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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Hospitality is a great strength, with sound attention to detail

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

South Sands Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel on the beach in South Sands bay, just outside Salcombe. Well-equipped, comfortable rooms and beach suites sit above the beachside restaurant and terrace that offer stunning views of the estuary. Diverse, more relaxed meals can be taken in the bar and lounge with the restaurant offering sound cuisine which reflects a foraging approach. A warm and friendly atmosphere, attention to detail, and attentive yet unobtrusive service is on offer throughout.

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  • En-suite rooms: 27
  • Family rooms: 5
  • Ground-floor rooms: 2
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 39


  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 75

Getting here

M5 onto A38 signed Plymouth, at Buckfastleigh take A384 to Totnes. In Totnes take A381 to Kingsbridge then Salcombe.

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