Frequently asked questions

To make preparations for your next Cornwall holiday a little easier, we have answered all frequently asked questions on this page. 

At what time do you serve breakfast, lunch & dinner?
Information about our restaurant and meal times can be found here

Do you serve baby food?
If you have booked dinner and you are on holidays with little children you can choose up to 2 jars of baby food per dinner (just ask your waiter or waitress to find out which flavours are available). Please note that the jars can’t be taken out of the restaurant. In addition we can also purée any dish from our dinner menu for your little one. The restaurant also has a microwave that can be used to heat up jars, milk and water.

Where is the closest beach?
The closest beach is Porth Beach which is only a 5 mins walk from Sands (If you are on holidays with children it might take a bit longer). Watergate Bay is another beautiful beach which is a 5 mins drive from Sands Resort Hotel or a nice 15 – 10 minutes walk along the beautiful coastal path.

Do you have pool towels that we can borrow?
You can borrow pool towels free of charge from reception. Please don’t take them to the beach as the sand ruins our washing machines.

Is there a lift?
Unfortunately there are no lifts at Sands Resort Hotel but we will always have a porter ready to help you carry your luggage to the room.

Do you have WiFi?
Free WiFi is available everywhere in the hotel.

Can I rent DVDs and PlayStation Games?
If you are on holiday with children they might like our range of kids DVDs and PS games. Both can be hired from Reception for a £5 deposit and played on the DVD player or PlayStation on the AV channel. If there are no instructions in your room on how to use the PlayStation for games or watching DVDs please collect one from Reception. Your deposit will be added to your bill and taken off once the DVD or games have been returned.

How can I find out about Events & Entertainment at Sands
The weekly schedule for entertainment and events for adults and children is located on the
entertainment board opposite the Indoor Swimming Pool. Some events need signing up for.
These events can be booked at reception. More information about our Kids’ Clubs and the full entertainment programme can be found here.

How does the free Baby Listening Service work?
Baby Listening is available each evening from 7 pm – 11 pm via the monitor in your
room. Please press the red button to activate the system and check in with Reception. At
reception there will be a member of staff dedicated to baby listening who will immediately
pick up on any sounds coming from your room and who will come and find you if your child
needs you. Please note that parents who use the baby listening service have to stay on the
hotel premises at all times.

Do you have a babysitting service?
Sands Resort Hotel doesn’t have a babysitting service but we have a pool of babysitters who

we can contact for you if you ask for a babysitter prior to your arrival. Fees start at £10 per
hour for one child.

Do you have children buggies that we can rent?
Buggies and Kiddie carriers can be borrowed free of charge from reception. They must be
returned each evening and booked in at reception. If not a rental charge will apply. You
can also hire 3-wheeler all terrain and double buggies for £5 per day.

How can we access the free bodyboard and wetsuit hire?
Wetsuits and bodyboards are available for use from “The Surf Shack”; please speak to the reception
team. Boards and wetsuits are free to use but must be returned at the end of each day and cleaned in the water
tank outside the surf shack. Please book your equipment back in at reception as if it is kept out overnight or is not checked back in it may incur rental charges. 

Where can I find the bottle sterilisers and bottle warmers?
Bottle sterilisers and bottle warmers can be hired free of charge for the length of your stay.
Just ask at reception. We also have a microwave near the buffet area of our restaurant that
you can use to heat up milk, water and baby jars. Unfortunately we can’t allow any microwaves
in the rooms.

At what time do the Kids’ Clubs run and how can I book my child in?
If you would like to make use of our Kids’ Clubs just come 
to reception to book your children in. Our Clubs are for children 0 – 12 years and are age banded. More information about times and fees can be found here.

Can I use the gym?
Our gym is open daily from 7 am – 10 pm and can be used by hotel guests for £4 per day or

£10 for the full length of your stay.

If you have any other questions that you would like to ask please send us an email.

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