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Saunton Sands Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • "Stunning sea views and direct access to five miles of sandy beach are just two of the highlights at this popular hotel" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018
  • The hotel is recommended by Condé Nast Johansens for its "amazing location" overlooking Saunton Sands -- you can walk right on to the beach from the property
  • You can dine in the 2-AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant, which serves locally caught seafood and West Country produce

Enjoyed This
(406 Member Ratings)
"Gorgeous location. Friendly approachable staff.lovely new spa facilities"
Mrs Theresa
10. Nov 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Parking is free. The hotel is off the B3231 Croyde Road, a 5-minute drive from the A361.

Rooms & Rates

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Saunton Sands Hotel is a Condé Nast Johansens-recommended property with direct beach access on the North Devon coast. It has an AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant and is praised by The Daily Telegraph for being extremely child friendly.

The hotel overlooks 3.5-mile-long Saunton Sands and the adjacent Braunton Burrows, part of a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Braunton Burrows, the second-largest sand-dune system in England, is home to a large number of rare plants and animals.

Mathias Oberg, who has worked in many Michelin-starred restaurants (including Oblix at The Shard in London), is head chef at the 2-AA-Rosette-awarded main restaurant, which has sea views and Art Deco-inspired designs. "The kitchen is impassioned about using only West Country produce and turns out some stimulating dishes in the contemporary mould," says The AA.

Susy Atkins, a familiar face on BBC One's "Saturday Kitchen" and wine columnist for The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine, has worked closely with the hotel to develop its wine list.

The new Source Spa and Wellness centre opened in September, 2018. Salt inhalation steam room, a Finnish Aroma sauna, a Beach View Marine Vitality Pool, a gift shop and a supervised playroom.Thermal Suites and spa treatments are available at a supplement.

The gym was renovated in August, 2018. The outdoorpool is open May-September. Stay in a Sea View Room for views of Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows.

  • "This is the ideal place for a good old-fashioned family holiday beside the seaside" -- The Daily Telegraph



  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis courts


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 4 and under. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are not available for older children or adults. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request the cot/crib and confirm the age of the child.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The outdoor pool is open from May to September only.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(406 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Brend Hotels Ltd T/A Saunton Sands Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Gorgeous location. Friendly approachable staff.lovely new spa facilities
Other Comments
You don't realise how good the position of the hotel is until you reach the car park! Then you see the beautiful beach and unspoilt location. Views from inside the hotel are amazing.
Mrs Theresa 10. Nov 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The view and the food
Claire 05. Nov 2018 Exeter, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food
Alison 04. Nov 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent view, location and food
Other Comments
Would have liked some kind of evening entertainment.
Vivien 04. Nov 2018 Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Amazing show on the lawn with a black stallion and fallcon
Caron 20. Jul 2018 Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location, fabulous views of the sea, beach and sand dunes.
Other Comments
Loved the art deco style of the hotel. Friendly staff & great food.
Ann 14. May 2018 Minchinhampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Views and relaxing environment
Anita 12. May 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Hotel is in a superb position. The staff (of whatever nationality) were courteous, polite and attentive (though in one or two cases, seemed rather over-worked!).
Other Comments
This is a criticism - we think - of Travelzoo, rather than the hotel...... We were somewhat disconcerted, when handed the Menu at dinner on our first evening, to be told that, on our deal, there would be a supplement payable if we chose individial dishes priced at over £10! We do not remember any such caveat being shown in Travelzoo's details of the offer......and we found it embarassing to be told this, in the hearing of other diners! On examination of our bill, the total such surcharge appeared to be £15.70 - not significant in terms of the total cost of our 2 nights stay, but we see no justification for any such charge. Or was it the hotel which unilaterally imposed this condition, without the knowledge of Travelzoo? We would very much like to know where this fault lies. This incident rather spoilt an otherwise enjoyable stay.
Michael 12. May 2018 WOKING, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The wonderful location, excellent food and very friendly helpful staff.
Other Comments
The hotel provides good facilities for families, and a new spa is planned for early summer.
Susan 11. May 2018 Salisbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, the food and the service.
Robert 11. May 2018 Torquay, United Kingdom

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