The Sandrock

1 Penfold RoadCO15 1JNClacton-on-SeaUnited Kingdom
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About The Sandrock

Situated just off Marine Parade, The Sandrock places guests within a short walk of Clacton Pier and Clacton-on-Sea rail station. This four-star guesthouse is pet-friendly and offers complimentary private parking.

The property features nine letting rooms, with twin, double and family options available. All rooms are en-suite and some feature partial sea views. Amenities include a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

The Sandrock features a guest lounge where the amenities include a TV, board game and books. Plus, there’s an outdoor seating area. The property is non-smoking.

Room rates include a cooked English Breakfast, served in a newly refurbished dining room. Other meals can be enjoyed at local dining spots such as the UME Asian Kitchen, Armstrong’s Restaurant and Franco’s.

The guesthouse lies within a short stroll of Clacton Zoo, eight miles from the Frinton Golf Club and 11 miles from the Beth Chatto Gardens.


1 Penfold Road, CO15 1JN, Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1255)428215 | Fax: +44(8455)441912 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Positive Reviews

Great location

Guests frequently mention that they found the location of the Sandrock convenient. Those guests travelling in by train comment that the property is within easy reach of the station. Once at the guesthouse, local attractions such as the pier and zoo are within a short walk.

Enjoyable breakfast

Previous guests rate the standard of the breakfast highly, describing how the food is of a good standard and cooked to perfection. Portion sizes are generous and are certainly enough to set you up until lunchtime and beyond, although continental options are available for guests with a lighter appetite.

Comfortable rooms

Reviews suggest that you'll be impressed by the standard of the rooms at the Sandrock. Previous guests have found them to be very clean and comfortable. Plus, guests frequently mention that the Wi-Fi is fast with no limitations on the number of devices that you can connect.

Negative Reviews

Parking is a little tight

Several guests mention that they found the parking at the property a little tight. That said, it's not a huge issue as guests who couldn't face the challenge were offered assistance from one of the owners and hosts of the property.

Some rooms are small

Guests occasionally mention that they found the rooms at this guesthouse a little on the small side, although it appears that the attic room attracts most of these comments. Some guests found the rooms were of a reasonable size but did find the bathrooms tiny.

Minor issues

While much of the feedback for the Sandrock is positive, occasional but typically minor issues do crop up. Guests note that the water pressure for the showers is sometimes low, the TVs in the rooms are a little on the small side and there are no blackout blinds in the rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 30 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 30 reviews