Nice hotel located a good distance outside Poole so no other facilities within walking distance but compensates for having excellent bar/restaurant in the hotel itself. Fantastic views over Poole harbour from the terraces and the restaurant – so great spot to just relax with a drink or evening meal. Hotel does cater for functions so some of the free space does get taken up if there is a reception going on in the hotel as does the parking which is reasonable for hotel this size but can get busy. Roadside parking is available.
We initially had room 210 which was a bit noisy as the extract fan from the kitchens is directly on the outside wall. Unfortunately the hotel was full on the Saturday (due to a wedding reception) so unable to relocate. We were assured that fan would be switched off at 11pm, which it was but there was a faint hum, possibly a generator, ongoing all night. Hotel did relocate us on following day to a suite on level 1 which was very nice and had balcony and unobstructed harbour views.
Food in the restaurant was very good, although choice was a bit limited and reasonably priced wine list – approx. £100 for 2 with wine. They do also offer set price 2/3 course menus. Breakfast was also very good although service a little slow even when not overly busy.
The restaurant does have a crab/lobster tank which does look a bit out of place as it’s really not in keeping with the décor and is a bit off putting if sitting next to for dinner - we had given the 2 remaining crabs names - so devistated when one was taken on the short walk to the kitchen.
Rooms were clean and well serviced and all the staff we encountered were pleasant and helpful so overall a very relaxing weekend away in a very pleasant hotel with great views.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you're retreating for romance or overnighting on business. Harbour Heights offers boutique and stylish surroundings, paired with panoramic outlooks over Poole Harbour and beyond. Every bedroom is carefully designed for comfort with premium vi-spring beds and jacuzzi spa baths to bubble away in. Many also boast harbour views with balconies to watch the world float by. We want our guests to experience exceptional food in beautiful surroundings. To do justice to the view, Harbar Bistro offers two AA Rosette Awarded cuisine, maintained by Head Chef Loic Gratadoux. When the weather's welcoming, bask in the sunshine with a glass of champagne or light lunch on the terrace overlooking the magical harbour islands. The Harbour Heights Hotel is located just a short stroll away from the prestigious Sandbanks beach and stunning Poole Harbour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harbour Heights Poole
- Harbour Heights Hotel Poole, Dorset