Ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Surrey

Respite getaway.

Posted 07-Jan-2015
Pros: Staff, all meals, location and last minute rates.
Cons: Turn off piped music in dining room and on patio area. TLC even to less expensive rooms.
Location: Well positioned for Isle of Purbeck and beaches, however must be ridiculously overcrowded in summer.
Good value 4 day break however air conditioning / kitchen ventilation extractors ran 24/7 and were just below bedroom windows. They were noisy and would have made sleeping in the summer, with windows wide open, quite impossible. Bar, restaurant and reception staff excellent however middle management need to pay attention to detail: broken patio door in bar and broken curtain runner made for a chilly seating area, curtain rails in bedroom similarly in need of TLC as were curtains. New mattress needed. Pool disappointingly tiny.
5 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by A verified travellerfrom Spain

Good hotel for families as right on beach

Posted 05-Jan-2015
Pros: It`s location, right on the beach - even in winter the views were great. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent.
Cons: nothing
Location: In a perfect location for a summer holiday but also great for winter walks along the beach and not far into Poole or Bournemouth for the bright lights
Enjoyed our stay for two nights while shopping and visiting family in Poole. A comfortable hotel with great views and serving an excellent breakfast. The staff were helpful and friendly.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Surrey

Good facilities and spacious bedroom

Posted 21-Dec-2014
Pros: The cleanliness and the pleasant staff which made the short holiday.
Cons: The bed was rather soft and the pillows too hot.
Location: Lovely views from the hotel, near to Poole and Bournemouth for shopping.
I thought the reception staff were happy and courteous, also the waiters were prompt and very helpful, which gave a lovely atmosphere. Our bedroom was spacious. Breakfast was ample and good and the evening meal really nice.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Torquay

Lovely hotel

Posted 19-Dec-2014
Pros: Breakfast was best we have had. Staff very friendly.
Cons: A little makeover
Location: In winter not a lot nearby
We had everything we could possibly need in this hotel, tiny problem with heating in bathroom as it was winter booking. Great position. Lovely views
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Bournemouth

School Staff Xmas Party

Posted 14-Dec-2014
We had our event in the Compass suite for £35 pp. Perfect. Beautifully laid out tables, wood burner effect fire centrally in the suite, excellent food and hospitality. We had our own disco and bar. Everybody had a great time. There were 49 of us. A few of us stayed over. Our room was spacious, warm, very clean with en suite, tea/coffee and TV.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom West Sussex

Nice hotel in a great location.

Posted 02-Dec-2014
Pros: The hotel's position right next to the sandy beach and adjacent to the prom is it's best asset.
Cons: Sandbanks is in need of redecoration. The staff work hard but seem to struggle with the systems. Difficult to get served. Background music to loud.
Location: Really great location and loads to do nearby. Bournemouth has shopping, shows and a very nice beach. Nice countryside close by.
We enjoyed a really nice weekend at Sandbanks Hotel. With a room that overlooked the sandy beach we couldn't really go wrong though. The restaurant was pleasant and our meal was acceptable. There was a good choice of wines but we found these rather expensive. Weather during the stay was great. The last day of November and we were able to take advantage of the lovely beach side terrace where we had lunch in the sun. This was our first time at this hotel but we could just imagine how fantastic it would be during a spell of fine summer weather. We didn't use the pool or gym but did take a look and will be happy to take a dip on future visits. Breakfast, which was self service, was well prepared,tasty and of good quality. Overall, this hotel was good value for money.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom surrey

Wonderful hotel situated for the beach and harbour

Posted 30-Nov-2014
Pros: Situation right on sandbanks, fantastic views of the sea.
Location: Right on edge of bay, can walk straight out on beach. A short drive to Poole quay or to Bournemouth.
We stayed for a birthday treat, arrived to find room overlooking the bay, everything clean and staff very welcoming. We had a drink in the bar but did not dine as were meeting friends. Breakfast very good with attentive service. Would thoroughly recommend.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Oxfordshire

Pleasant hotel, excellent location

Posted 28-Nov-2014
Stayed for the weekend of 21st November and thoroughly enjoyed it except for one aspect. On the Friday there was construction noise all through the night for work being carried out to the beach. This continued through the following the day. It seems a sea view on this occasion was a curse!
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Typical english seaside hotel

Posted 25-Nov-2014
Pros: The restaurant staff, the service was fantastic, very attentive. Whether this is because it was quiet I don't know but it was beyond expectation.
Cons: The balcony for my room was waist high glass both sides so it was not private at all, it felt like you were intruding on your neighbours not worth it
Nice hotel on the beach. It is dated but that adds to the charm. It is the only hotel right on the beach and you can fall to sleep to the sound of the sea which is why I stay.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom S

Lovely nights sleep

Posted 01-Nov-2014
Lovely view from my bed, looking at the sea and the beach. Lovely breakfast.