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The Mariners Guest House
Ranked #6 of 50 Poole B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic B&B”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

As part of a group of windsurfers who frequently descend upon this B&B every year, we can honestly say it never fails to be a wonderful stay at The Mariners. The rooms are clean and nicely furnished with lovely décor and the host is very friendly and accommodating. There is also a good variety of breakfast options (including healthy choices as well).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very clean, uncluttered décor, good beds, charming host and excellent range of healthy breakfast options. Several restaurants close by, and La Cruz was amazingly good value. What is it about Poole? Everyone was so friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This place is a hidden gem, a total find. My family and I always stay in high end hotels and this was our first venture into guest house land a few years ago but it had come highly recommended by a colleague. We were pleased back then we had given it a go and even more so now. On our first visit not so long after landlady Yvonne bought it you could see she was trying to turn the place around and busy refurb'ing etc and we still enjoyed a fabulous stay and thought she had the place looking pretty good back then! This time round it was just wonderful to go back and see the utter transformation. She is pretty much finished her decorating and the place is just adorable. Beautiful white beach feel interior with lovely pastel shades and seaside bits and pieces giving it a nautical feel. She remembered us and made us feel so welcome we felt like returning friends. Such a nice touch and you really did feel it was authentic. Because we had our children with us this time she went out of her way to spoil them rotten! She recommended some fabulous restaurants in town, we were looking for high end and she didn't disappoint. Storm Fish was a total find. We also ate at Da Vinci's which was wonderful and she recommended the most beautiful Terrace Bar establishment overlooking the whole of Sandbanks and the harbour for my husband and I to go for a romantic drink on our 2nd night whilst she (wait for it) BABYSAT!!! The woman is a trooper! Breakfast was terrific, her teenage daughter is adorable serving brekky with her mum with a smile! I highly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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San Clemente, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2013

My wife and I recently finished hiking the SWC Path and stayed here one night. This was our last night. We had a corner room on the second floor that was nice! Good bed, great shower and enough room to unpack! Really nice lady that owned it -- Yvonne

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Two of us stayed for five nights while attending a sailing regatta at Parkstone. It was very convenient for the sailing club. A warm cosy room with comfortable beds. Breakfast was excellent - Yvonne could not do enough to make our stay perfect and even went to buy porridge for us. I recommend her BLT sandwiches for breakfast.
Yvonne went beyond the call of duty and dried our sailing gear in her tumble dryer every day. We will certainly stay here if sailing at Poole again.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I stayed with my teenage son for 3 nights at the end of August. We had a room on the top floor which was very clean, comfortable and quiet even with the skylight window open despite the busy road below. Yvonne the proprietor was very helpful and friendly supplying us with maps, guides and information.
The breakfast room was welcoming and bright with breakfast comprising of fresh fruit, fruit juice and cereals and/or a lovely cooked full English.
The location of the Mariners was ideal for our requirements. A 20-30 minute pleasant walk through nearby Poole Park to the Quay and the shops, a 5 minute drive to the beaches at Sandbanks, and most importantly to my son, a 5 minute drive to the excellent Indoor skate park for scooters, BMXs and skateboards.
On-site car parking is a must for me and The Mariners provided this.
All in all a lovely stay and I would definitely book in at the Mariners again on a future trip to Poole.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

The Mariners doesn't look a great deal front he outside but don't be put off. Inside it's clean, tidy well decorated and Yvonne is friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent and the bed rooms clean and tidy and well finished with toiletries etc.
When we visited the room we were in needed a bit of DIY attention from the local handyman who had promised to turn up ages ago... some things never change!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mark D
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Additional Information about The Mariners Guest House

Property: The Mariners Guest House
Address: 26 Sandbanks Road, Poole BH14 8AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Poole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mariners Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Mariners Guest House Poole, Dorset

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