The Sands At St Francis

Port Elizabeth, Garden Route

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The hotel

Staying at The Sands at St Francis is a serene escape into coastal luxury. From the moment you arrive, the tranquil atmosphere envelops you, complemented by the stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The luxury rooms offer a perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. Whether you spend your days lounging on the pristine beaches, indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments, or savouring exquisite cuisine at the gourmet restaurant, every moment at The Sands at St Francis is a memorable experience in relaxation and indulgence.

Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Set in the enclave of St Francis Bay, midway between Port Elizabeth and Knysna. 

Hotel information

5 rooms, all with air-conditioning, private deck with beach and pool views, tea/coffee-making facilities,TV with selected satellite channels, mini-safe and fully stocked mini bar*. Bathrooms are modern with separate glass encased showers, jacuzzi, bathtub and bidets.

Continental buffet and an array of cooked breakfast options at The Octagon Restaurant, lunch and dinner is also available. Honesty bars: The Deck Bar and The Pool Bar. Room service*.

2 swimming pools. Kayaks, boogie boards and bikes available*.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (256)
  • Very good (45)
  • Average (13)
  • Poor (6)
  • Terrible (4)
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May 17, 2024 Suzanne L

This is my second review following a second stay. As before I have to compliment the Sands for getting it all just right: the reception, the atmosphere, food, facilities trumped only by the fantastic view. The white towels were soft and thick, the linen immaculate. The welcoming canapés and bubbly just the right thing with the view. Well done and… Read more
This is my second review following a second stay. As before I have to compliment the Sands for getting it all just right: the reception, the atmosphere, food, facilities trumped only by the fantastic view. The white towels were soft and thick, the linen immaculate. The welcoming canapés and bubbly just the right thing with the view. Well done and thank you, again. Read less
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May 13, 2024 lorrinj2016 Cape St Francis, South Africa

We loved our stay! The room, the service, everything. The Romance package is worth every cent. Highly recommend The Sands and we will be back
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Apr 25, 2024 Einon_E_Mouse Wales, United Kingdom

We stayed at this excellent small hotel for three nights. The location is right on the beach. The garden overlooking the bay has a small pool and each room has a furnished patio with an outstanding view. A second pool was also available in a walled courtyard with great sun beds and daily fresh towels. The room was large, spotlessly clean and… Read more
We stayed at this excellent small hotel for three nights. The location is right on the beach. The garden overlooking the bay has a small pool and each room has a furnished patio with an outstanding view. A second pool was also available in a walled courtyard with great sun beds and daily fresh towels. The room was large, spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished with a huge bathroom. The room opened up onto the seafront private patio. Breakfast was excellent and on one night we had an excellent dinner in the hotel. The dining room had breathtaking views over the bay. The staff at the hotel were excellent and did all they could to enhance your stay. The Sands is about a ten minute walk to the central part of St Francis Bay with numerous cafes, bars and restaurants. Also a large supermarket is available at this centre. Overall an exceptional experience at the Sands. Read less
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Apr 22, 2024 Viwe Y Port Elizabeth, South Africa

I came to celebrate my birthday with friends but I’m definitely coming back with my husband.. We enjoyed everything about The Sands. The sound of the ocean while you still asleep is the top tier.
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Mar 22, 2024 bmarti598499

Reccomended by 2 different sets of friends and was everything we had been led to expect. Will reccomend to others.Right on the beach with fab views and waking to sound of waves. Food ecellent and service also