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Overview of Sandy Cove Hotel

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool

Sandy Cove Hotel

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBroadsand beach8 min walk
    Popular LocationNewberry Beach14 min walk
    Popular LocationCombe Martin Beach16 min walk

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About this area


Located in Ilfracombe, Sandy Cove Hotel is near the beach. While the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park and Woolacombe Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Ilfracombe Harbour. Exmoor Zoo and Marwood Hill Gardens are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Broadsand beach - 8 min walk
  • Newberry Beach - 14 min walk
  • Combe Martin Beach - 16 min walk
  • Wild Pear beach - 3 min drive
  • Hele Bay Beach - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Barnstaple Station - 29 min drive


  • The Cove — 1 min walk
  • Pack o' Cards - 4 min drive
  • Top Chippy - 4 min drive
  • Hele corn mill - 5 min drive
  • The Thatched Inn - 5 min drive

About this property

Sandy Cove Hotel

3-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a sauna, laundry facilities and wedding services are on-site. All 37 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels.
Sandy Cove Hotel offers 37 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. This Ilfracombe hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a sauna.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker



Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily until midnight
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 12 per pet, per day
Dogs welcome
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 12 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Sandy Cove Hotel Ilfracombe
Sandy Cove Ilfracombe
Sandy Cove Hotel Hotel
Sandy Cove Hotel Ilfracombe
Sandy Cove Hotel Hotel Ilfracombe

Frequently asked questions

Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 8 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The views are stunning the food was great the staff were very friendly and helpful but the room we stayed in was small
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Sandy Cove Xmas retreat
Fixtures and fittings around the public pool, sauna area and corridors is tired but the room was nice and comfortable. Service in the restaurant was very good and really enjoyed the food
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful view, great pool, spacious room. The reception staff wasn’t as friendly as they could be. Cold breakfast options aren’t great but hot options are good.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Family trip
The staff are all fantastic, so friendly, the pool and spa areas were really good (if perhaps the changing rooms could do with mopping a little more frequently) the bar and restaurant were really good, service brilliant and food was fine. The room itself was tired, naff old pine furniture, broken chair sat on a piece of wood to prop it up. Not like the pictures shown in the gallery. We were disturbed by dogs in the room next door that barked constantly when they were left alone (which when you’re trying to get kids to sleep is not helpful) You can see they’ve spent a lot of money on the pool, wedding venue and front of house, just the rooms let it down. But couldn’t ask for better in terms of the staff who were lovely!!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2018