£55.96 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 5 Dec 2014 Check-out 6 Dec 2014

Thistle Poole Hotel

4 stars
The Quay, Poole, BH15 1HD
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
4 reviews
wonderful view over the quay

Position of this hotel is absolutely perfect for Poole town and the quay. We had a sea view room... See full review

  • Red 2
  • 24 May 2013
Celebrating with friends

It's a great hotel for Poole Quay. Only two minutes away on foot, but nice and quiet to return to... See full review

  • Aussie Cowboy
  • 9 Sep 2014
Three-star hotel overlooking the ancient port of Poole in Dorset
The Thistle Poole Hotel is a three-star hotel located in at the centre of Poole Quay and overlooks the ancient port. The hotel has 70 comfortable rooms, most of which have stunning sea views. The rooms all include basic amenities such as en-suite facilities, toiletries and a sofa that can serve as an extra bed. In addition, the hotel also has two function rooms: the Jolliffe Suite, which can seat up to 60 delegates, and the larger Harbour View Restaurant, which seats up to 200. With its views over the harbour, the hotel is a popular wedding venue.
Reasons To Stay
  • Harbour views 
  • Seaside location 
  • Nearby Dorset countryside
Thistle Poole Hotel Rooms
The Thistle Poole Hotel offers 70 contemporary and spacious rooms, most of which have stunning views of the nearby harbour and seaside. Its amenities include Wi-Fi access and en-suite bathrooms, as well as complimentary toiletries, direct-dial telephones and trouser press. Guests have a choice of standard double or twin rooms and can opt to have these rooms include panoramic views of the harbour as well as a comfortable sofa to relax on or to serve as an extra bed for children.
Restaurants and Bars
The hotel includes the popular Anchor Bar and Harbour View Restaurant, available for guests throughout the day. The Anchor Bar provides a selection of small aperitifs as well as an extensive list of classic and New World wines, best enjoyed on the outside terrace overlooking Poole Harbour. The Harbour View restaurant is a classic bistro serving home-cooked favourites in a comfortable setting with panoramic views of the bay, perfect for a special meal or celebration.
Transportation
The hotel is situated within minutes of Poole town centre and has transport links within walking distance. Poole station is also within a five-minute drive of the hotel and runs regular train links between Poole and London Waterloo. By car or taxi, the hotel is a 30-minute drive from Bournemouth International Airport and two hours from London Heathrow.
Things To Do
  • Poole Pottery (0.1 mi/0.2 km) 
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institute HQ (0.1 mi/0.2 km) 
  • Poole Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km) 
  • Twin Sails Bridge (0.8 mi/1.3 km) 
  • Poole Lighthouse (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
Business
Thistle Poole Hotel is the ideal location for meetings or functions. The hotel offers two main function rooms, the first being the Harbour View Restaurant, which can seat up to 200 guests, and the second is the smaller Jolliffe Suite, which holds up to 60. Both venues include air conditioning, an LCD projector and screen and high-speed Wi-Fi access.

Thistle Poole Hotel Rooms

Standard Double Room
Standard Double rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in warm, welcoming colours. They all have ensuite bathrooms with power showers and complimentary toiletries, plus a sofa to relax out on after a hard day, or great for families who require an extra bed for children. The wi-fi broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. As you'd expect, tea and coffee making facilities, an iron and ironing board and hairdryer are all included.
Standard Twin Room
Standard twin rooms feature 2 single beds and have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. The rooms are quiet, spacious and decorated in soft light woods and a fresh welcoming colour pallet. They all have ensuite bathrooms with power showers and complimentary toiletries, plus a sofa to relax out on after a hard day, which is also great for families who require an extra bed for children. The wi-fi broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. As you'd expect, tea- and coffee-making facilities, an iron and ironing board and hairdryer are all included.
Harbour View Double
Harbour View rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in a warm and welcoming colour pallet, they are a welcome site for any traveller. In addition to all the normal features our rooms with a view have breathtaking views across the world's second largest natural harbour, Poole. These rooms also offer a sofa which allows you to relax and sit back while you watch the sun set over the stunning bay, or is also great for families who require an extra bed for children. The wi-fi broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. As you'd expect, tea- and coffee-making facilities, an iron and ironing board and hairdryer are all included.
Harbour View Twin
Harbour view rooms have large panoramic windows allowing you to relax and take in the breathtaking harbour views. The room features 2 single beds and has everything you need for a quite, relaxed and comfortable stay,including a sofa to relax out on after a hard day, which is also great for families who require an extra bed for children. The bathrooms include a range of complimentary toiletries, perfect for that long relaxing soak or refreshing shower. The wi-fi broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. As you'd expect, tea and coffee making facilities, an iron and ironing board and hairdryer are all included.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking

