Hotel The Sandy Cove

Old Coast Road, Combe Martin BayEX34 9SRIlfracombeUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel The Sandy Cove

Perched on a scenic North Devon cliff, Hotel The Sandy Cove features onsite dining at The Cove, a pool, and a bar. Sea-view and balcony rooms are available.

Guests can choose from a variety of standard, superior, and luxury rooms. Each includes a flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and en-suite bathrooms. Sea-view and balcony rooms are available.

This luxury bed and breakfast allows for a relaxing retreat. Unwind with an assortment of ales and wines at Hotel The Sandy Cove bar and lounge or sweat your worries away in the sauna and steam room.

With The Cove offering a multitude of fine dining dishes—where every ingredient is procured from local sources—you’re guaranteed quality lunch and evening meals. Hotel The Sandy Cove also features complimentary English breakfast.

Tunnels Beach, Hele Bay, and Saunton Sands are just a few water attractions within walking distance of this hotel.


Old Coast Road, Combe Martin Bay, EX34 9SR, Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1271)882243 | Fax: +44(1271)883830 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The food is delectable.

The Sandy Cove features on-site dining at The Cove, with all of their ingredients gathered fresh from local farms and markets. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea while delighting in this luxury hotel’s seaside dining experience. A quality assortment o

Tranquil environment.

With The Sandy Cove located on the crest of a scenic North Devon cliff, surrounded by breath-taking greenery, you’ll find yourself relaxed and at ease when staying at this bed and breakfast. Many of the rooms offer a view from the balcony or window of the

Golden, sandy beaches.

Guests are delighted by the various beach destinations surrounding The Sandy Cove. All within a short walk, Tunnels Beach, Hele Bay, and Saunton Sands allow for an exciting day in the sand.

Negative Reviews

Some suggest renovations.

Some visitors have expressed their discontent with the state of the hotel building. Chipped paint, broken drawer knobs, and noisy bathroom facilities may detract from your stay. Slightly worn and neglected resident areas have also been reported by previou

Standard of cleanliness may disappoint.

Although The Sandy Cove offers a relaxing retreat, overlooking the sea and surrounding town, some visitors may find this bed and breakfast’s standard of cleanliness to be disconcerting. A few of the resident facilities, such as the pool and sauna, may not

Lengthy wait-times for meals.

While The Cove restaurant features fine dining meals—with each ingredient procured from local sources—some have reported lengthy wait-times for service. The restaurant tends to be understaffed, resulting in the occasional thirty-or-so-minute wait for dish

Rating Overview

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7.9 out of 10 based on 56 reviews