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Cots/infant beds, free WiFi, linens
Cots/infant beds, free WiFi, linens
Cots/infant beds, free WiFi, linens

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSouth Sands1 min walk
    Popular LocationSplat Cove2 min walk
    Popular LocationOverbecks Museum and Garden6 min walk
    AirportPlymouth (PLH-Plymouth City)45 min drive
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  • Standard Double Room (Enterprise)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 130 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room (Enterprise)
  • Deluxe Suite (Beach Suite)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Suite (Beach Suite)
  • Executive Double Room (Dragon)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsExecutive Double Room (Dragon)
  • Superior Double Room (Yawl)

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room (Yawl)
  • Double Room (Optimist)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Optimist)

About this area


Located in Salcombe, South Sands Hotel is on the beach. Overbecks Museum and Garden and Start Point Lighthouse are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Salcombe Maritime Museum and Woodlands Leisure Park.
Visit our Salcombe travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • South Sands - 1 min walk
  • Splat Cove - 2 min walk
  • Overbecks Museum and Garden - 6 min walk
  • North Sands - 8 min walk
  • Sunny Cove - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Totnes Station - 29 min drive


  • The Winking Prawn - 12 min walk
  • Boatswains - 4 min drive
  • Captain Flint’s - 4 min drive
  • Kings Arms - 4 min drive
  • Captain Morgan's - 4 min drive

About this property

South Sands Hotel

Beachfront hotel for sun and fun
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and 24-hour room service are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities and free newspapers. All 27 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs. Separate bathtubs and showers, electric kettles and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
South Sands Hotel offers 27 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower. This Salcombe hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • English
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Beachfront location
  • 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
  • Roll-in shower


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle

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Check-in from 5:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; your host will greet you

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 23 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Host will greet you, key retrieval


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 19.50 per pet, per day
Dogs only
Specific rooms only; 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 not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 12.50 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 19.50 per pet, per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 12.50 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

South Sands
South Sands Hotel
South Sands Hotel Salcombe
South Sands Salcombe
South Sands Hotel Salcombe, Devon
The South Sands Hotel
South Sands Hotel Hotel
South Sands Hotel Salcombe
South Sands Hotel Hotel Salcombe

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at South Sands Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, South Sands Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to South Sands Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is South Sands Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 19.50 per pet, per day.
How much is parking at South Sands Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at South Sands Hotel?
Check-in is from 5:00 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at South Sands Hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is South Sands Hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Salcombe hotel is steps away from English Channel, South Sands and Splat Cove. North Sands and Overbecks Museum and Garden are also within 10 minutes.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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Lovely hotel in a quiet location on the beach
Lovely upmarket hotel with a relaxed atmosphere. The hotel is right on the little beach with beautiful views, lovely for a short walk in the evening. Currently the terrace is closed off (early March) possibly because it could be icy. Staff were very nice, and I was upgraded as a bigger room was free. Room was beautifully appointed without being fussy, and L'Occitane products in the bathroom - nice. I was upgraded to a room with a slipper bath in the bedroom which was unusual, but still had a good separate shower in the bathroom. very comfortable large bed with good linen. The only downsides - at the time of writing there is building work going on down in this little valley which caused some noise in the morning (not a problem for me), and the road down to the beach and up to the car park is not for the faint-hearted. Very Devon. Highly recommended as a quiet and classy get away hotel with good food - and not overpriced for what it offers.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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Nice hotel in a stunning place.
Nice location very close to the shore. Dog friendly.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Friendly helpful staff and lovely decor. Stayed in January and the room was quite cold, although additional heaters were found and put in my room
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

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