A conveniently situated hotel just a minute’s walk from The Quay and The High Street, but down a quiet side road such that you get very little noise. The road is in fact a dead end, so traffic too is minimal.
The hotel appears to be in two parts with an annexe separate from the main building. We had the ground floor room, which going on the large window at the front was probably a shop in a former life. It initially felt rather odd lying in bed knowing that people were walking past just a couple of feet away, but fortunately it was quiet as mentioned previously. In fact most of the noise came from flocks of seagulls overhead. The room itself was a reasonable size and came with the usual facilities such as hair dryer, flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities which included an Espresso machine and complimentary fresh milk in the ‘fridge which was a nice touch. On the downside, there were no biscuits provided, most likely they wanted to encourage you to buy something from the mini bar.
The bathroom was almost as big as the bedroom and included a large, double ended walk in shower, as well as a roll top bath. It was clean enough overall, but a thick layer of dust on the window blinds indicated that they could perhaps take a little more care with the cleaning. The bar area was quite pleasant in a restrained sort of way and there was a musician/singer playing on the Sunday night. The drinks choice focussed predominantly on cocktails and spirits although they did have one beer on tap dispensed from a barrel at the end of the bar.
My only criticism of this hotel is really the prices. The rooms certainly aren’t cheap to start with, and by the time you budget an extra £40 a night for parking and a couple of breakfasts, it soon mounts up. It’s a quality hotel in a good location, but it’s not central London.
- Also Known As:
- Mansion House Poole
- Hotel Du Vin Poole Dorset
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly the Mansion House Hotel, situated close to Poole Quay, Hotel du Vin will open in the Summer of 2008 offering 38 bedrooms and suites, trademark bistro, bar and two meeting/dining rooms. ... more less
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