for some staff to become very good but they are hampered by negative rude vibe of others. No apology, I was gobsmacked. Ruined our holiday will never return, shame because the place was clean and in beautiful setting.
- Fabulous view - Breakfast very nice but again overpriced
- Staff were not attentive or interested - It was expensive for a 3 star hotel - We had the best room in the house but this was far from luxurious for the price - Leisure facilities were grubby, I was reluctant to get in the swimming pool or jacuzzi
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