Sandbanks Hotel

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

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Sandbanks Hotel

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Desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Reception hall
Reception hall

Overview of Sandbanks Hotel

7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
15 Banks Road, Sandbanks, Poole, England, BH13 7PS
Main amenities
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Self parking
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lift

Room options

Large Sea View Double with Balcony

  • 40 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Balcony

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Single Room, 1 Single Bed

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Balcony, Sea View

  • 29 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Economy Double Room

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed

Family Room

  • 39 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Balcony, Harbour View

  • 29 sq m
  • Harbour view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room, Balcony, Sea View

  • 44 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Bournemouth Beach - 13 min drive
  • Poole Harbour - 9 min drive
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 9 min drive
  • Bournemouth Pier - 9 min drive
  • Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre - 9 min drive
  • Bournemouth University - 10 min drive
  • Corfe Castle - 17 min drive
  • Wimborne Minster - 19 min drive
  • New Forest National Park - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 50 min drive
  • Branksome Station - 9 min drive
  • Poole Parkstone Station - 11 min drive
  • Swanage Herston Halt Station - 15 min drive


  • Sandbanks Beach Cafe - 10 min walk
  • Branksome Chine Beach Goods Shop - 4 min drive
  • Rick Stein, Sandbanks - 11 min walk
  • Compton Acres - 3 min drive
  • Lazy Jacks Café and Restaurant - 15 min walk

About this property

Sandbanks Hotel

Sandbanks Hotel is a great choice for your beach stay in Poole, putting you near activities such as 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 upmarket hotel.


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 or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser 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 until 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Children's menu
  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing lessons nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers


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


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 1 October and 2 May.

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/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 sanitiser.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Sandbanks
Sandbanks Hotel Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel Poole
Sandbanks Poole
Hotel Poole Sandbanks
Poole Sandbanks
Sandbanks Hotel Poole, Dorset
Sandbanks Hotel Poole
Sandbanks Hotel Hotel Poole

Frequently asked questions

Is Sandbanks Hotel currently open?
The property is closed between 1 October and 2 May.
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 that you 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 sanitiser 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 aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sandbanks Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 10.00 per night. Parking spaces 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 on-site 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 such as boat tours, hiking and kayaking. 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.
What's the area around Sandbanks Hotel like?
Sandbanks Hotel is a short 3-minute walk from Sandbanks Beach and 20 minutes' walk from Compton Acres.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

The inside of the hotel was lovely but it looked tired on the outside. Our room was great but was let down by the bathroom. I understand the hotel is closing in October until May so maybe some improvements are being made. That said staff were delightful and location is perfect
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Okay but….,
Great location, good service, but rather tired looking building and rooms that need renovation to attract repeat business
M, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect Break
Had a fabulous stay, the staff and facilities were awesome and whilst not the most luxurious the location and service were faultless! We will definitely return! The free upgrade and card/chocolates were appreciated adding to what can only be described as a perfect break!!
Miss K, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lisa, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The Sandbanks Hotel’s location is fantastic, on a wonderful beach. We stayed in a balcony harbour view room which was very clean but very dated. The room was large and the balcony was fine. I understand some rooms have been refurbished but our room, 236 had not. Breakfast was tasty and all of the employees were welcoming and friendly.
G, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mrs.Amritpal, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Our Annual Getaway
We aim to stay @ Sandbanks Hotel about this time every year , we love waking up to the sound of the sea in the morning , we found all the staff to be very helpful & friendly, the Amalfi Restaurant food is excellent as too are the beach veranda Bar @ the Breakfast choice is amazing , On the down side this old hotel & rooms are starting to look tired , although this does'nt detract from our wonderful stay here !
PAUL, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Andy, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Michelle, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A favourite Hotel
Excellent Hotel, attentive, friendly and happy staff in all areas of the business. Superb location
Joanne, 2-night trip
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