On arrival during the dismal February weather we have had, we found a very cold room and bathroom, and after working out how to switch the wall heater on, it rattled into life pumping out some rather smelly hot air. Certainly too loud to keep on overnight if needed.
The heater / towel rail in the bathroom was stone cold. I asked the receptionist if we could get some heat into the bathroom and she apologised that due to a failure there was no heating in any of the hotel's communal heating, suggesting we keep the bathroom door open and the bedroom heater on full.
Not a great outcome!
The double bed in the room is only just a double! I'm 6ft tall if I stand up straight and my feet were pressed against the wooden bottom bedstead!
We only stayed one night and had not booked the breakfast as the hotel and breakfast we felt were quite expensive for this class of hotel, certainly that on staying there we felt the decoration and fittings in the hotel were decidedly tired.
It is a shame as the hotel is in the perfect location on The Quay at Poole, but we were expecting much better from a big chain hotel.
Could do better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Poole is a friendly, easy-going town, with its traditional Quay still very much at its heart. And that’s where you’ll find Thistle Poole, offering superb views over one of the world’s largest natural harbours, Brownsea Island and the Purbeck hills beyond. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thistle Poole Hotel Poole
- Thistle Hotel Poole
- Poole Thistle Hotel
- Thistle Poole Dorset