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Sands Resort Hotel and Spa

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Please contact for price details

The Owner / Manager

Nicholas Malcolm

Member since Jun 2010
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
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  • Availability Updated:7 days 21 hours

BFB's Overview

BFB was first alerted to the Sands Hotel and Resort by the deputy travel editor of The Times whilst she was researching a feature on "The Best Family Hotels in Cornwall". Her verdict was that it offered the best value for money and kids facilities in the area, as well as surprisingly stylish and well planned accommodation. Other independent reviews have backed this up with comments like "Parents' dream hotel", "Stress free holiday with young children", "Most child-friendly place I have ever been", "Excellent food", "Meals couldn't be bettered" abound.

It has come to the point that we have found ourselves asking why we haven't featured it before and the only answer we can come up with is that, with prices from as low as £49 per adult per day, we simply didn't believe it could be as good as it sounded. So, we are packing our bags and heading there for a few days in July. Until we can give a first hand verdict, here are the facts:

Parent-friendly features come in the form of an exceptionally extensive range of nursery gear so there's no fuss packing, just bring some clothes as the hotel offers have everything from travel cots, highchairs, and sterilisers, down to strollers, night lights and nappy bins. There's a daily early family supper so no worries about waiting around for a restaurant to open with hungry kids, and microwaves in the dining room for baby food and bottles. The free baby-listening means parents can dine in the restaurant and have drinks in the sea view bar every night, as long as off-spring comply! Plus babysitting can often be arranged to allow for a trip out to sample one of the excellent local restaurants - Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is just down the road and well worth a trip just to see the view, let alone enjoy the food!

On top of that, there's a three-treatment room ocean breeze spa, using the Cornish, organic skin care range Spiezia for their treatments, foot golf course, tennis courts, climbing wall, zip-lining and a surf shack with bodyboards and wetsuits available on free loan. Plus a massive list of activities from sailing and surfing lessons to rock climbing and power-kiting. Alternatively, take a swim in either the inside or outdoor swimming pools.

For junior guests, there are morning, afternoon and evening Ofsted registered crèche and kids' club sessions, each with activities and amenities tailored to a very targeted age-group with separate care for under 1s, 2&3s and 4-7 year olds, giving parents confidence their child will be both happy and safe. In summer holidays there's pre-dinning entertainment for kids and the option to eat with new friends at early family supper, or with parents at evening dinner time. There are numerous play areas inside and out that will have little ones brimming with excitement from the huge wooden pirate ship, sandpit and enchanted maze outside, to the indoor pool, games room and soft play and indoor playground inside.

Accommodation Overview:

Accommodation for families is extremely well planned out too with the majority being suites with separate children's sleeping areas. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with kettle, mini fridge, baby listening monitor and TV and free WiFi
Overview is as follows:

Standard Rooms – children’s beds are in the same room. They sleep 2 - 3+ infants and have TV, telephone, tea making facilities and a mini fridge. Prices are from £44 per adult, per night. Children’s discounts apply.

Country View Suites – Have one master and one children’s bedroom with a connecting corridor in between. They sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children. The children’s room has a balcony overlooking the countryside. The balcony has a lockable door. Prices are from £44 per adult, per night. Children’s discounts apply.

Comfort Suites - These sleep 2 - 4+ infants and have a separate sleeping area for children. They have archways, as opposed to doors, between the two bedrooms but usually with a hallway dividing them. These rooms have a TV in each room, telephone, tea making facilities, and mini fridge. Prices are from £53 per adult, per night. Children’s discounts apply.

Contemporary Suites - These rooms have a TV in each sleeping area, telephone, tea making facilities and mini fridge. They are sea facing and on the ground floor have doors between the bedrooms but no sea view. Upper floors have sea view but no doors between sleeping areas. Prices are from £57 per adult, per night. Children’s discounts apply.

Apartments - These rooms have 2 bedrooms and a separate lounge (additional beds possible). There is a TV in each sleeping area as well as the lounge, a DVD player, Sony Playstation, telephone, tea making facilities, microwave and mini fridge. They are sea facing. Prices are from £64 per adult, per night. Children’s discounts apply.

All prices are based on bed and breakfast but 3-course adult dinners with coffee can be added for the duration of your stay for £20 per adult, per night. Children’s discounts apply.

