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“Fantastic classy hotel, parking on site, excellent breakfast and most helpful staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel du Vin Poole
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
somerset, england
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40 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Fantastic classy hotel, parking on site, excellent breakfast and most helpful staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2009

We happend across this Hotel after arriving in Poole at 5.30pm booked into another place which was so dire we refused to stay there and had to find something quick. We walked past the Hotel du Vin as it looked far too 'posh' and way out of our league. The reception staff however were more than welcoming and said they had one room left which they could do as a bed and breakfast rate for us as it was one of the disabled rooms. We said we would try a few more places and maybe come back - but after going to the next B&B which was as dire as first one we looked at, we hot-footed it back to the hotel du vin.
The room was excellent, super comfy bed, soft towels and bathrobes & devine bathroom products. Also usual kettle etc. but also cafetiere and nice coffee and milk in a bottle and there were premium magazines to read in the room.
As this room was adapted for disabled customers there was a wet room rather than a bath but this was great, loads of room and the shower was hot and powerful.
The room was on the ground floor and because of disabled access next to both the dining room and car park, which meant when we came back from town at night we could access the room without going through hotel - i would ask for this room again.

There was valet parking thrown in, so i just left my car outside and picked it up in morning. The only problem i found with this hotel is getting to it - this part of Poole has lots of small, cobbled streets that are one way or dead ends. Once we found the hotel (on foot), it took me another 20 minutes to work out how to get the car there and did several laps of the sea front. I would reccomend instructions/map from staff first.

Restaurant and bar areas were fab, lots of comfy sofas and chairs in the bar and a quiet reading type of area behind bar, which looked cosy. Outside there was plenty of seating underneath a sail-type of covering - all very contemporary. The dining room was clean and modern and the staff excellent. We looked at dinner menu, which was a printed sheet and looked like it is changed daily, but as a veggie there wasnt quite enough to interest me - the restaurant was however packed when we walked past later, so it must be popular with guests and locals.

Breakfast was delicious. A combination of quality cereals, cakes, fruit and yoghurt with different toppings, toast, proper juice and my partner had a english cooked breakfast. We both left well stuffed.

Overall, it was a fab stay in a beautiful old building which has character but is modern and tasteful. . We couldnt afford a week here - it cost us just over £100 B&B for the one night - but was worth it and would definitly recommend it for a special occasion.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2009

The decision to stay at Hotel du Vin Poole was a last minute one, partly based on seeing it on TV rated as one of the World's 70 finest hotels. The hotel's own website provides a whole range of offers, choose which one suits you best.First impressions count and this one will not disappoint. It's a very imposing townhouse in a great location.Valet parking was a nice touch too.The room was luxurious and comfortable, the restaurant and bar excellent. However, what makes this hotel special is the friendly and helpful attitude of the staff.Very professional but not at all stuffy.Well done to all, we'll most certainly be back

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2009

The hotel and its location are excellent. Lovely old building which has been lovingly transformed into a first class hotel. We were incredibly lucky to have found a super deal on the internet £79.00 room only - boy is that good value for money!

The hotel staff are friendly and efficient. Our room beautifully decorated with a comfy king size bed and soft downy pillows. Loved the bathroom with the monsoon shower and all the extra little goodies for the bath and the supersoft luxury white towels.

The dining room is spacious and again elegantly decorated, the staff give first class service and the food was excellent.

I loved my two nights at this hotel and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel du Vin Poole
Address: Thames Street | The Quay, Poole BH15 1JN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Poole
#2 Luxury Hotel in Poole
#2 Romantic Hotel in Poole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel du Vin Poole 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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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