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 2017
  • The hotel is Condé Nast Johansens recommended and has direct access to the beach
  • You can dine in the AA-Rosette restaurant which serves locally caught seafood and West Country produce

99% (151 Member Ratings)

"5 star service "
May 02, 2017
Minehead , United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is off the B3231 Croyde Road, a 5-minute drive from the A361. There is free parking on site.

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's part of the Brend Hotels group, which won AA Hotel Group of the Year 2015. 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.

Jamie Coleman, who made the quarter-finals on BBC One's "MasterChef" in 2015, is head chef at the 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.

The Terrace Lounge serves a more informal dinner menu, as wells as light lunches and cream teas. The Beachside Grill (closed until March) is a contemporary restaurant on the beach and has a terrace. Susy Atkins, a familiar face on BBC One's "Saturday Kitchen", has worked closely with the hotel to develop its wine list.

Facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, a health club, squash courts, a shop and a supervised nursery. Upgrade to a Seaview 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
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

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


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


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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.

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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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99% Positive
(151 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Brend Hotels Ltd T/A Saunton Sands Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
5 star service
Michael May 02, 2017 Minehead , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food and great staff
Other Comments
Indoor facing room dark and constant noise of extractor fan from the kitchen.
fiona May 02, 2017 Stroud, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Fabulous Art Deco hotel, love the interior and the view from our window. Staff very pleasant and helpful.
Other Comments
Food in main dining room exquisitely presented but portions are small.
Janette May 01, 2017 Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The fabulous location.
Phillip H Apr 30, 2017 Winkleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The stunning location, beautiful hotel and friendly, efficient staff.
Andrea May 01, 2017 Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good position pleasant and helpful staff
Other Comments
Disappointing breakfast buffet style.For a hotel of this standard a freshly cooked breakfast would be more acceptable. Seem unable too cook poached eggs they had two attempts and failed each time.
Andrew May 01, 2017 Truro, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Sheila Apr 29, 2017 Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
judith Apr 29, 2017 Lytham Saint Annes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The excellent food and the view from bedroom
Other Comments
All staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. The hotel lived up to expectations in almost every way, only bathroom rather small.
M L Apr 30, 2017 Torquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Amazing location
Terry Apr 28, 2017 Bristol, United Kingdom

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