Ratings based on 88 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Southampton

Posted 28-Apr-2015
Excellent stay... Will recommend for family visitors
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom KA

Excellent location and view

Posted 27-Apr-2015
Hotel location was very good but hotel itself is in desperate need of modernisation. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. But I don't think that hotel was worth £180.00 per night. Hugely overpriced.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom New Zealand

Close to the beach.

Posted 18-Apr-2015
Pros: Location. Breakfast
Cons: Waiter service in patio area. Modernisation.
Location: Beach
Superb patio area by beach but no waiter service at 6 pm. Overall it has a very dated feel about it but that is the norm in the region.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom London

Dated Hotel in Great Location

Posted 11-Apr-2015
Pros: Staff, breakfast, cleanliness and comfort of room. Car parking space is very useful.
Cons: Dinner menu needs variety, toilets in reception needs work. General appearance from the fron is very dated and a little grubby.
Location: Corfe Castle, Swanage, Swanage Steam Railway, Monkey World and Poole.
Overall the Hotel looks and appears to be a little dated, but this shouldn't spoil an enjoyable break in the Sandbanks area. Great view of the sea from the balcony and room well equipped, comfortable and clean. Lift in slow and small. Toilets in the reception area were poor broken seat and broken hand dryer. Room needs a flannel to go with the towels. Staff are friendly and keen to help. We asked for a shoe cleaning kit at reception which is supposed to be available and given a small shoe shine pad the size of a postage stamp. Breakfast menu great. Evening menu didn't change during our stay. Bar food selection ok but food was a little cold upon serving.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

convenient location, nice views

Posted 06-Apr-2015
Pros: relaxed, friendly. comfortable
Exceptional wind/storm made our room very noisy, but the staff very readily moved us to a room on the other side of the hotel - very quiet - at no extra charge. Really nice of them.
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom West Midlands

Posted 04-Apr-2015
Pros: Hotel in a good location. Staff helpful ,breakfast and dinning staff VERY good.
Cons: Hotel needs refurbished throughout !
Location: Good location, with lots to do.
We spent three nights at the Sandbanks hotel, we were disappointed with the condition of the hotel, it was really old and rundown and a little drab! Most carpets needed replacing. The entrance to the leisure spa was very depressing and in great need of refurbishment, therefore we didn't use these facilities.
4 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom GILLINGHAM,DORSET.

Two day break while new kitchen floor being relaid

Posted 23-Mar-2015
Pros: Very clean and staff very friendly.
Cons: Reception on television very poor for 2015
Location: Location superb with a multitude of things to do all around.
Both in our late seventies and found the walk from lift to our room a long old haul. Heat could have been lower. Staff and accommodation superb.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

The location of this hotel is just amazing

Posted 03-Mar-2015
Had a fabulous time at the sandbanks hotel, really friendly staff, great food, amazing location and view from our room was breath taking. Great place for all ages.
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom London, UK

Dated hotel in a lovely location

Posted 28-Feb-2015
Pros: Location
The hotel is very dated and not in a good way. The location is beautiful however there are no restaraunts or other services within easy walking distance.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom London, UK

Great location between the sea and the harbour

Posted 24-Feb-2015
Pros: Great views, right on the beach with good parking.
Cons: The breakfast room was somewhat crowded and busy, but the selection of food was still good.
Easy parking, lovely room with a nice balcony, good breakfast.