With direct access to a Blue Flag beach, this modern hotel provides spectacular views over the famous Sandbanks. It offers free Wi-Fi and has an award-winning restaurant and water sports.

The rooms feature a satellite TV, work area, and tea and coffee making facilities, along with a private bathroom. Some rooms have views of the sea or harbor.

The Sea View Restaurant is open for both breakfast and dinner and features fantastic sea views over Sandbanks Beach. In the warmer months, guests can relax with a drink on the Sandbanks Terrace.

The hotel has its own Watersports Academy, offering equipment and qualified instructors for activities including windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing and sailing.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Sandbanks Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 22, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose Sandbanks Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Sandbanks Beach

    9.2 Wonderful beach
    100 feet from property
  • Canford Cliffs Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    2,400 feet from property
  • Alum Chine beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1.3 miles from property
  • Studland Naturist Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    1.5 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you have twin bed rooms?
    Some of the rooms can be twinned, but please note it's on request. Kind regards, Reservations
    Answered on January 6, 2020
  • Is there walk in shower
    We don't have walk in showers/wet rooms. All our rooms have a shower over bath. Kind regards, Reservations
    Answered on January 6, 2020
  • Is the hotel dog friendly
    Sandbanks Hotel is not a dog friendly hotel. Kind regards, Reservations
    Answered on February 7, 2020
  • Hi, are there fridges in the room?
    We do have fridges in selected room, you can make a request for one at the time of booking. Kind Regards - Reservations
    Answered on November 17, 2021
  • Do you you have disabled friendly rooms ie wet rooms?
    Unfortunately we have no disabled friendly rooms with wet bathroom or walk-in shower.
    Answered on March 14, 2020
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
2 Restaurants On Site

    Amalfi Restaurant

    Food: Italian

    Open for: Dinner

    Pizza on the beach

Amenities of Sandbanks Hotel
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Additional charge
  • Playground
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 10 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Indoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Heated pool
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Sandbanks Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:30 PM


Until 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 15 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib by request
£5 per child, per night
4 - 14 years
Extra bed by request
£20 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Sandbanks Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Children are charged a discounted rate if sharing parents' accommodations. Family rooms include 2 children in the rate.
Please liaise with the hotel directly after making your reservation.

Please note that some rooms are affected by noise from hotel functions at weekends and on other special occasions. Please contact reservations directly for more detailed information.

Guests should note that the elevator only goes up to the 2nd floor. The 3rd floor is accessible via stairs.

Please note that some facilities are not available all year round.

When booking more than 6 rooms, a GBP 50 nonrefundable charge per room is required.

Please note that additional guests cannot be accommodated. All guests must be indicated at the time of booking.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Sandbanks Hotel

  • Yes, Sandbanks Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Sandbanks Hotel is 2.8 miles from the center of Poole.

  • Guests staying at Sandbanks Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Room options at Sandbanks Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Family

  • Sandbanks Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Cycling
    • Playground
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Beachfront
    • Beach
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Swimming pool

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Sandbanks Hotel by:

    • Taxi 25min

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Sandbanks Hotel.

  • Sandbanks Hotel has 2 restaurants:

    • Pizza on the beach
    • Amalfi Restaurant

  • The prices at Sandbanks Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Sandbanks Hotel is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.