I wish I'd known about Tripadvisor before staying at the Quayside B&B I'm still angry with myself for doing it. 1st problem was that we were asked to arrive at 21:30 as it was the Proprietor's only day off. That set the underlying theme of who's doing who a favour here. The room was very musty, dingy and cold with an inadequate electric heater and definitely not charming or recently refurbished as descibed. The tiny en-suite was absolutely freezing as was the hot water, they had thoughtfully removed the hook on the back of the door and just left the 2 scewholes behind and of course there was no way of locking it either. There's an overly large cabinet above the sink and the mirrored door on it doesn't shut and is permanently ajar. No remote control for the TV and the channels are tuned incorrectly. After finishing breakfast (which could have been more substantial but fresh and well cooked) on the 1st morning I lifted my chair to put under the table, the two left legs fell out of it. As a habit I had packed 2 plastic wine shaped glasses, they were missing from the en-suite sink where I'd washed them out. 2 other guests at breakfast said they couldn't wait to leave there and that the excellent Antelope Inn just round the corner is where they very happily stay, they were fully booked. When leaving the Quayside the Proprietor took our £130 and said, "this is the bit I like" (!!) I can not believe that they will want a rate of £75 during the peak period. The location was great, at the quiet end of the High Street opposite a lovely Museum, close to everything for shopping or just sitting on the Quay, took lots of photos and in the evenings we dined out well and supped some very nice beers. My partner enjoyed a couple of Kiteboarding lessons at Sandbanks. I booked this B&B from the Poole Tourism Guide so I have written to them as well and now I'm going to write to the VisitBritain and the AA Inpectors, I'm hoping it will help me to live with myself again!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.