We have stayed over night twice at this hotel in order to get the early morning ferry to the channel isles. On the first visit, last year, we had a view of the vast car park which wasn't great but this year we booked a view of the harbour and it was lovely.
The room was a fair size and well presented. The carpet could do with being replaced in the rooms though and in the restaurant where it had black tape stuck over it in places!
The room had no air con and we stayed there on one of the hottest days of the year so we were boiling all night. For safety, the windows didn't open very wide. On the plus side the room had a fridge which as I have to travel with medication that requires refrigeration this was a nice bonus. I have stayed in more expensive hotels that have no fridge in the room.
The staff were helpful although we did think they needed more staff on reception at busy times. There was a long queue to check out in the morning with only one lady to deal with everyone. As we were getting the early morning boat we didn't want to hang around for to long.
I would stay there again, it has no major faults but as the ferry has now returned to leaving from Weymouth we will be using our usual hotel there.
- 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