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The Canford

4-star inn with restaurant, near Sandbanks Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Comfort Double Room, 1 Double Bed - Guest Room
  • Comfort Double Room, 1 Double Bed - Guest Room
  • Double Room - Bathroom
  • Suite, 1 Double Bed - Bathroom
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53 Cliff Drive, Poole, BH13 7JF, England, United Kingdom
9.2.Superb.
  • Very comfortable room and bed was really good. Staff were very friendly - cannot find…

    Nov 3, 2020

  • Very nice staff,particularly the reception and breakfast staff,would recommend and to…

    Nov 2, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 11 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Bournemouth Beach - 37-min walk
  • Sandbanks Beach - 15-min walk
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Bournemouth University - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Poole Harbour - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • O2 Academy Bournemouth - 5.6 mi / 9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Comfort Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Suite, 1 Double Bed
  • Double Room

Location

53 Cliff Drive, Poole, BH13 7JF, England, United Kingdom
  • Bournemouth Beach - 37-min walk
  • Sandbanks Beach - 15-min walk
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Bournemouth Beach - 37-min walk
  • Sandbanks Beach - 15-min walk
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Bournemouth University - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Poole Harbour - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • O2 Academy Bournemouth - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Brownsea Island - 8.1 mi / 13 km
  • Corfe Castle - 10.6 mi / 17.1 km

Getting around

  • Southampton (SOU) 52-min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) 23-min drive
  • Branksome Station 9-min drive
  • Poole Parkstone Station 9-min drive
  • Pokesdown for Boscombe Station 12-min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 11 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM. 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. Guests must contact the property in advance for 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

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20 per night

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

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.

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 checkout are available.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill (4-min walk), The Porterhouse (2 mi) and Fratelli la Bufala (2 mi).
  • No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Genting Casino Bournemouth (7-min drive) is nearby.
  • The Canford has a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Strange times

    Things are obviously a little different at the moment but on the whole we enjoyed our stay. Staff were very pleasant and the breakfast was excellent. We did have an issue with the tap controls in our bathroom and and the plug mechanism in the bath didn't work. Hard to get an optimum bath temperature. Shame that the bar area seemed to be booked both evenings by locals so we were unable as residents to actually use the hotel bar. Maybe a few tables should be held back as there was nowhere else within walking distance to have a drink.

    Zoe, 2 night family trip, Oct 26, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    weekend break

    Lovely spacious room , quality decor in bedrooms . Conservatory and garden area was pleasant . Central location to everything . Overall good value

    Denise, 2 night trip, Oct 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    July 2020

    Nice room, great breakfast. Two stairs up to our room but wasn't too bad. We didn't like the pub bit where you had to order via the app, but there was a pub one street away which was really nice. Three minute walk to the beach down a steep hill - but more than worth it for how quick you're at the beach. Would book again

    3 night trip, Jul 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great!

    Lovely comfy bed and fantastic breakfast. The homemade biscuits and nespresso coffee machine were very appreciated too

    Hayley, 1 night business trip, Nov 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    lovely colonial feel very chilled excellent rooms great people outstanding food

    helen, 2 night romance trip, Sep 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice property. Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Hotel in need of refurbishment which I believe is imminent. Overall, a nice stay

    1 night trip, Aug 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Obwarmz

    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, 1 night family trip, Aug 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Had a great stay. Lovely hotel. Rooms were large and had nice decor, staff and food both great too.

    1 night romance trip, Aug 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    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, 2 night trip, Jul 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great service, great room, nice break

    Chris, 2 night trip, Jul 22, 2019

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