TripAdvisor Reviews

Feedback from our guests is extremely important for us because we want you to have the best family holidays in Cornwall.

In 2014 we were very happy to learn that because of all the positive feedback we were receiving from you, we had been voted to be among the Top 25 Family Hotels in the UK.  Read all our TripAdvisor Reviews.


25th July

Family suite with ocean view was large and could easily fit a larger family than 4. The bed, breakfast and dinner option is well worth the extra cash. The breakfast was the usual buffet. The dinner was always an amazing three course affair with a broad menu. Exceptionally well prepared and tasted wonderful. The cleanliness of the rooms could not be faulted and if you think that patterns vacuumed into carpets and upholstery every day is a bit much then tough! LOL Staff were all helpful and friendly. Amenities such as indoor pool and spa were great and also clean. Don’t believe whatever star rating this gets from AA or whoever as it is way above any other 3* places I have ever stayed, and better than many 4* too. Go there and enjoy!

Room Tip: The ocean views are amazing, sitting in a room with feet up, drink in hand and watching the sunset

  • Stayed with family in July 2014

"Yet another happy stay at the wonderful Sands Resort"

11th June

We popped down from Bristol on another Gap filler break for fathers day weekend. We’ve stayed a number of times over the last 4 years and it still feels like a home from home. We’ve always stayed in the contemporary suites, which provide the separate sleeping area for the children and amazing views for the parents.

We had fabulous weather so enjoyed a day on Watergate bay beach, followed by some fun in Sand’s outdoor pool on our return. We also enjoyed the indoor pool a couple of times in our visit.

The kids enjoyed themselves, and we also managed to take advantage of the listening service to enjoy a couple of civilised dinners with wine. The food was incredible value and of its usual high standards.

We can’t fault this place as it provides a nice balance of facilities, value and service and of course an amazing location.

Huge thanks to all the team as the hotel, including those behind the scenes. We had an amazing break again thanks. See you soon again.

Room Tip: Contemporary suites are wonderful. Higher floors have better views

  • Stayed with family in June 2014

"Best Family Holiday ever"

2nd May

I am so happy to have found this resort and it is completely true to what it claims to be. The resort is a complete family resort. 
We stayed there to celebrate our daughter’s second birthday and she totally enjoyed it. The room was clean and spacious. The staff were very helpful . My daughter loved the soft play area and the bouncy castle. There are entertainment events during the evening, which my daughter thoroughly loved. The food is fresh and good… Overall an excellent holiday.

  • Stayed with family in May 2014

"Great for families with young children"

29th April

This was the first family friendly hotel we had ever stayed in, but we were looking for somewhere to stay with our 3 year old and 1 year old. We loved the Sands Hotel. The Family Suite was spacious, light and airy with stunning sea views. Our boys slept in one room which was really lovely with 2 twin beds and a wooden cot for the baby (not a travel cot). Our room / living area was large, airy and had one of the most comfortable king size beds I have ever slept in overlooking the sea.

The facilites are fantastic. There is a lovely indoor pool which isn’t crowed and an indoor play area. When we arrived there was a bouncy castle outside too along with a playground including a pirate ship which my boys loved. I escaped to the spa for a massage one morning which was lovely – first time I have had one in 4 years!!

The food was lovely too. The boys loved high tea at 5pm and we came down and a 3 course meal in the restaurant in the evening using the baby listening service. I had local fish and a chocolate gooey pudding!

The staff were fantastic too – nothing was too much trouble even finding me a spare bucket and spade as I had forgotten to bring one!

The hotel is ideally located to see all the attractions in Cornwall too and is just a 5 mins walk from a lovely sandy beach.

Recommended – we will be back.

  • Stayed with family in April 2014

"Would we recommend? Absolutely!!"

26th March

Booked this hotel for a weekend away and were not disappointed!

The room was spotless and décor was pleasing. Tried out the spa (well worth a visit!) Originally booked for breakfast only Great selection from cereals and croissants through to a full English (self serve) On the second night we had dinner at the hotel and it was beautiful in taste and presentation.

Had a swim in the indoor pool which was clean and well maintained. Staff really do go out of there way to make your holiday feel special. Little touches like when I asked if we could have some more tea bags they sent fresh milk up to the room too (instead of those uht things!) Didn’t come with the children this time but will be returning with them as they seemed very well catered for children with lots for them to do.

  • Stayed as a couple in March 2014

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