My friend & i booked the Spa Day with lunch at the Sandbanks Hotel.
The lunch was excellent & restaurant manager & staff also excellent - they saved the day!
This hotel is not at all ready to advertise things such as a spa day. Its fascilities are just not ready! Communal showers & loos with only a curtain between you & the pool meaning showering with swimwear on. The pool was nice & warm but included 8 under 10yr old children screaming & running riot! (the pool is only 10m so no room to swim). Tried to dodge the cannon balling & being hit by their foam bullets! This is not acceptable on a spa day.
There were a few cubicles to dress in but no where to do hair or make up. There was a old fashioned hairdryer & mirror poolside which was old fashioned and insufficient & i felt stupid stood by the poolside in my posh dress trying to dry my hair - infact it got so hot i burnt my hand.
The lockers & changing cubicles are pool side meaning people come in fully dressed & with shoes on right where you get out of the pool - hygiene?!! No shoe covers. There was an attendant who didnt move from his desk. At one point there was a 13ish yr old who'd got out of the pool & then dressed and then went in the gym with wet hair using equipment (im sure you should be 18 for gym). Spa day this was not. I do not want to share my relaxing day this way! Id travelles to meet my friend for this from Wales! Usual price for 'spa' is £25- joke. Full of children and not a nice relaxing spa day. Fascilities very very poor. Very unhappy. If you're staying in the hotel it is very basic but could be ok but as a spa day or even day pass, it is not ready.
- 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