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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This could be agreat hotel ,great position ,great views ,good food ,not great but ok ,room was wonderful clean and spacious ,how ever heating never worked in our two days stay ,fan in bathroom not working also mirrow lights ,and some lighting not working ,very cold room the night of the storm ,how ever they did bring up a heater... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel on a Turkey and Tinsel week, it's a nice hotel clean tidy and the staff are very good. We had a very nice room with a sea view. We were a bit disappointed with the food as it was not as good as the other hotels we have stayed at in this group, that said... More 

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Thank Baggy_11
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed one night for a special occasion. Room was a good size and well equipped but needed an update. Ceiling was badly marked and a bit tatty. Unfortunately the smoke alarm went off at 1 am and woke everyone up. We were told someone had been smoking in their room and set off all the alarms in every room! I... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our second review of this great hotel in the best location on Sandbanks . I am a great believer in you get what you pay for and we tend to always do a 2 night stay on a deal and for us this is first class value for money. Rooms are of good quality, not opulent but certainly... More 

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Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow.. What an evening, such a fabulous time for the kids, and also relaxing and entertaining for the grown ups, with a fantastic haunted maze.. dead man's walk! It was very good and rather scary eve after the 3rd time! But that's what Halloween is all about for me! And the kids loved it. The hotel staff did such a... More 

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Haltern am See, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Hotel is perfectly situated right on the beach. In the Long run it could use some updating but the excelletn People make 100 % up for this Point. The friendly and supportive personell stands out. Great experince.

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Thank UToennes
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night and was quite shocked by the hotel. The room was big but very old the taps and bathroom were clean but very old and worn out. No lock on the door so not that great if you are on your own. I had dinner in the seafood restaurant and it was truly the most horrible plate... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Wiltshire UK
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have used FJB hotels for many years as I have links to Sandbanks that take me back there. Sandbanks Hotel is good value if you get a good deal. In this instance I paid £53 for B&B with a single room. The staff were OK without being exceptional. My room had a decent modern bathroom but the bedroom had... More 

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Thank Jerry1953
Wexford Ireland
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was marvellous with a great view. The breakfast was also very good and well stocked. Staff were all very courteous and helpful. There is little else in the immediate vicinity of the hotel but shops etc are just a short taxi ride away. I have nothing negative to say about this fine hotel

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed with about 20 couples, found the hotel to to be in need of a new roof as Storm Angus passed through and a few buckets appear to catch the leaks. The corridors to the third were very narrow with many steps. I suppose this is an old hotel that has been extended over the years. The staff and the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandbanks Hotel

Address: 15 Banks Road, Poole BH13 7PS, England (Formerly FJB Collection - The Sandbanks)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Price Range: $116 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandbanks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 116
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Also Known As:
Sandbanks Poole
Poole Sandbanks
Hotel Poole Sandbanks
Sandbanks Hotel Poole
Hotel Sandbanks
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Poole
#4 Luxury Hotel in Poole
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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“top floors r good 300 we stayed in 315 sounds travel through walls ,”
 of 5 bubbles guiverguy, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Excellent beach view, including beautiful sun rise”
 of 5 bubbles UToennes, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“always ask for a sea view - most have one either of the bay or the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles Jerry1953, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms have balconies with sea views but they are more expensive. Inside the rooms all are good quality.”
 of 5 bubbles janette814, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea facing rooms lovely, probably 2nd , 3rd floors best views”
 of 5 bubbles Q8651XJchrisw, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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