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Bournemouth Sands Hotel

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#15 of 61 hotels in Bournemouth
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Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, only two minutes from the West Cliff with its fine lawns and panoramic views over the bay. An ideal setting, yet within leisurely walking distance of the beach, all the major shops, the beautiful award-winning central pleasure gardens, with bandstand concerts, theatres and the Bournemouth International Centre.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Evening entertainment
Taxi service
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Telephone
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.5 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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Joy S wrote a review 17 Apr
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom27 contributions10 helpful votes
The hotel was good, no complaints, the staff were very good. The weather helped, mild for early April. First time we have stayed there, would go again. The location is handy for the beach and the town. Nearby buses take you to neighbouring towns and run quite frequently.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: There is an outside seating area when the weather permits, also a well stocked bar.
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Paul M wrote a review 7 Apr
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Had a lovely stay at the hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Have two children with special needs and the staff very kindly let us check into the room early rather than us having to wait until the actual time of check in. The food was basic but tasty enough and the entertainment in the evening was very good. Our family room was comfortable, clean and was what we were expecting. Only downside was the Wifi, which kept disconnecting. Would definitely consider staying at the hotel in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from Carla Manners, General Manager at Bournemouth Sands Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thankyou for taking the time to leave a lovely review and rating. We do have WIFI in public areas of the hotel and some rooms may benefit this from being close to reception. I am pleased you found the room to be comfortable and clean. We do hope you will stay with us again soon.
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Kathleen D wrote a review 4 Apr
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Had a great time went with a crowd of friends from work.Hotel is well located.Food and entertainment was great staff friendly.We could not asked for better weather. The hotel could do with a bit of an update.But to be honest, for what we paid, it was very good.Will go again .
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Thankyou for taking the time to leave a great review for us. I am pleased you found the food to be good, and the entertainment enjoyable. I do hope you will stay with us again in the future.
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JACQUELINE W wrote a review 2 Apr
Birmingham14 contributions6 helpful votes
Fantastic 5days .lovely bright room. Lovely food. Great transport. Entertainment and bingo every night. Differently come again . Staff are helpful don't need to worry about cases once you are collected by the driver everything is taken care of
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review, and I am pleased you have had a fantastic stay. I do hope we see you again soon and you enjoy another pleasant stay.
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Sandy B wrote a review Mar 2024
Milton Keynes,3 contributions
Just returned from The Sands after a 5 day break. The hotel is well placed and despite a wet and windy week,we enjoyed our stay As with other Daish hotels,the staff are very friendly and helpful,and work long hoursWe upgraded to a superior room which was only £10 and well worth the little extra.Our room was large,clean and comfortable/ The food was adeqate.Plenty of choice,simple fayre but always hot and well presented A special mention to our wonderful waiter,Manuel.He went above and beyond to please,...quick,efficient and very friendly As ex hoteliers,we would have been very happy to employ such an efficient member of staff,but also impressed with the other staff members. :) Overall,The Sands represents fantastic value for money & I wouldn't hesitate to return.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thankyou for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review, we do welcome your feedback. I am pleased you found the food to be good and the service above an beyond. I am pleased you would not hesitate to return, we would love for you to stay with us again soon!
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Trevor R wrote a review Mar 2024
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Just had a fantastic 5 days at the Sands Hotel and have to say the service was brilliant in all area's of the hotel. Reception, restaurant,bar and room 1st class well done and thank you to everyone at the hotel 😊. Oh and not forgetting the 1/2 price bar.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thankyou for leaving such a great review. I am pleased you found the service to be brilliant. I will pass on your kind comments to the Hotel Manager. We do hope you will come and visit us again soon!
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Linda S wrote a review Mar 2024
Eastbourne, United Kingdom117 contributions65 helpful votes
Room was in need of a thorough clean, 2 used, stained mugs on tea tray. String light in bathroom too short. Light on wall above headboard,no shade. Bare wires. Tomato at breakfast always hard/overcooked, as was fried egg on 2 mornings. Food on the whole tasteless. Not a good experience. Waiter,Manuel, was friendly and polite. I felt he was too good to be serving such tasteless, meagre portioned, uninspiring food.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Bus stops nearby. Easy to get to Poole and Swanage. The area is very hilly, not suitable for...
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Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review. I am so sorry to hear your room was not up to the standard you were expecting. I will pass these comments onto the Head Housekeeper. If you found any of the food not to your liking these could have been replaced for you. I do hope you will consider booking with us again soon!
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olive d wrote a review Mar 2024
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Our group had exemplary treatment at Sands Hotel. The food and entertainment was good and all the staff in all areas were very pleasant and friendly indeed, our waiter Christoph deserves a special mention, But most of all I want to praise your receptionist Aman who was so kind and helpful to me. He went to great lengths to make my stay comfortable. He will be a great asset to anyones business
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thankyou for taking the time to leave a wonderful review. We do welcome your feedback. I will pass your kind comments regarding the staff onto the Hotel Manager. We do hope you will stay with us again soon.
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Lindsey Sleep wrote a review Mar 2024
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Another lovely holiday at this hotel. Wonderful friendly staff who are always willing to do everything they can to make sure your holiday is good, sometimes having to go beyond to do this. Excellent entertainment every night. Food is great and hot with a good choice of meals every night. Would recommend this hotel to anyone, excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review. We welcome your feedback. I will pass on your kind comments regarding the staff. I am pleased you enjoyed the entertainment provided for you. We do hope you will return again in the near future.
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Spriggyroy wrote a review Mar 2024
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What a brilliant few days at the daishes sands hotel great staff great managers nothing to much trouble food good freindly staff very obliging fantastic location to access the beach and the entertainment i have to mark 10 out of 10 id pay to go and watch the entertainment it was so good brilliant ive been a few times at this hotel seems to get even better easy to catch public transport easy walk from hotel highly recomended for a short break
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thankyou for taking the time to leave a brilliant review. I am so pleased you had an enjoyable time with us. I will pass on your great feedback regarding the entertainment. We do hope we will see you again very soon.
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£61 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bournemouth Sands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bournemouth Sands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Smokin' Aces (0.3 miles), Coastal Comedy (0.2 miles), and Poole Hill Brewery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bournemouth Sands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bournemouth Sands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bournemouth Sands Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bournemouth Sands Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lolas Restaurant, The Place, and Olive Cafe.
Is Bournemouth Sands Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Bournemouth.
Are there any historical sites close to Bournemouth Sands Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (0.7 miles), Christchurch Priory (5.0 miles), and Red House Museum & Gardens (5.0 miles).
Is Bournemouth Sands Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.