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Sandbanks Hotel

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On the beach
Indoor pool, lifeguards on site
Large Sea View Double with Balcony | View from room
Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Sea View | View from room

Overview of Sandbanks Hotel

Sandbanks Hotel

4.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Poole with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

694 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
15 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, England, BH13 7PS

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Bournemouth Beach - 13 min drive
  • Poole Harbour - 15 min drive
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 14 min drive
  • New Forest National Park - 35 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 52 min drive
  • Branksome Station - 10 min drive
  • Parkstone Station - 12 min drive
  • Swanage Herston Halt Station - 15 min drive


  • Le Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Rick Stein - 12 min walk
  • South Deep - 5 min drive
  • Lotus Lounge - 6 min drive
  • Zim Braai - 6 min drive

About this property

Sandbanks Hotel

Sandbanks Hotel is a great choice for your beach stay in Poole, putting you near activities like windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing. The indoor pool provides a splash of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a sauna. Amalfi Italian Restaurant serves dinner and offers ocean views. A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace are other highlights at this upscale hotel. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 95 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (GBP 10.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Children's menu
  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surf lessons nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • An indoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Amalfi Italian Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves dinner only. A children's menu is available.
Sandbanks Bar - Onsite cocktail bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between October 30 and March 31.

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 5.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night


  • Self parking costs GBP 10.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


<p>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. </p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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Sandbanks Hotel Poole, Dorset
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Frequently asked questions

Is Sandbanks Hotel currently open?
The property is closed between October 30 and March 31.
Does Sandbanks Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sandbanks Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sandbanks Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sandbanks Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sandbanks Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sandbanks Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs GBP 10.00 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sandbanks Hotel?
You can check in from 3:30 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 25.
Is there an onsite casino at Sandbanks Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Genting Casino Bournemouth (10-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Sandbanks Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, kayaking, and windsurfing. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a sauna.
Are there restaurants at or near Sandbanks Hotel?
Yes, Amalfi Italian Restaurant offers ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Le Cafe (11-min walk), Rick Stein (12-min walk), and South Deep (2 mi).
What's the area around Sandbanks Hotel like?
Sandbanks Hotel is a short 1-minute walk from Sandbanks Beach and 20 minutes' walk from Compton Acres. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Perfect location. Downside was no room service, no air con, weak shower, limited dinner menu and most of the food came cold/luke warm. However, would stay again as food not the most important thing.
Jane, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Sandbanks was just great in every aspect
JACK, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

The location is all. the sea facing terrace is great for afternoon relaxing in the sun, comfy chairs, parasols and a bar. The beach (all 8 miles of it) is a unique feature - you can walk all the way to Bournemouth along the promenade (3.5 miles), and then walk or bus back. Other than the beach there is not a lot else apart from the well-known restaurant 5 minutes walk away.
Irvine, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Late summer, last-minute break
We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely sea-view single rooms. The restaurant was good, as was the buffet breakfast, although it was a pity that the sausages contained gluten, as this is quite unnecessary.
A beautiful view from my room.
Pamela, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Sandbanks Hotel sadly very poor in many areas…
Very limited lunch menu served in boxes & my pizza was uncooked even on 2nd visit back to kitchen so not eaten despite being £16.50! Unable to leave your debit card behind bar or even run a hotel tab. We had to keep going and actually collecting our own drinks no waitress or waiter service for food either. Very poor! Family room kids window opened onto balcony next door & hotel guest was there peering into kids room! My Daughter said the bunk beds were on par with her pgl school trip. Room cost approx £700 for 2 nights so I would of expected something better than this! Great view of beach which was an add l £40 per night as I didn’t want to overlook a car park despite hotel on low capacity. Such ashame as could of been so much better & we will not be revisiting!
Jacqui, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Annual midweek break
We hope to make this trip to the sandbanks hotel this time every year , we like the ocean view room with balcony , it's not cheap but worth it ! the breakfast is very good & the Amalfi Italian restaurant is excellent !
PAUL, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mr P, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

JUDITH, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

it was a nice stay with very accommodating personnel
Francine, 3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Great location right on the beach but the hotel was rather shabby and the rooms were a bit tatty. The carpets were dirty throughout the hotel. The whole hotel in need of an update. Overpriced
Patricia, 1-night romance trip
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