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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went down to the Outer Banks for a few days to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in a ocean front room in the south building, It is adjacent to the "Tranquility Pool" and was indeed peaceful and lovely. The hotel hugs the coastal highway and the pool is between the hotel and the beach, Easy beach access, chairs, towels and umbrellas provided. The pool and resort staff were helpful. The grounds were lovely. Special note: the morning after the tropical storm passed by, the grounds were immaculate, The room was spacious, refrigerator provided in the room, Lovely balcony. No coffee in the room, but fresh fruit and coffee and tea service is provided in the am until 11:00 as well as newspapers. The bathroom was one of the nicest, Huge shower - with GREAT water pressure, The rooms were cleaned every morning and they provide turn down service with treats at night, Reception was wonderful, and answered all of our questions about the property and several times were able to offer great suggestions for off property food and entertainment,

Room Tip: South building next to the tranquility pool and hot tub - no children at the pool.
  • Stayed: October 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Elizabeth K
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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us. We are glad it was memorable and hope you will join us again. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How we wish we could have stayed for the four nights we originally planned for but Hurricane Florence had other ideas, we were evacuated after the first night. We had booked this hotel as the highlight of our tour of this part of the USA and were looking forward to a long relaxing stay by the sea, but it was not to be. Before arriving I felt that the rooms were very expensive but once inside I could see that what we got was good value for money. We chose a room in the South Lodge looking over the swimming pool with a 'dune view'. I am so pleased I did not pay the extra for an ocean view because from our room one could still see the ocean and with the door open at night you could hear the waves, so soothing. The room was possibly one of the nicest we have experienced in the USA rivalling our room in Lancaster County PA. The bathroom was large, and a nice touch was the little plastic duck in the soap dish. We could only stay one night but we took full advantage of the deserted beach which stretched from horizon to horizon and later on relaxed in the warm night air by the fire pit. Yes this hotel is a lot of money but in our view well worth it, so much so that we felt robbed in having to leave early despite receiving a refund on the rest of our planned stay. I would have posted this review earlier but Sanderling was number 5 in our trip around seven states.

Room Tip: South Lodge rooms with a 'dune view' still give an adequate view of the ocean, well ours did.
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank paul d
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

First time staying at Sanderling. Loved it! The service was amazing!!! So close to the beach. The staff was so friendly and helpful!! Would recommend this place to everyone! The only thing I wish more of their eateries were open, but it was October, the off season. I would definitely go back there again.

Stayed: October 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank June B
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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and thank you for recommending us. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Sanderling has always been a favorite of ours to stay in for the past 12 years. We have seen all the renovations throughout the years, including the price hikes as well. I was glad to see that Tripadvisor had the Sanderling listed with a mid week discount. As always the service was wonderful. We enjoyed the fire pit at night. We had great weather and good meals at the local restaurants.
My only negative comment is that the bath towels are very rough and the mattress very soft. Maybe they need to use softener and change out the mattresses in the South building.

Room Tip: Rooms in the south building are quieter and away from families with little ones. Ocean view is the best, but pricey!
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Timothy G
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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for being our guests and enjoying all the improvements over the years. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your return for year 13.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you only have a long weekend to squeeze in a beach trip, I'd highly recommend the Sanderling. All of the resort's conveniences made it all the more relaxing. We spent our mornings on the beach, afternoons poolside, and ended each day relaxing around the fire pit. We even made it over to the spa for massages. Everything was fantastic! Laurie, Craig, Alex, Morgan and the rest of the staff were attentive and polite. We can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled with family
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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for sharing a long weekend with us. We are sure to share your kind words to our staff.

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