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1 room, 2 adults

The Canford

4-star4 stars
53 Cliff Drive, Canford Cliff, Poole, England, BH13 7JF, United Kingdom

4-star inn with restaurant, near Sandbanks Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Nice room, great breakfast. Two stairs up to our room but wasn't too bad. We didn't like…Aug 3, 2020
  • Lovely comfy bed and fantastic breakfast. The homemade biscuits and nespresso coffee…Nov 20, 2019

The Canford

from £120
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around The Canford


  • Bournemouth Beach - 37-minute walk
  • Sandbanks Beach - 15-minute walk
  • Canford Cliffs Beach - 5-minute walk
  • Compton Acres - 7-minute walk
  • Branksome Chine Beach - 15-minute walk
  • Alum Chine Beach - 22-minute walk
  • Sandbanks Ferry Terminal - 39-minute walk
  • Oceanarium - 45-minute walk

Getting around

  • Southampton (SOU) 56-min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) 27-min drive
  • Poole Parkstone Station 5-min drive
  • Poole Branksome Station 11-min drive
  • Pokesdown for Boscombe Station 12-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Canford’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

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.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Canford

  • Does The Canford offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Canford does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Canford?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Canford?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Canford?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 11 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Canford?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Rick Stein (1.6 mi), The Porterhouse (2 mi) and Fratelli la Bufala (2 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 26 reviews

Very good 8.0
Overall good but the dreaded one curly hair in the bath let everything down. Evening meal three of us when for ham n eggs but no ham left at only 18-30 so had fish and chips £14 all had bones in. Only one person most of the time at the bar took ages to get served. Phoned up three days before arrival to request one room with single beds but fell on deaf ears, breakfast disappointing. Could not get served at the bar at 23-22 even to take up stairs to the room. £150 a night seemed a lot for what was on offer. Would not return.
michael, gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely place with great staff
Nice place, and the staff are really good. My only negative was that I’m 6ft2 and was in room 10 in the loft... I can still feel the lump on my head where I hit it several times
Aaron, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great service, great room, nice break
Chris, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Bird wallpaper
Very helpful staff, clean, comfy bed and lovely decor
Laura, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A nice stay
A lovely pub and great accommodation with super cooked breakfast. Would highly recommend.
gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Food delicious. Room lovely
Food and room was excellent. Pub very nice. We ate in the conservatory. Lovely. The tables in breakfast area hadn't been cleaned properly and tea cups weren't clean. But I recommend the crushed avocado with creme fraise on toast with poached egg delicious.
CHRISTINE, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great find
I lovely place, good food & comfy. Also situated in a good spot
Mark, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Clean room shame about the shower
Hotel looks good, nice looking restaurant and bar, the room was weĺ decorated and had all the amenities you'd expect. However, the bathroom let everything down, the shower had so much mold around it that you dont feel clean even after showering!
gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
great stay at the plantaion
Great place to stay if you do not want to be in the town center or a large hotel. we stayed two nights B&B and had dinner both evening decor. Staff are fabulous hosts.
Digby, gb2 night romance trip

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