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Hotel The Canford (Poole, United Kingdom)

Hotel The Canford (Poole, United Kingdom)

About The Canford

Hotel The Plantation, with its unique redbrick exterior and Colonial touches throughout the interior, is set in a quiet residential neighbourhood within a three-minute walk of Canford Cliffs Beach. The rooms are individually decorated, modern, and airy; some boast awesome garden views. They feature flat-screen TVs, a work desk, and tea/coffee-making facilities, along with en-suite bathrooms with a shower/tub combination and complimentary toiletries. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. On-site parking is free of charge, as is Wi-Fi for the duration of the stay, and for relaxation, there's a garden terrace where guests can unwind and admire the scenery. The hotel's in-house restaurant features an ever-changing seasonal menu, with unique dishes that are always prepared from the freshest local ingredients. Fine wines and ales are always available. A hearty English breakfast is also available. Compton Acres, a stunning privately owned garden attraction, is only a six-minute walk from Hotel The Plantation. The popular Sandbanks Beach is within a five-minute drive of the property.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 243  reviews from:
  • LocationExcellent  (8.8 / 10)
  • RoomsVery good  (8.4 / 10)
  • ServiceExcellent  (9.1 / 10)
  • CleanlinessExcellent  (9.1 / 10)
  • Value for moneyVery good  (8.4 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Lovely location

The Plantation is in a lovely, quiet location in Poole, UK. The beach is a short walk and guests say they enjoy strolling through the affluent conifer strewn area of west Sandbanks on the way to the beach. Guests ferrying on the Condor to Jersey find this place a gem to stop over. It is pet friendly and guests travelling with pets say that they are delighted with the inn. They are provided rooms in the main building and not in some annexe or dodgy room at the back of the inn as some pet friendly accommodations do.


Stylish and large rooms and bathrooms

Many guests find the rooms stylish, large and welcoming. The beds are superb with crisp linens. The decor is amazing and everything looks brand new and is kept spotless. Guests say that the en suite bathrooms are spacious and they like that they have his and her sinks. They also find the showers to be surprisingly large and appreciate amenities like REN toiletries provided.


Excellent service; great food

Several guests say that the outstanding feature of the inn is the service by the staff which is first rate. The food at the restaurant is delicious and the service here too is excellent. Everything is homemade and many guests say that the breakfasts and dinners are something to die for. Many guests say that the vibe in the bar for drinks is homely with cool touches. They say the instagram-able floor in the conservatory is most unique.

Negative Reviews

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Express check-in
  2. Parking
  3. Terrace
  4. Hotel bar
  5. Non-smoking rooms
  6. Restaurant
  7. Direct beach access
  8. WiFi in public areas
  9. Room service
  10. Hypoallergenic rooms
  11. Free WiFi (public areas)
  12. Housekeeping
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. Air conditioning
  8. Satellite TV
  9. Desk
  10. Telephone
  11. Safe
  12. Cable TV
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 12:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


53 Cliff Drive , BH13 7JF , Poole , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1202)701941 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Canford

  • Is there a pool area at The Canford?

    No, The Canford doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Canford?

    No, The Canford doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Canford?

    Yes, The Canford provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Canford?

    Check-in at The Canford is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Canford located?

    The Canford is located in 53 Cliff Drive, BH13 7JF, Poole, United Kingdom.