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The Canford

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Suite, 1 Double Bed | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Canford

The Canford

4.0 star property
4-star inn with restaurant, near Sandbanks Beach

9.4/10 Exceptional

86 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is £99
Price available on 5/2/2023
53 Cliff Drive, Canford Cliff, Poole, England, BH13 7JF

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Bournemouth Beach - 10 min drive
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 11 min drive
  • Poole Harbour - 16 min drive
  • New Forest National Park - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 49 min drive
  • Branksome Station - 8 min drive
  • Poole Parkstone Station - 9 min drive
  • Bournemouth Station - 13 min drive


  • Stock Dining Room & Bar - 4 min walk
  • Le Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Rick Stein - 3 min drive
  • Piggies - 4 min drive
  • The Porterhouse - 4 min drive

About this property

The Canford

When visiting Poole, The Canford is a great choice to consider. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket inn include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers love the helpful staff.



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


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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 cots (infant beds)


  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20 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 and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Plantation Inn Poole
Plantation Poole
The Plantation
The Canford Inn
The Canford Poole
The Canford Inn Poole

Frequently asked questions

Does The Canford offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Canford 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.
How much does it cost to stay at The Canford?
As of 2 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Canford on 5 Feb 2023 start from £99, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Canford?
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.
Are pets allowed at The Canford?
Yes, dogs are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Canford?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Canford?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Canford?
No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Genting Casino Bournemouth (7-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Canford and nearby?
The Canford has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Canford?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Stock Dining Room & Bar (4-min walk), The Porterhouse (2 mi) and Piggies (2 mi).
What's the area around The Canford like?
The Canford is located near Canford Cliffs Beach, only a short 7-minute walk from Compton Acres and 4 minutes' walk from Stock Dining Room & Bar.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay
Such an amazing stay at Canford. I stayed in Room no.1 which was absolutely gorgeous - I’d 100% recommend. Lunch was great, breakfast was great. Staff were helpful and the pub had a really nice atmosphere - perfect for my needs which were to be able to do some work whilst holding a conversation with a few drinks 10/10 🎺
Earl, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Adrian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel.
This is an amazing hotel. We booked a standard double room and it was really nicely decorated with a decent sized bathroom and well stocked mini bar. All the staff at the hotel were very helpful and the food was very good. The outside area of the hotel was nice with different areas to sit away from the cold.
Michelle, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Noisy air conditioning unit on and off all through the night waking me up
Chris, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel was gorgeous. The location was very close to the beach. The food was great and the staff excellent. The room was stunning. Only slight negative was the small car park but the beer garden made up for it!
Nicola, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lesley, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Birthday treat
Beautiful boutique hotel, 2nd time visiting & does not disappoint
Jenny, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Susan Clare, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gorgeous dog friendly hotel
Had a brilliant stay at the Canford in one of their dog friendly rooms. Gorgeous hotel, great location and everyone was so lovely. The room was huge and decorated so beautifully, the food was great and I can't fault it. Extra points for being so lovely to our cocker spaniel who had a great time! :)
Simon, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Short break
Awesome fresh hotel with excellent friendly service
Andrew, 2-night trip
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