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3.9 / 5Good
545 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sandbanks Beach
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Compton Acres
    20 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Jazz Cafe
    2 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Sandbanks Beach Cafe
    10 min walk
  • Airport
    Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)
    21 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
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  • Double Room, Balcony

    Room Amenities

    • Harbor view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Family Room, Balcony, Sea View

    Room Amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Deluxe Double Room, Balcony, Sea View

    Room Amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Double Room, Balcony, Sea View

    Room Amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Balcony

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Sea View

    Room Amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Poole, Sandbanks Hotel is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth Lower Gardens, while Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre and O2 Academy Bournemouth are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Consider Oceanarium and The Square.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sandbanks Beach - 1 min walk
  • Compton Acres - 20 min walk
  • Alum Chine Beach - 8 min drive
  • Brownsea Island - 39 min drive
  • Brownsea Castle - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Poole Branksome Station - 6 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 21 min drive


  • The Seaview Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Sandbanks Bar — 1 min walk
  • Jazz Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Sandbanks Beach Cafe - 10 min walk
  • Sandbanks Beach Kiosk - 11 min walk

About this property

Sandbanks Hotel

Delightful beach hotel with a sauna
Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a fitness centre and a steam room. All 95 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs. Hairdryers, ironing boards and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Sandbanks Hotel offers 95 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This Poole hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Self parking: GBP 10.00 per night
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Free full breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

Bike hire
Fitness centre
Indoor pool
Steam room

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free children's club
Free supervised childcare/activities
Indoor pool
Laundry facilities


Banquet hall
Reception hall

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms
Conference space


Beachfront location


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination


flat-screen TV


Connecting rooms available
Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 3 PM - 2:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities will be closed during January, March, June, September, November and December:
  • Children's club


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 18.00 per night.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 6.00 per night.

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10.00 per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 25 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 6.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 18.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Sandbanks Hotel Poole
  • Sandbanks Hotel
  • Sandbanks Poole
  • Hotel Poole Sandbanks
  • Poole Sandbanks
  • Sandbanks Hotel Poole, Dorset
  • Hotel Sandbanks
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property was very nice and the view was amazing

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The buffet restaurant for £25 was poor. We tried everything but only thing that was nice was fish n chips, deserts poor. Don’t waste your money on the buffet. The Italian restaurant however was fantastic! Rooms on the sea view side were amazing views. It’s nice to find a hotel where we can have 5 staying. We always are normally made to have 2 rooms for our family of 2 adults and 3 children! Kids made use of the small pool which they loved.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness

An excellent location in stunning surroundings, and our room had the most beautiful view. Rather felt they were trying to take money off us from the moment we arrived. £30 parking (£10 per day) required on arrival ( this should be inclusive for guests at circa £150 per night and very quiet car park). Bar restaurant on previous visits had quite a good menu, but this time was limited to pizzas and only before 6pm on Mondays, meaning the only option was the vastly overpriced and underwhelming buffet (£25/per head) in restaurant - other guests ordering takeaway pizzas to eat in bar (looked bad but wish we’d done the same). £9 for glass of house wine was extortionate. Meal in Italian restaurant was ok but room was very cold and when asked if we could be seated nearer the fire was told it is the temperature of the room and there was nothing they could do. Bedroom looked tired, sinks missing plugs, bath plug didn’t drain properly and shower head could not be angled as it was faulty. Spare third bed for child incredibly soft and springs could be felt through the mattress. Also no fridge in room, suggesting any thoughts of buying drinks at a reasonable price elsewhere and having it in the room is curtailed, forcing you to accept the extortionate prices in the bar. This was our third visit to FJB hotels and second to Sandbanks - rather feel they are letting standards slip, unlikely to return next year which is a pity.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

The hotel interior is slightly tired and a bit dated but everything there is clean and functional and we had a lovely stay there. Would happily recommend and would go back.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019


  • Disliked: Amenities

Generally the Hotel was a big disappointment, the area for the Italian food was uninspiring no atmosphere , dining room was more like a factory canteen. The cooked breakfast was cold and very poor so much so we did not eat it, we reported it to the staff at the Reception but that seemed to fall on deaf ears. Would definitely not go there again nor recommend it.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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