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Sandbanks Hotel

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Perched in one of England's most enviable seaside locations, the Sandbanks Hotel is a relaxed and affordable holiday destination. With direct access to the world-famous sandbanks beach - seven miles of prestigious blue flag awarded sand to get between your toes! Our popular beach-side terrace area is a place to recline with a glass of wine.Featuring well-appointed rooms that have been designed for comfort and relaxation. Many boasting either sea views or outlooks across Poole harbour. We're sure you'll agree that when it comes to family holidays, it's best to keep everybody happy. Mum, dad, teenagers, toddlers and everyone in between all need their own piece of holiday heaven. The Sandbanks Hotel is a fun filled staycation location for family seaside holidays. With dedicated children's entertainment during school holidays, an exciting programme of activities and adventure with the Watersports Academy - there are more opportunities for mum and dad to find some relaxation time. Our Seaview Restaurant boasts celebrated chefs and an enviable sea view. Helmed by Head Chef, Wayne Joyce and his commitment for creating good food with local ingredients inspired by our wonderful location. When you need a rest from building sandcastles, Sandbanks Beach Club is the perfect spot for a summertime bite. Located on the terrace, it's an easy option for lunch and dinner.
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Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Sauna
Wheelchair Access
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Full view
51Somewhat walkable
Grade: 51 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
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We recently stayed here with family and despite a slight hiccup the management have been outstanding in dealing with us. Beautiful place and we will be revisiting! Booked for May. Special thanks to Peter Carter
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I booked this break as a Xmas present to my parents. We had 2 rooms 221 & 222. Both with a balcony and perfect view over the beach sea. Our bath had a bit of rust around the plug. The rooms were warm, comfortable, plentiful in tea/coffee, and spacious. Corridors have suffered a
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This maybe a 4 to 5 star location but the hotel is not. I last stayed here 10 years ago and had heard that the hotel had had a refurb. well, maybe the bar are and some of the patio area but the rooms were pretty much the same. I stayed here for 2 nights in January 19 and
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Here’s the good stuff: *Fabulous location *Excellent, good restaurant-level food overall (only the Christmas day evening buffet disappointed - very poor) *Clean hotel, clean rooms *Excellent restaurant staff *Very amusing comedian/pianist on 26th evening *Very good Reception
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Stayed for the night here , no complaints, staff very nice and helpful. Room was nice and clean and the breakfast was just as you would expect in a good hotel, no complaints whatsoever with our stay here, it was the quietest time of the year so the place was not so busy which
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Bathroom is clean but very tired and in need of a refurb
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The Seaview Double Deluxe With Balcony at the Sandbanks Hotel
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Hello, I booked a sea view room with balcony for my parents and a harbour view for myself and my partner and we were given good sized rooms in the newer (1970's?) addition to the far end of the hotel. I see you are from Bournemouth anyway so the view is something you are used to as as far as a Special Treat destination, I do hesitate as, without the location, the hotel itself is very tired and lacking in the style expected of a 4star ... the staff were very good but for me, the office-like ceilings and carpets of the rooms felt less than luxurious. If you want to stay relatively local, I would say that the Pig on The Beach would be a much better romantic option
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No restrictions were made during our stay. It's very deep at one end and not very big. Swimmers stand no chance
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We are happy to announce that the Sandbanks Ocean Palace restaurant will be open permanently from 9th of February 2017. Just call us to book or order take away. It is also still open till January the 15th, it will close for renovation shortly after.
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"Second floor is best away from main hotel/ballroom for quietness"
"Room 131 has a sea view and convenient access to the car park."
"We only ate there but a sea view room would be best."
"Second floor for the view"
"Pay the extra train for balcony sea view"
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PRICE RANGE
US$83 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sandbanks poolepoole sandbankshotel poole sandbankssandbanks hotel poolehotel sandbanks
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
FJB Collection - The Sandbanks
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandPoole
NUMBER OF ROOMS
116
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