Location Information

With little ones so happy to explore all the great facilities for them onsite and a huge range of pre-bookable activities for grown-ups, from active sports to relaxing in the spa, it can be hard to tear yourselves away. However, you needn't venture far as there's a lovely sandy beach just in front (across a road and down quite a few steps) of the hotel and stunning Watergate Bay, with its Jamie Oliver bistro (kids meals at lunch) and The Beach Hut Cafe, serving café food and delicious hot chocolates in an incredible location, a scenic 30-minute cliff walk (bring or borrow a 3-wheeler) away.

Just down the road, the Adventure Centre at Lusty Glaze offers abseiling, rock climbing, a zip wire and coasteering. Or for more gentle
exercise, the mostly flat Camel Cycle path is not far either. Yet more relaxing is the Lappa Valley Steam Railway about a 25-minute drive from the hotel and a fantastic day out with activities for all ages including train rides, a boating lake, a maze and crazy golf. Other must-see Cornwall sights are the famously pretty coastal town of St. Ives, with its excellent Tate Gallery, The Eden Project, with its little legs-friendly land train, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and St. Michael’s Mount.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: GBP30.00

Balance: 0 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: GBP30.00

Balance: 0 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Our Cornwall Baby & Toddler Holidays start from £315 and include the following: 3 nights in a Country View Suite with balcony (cot can be added free of charge) Hot & cold breakfast buffet each morning £30 voucher to spend on extras Complimentary 3-course dinner* on one night Complimentary daily morning childcare session Available on selected dates outside of school holidays throughout the year. Please contact hotel or BFH for details. Can’t be booked back to back. Please contact us on the LIVE chat for more information.

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: GBP30.00

Balance: 0 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Our Cornwall Baby & Toddler Holidays start from £315 and include the following: 3 nights in a Country View Suite with balcony (cot can be added free of charge) Hot & cold breakfast buffet each morning £30 voucher to spend on extras Complimentary 3-course dinner* on one night Complimentary daily morning childcare session Available on selected dates outside of school holidays throughout the year. Please contact hotel or BFH for details. Can’t be booked back to back. Please contact us on the LIVE chat for more information.

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Fast Facts

The hotel has a range of rooms, suites & apartments sleeping from 2 to 6+ infants in cots

Coast Within Walking Distance

The nearest beach is about 5-10 minutes walk but there are quite a few steps. Alternatively, there's a 10-15 minute walk to another beach without steps but best attempted with 3-wheeler buggy.

Amenities within Walking Distance

Beach and bistros within 25-30mins walk

Any Pool

There is both an indoor and an outdoor pool

Spa Onsite

There is an onsite spa which provides a range of services from facials to massages and beauty treaments to inch loss Ionithermie

Indoor Play Area

The kids club makes use of both the indoor and outdoor play areas.

Kids' Club

There is a range of OFSTED inspected kids club suiting children aged from under 1 right up to teens. Most summer evenings there is a pre-dinner entertainment for under 8's and the hotel has regular visits and talks from the local zoo and aquarium.

Babysitting

The hotel does not offer babysitting as a service however they are happy to put off duty staff in touch with guests to organise sitting and the staff are paid direct.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The hotel provides Cots, highchairs, baby listening, steriliser,stairgates, bed guards, nappy bins, night lights, and socket covers. Plus prams and baby carriers are available for hire at no extra charge

Indoor Toys

Huge range of toys and books in kids clubs plus playstations and DVDs in some room types

Games Room

There is an indoor games room.

Outdoor Toys

There is plenty for children to do inside and out. Outside there is a football pitch, croquet lawn, basketball and Tennis court, a junior climbing wall, crazy golf, sand pit, play boat, junior play area, maze, adventure play area, zip wire and bouncy castle.

Creche Facilities

There is a nippers kids club which takes children aged 1 and under.

Onsite Restaurant

There is an onsite restaurant that serves up breakfast, lunch, children's teas and dinner where guests can choose to dine with or without children in designated areas.

Stairgates / no stairs

stairgates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Some of the pool view suites have balconies.

Golf

There is a 9 hole golf couse onsite plus putting green and crazy golf course.

Tennis Court(s)

There are tennis courts.

Gym Equipment

There is a gym at the hotel.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

numerous cots and highchairs on request.


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