Stayed at Sandbanks for the 10th or 11th Year - Can't remember now (8th,9th,10th,11th Aug 13) - been so many times !
As always the beach and location are superb. Food is good although a little unimaginative. Breakfast is great. Terrace bar is really good now that it has been updated but you still have some work to do resolving the bar service system on the terrace. Staff are friendly however there are not enough and there is always ambiguity around who gets served next - normally the person with the loudest shout - stop relying on the guests to manage your bar....if it can't be resolved by the staff - introduce a roped queuing system and alleviate the frustration....its supposed to be a relaxing experience. These are only little points to raise but they make a big difference. Please, Please, Please get some new bedroom furniture and carpets.........its letting down this excellent hotel.....we hold our breath each year hoping you will !!....just one last thing....furniture on the balconies appears to be a mismatch of the old terrace furniture...again its letting you down. We understand investment is limited however Sandbanks is one of the most expensive property locations in the world. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and love Sandbanks - hope you will listen.
- 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
- Hotel Poole Sandbanks
- Poole Sandbanks
- Sandbanks Hotel Poole, Dorset
- Hotel Sandbanks