Saunton Sands Hotel Source Spa and Wellness

Amy Lindsay
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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," says The AA 
  • 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 restaurant, which serves locally caught seafood and West Country produce

Enjoyed This
"Warm and comfortable hotel. Well run with nice staff and good food. Good value break."
22 Feb, 2020 - Plymouth, UK
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Saunton Sands Hotel Source Spa and Wellness is a Condé Nast Johansens-recommended property with direct beach access on the North Devon coast. It has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant and is praised by The Daily Telegraph for being extremely child friendly.

The hotel overlooks the 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, is head chef at the 2-AA-Rosette main restaurant, which has sea views and Art Deco-inspired designs. "Watch the sun set from the terrace or soak up the maritime views from the stylish restaurant with original 1930s chandeliers," 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. Facilities include a salt-inhalation steam room, a Finnish aroma sauna, a thalassotherapy pool with beach views, a gift shop and a supervised playroom. Spa treatments are available for a supplement.

The gym was renovated in August, 2018, and guests get complimentary access to daily fitness classes including yoga, pilates, tai chi and meditation. The outdoor pool 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: Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
Cot available upon request, free of charge, for children 4 or under.
Extra bed not available for older children and adults.
Breakfast is included.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(58 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
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Warm and comfortable hotel. Well run with nice staff and good food. Good value break.
John 22 Feb, 2020 Plymouth, UK
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Admittedly we were on a travelzoo deal otherwise would have been expensive
Other Comments
Love the way all the bars and restaurant have views of the beach and sea
ruth 22 Feb, 2020 Thatcham, UK
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Overall we had a lovely time. However we were initially given a cold room with a wet patch by the radiator. We were moved without any fuss but I’m not sure sure why the room was being used in the first place - the carpet was wet to the touch and black. Surely we weren’t the first to notice or complain? I had pre-booked a spa treatment which wasn’t recorded properly on the system. Luckily they were able to offer me the treatment later on that day. The treatment was excellent but the confusion was not. At check out we were billed for £40+ which we had not incurred, the unsigned receipts were produced, and the pre- booking discount hadn’t been taken off the spa treatment. The bill was amended without a fuss but no apology was really offered. Generally I wouldn’t expect to have to check the bill in a hotel of this standard and certainly wouldn’t expect substandard rooms to be used.
Other Comments
The hotel is lovely and the food is excellent. The staff in the lounges and dining room were all very attentive and efficient. The masseuse was also excellent. I would like to re-visit in the future despite the glitches of this trip.
Amanda 21 Feb, 2020 Bideford, UK
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Great hotel situated right on the beach - fantastic food selection. On site swimming pool to keep the children happy. Highly recommended - we will be back.
Tracy 20 Feb, 2020 Bristol, UK
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Fantastic location. Luxury hotel with fabulous food selection at mealtimes. On site swimming pool to keep the children happy. Beach right on your doorstep. Free on site car park.
Tracy 20 Feb, 2020 Paulton Bristol, UK
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Excellent service ..wonderful staff ..felt totally relaxed and pampered after having the most wonderful hot stone massage in the couple's room overlooking the beach ...highly recomended
Other Comments
Beautiful hotel ...the staff were amazing and couldn't do enough to make our stay relaxing and just perfect
Susan 19 Feb, 2020 Langport, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great food and staff. As not a family hotel, shouldn't allow children to run around unsupervised especially in dining room as saw a few near misses eith staff. A longer stay per day in spa would be nice
NICK 17 Feb, 2020 Radstock, UK
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Very helpful & pleanty of staff. Good Spa & equipment in the Gym for this size of hotel. Good quality dining experience. Room was fine although a little dated. I would recommend.
Leroy 17 Feb, 2020 Swadlincote, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely from start to finish ! Very windy and rainy so nice to sit inside and just chill. We had a lovely cream tea sat in terrace room the staff were very attentive. We went to spa later in afternoon and had a lovely jacuzzi steam sauna and swim . Dinner was amazing ! Again staff were very attentive would recommend
Jean 16 Feb, 2020 launceston, UK
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Priscilla J 15 Feb, 2020 Watford, UK

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