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Sandbanks Hotel
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Poole
Pershore, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“enjoyable and relaxing”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Reading other reviews prior to my visit may have put me off ,however I knew the location was superb and we managed to get a really good price through voyage prive , well it was fabulous ,the staff were very helpful and friendly , and the service in the restaurant was 1st class ,food was excellant .....and it was lovely to dress up in the evening . I would certainly return and reccommend it highly

Room Tip: Pick the sea side ,rather than the harbour side
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Great location, excellent food and staff very friendly. To their credit are a family friendly hotel but staff need to be a little more assertive when young children are being allowed by parents to have a negative impact on other guests stay.

To be completely fair when raised management dealt effectively with it. A curfew of 9.00 pm on the bar area would be a good idea

Enjoyed our stay and would return

Room Tip: Ask for room on sea side and with a separate sitting room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012 via mobile

Booked this hotel before reading the reviews and then it was too late to cancel as I was concerned as to what it would be like. Stayed for one night - Friday- and agree that the carpets do need updating but disagree with the other comments. Friday night was still part of the Halloween theme at the hotel and having joined in the scary walk loved every minute of it.
Our room was on the second floor with views over the estuary - gave the hotel a slightly European feel. It's worth paying slightly extra for a room with a balcony - if we go again we would want a room on the other side of the hotel with a sea view, will cost twenty pounds more but it would have been good to watch the storm roll in very early in the morning.
We had breakfast at the hotel and there was a reasonable offering. To be truly 4 Star the hotel does need some money spent on it but the staff were helpful, the rooms are clean; warm and a good size. One of the better hotels in the area.

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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England
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

We spent two nights at Sandbanks funded partly by an e-voucher and paid a little extra for a room with a balcony and a harbour view. It was a delightful break with plenty of car parking space, large bedroom, enormous bed and clean and practical bathroom. The location is fantastic. With the sea on both sides of the hotel with a glorious, end seemingly endless stretch of sandy beach accessible from the well furnished terrace. There were families there,with many supervised activities for the children throughout the weekend. All of the staff were delightful, pleasant, helpful and there were plenty of them too, nothing was too much trouble. The tea an coffee making facilities in the bedroom were generous and good quality. This hotel is making a real effort to compete with resort hotels abroad. Well done Sandbanks - we hope to be back!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Freshwater, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

I had a two night stay at Sandbanks and was really pleased by the standard of this hotel, especially after reading lots of negative comments on this site about this hotel. The room was super, wonderful view, comfortable bed,super clean bathroom.
I found all staff I encountered to be helpful, professional and polite at all times Would definately stay again

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

We stayed at the Sandbanks on a two night short break. Choice of food for the evening meal was very good. Our room was on the third floor with views over the Harbour. Watched the kite boarders and wind surfers. The standard of the room was very pleasant. The only down side was the shower, personally we prefer a higher powered shower, this was our only complaint. All in all we had a very enjoyable stay. The spa/swimming pool was in available due to technical difficulties.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

We had a lovely two night break over half term. Sandbanks hotel was a perfect location, with lovely local amenities as well as great facilities at the hotel. The funsters were wonderful at entertaining our children (7 and 4 yrs), and the view and sound of the sea directly on the beach was very special. It was worth paying slightly more for a seafront room. Overall we had a lovely time and will be going back soon.

Room Tip: Sea front rooms are lovely, the harbour view overlooks the car park, but is cheaper.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sandbanks Hotel

Property: Sandbanks Hotel
Address: 15 Banks Road | Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7PS, England (Formerly FJB Collection - The Sandbanks)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Poole
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Poole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandbanks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 116
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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