Saunton Sands Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • "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

"The staff were so friendly and helpful."
Jan 28, 2019 - Torpoint, United Kingdom
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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.



  • 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

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(27 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Brend Hotels Ltd T/A Saunton Sands Ltd over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Fantastic location.
Other Comments
Our bedroom although clean was dated.
Gill Feb 25, 2019 LAUNCESTON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the view
douglas Jan 28, 2019 Minehead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were so friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
The food was lovely. We had a really nice room with lots of lovely extra touches.
Deborah Jan 28, 2019 Torpoint, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The new health spa was a tremendous experience with an outstanding view
Other Comments
Wonderful place, a most enjoyable place right from when you pull up at the car park with the porter helping with the suitcases. All the staff were pleasant and very helpful. Great experience and would throughly recommend it.
Mary Jan 11, 2019 Tiverton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely comfortable hotel with excellent spa, warm and friendly staff and very good food
Other Comments
our room was overly warm (no aircon) despite turning the radiator off and opening the windows. view from the room was poor which was made worse by scafolding immediately outside of the window.
John Dec 03, 2018 Taunton, United Kingdom
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Other Comments
There was a couple of things we were disappointed with. We complained about the meal deal being a £36 dining credit. We had steak and we’re not told we should have 3 courses for the £36 and had to pay £8 supplement and had no dessert. So we shouldn’t have paid a supplement because we only went £2 over on the dessert. Reception said they had taken this up with you and it should state on booking. The service was slow. Not many people in the restaurant but it just seemed a struggle at breakfast. We were also got out of bed at 9 in the evening to go to reception and sign for stay because they had not come down to dinner to ask us. That said the staff were very friendly and we had a room upgrade.
Shaun Dec 01, 2018 Torquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Exceptional standard of service combined with friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Carolyn Nov 26, 2018 Emersons Green, United Kingdom
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Amazing location, great food... lovely staff!
Carolyn Nov 26, 2018 Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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Location, it's beautiful
John Nov 20, 2018 Exeter, United Kingdom
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Great location., overlooking an amazing beach.The hotel has excellent facilities and is well maintained. Everything is clean and looks new.
Other Comments
The food was excellent. The staff were all friendly and efficient. The spa and pool were equal to their photos (very rarely the case) ! The beach was amazing and we walked its full length of three miles twice. There was a Danny Boyle WW1 Pages of the sea commemoration taking place on the beach when we arrived on the 11th and had a birds eye view from the room window which was fantastic to see. Had the breakfast cooked to order on the Monday as the hotel was fairly quiet and a buffet breakfast on the Tuesday. Both of the highest quality. The evening meals were excellent, they use the finest local produce and the steaks are full of flavour and tender. The restaurant looks good with It's Art Deco style. The wine waiter who was on duty on the Monday evening was good fun and very efficient. There was a bit of winter maintenance going on which is to be expected, and a bit of a mix up with a cream tea ! Neither of which put a dampener on things.. Will certainly be going back
Adrian Nov 14, 2018 Cardiff, United Kingdom

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