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“Fantastic apartment with stunning views.”
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Bright and sunny lounge with stunning panoramic views of Poole Harbour.    A very high spec.. 6
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Bright and sunny lounge with stunning panoramic views of Poole Harbour.    A very high spec.. 6
South facing lounge. High spec- BoConcept furniture. Functional coffee table has 3 opening spaces. 5
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Bright and sunny lounge with stunning panoramic views of Poole Harbour.    A very high spec.. 6
South facing lounge. High spec- BoConcept furniture. Functional coffee table has 3 opening spaces. 5
South facing windows (about 11 feet high) create a light and airy feeling. Large 42 inch TV.  No. 1
BoConcept table with 'lazy Susan'. Photo no. 3
Contemporary kitchen, well equipped. Chat,  and look at the stunning harbour views. Photo no. 7
Contemporary kitchen. Works well as a  fabulous social space. Floor has Porcelanosa ceramic tiles. 2
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Relax in this comfortable bedroom with lovely en suite facilities 15
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Dine al fresco on your own terrace or just sit and relax looking out over the fabulous views
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Fully tiled bathroom, including floor, is a pleasure to use! Aqualisa shower over bath.
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View from your large terrace (rest of terrace not seen here) towards the Wareham River in the West
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Sit on your terrace and watch the sunsets....Calm and peace at the end of the day....
Gentle activity preparing the dinghies for later racing
Tranquil view towards the Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle and Arne
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Poole, Dorset, England

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Clare F
Lewes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic apartment with stunning views.”
Reviewed September 12, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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My family and myself were welcomed by Ruth and her husband as we arrived, they were very accommodating and showed us around the apartment in great detail and ran through places to visit in the surrounding areas. The apartment is very spacious and very well equipped, there was nothing we needed extra as everything was there. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed sitting on the balcony admiring the views that were ever changing. Poole harbour and town is in walking distance and we enjoyed a boat trip to Brownsea Island which can be seen from the apartment. There are plenty of local amenities and lots of places to visit which gave us plenty to do. I highly recommend this apartment for its stunning views and immaculate interior. We hope to go back in the future. Thank you Ruth and John for making us feel so welcome and your attention to detail.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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anna d
Bali, Indonesia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Elegance and comfort combined with hospitality”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Staying in this graceful, serene and extremely comfortable apartment was a real pleasure. The whole place is filled with light and its floor-to-ceiling windows offer a panoramic view of the harbor, which turned out to be even prettier at night than by day. The apartment has been imaginatively designed to maximize guests' comfort. Every detail has been thought through, with impeccable organization and flair. The bathrooms are sparklingly-clean, the towels plush and oversized; the sofa one you can't resist stretching out on while watching the activity at sea. The kitchen is so well equipped you could easily cook elaborate meals there, if there weren't several nice restaurants to tempt you, a mere 5 minutes' walk away. And yet despite being so close to cafes and shops, the apartment itself is very peaceful and private. It was so much nicer to have the run of this lovely bright home than to stay in a hotel. We would definitely choose to stay here again the next time we're in Poole.

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Liked best: The beautiful views, the comfort in the well-designed space.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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janet b
Birmingham
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent five star apartment”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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We recently spent two weeks in this luxury penthouse suite. The views were stunning and facilities first class. We were met by Ruth on arrival who was a brilliant host the whole two weeks. There was nothing we could want for. The whole place was immaculate and well stocked with everything you needed. Underground parking was a good advantage too. All in all a very tranquil and restful place and within easy reach of shops restaurants and beaches. Would certainly recommend one hundred per cent . Also on our return home our £150 deposit was returned to us very promptly.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing we didn't like
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Dean T
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Do not provide a security deposit, you may not see it again!!!”
Reviewed April 7, 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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people found this review helpful

I left a £300 security deposit to insure the owner against damage and theft. After confirming they were happy with the way we left the apartment and deducting £75 for cleaning fees we expected to see the remaining £225 deposit returned within two weeks as promised.
However, two weeks came and went, and no money arrived. We then entered a lengthy dispute, as the owner refused to pay the remaining deposit into my bank account. Instead, she insisted I pay a further £75 and she would then reverse the £300 deposit transaction on my credit card.
After three months of delay tactics on her part I was finally forced to engage the legal department of my credit card company and they successfully retrieved the funds within two weeks.
Please note, I have also read other reviews on here with similar comments. I am simply lucky I did not pay a cash deposit and that Diners Club used their legal muscle to retrieve my money.
BTW, they are fanatical about the cream carpets and sofa so I strongly advise against staying here if you have children - it was an absolute nightmare having to watch my 2 year old to ensure there were no spills.

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Liked least: Terrible customer service.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Guy C
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Stylish, quiet & a great location! - late October '13”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Modern spacious penthouse apartment, great views over Poole harbour, stylishly furnished to a very high standard. Very close to Poole Quay, and ideally suited for the Dorset Coast. Very friendly owners and helpful. It may initially look/feel expensive but compared with a hotel is great value for a short break; hopefully we will be back.

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Liked best: Location, stylish and spacious.
Liked least: N/a for us.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Market Drayton
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recommended penthouse apartment”
Reviewed October 2, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We were met on arrival by the owner, who showed us to the dedicated parking in the secure ground floor car park. The apartment itself is modern, spacious, clean, comfortable, appropriately furnished with plenty of natural light through the many windows. We found it very well equipped throughout. There is access to a private south facing terrace, not overlooked, with loungers, chairs and a table. The views over the harbour and beyond are superb. Location wise, the property is within easy walking distance to The Quay, town centre and ferry port. There are some excellent restaurants nearby. Internet access, DVD, large TV and telephone are all provided. We found it an ideal base for our many excursions. The owner was attentive and helpful.

Overall, recommended without reservation.

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Liked best: Open aspect comfy lounge with great views.
Liked least: Nothing of note.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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558Jules
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Superb accommodation”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Penthouse is the correct description for this fab apartment. Unbelievable views from a huge verandah. It was really sunny when we were there so the verandah was well used- the sun was directly onto the verandah all the time. A lovely open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area with plenty of seating. Everything in the apartment was in great condition. The owners were there to meet us - and were very patient when we got lost. They are both very eager to please and did keep in contact throughout our stay - to ensure we didn't need anything eg more clean towels. One trip advisor comment said they thought they were too long in explaining things about the apartment upon arrival - but we found this advantageous. The secure building/car park was a big selling point to us. Poole centre literally a 10 minute walk away with some decent eating places.

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Liked best: Verandah/view/bathrooms to each bedroom
Traveling group: Extended Family
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