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Bournemouth Sands Hotel

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2 West Cliff Gardens, Bournemouth BH2 5HR, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We Had Never Been Away Before @ New Year. So Decided To Try It At The Sands Hotel With Daish ( we did self drive) We Have Stayed Here Several Times Before We Had An Absoult Marvellous Time We Went Has A Family Of 5 And Had A Brill Time. Couldnt Fault It For The Money We Paid :) Booked... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is a friendly hotel staff and Richard cannot do enough for you. We have stayed here a few times the food has been excellent I am afraid to say the standard has gone down. this time apart from that the hotel is very clean we had lovely bedroom comfortable

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt comfortable from when we arrived. Richard and his staff were very friendly and welcoming nothing was too much trouble for them. Entertainment was good as was the food. No complaints at all and we going to visit again.

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Julie B, General Manager at Bournemouth Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments - we love the guests to feel most welcome - come back again soon! More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were all brilliant. We travelled as a family with a very young baby and everyone was extremely helpful. They sterilised the bottles for us, warmed up meals if my daughter in law was dealing with the baby at mealtimes. gave general advice on how to get to places. In all we had a lovely holiday. I cannot recommend Daish... More 

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Julie B, General Manager at Bournemouth Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment - welcome news to us as a family owned and run business. It is vital to us that families feel most welcome! We look forward to welcoming you all back again. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a 5 day break with Daish holidays staying at the Sands hotel. It has the smallest slowest lift we have ever been in. The rooms are very basic,but spotlessly clean and beds very comfortable. Meal times are only 8.30-9.00 for breakfast and 6.30-700 for dinner so very busy. Food is very average and you have to order your evening... More 

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Julie B, General Manager at Bournemouth Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we try to keep a steamlined system so that costs a kept down and passed onto you; to offer great value for money holidays. Our set meals times work well, and are welcomed by most, we do hope that you will be returning. Thank you for taking the time to comment. More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at this hotel , I would have given it five stars but some rooms need updating and there was not enough variety of beers behind the bar, for a value for money break you cannot go wrongLovely We recently stayed for a week at this hotel with our friends and thoroughly enjoyed it, we would have given... More 

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Julie B, General Manager at Bournemouth Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, four stars is most welcome and we will work hard to obtain the fifth if you revisit - we hope you do! We will look at the bar choices, and we are investing money in the rooms throughout the year. We do look forward to welcoming you back - to show you the constant changes! More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel located just 100 yards approx., from the cliff walk, where a great deal of thought has been put into making sure that every visitor has a great time. The restaurant is light and airy, with a good varied menu and excellent service. There is ample seating for visitors in the entertainment room that has a... More 

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Julie B, General Manager at Bournemouth Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment - we are delighted to hear that the team looked after you well. I am however sorry to hear that the area is not to your taste, this is the first I have known of such negative comments and will certainly look to discuss this locally and see what attention if any is needed -... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for money, friendly staff, entertainment every night, meals nice, guests friendly people return every year, located not far from beach and shops, our 2nd time at this hotel and have been to their Eastbourne one as well.

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Julie B, General Manager at Bournemouth Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Great to hear that we have ticked all the boxes again - thank you for your comments, we look forward to welcoming you back again! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

been there before but i think it as deteriated since then was told it is been refurbished the room we had needed it steps down to restuarant lift was small and only one lift people had to queue on stairs and it was dangerous saw two old people fall down stairs

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Julie B, General Manager at Bournemouth Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, but I must admit I do not feel that this is a true reflection on the stay. We have an ongoing improvement programme and we are investing money where needed. I do hope that we had the chance to discuss your concerns while with us, if not, please, do chat while at any one our... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From start to finish an excellent choice of short break holidays, very comfortable, clean, good food and entertainment, staff friendly and helpful, short walk to beach and town plenty of buses if required, we will be returning to the Sands

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Thank you for your comments - great news- we look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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