Ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by middle aged cou from lal

Lovely weekend spent in the sandbanks hotel

Posted 29-Jun-2014
The staff were exceptionally friendly and the hotel itself although looking a little but tiered was very clean and comfortable. The outside terrace means you don't have to venture farad there can't be anywhere on the beach more comfortable.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great location for the beach

Posted 10-Jun-2014
Pros: Location
Cons: Some of the decor is a little dated, i.e. the bathroom, whilst clean & tidy, could do with an update
Lovely weekend, wonderful location, great for Poole & Bournemouth
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Great location and very efficient and friendly sta

Posted 19-May-2014
Pros: Location,staff,dining experience
Cons: Could do with more choice on real ales
Location: Great walking straight out from the hotel .Bus stop nearby so no real need to take out your car to enjoy all the area
Could not fault any aspect of our stay to celebrate our wedding anniversary
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Doris from England

Superb hotel rooms with balcony over looking beach

Posted 18-Apr-2014
Pros: Beautiful room with ajoining balcony for sitting out side, stage shows are spectacular & staff are very welcomming
Cons: more adult evening stage performances through out the week or at weekends
Location: fantastic beaces and coast line, great for sailing & swimming
Superb rooms with balconies overlooking the coast line. I would also highly recommend the evening entertainment show as this was extremely professional and the whole cast performed amazingly; Crazy Chaela came across remarkably talented as her dancing & singing was really awe inspiring. I would like to take the opportunity to thank her and all the performing artists involved for delivering such a stunning stage performance, as it made my stay a very happy and memorable one. Beautiful hotel and surroundings **Highly recommended** Thank you
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Sandy from Kent

Excellent location, but .......

Posted 06-Apr-2014
Pros: The size of the room, the location of the hotel & the pleasing manner of the staff
Cons: The shabby exterior.
Location: Only there for a weekend, with a four year old so the beach was the main attraction.
Our room was large & had a great view of the harbour. My 4 year old granddaughter loved the small indoor pool & the beach being just outside. Sadly, the hotel badly needed a bit of TLC - the whole exterior needed a coat of paint, which surprised me as we were there at the beginning of the summer season, but it did look shabby. Breakfast was ok but nothing special. The best aspects of this hotel are it's location & the really pleasant (& mainly young) staff.
3 out of 5
by cas

Nice location but tired

Posted 02-Mar-2014
Pros: Location next to the beach
Cons: Almost everything needs investment
Location: As with all my hotels stays... I am in and out!
This is just one of those British hotels. Tiny soap. Awful bed. Thin walls. Tired decor. Not awful in anyway but not good in any way either. Friendlier staff than average but otherwise... very average.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by john from coventry

Nice hotel

Posted 17-Feb-2014
Good hotel prime spot opposite harbour but decor very old bed not that comfortable and our room was miles from reception and view was the hotel rather than the sea or the harbour Otherwise ok
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by carl from Skewen

Single first flior room overlooking the beach

Posted 09-Feb-2014
Very efficient staff and book in/out procedure. Hotel looked busy. Room comfortable and food good. I would be happy to stay again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Flooringboy from High Wycombe

Great hotel

Posted 26-Dec-2013 on Hotels.com
Quality of service outstanding, food great
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by catpur from Poole

Sandbanks Hotel pretty average.

Posted 23-Dec-2013
Pros: Location. Spacious room.
Cons: New carpets in the corridor of room 230
Location: Beach side location, fabulous views. Poole and Bournemouth within easy reach. Compton Acres just up the road. Nearby restaurant is Loch Fyne.
Initially we were unable to get into our room as the key card wasn't working, so after going back and forth to reception and getting a member of staff to also check we were given another room (not seaview but that wasn't really an issue as there was no other choice). The carpets in the corridor were smelly and stained. However, the bedroom was spacious and comfortable. The cocktail from the bar was pretty unexciting (no garnish) not worth the £7 paid. The buffet breakfast was excellent, plenty of choice. Great views and welcoming staff.