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Sandbanks Hotel

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7.6

Fair (1,662 ratings)

Poole, United Kingdom - 

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210 m Sandbanks Beach

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4.5 km Bournemouth International Centre

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4.5 km Bournemouth Pier

Hotel Overview

Sandbanks Hotel in Poole is a well-regarded establishment known for its prime location and amenities. Based on user reviews, here's a breakdown of the highlights and areas for improvement at the hotel.

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Hotel highlights

Nature

Location

Breakfast

  1. Stunning Location: Situated right on the beach, offering breathtaking sea views and easy access to the sand.
  2. Friendly Staff: Many guests praise the warm, welcoming, and helpful staff members.
  3. Quality Dining: The on-site restaurants receive compliments for their delicious food and varied menu options.
  4. Comfortable Rooms: Visitors often mention the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms.
  5. Family-Friendly: The hotel is commended for being suitable for families, with activities and amenities for children.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Sleep

Accessibility

  1. Outdated Decor: Some find the decor and furnishings to be a bit dated and in need of a refresh.
  2. Parking Challenges: Limited parking spaces can make it difficult for guests to find parking.
  3. Pricey: Many guests feel that the prices are high for the room rates and dining options.
  4. Noisy at Times: Due to its popularity, the hotel can get quite noisy, especially during peak seasons or events.
  5. Room Variability: There is a noticeable inconsistency in room sizes and views, leading to disappointment for some guests.

Amenities

Pool

Breakfast included

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Bar

Business services

Business services

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

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Total 1,662 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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7.4

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7.8

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booking

935 Reviews

7.4 / 10

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expedia

727 Reviews

7.8 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Nature

Location

Food

Amenities

Bar

Breakfast

Cleanliness

Family

Atmosphere

Sleep

Bathroom

Fitness

Couples

Restaurant

Parking

Beach

Pool

Accessibility

Kitchen

Business

Nightlife

Wellness

Spa

Gym

Nature was mentioned 142 times

11% Negative85% Positive

Reviews based on Nature

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Helena Gavin6 years ago
4/5Google icon

We recently had our wedding reception at the Sandbanks hotel. It was the most perfect day. The ballroom and scenery from the hotel were beautiful and the staff friendly and approachable. The only exception, was that we missed the opportunity, to eat the finger food and our wishes were not handed over to the evening staff. However, these were only minor issues and did not spoil our special day. We would recommend this venue to other couples looking for a beach wedding.

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Daisy Sorbet6 years ago
3/5Google icon

Not impressed - had afternoon tea here and it was overpriced, disappointing and I have had far better for half the cost in other local hotels. Environment is stunning and staff attentive.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 95

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Number of floors 3

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Idle

31

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12

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3

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Sandbanks Beach

210 m

Bournemouth International Centre

4.5 km

Bournemouth Pier

4.5 km

Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre

4.5 km

Bournemouth Beach

6.5 km

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Getting around

Branksome Station

4.5 km

Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)

12 km

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Restaurants

Sandbanks Beach Cafe

700 m

Branksome Chine Beach Goods Shop

2 km

Rick Stein, Sandbanks

770 m

Lazy Jacks Café and Restaurant

1.05 km

Compton Acres

1.5 km

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Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.4 - $2.3

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Coffee

$2.3 - $5.8

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Beer 0.5L

$1.8 - $3.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$15.2 - $29.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $3.5

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.6 - $2.1

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$76 - $81.8

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$5.8 - $17.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.2 - $8.2

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.4 - $2.9

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Public transport, monthly pass

$66.6 - $79.5

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$12.9 - $14.6

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$19.9 - $46.7

Weather In Poole

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Precipitation In Poole

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.57

PM1011

35

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:30

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Check out until 10:30

Children welcome

No pets

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