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The Sands @ St Francis

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Aerial view
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, Select Comfort beds, minibar

Overview of The Sands @ St Francis

The Sands @ St Francis

5.0 star property
Saint Francis Bay beach guesthouse with 2 outdoor pools and restaurant

9,6/10 Exceptional

26 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
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8 Frank Road, Saint Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, 6312

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) - 81 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Christy's Catch - 8 min walk
  • Pedal & Spoke Cafe - 8 min walk
  • St Francis Brewing Co - 8 min walk
  • Rambling Rose Garden Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Pommes Frites Bistro - 14 min walk

About this property

The Sands @ St Francis

The Sands @ St Francis is a great choice for your beach stay in Saint Francis Bay. 2 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a spa tub and a sauna. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this luxurious guest house include a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.

Languages

Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free covered onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2003
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort mattress

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property enforces quiet hours after 11 PM.

Also known as

African Pride Sands St Francis Bay Hotel
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Sands @ St Francis Guesthouse
African Pride The Sands At St Francis Bay
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The Sands @ St Francis Guesthouse Saint Francis Bay

Frequently asked questions

Does The Sands @ St Francis offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Sands @ St Francis does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Sands @ St Francis?
As of 27 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sands @ St Francis on 01 December 2022 start from R5 470, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Sands @ St Francis?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Sands @ St Francis?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at The Sands @ St Francis?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Sands @ St Francis?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Sands @ St Francis?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sands @ St Francis?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Sands @ St Francis and nearby?
The Sands @ St Francis has 2 outdoor pools and a sauna, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Sands @ St Francis?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Christy's Catch (8-min walk), Pedal & Spoke Cafe (8-min walk), and St Francis Brewing Co (8-min walk).
Does The Sands @ St Francis have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a jetted bathtub.
Does The Sands @ St Francis have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around The Sands @ St Francis like?
The Sands @ St Francis is a short 2-minute walk from St. Francis Bay Beach and 12 minutes' walk from St. Francis Bay Golf Club.

Overall score and ratings

9,6

Exceptional

9,5/10

Cleanliness

9,8/10

Staff & service

8,7/10

Amenities

9,7/10

Property conditions & facilities

10,0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful view
Ashwani, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Marlise, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The property was fantastic . The booking process via `expedia was very messy - 3 separate debits, two on the same day with a compensating credit the same day - all processed on different dates at different exchange rates. Very unsatisfactory.
David, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Sands
Nice place in a good location for exploring St Francis bay. Great views over the ocean and a good place to watch surfers.
Alan, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Wonderful location made up for what was a bit disappointing as a top rated venue . It was overpriced for what you got .Bin not empty when we arrived .No dinner service available although we were not told that until we arrived . Breakfast very average . That said best views of the coast we experienced.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Happy
Loved our stay
Chantal, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff and Dining were excellent. They prepared delicious daily gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast for me. Everything was homemade and healthy. We loved our stay.
7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

St. Francis Bay delight
A love.y room with a great view. Very hospitable! Amazingly friendly. Really loved it. Would definitely stay with them again. ,
Valerie, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stunning location. Great service.
We made a very last minute reservation (2 hours before arrival) during a road trip in Aug and received a very friendly reception. The room was perfect with spectacular views. The service was fantastic and they even washed our car!
Mariette, 1-night romance trip
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