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Sandbanks Hotel

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On the beach
Indoor pool
Desk, free WiFi
Desk, free WiFi

Overview of Sandbanks Hotel

Sandbanks Hotel

4 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSandbanks Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationSandbanks Ferry Terminal2 min drive
  • AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)26 min drive
  • Popular LocationBrownsea Castle67 min drive

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About this area


Located in Poole, Sandbanks Hotel is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Bournemouth Beach and Sandbanks Beach, while Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre and O2 Academy Bournemouth are cultural highlights. Oceanarium and The Square are also worth visiting. With kayaking, windsurfing and boat tours nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sandbanks Beach - 1 min walk
  • Sandbanks Ferry Terminal - 2 min drive
  • Branksome Chine Beach - 3 min drive
  • Shell Bay Beach - 37 min drive
  • Brownsea Castle - 67 min drive

Getting around

  • Poole Parkstone Station - 11 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 26 min drive


  • Amalfi Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Sandbanks Bar — 1 min walk
  • Rick Stein - 12 min walk
  • Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill - 17 min walk
  • South Deep - 5 min drive

About this property

Sandbanks Hotel

4-star hotel on the beach, near Sandbanks Beach
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, conference space and a 24-hour front desk. All 95 rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and hairdryers. Desks and free toiletries are also available to guests.
Sandbanks Hotel offers 95 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (GBP 10.00 per night)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • Flat-screen TV


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Late check-out fee: GBP 25

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from May 17 2021 to October 31 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
The following facilities will be closed during January, March, June, September, November and December:
  • Children's club

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 18.00 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 6.00 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10.00 per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 6.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 18.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel Sandbanks
Sandbanks Hotel Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel Poole
Sandbanks Poole
Hotel Poole Sandbanks
Poole Sandbanks
Sandbanks Hotel Poole, Dorset
Sandbanks Hotel Poole
Sandbanks Hotel Hotel Poole

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 189 out of 603 reviews
5 - Excellent 31%
Rating 4 - Good. 234 out of 603 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 113 out of 603 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 50 out of 603 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 603 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location is great, staff are friendly although quite a lot of junior staff who appear to be training. The property is badly in need of renovating apart from the main bar and Italian restaurant the rest of the property is tired and dated. The maintenance that has been done in the areas is slapdash and only highlights that it is in a bad state of repair. An example was the light in the lift was flickering and broken, so they screwed an undercabinet light to the ceiling as a replacement and left the broken one in. This hotel is advertised as 4 stars but falls far short of that. We stayed in a sea view deluxe room which was priced at over £350 per night. The furnishings and carpet were threadbare, the doors to the balcony didn't fit very well and on 2 occasions were left unlocked and open by the cleaner all day! The TV in the bedroom did not work, the doors to both the sitting area and bathroom were so badly fitting they had to be slammed in order to shut them (not good when you can hear your neighbours just having a normal coversation). The Bath taps, and toilet cistern were constantly dripping. There was space specifically for a hairdryer, but no hairdryer. The list goes on, but all things that should be picked up and rectified before guests are allowed to use the room. It was a shame as this was a special occasion and this hotel is not special in the slightest apart from it's price and location.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Excellent stay
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Winning location!
amazing location. Rooms clean. Good Covid safety measures in place.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020