My other half, baby daughter and I recently stayed at the Sandbanks Hotel over the course of 2 nights and 3 days. The hotel is undoubtedly in one of the most scenic and beautiful locations one could imagine. A vista of the sea on one side of the hotel looking out to 'Old Harry' and a view of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island on the other, simply stunning. This is the reason people travel to the south coast.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the General Manager Mike Clitheroe and his team for their hospitality during our stay. Anything we asked for was done smoothly and quickly without any fuss and the quality of service throughout the hotel was first class. I doff my cap to Mike, very rarely will you meet a General Manager so in tune with his staff and also the needs of the customer. He goes out of his way to make sure that all guests feel welcome and are attended to; as a result the atmosphere within the hotel is one that makes you feel comfortable. I would also like to take this opportunity to mention Asta on the front desk who was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.
We ate in the restaurant for one of the nights of our stay; the menu though not extensive provided a good choice and the food was extremely well cooked, was presented professionally and most importantly tasted good. Finishing our meal we moved through to the bar and then the beach terrace, both are stunning and it is extremely easy to while an evening away in both.
I mentioned my Daughter who at 17 months had a whale of a time, the Hotel accommodates well for Children and runs regular activities. There is also a nice play area for Children next to the Terrace bar.
Outside of the restaurant, terrace and bar the rest of the hotel could admittedly benefit from some investment to bring it more up to 'modern day', obviously this had no effect on our stay and does not reflect on the staff; I understand that the Hotel is part of a group and I hope they see the benefit in doing this.
Our room was a fantastic size, once again had an amazing view and was very clean.
I have stayed in a handful of hotels along the south coast, including others in this group. I personally from now on will keep the Sandbanks Hotel at the top of my list. I have actually booked another short stay in August.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched in one of England's most enviable seaside locations, the Sandbanks Hotel is a relaxed and affordable holiday destination. With direct access to the world-famous sandbanks beach - seven miles of prestigious blue flag awarded sand to get between your toes! Our popular beach-side terrace area is a place to recline with a glass of wine.Featuring well-appointed rooms that have been designed for comfort and relaxation. Many boasting either sea views or outlooks across Poole harbour. We're sure you'll agree that when it comes to family holidays, it's best to keep everybody happy. Mum, dad, teenagers, toddlers and everyone in between all need their own piece of holiday heaven. The Sandbanks Hotel is a fun filled staycation location for family seaside holidays. With dedicated children's entertainment during school holidays, an exciting programme of activities and adventure with the Watersports Academy - there are more opportunities for mum and dad to find some relaxation time. Our Seaview Restaurant boasts celebrated chefs and an enviable sea view. Helmed by Head Chef, Wayne Joyce and his commitment for creating good food with local ingredients inspired by our wonderful location. When you need a rest from building sandcastles, Sandbanks Beach Club is the perfect spot for a summertime bite. Located on the terrace, it's an easy option for lunch and dinner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandbanks Poole
- Poole Sandbanks
- Hotel Poole Sandbanks
- Sandbanks Hotel Poole, Dorset
- Hotel Sandbanks