South Sands Hotel
4 stars

South Sands Hotel

1 Bolt Head, Salcombe, TQ8 8LL, United Kingdom
+44 154 884 5900

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About South Sands Hotel

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free

South Sands offers a comfortable setting when in Salcombe. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

The hotel has babysitting/child services, a 24-hour reception and a concierge. Wi-Fi is also available. Recreational facilities at the hotel include a beauty centre and massage services.

The rooms at South Sands are comfortable with amenities such as an en suite. They each offer a radio, a telephone and a bathtub.

South Sands offers a variety of in-house dining options, including a modern restaurant and bar. A wide selection of dining options are also found in the area.

The South West Coast Path is are a 40-minute drive from the hotel. It also is a convenient base to explore nearby Malborough and Kingsbridge.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at South Sands Hotel

  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Conditioner


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen


  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Walk-in shower
  • Private bathroom


  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Packed lunches
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Dining table

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing machine

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Safe

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Streaming service
  • TV

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals
  • Complimentary breakfast

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Terrace/Patio

Reviews of South Sands Hotel

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9.4 Wonderful
Pros:The location was perfect and the staff extremely attentive and friendly. It was my mother's 85th birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed the luxury of the hotel. One of our group had a dog and again the staff were very accommodating and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful few days if only we could have stayed longer.
Cons:Whilst I understand an evening meal in such a perfect setting might come at a price the tea/coffee/ sandwiches we had for a snack on arrival were very expensive for what they were and we would have had a snack there again had it not been so expensive there for a round of sandwiches.


1 Bolt Head, Salcombe, TQ8 8LL

What's nearby

  • Overbecks Museum and Garden237 yd
  • Salcombe Maritime Museum1.2 mi



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 10:30


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Top tips for your stay at South Sands Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at South Sands Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in November and October.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at South Sands Hotel, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at South Sands Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £153, while the most expensive was £242.
  • How long should you stay at South Sands Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at South Sands Hotel

  • What allowances are made for dogs at the South Sands Hotel?

    Dogs are welcome at the South Sands Hotel from October through to May. Restrictions are in place in the summer due to beach policies. You can choose a room from any category as one room of each is let out as a dog-friendly option. Dog blankets can be provided and there is a dog-friendly area in the restaurant. Your dogs can accompany you in the bar, lounge, and terrace, providing they are on a lead. An extra charge is made for dogs staying in the beach suite and a maximum of 3 dogs are permitted per room, 2 in the smaller ones.

  • What are the family rooms and amenities provided for children at South Sands Hotel?

    The larger beach suites are ideal for families as they include two ensuite bedrooms, plus a sofa bed in the living area. They also include dining areas and fully equipped kitchens, including washing machines and a private courtyard space or a balcony with direct access to the beach path. Kids’ menus are available, and the beachfront location is perfect for children. There are also babysitting and childcare services at your disposal.

  • What special features does the South Sands Hotel have?

    The hotel showcases its own art gallery, The Ginnel Gallery, which features works of local artists in rotating exhibitions. The artworks reflect the rich heritage and maritime history of the local harbour and estuary and are displayed in public areas such as the bars, lounges, foyers, and hotel rooms as well as a walk-through gallery space.

  • Why should I dine on-site at the South Sands Hotel?

    The restaurant has a delicious variety of locally sourced seafood dishes to choose from, a main focus of the menu inspired by fresh produce and flavours. There is also a range of breakfasts to choose from, from traditional to vegetarian, continental, or healthy options. Don’t miss the opportunity to take afternoon cream teas with warm scones and clotted cream, a speciality of the region.

  • What facilities can I find at the South Sands Hotel for guests with disabilities?

    You can stay in a ground floor, adapted room accessed via a separate ramp entrance. There are handrails throughout, and one bathroom has a wheelchair-accessible shower with removable chair. The restaurant, bar, and public gallery are also all accessible.

  • What types of rooms are available at the South Sands Hotel?

    You can choose from a variety of rooms and spacious suites for your stay at the hotel. Many rooms include Juliet balconies with superb views over the estuary and harbour. Some of the larger rooms include stand-alone baths alongside shower facilities, meaning you can enjoy views as you bathe. Larger suites include living areas, larger balconies or outdoor space for dining and fully equipped kitchens.

  • What business facilities are available at South Sands Hotel?

    You can find fax and photocopy facilities at the hotel, as well as the option to hire rooms for meeting or banquet events. Private parking is possible on-site and you are just under 40 miles from Exeter International Airport (EXT) at around an hour’s drive. There are also laundry facilities and free newspapers available in the lobby.

  • What services can I find for honeymoon breaks?

    You can access 24-hour room service to your private suite if required, or you can make use of a mini-bar in your room. Choose from a deluxe bridal suite accommodation where you will benefit from spectacular views from your balcony or outdoor space. An on-site restaurant and relaxing bar lounge area are available for your evening entertainment.

  • Where is South Sands Hotel located?

    South Sands Hotel is located at 1 Bolt Head, 1.1 miles from the centre of Salcombe. Overbecks Museum and Garden is the closest landmark to South Sands Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at South Sands Hotel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:30 at South Sands Hotel.

  • Does South Sands Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, South Sands Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does South Sands Hotel offer free parking?

    Yes, South Sands Hotel offers free parking.

  • How far is South Sands Hotel from the airport?

    South Sands Hotel is 19.7 miles from Plymouth. South Sands Hotel is 38.7 miles from Exeter.

  • How does KAYAK find such great South Sands Hotel hotel deals?

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