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On the beach
Indoor pool
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.9/5 Good
568 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym


Explore the area

Popular LocationSandbanks Beach1 min walk
Popular LocationCompton Acres20 min walk
AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)32 min drive
Popular LocationBrownsea Castle67 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 326 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 419 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Double Room, Balcony

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 317 sq ft
    • Harbor view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDouble Room, Balcony
  • Family Room, Balcony, Sea View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 471 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsFamily Room, Balcony, Sea View
  • Deluxe Double Room, Balcony, Sea View

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 433 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, Balcony, Sea View
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 167 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSingle Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Double Room, Balcony, Sea View

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 315 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDouble Room, Balcony, Sea View
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Balcony

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 166 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsSingle Room, 1 Single Bed, Balcony
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Sea View

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 326 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room, 1 Double Bed, Sea View

About this area


Located in Poole, Sandbanks Hotel is on the beach. Corfe Castle and Wimborne Minster are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Bournemouth Beach and Sandbanks Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Oceanarium and The Square. With kayaking, windsurfing and boat tours nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sandbanks Beach - 1 min walk
  • Compton Acres - 20 min walk
  • Alum Chine Beach - 14 min drive
  • Brownsea Castle - 67 min drive
  • Brownsea Island - 79 min drive

Getting around

  • Poole Parkstone Station - 13 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 32 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

4-star hotel on the beach, near Sandbanks Beach
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
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Bike hire
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

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


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Reception hall

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • 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 parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • Flat-screen TV


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board



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


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

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

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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 may be 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 guestrooms
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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sandbanks Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sandbanks Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sandbanks Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is available for GBP 10.00 per night. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Sandbanks Hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 2:00 AM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for GBP 25 (subject to availability).
Where is this hotel located?
Nestled on the beach, this Poole hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Canford Cliffs Beach and Sandbanks Beach. Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Sandbanks Hotel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Sandbanks with a view

Fabulous. Except the buffet experience wasn’t that great We treated ourselves to a deluxe sea view and it was was stunning

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Decidedly Average.

Decidedly average. Great location, and bar and restaurants look good, however the room was like something out of 1980s. No iron in room, mould/damp stains above windows. Bathroom v dated, sink didn't drain. Be aware there are no eateries or bars nearby, other than Rick Steins which is very nice, but very pricey.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

We liked the location and the hotel itself was clean and tidy our room was lovely and large however the bed was lumpy andxnot the most comfortable.....

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A lovely place to stay

A great hotel, our room was lovely, it was spacious with a big sofa and patio doors on to a balcony overlooking the beach- beautiful! We ate in the Italian restaurant in the evening which had a good atmosphere and the food was good. Breakfast in the morning was also of a good quality. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. I would definitely stay again.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020