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The Sands at St Francis

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 9 May 2016

A combination of Heidi and the rest of The Sands family always ensures a fabulous breakaway. Even without that magnificent view, it's a stay not to be missed -- lovely comfortable rooms, equipped with everything you need; fantastic pampering from the staff and delicious food. If you've never stayed there before, do yourself a favour and make a booking, you'll...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Every time we go to The Sands we have a marvellous stay. We're welcomed like old friends and everything possible is done to make our stay wonderfully comfortable. The room was lovely, the food delicious and that view! Can't say enough good things about Heidi and her team. Give them a try, you won't be sorry.

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Newcastle
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

One of the many stop overs on our garden route travels and definitely one we highly recommend. From the warm and friendly welcome, the beautiful rooms, the fantastic view and fab food we know why this lovely beach house was recommended to us by friends. Quite literally a stones through from the beach, set in a lovely village with thatched...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Spent only one night at this idyllic venue where nothing is spared on detail and comfort. Staff is friendly, efficient and extremely helpful without being in your face. Will definitely be back for a longer and more leisure stay!

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2016

In 2014 we overheard Sands mentioned as somewhere pleasant to stay along the Garden Route when heading in the direction of Port Elizabeth. As we were flying out from PE we made a reservation for a couple of nights and were not at all disappointed. St Francis Bay itself is fascinating comprising canals and thatched houses intermingled with more modern...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent a night here without the kids. Besides being the best possible beach setting with surfers dotted on the beautiful ocean below, everything was manicured and all the little 5 star details present. Dinner was beautiful!

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We arrived here exhausted from three days at a game reserve and it was the perfect spot to recover and relax. Although it is a small hotel, our room was a reasonable size (able to accommodate our two large cases and us comfortably - always a plus), with a small terrace, overlooking the beach and bay. Having had a quick...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We spent 2 days on our way to the Pumba Reserve and 2 days on our way back and were delighted that we had booked a return visit. The Sands is a friendly, intimate hotel on the cliff right above the beach. We had a superb room on the first floor with spa bath and jacuzzi on the terrace outside...

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putney
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have recently completed our first visit to South Africa involving a 4 week tour covering over 2000 miles by car . We stayed in a variety of sensational places where the standard of accommodation, meals and service surpassed much of what we have experienced throughout a lifetime of travel elsewhere .We have no hesitation in saying that the two...

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Sands at St Francis is stunning. Private and stunning rooms. Personal jacuzzi, airy rooms, whirlpool bath, and breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. The staff couldn't be more attentive, discreet, helpful and friendly. It oozes quality, comfort and luxury. It should be a MUST when touring the Cape.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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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: €152 - €337 (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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