Sandbanks Hotel, Poole
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Beautiful Hotelfrom unspecified
The hotel itself is a little dated, and has a certain Fawlty Towers air to it, but not in too bad a way.
The breakfasts and general ambience of the hotel are very nice.
The hotel's restaurant is definitely worth a visit, and serves some excellent food - various awards on the hotel wall are testament to this.
Lovely locationfrom caroline3
The location is stunning and perfect for swimming in the sea, building sandcastles or just chilling out on the beach.
The hotel has a small but very popular pool and the Oasis beauty spa is well worth a visit.
The room although not recently refurbished was clean with lots of space and quiet.
The childrens entertainment "The Funsters" was fantastic for our aged children.
The food was all of good quality with lots of choice, although we had to work hard to get our dairy free diets that we'd agreed when booking, but all ok in the end.
Ideal spot for a family holiday.
Enjoyed it so much we have booked a return visit for next year.
Beautiful terrace and beach....from leepycroft
Be sure to ask for a room that has been refurbished as the others are tired and dark. The executive rooms on the third floor are better;spacious and clean with balconies...ask for a sea view...BUT, beware...there is no lift to the third floor only to the second! The hotel could do really do with a face lift but the fact that the staff were friendly and efficient and the kids were catered for would get me to go back. One last word..the indoor pool is REALLY in need of an overhaul but with good weather and an amazing beach I wasn't too bothered.
sandbanks hotel, poolefrom MForrest
Top hotel - great location!from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel is located on Sandbanks Peninsular offering views of both the harbour (and Brownsea Island) and the bay. The bedroom we stayed in was newly refurbished with a balcony overlooking the bay and a small lounge area with a flat screen TV (great for the kids).
We had the choice of two restaurants - Sands Brasserie was my favourite as it had the best views and a terrace option - and two bars one with harbour views and the other right on the beach!
Next door to the hotel was a watersports centre where the children and I took kayakes out to Brownsea Island - it was magical!
Will definitely stay again!
A great place for a family stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The location - as everyone has said - is fantastic and we found the room to be more than adequate. The view - of the sea - was also a wonderful thing to wake up to.
It's true that the pool wasn't impressive, but I understand that a refit is being planned.
All in all, we had a great time, although it doesn't come cheap!
Loved The Sandbanksfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Manager, Mike Clitheroe, manages a very nice hotel and ensures that everything runs smoothly. The chef is also to be recommended as the food was excellent and portions generous.
My husband and I had a lovely spacious room with balcony overlooking Poole harbour. There was a sofa to relax on and watch television (if wanted), coffee and tea making facilities.
With the superb weather during our stay, it felt as if we were in a very exotic place indeed.
We will certainly be going back.
A little bit disappointingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The location IS fantastic, right on the beach with a fantastic terrace area. However we did not get the weather to take full advantage of this and what you have on offer inside is what can only be described of as dull and depressing.
Our room was small, with a very small bed and even smaller pillows! The bathroom was tired and in desperate need of a refit. Not what I was expecting for the money I paid, it was equal to a bed and breakfast.
I can not complain about the food, it was very good, we had lunch in The Brasserie which overlooks the fantastic beach and the breakfast buffet was very good with plenty of choice.
Overall, I would not say this is a bad hotel. It does have a great location which I imagine in the summer makes a stay here 10 times better. The food is good and the staff very helpful. The downside is that it is overpriced. It is tired looking, the bedrooms (well the one we stayed in) are not worthy of a 4 star rating and in all honesty neither is the hotel in general. I would not stay here again, simply because it is not worth the money.
t botherfrom Josug
Pluses are that the location is great - right on the beach, and it is a stunning beach. There is also a great terrace where you can sit and watch the kids play on the sand. Unfortunately we had terrible weather and couldn't take advantage of that but when it's hot that would be lovely.All in all, it is an oldy worldy 'Basil Fawlty' type hotel with a small, manky indoor swimming pool and it really does not measure up to the high price it is charging. There must be alternatives to this? If you can find them, stay somewhere else.
Short break by the seasidefrom nick_the_traveller
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Don't know I didn't really want to add another tag but here goes...HAAAA
Water Sports Sandbanks is great for Kite and Windsurfing and watersports in general BUT there isn't much of a bar scene so if you are expecting a good or chilled evening out with water views think again - the nearby areas are better but are a good taxi ride away. It may be better to stay in those areas and go to Sandbanks in the car during the day. There is plenty of parking and three good watersports centres where you can hire equip.
dont go Don't go there its dirty shabby stains on carpet shabby furnuiture. total rip off for the price. More like a 2* hotel
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- Address: Banks Road - Poole - England - BH13 7PS - United Kingdom
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