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

98% (127 Member Ratings)

"Location and food"
Apr 26, 2017
Dowlish Wake, 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

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

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

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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98% Positive
(127 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
Everything else, location, rooms, staff, were superb, such a puty that the dining exoerience we went for, was so disappointing
Other Comments
AA rosette food, but was far too quirky. Can be awarded but good foid, cooked well and presented beautifully. Coukd have eaten bar food, but wanted the fine dining experience.
Ivan Apr 26, 2017 LamyattShepton Mallet, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and food
Juliette Apr 26, 2017 Dowlish Wake, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxed atmosphere
Other Comments
All staff spoke when passing and were very welcoming, it was great to have the option of either formal or informal dining
Steven Apr 25, 2017 Tiverton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room and superb view
Rita Apr 25, 2017 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The sunshine looking over the beach and watching the wedding there and the evening meal
Other Comments
I would love to stay there again
Stephen Apr 25, 2017 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Or stay was superb, the staff were brilliant, the food in the restaurant and on the terrace was first class all topped off with lovely weather - we will definitely be back
Other Comments
Nothing was too much trouble - what a fabulous wedding venue!
Robert Stephen Apr 24, 2017 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a brilliant weekend! A fabulous hotel, excellent food and service and very comfortable, well-appointed room. Couldn't be better!
Trudy Apr 24, 2017 Thorpe-le-Soken, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a fantastic time everything was very good from being met at the door cases taken in. We upgraded to a sea view room so the view was amazing of the beach. . Food was very good as where the staff. Pool was really nice gardens and terraces for enjoying a relaxing drink.
Other Comments
Everything good my husband left his phone charger which they are very kindly posting on great service
Fiona Apr 24, 2017 Winscombe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and view from the sea view room. The staff were friendly and professional.
Elaine Apr 24, 2017 Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A quality hotel in all respects. It is somewhat remote from other activity, but the experience of the hotel itself coudn't be faulted. PS: The TravelZoo deal made the value acceptable,
Other Comments
Very dissappointed that the out-door pool was closed. Late April and warm, sunny - would have really enjoyed a dip. Indoor pool not the same!.
Vern Apr 23, 2017 Verwood, United Kingdom

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