Helmsley Sandcastle

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The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel is on the white sands of Lido Beach in Sarasota overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Real picture postcard stuff, the 600 metre private stretch of beach is perfect for those in search of sun, sand and swaying palm trees.This friendly, laid back hotel offers an excellent range of dining choices, as well as plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained. A focal point of the hotel is the spacious and sunny pool area, in view of the superb beach. Nearby St Armands Circle offers a wonderful range of entertainment and dining, and keen golfers are spoilt for choice with many wonderful courses in the area.

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel is located directly on the beach

Distance from Airport
This hotel is located 96km from Tampa Airport

Rooms are decorated in a typically Floridian style and enjoy views of the courtyard, pool or sea. Each of the rooms offers views of the north side or the Gulf of Mexico. All rooms include complimentary wireless internet access, phones with voice mail and complimentary newspapers, complimentary HBO channels, mini fridges and safes are additional conveniences. The en suite bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations or showers only, makeup/shaving mirrors and hairdryers. A sitting area with two upholstered chairs is included. A radio, tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set round off the amenities in each room.

Food & Drink
Sandcastle Coffee Shop - This Coffee Shop serves breakfast a la carte daily, as well as a breakfast buffet. Enjoy traditional fare such as Steak & Eggs, Omelettes, Belgian Waffles and fresh fruit plates.

Candlelight Restaurant and Lounge - Diverse menu and daily specials will please even the most discriminating appetite.

Sports & Entertainment
Kayaks, personal watercrafts, small sailboats and bicycles are available for rent. Guests at the hotel also have complimentary use of the volleyball and shuffleboard courts and 2 outdoor pools. The hotel also features a poolside snack bar, sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols (both for a fee), and guests can work out in the hotel gym. For additional fees, guests can go sailing, canoeing or biking.
*Please note the majority of accomadation and tourist attractions are located between 1-2hrs from the International Airport.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning in public areas
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • High Chairs
  • Iron
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Lifts
  • Pool Bar
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports

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