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Hotel Map

50.7119 -1.9822
Area served
Poole, Dorset
Nearby airports
Bournemouth Airport Information(BOH).
Area description
Poole is one of the world's largest natural harbors. Dotted with islands, including Brownsea, famous as the birthplace of the Scouting movement, it's perfect for water sports and a haven for wildlife. And while seafaring folk are spoiled for choice, there's a wealth of options on dry land too, with the Purbeck hills and glorious Dorset countryside inland from Poole just waiting to be explored.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The largest function room, the Harbour View Restaurant, seats up to 200 people theater-style, making it suitable for conferences and presentations: with its wonderful views over the Harbour, it's also one of Poole's most popular wedding venues. The hotel has one smaller room, the Jolliffe Suite, which seats 60 theater-style, and is often requested for board and team meetings, training sessions, interviews and private dining.

Dining

Anchor Bar
At the Thistle Poole, the Anchor bar offers the perfect location for an aperitif, or a drink, snack or light meal throughout the day. Set in comfortable surroundings on the ground floor, the bar offers an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines, as well as beers and refreshing hot and cold drinks. Attached to the bar is a terraced area where guests can enjoy an al fresco drink and watch the sun set over Poole Harbour.
Harbour View Restaurant
The Harbour View Restaurant offers a choice of dishes from home cooked favourites to light bites and bistro classics in comfortable surroundings. We also keep an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines to compliment you meal. The restaurant's 1st floor, waterside location provides panoramic views across the bay, making it the perfect place for a special meal or celebration.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (4)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Poole Hotel

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.3
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Review of Thistle Poole Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aussie Cowboy
Business
London, UK
9 Sep 2014

Celebrating with friends

It's a great hotel for Poole Quay. Only two minutes away on foot, but nice and quiet to return to after an evening's partying. The only downside is that you have to get your car out of the car park by 4pm on the day you check out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Poole Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Red 2
Business
Surrey UK
24 May 2013

wonderful view over the quay

Position of this hotel is absolutely perfect for Poole town and the quay. We had a sea view room overlooking the quay at the front of the hotel , more expensive but worth every penny. Took a boat trip to Brownsea island etc which you could board just a 2 minute stroll from the hotel - and a lovely evening walk through the park to the right of the hotel . We will definitely return .The in-room tea and coffee facilities are also a real nice touch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Do also try the 'Off Quay' restaurant in the High St. Innovative menu, well cooked food and lovely hosts.

Review of Thistle Poole Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
London
8 Mar 2011

Depressing hotel

I was staying in a single room which didn't look anything like the hotel website photos. The room was really depressing. The wallpaper was peeling off the walls, the carpet was filthy,the seat cover had stains on it and there was a cigarette cartoon wrapper in the warderobe ( in non smoking room). But the worst thing was that there was a large yellow stain on my bedsheets! There was a plastic folder on the table with hotel service details. I never read it as it was so dirty that I didn't want to touch it. Also on the table there was a laminated small card with hotel details on it. It was ripped but still left to room by cleaners. The card had an old phonenumber for the hotel which is not anymore in use. The hotel website advertises its bar. The bar was closed during my 3 day visit. Even the public areas need urgent renovation. The corridor carpets have holes in them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Banana Wharf is just a very short walk away from the hotel. Friendly service, good pizza and lovely views. Also further along the quay Da Vinci is a lovely italian restaurant. During the lunch time food is 50% off.

Review of Thistle Poole Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
'Well Travelled'
Business
Hertfordshire
4 Aug 2010

Pleasant Stay

You pay for the location of the hotel which overlooks the harbour, with only a short walk into the town centre. Lovely walks along the quay with plenty of pubs & restaurants. Town centre has many large shops. Our room was good size and clean but looked in need of new wallpaper & carpet. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Would stay again if price is right.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many places to eat nearby if you don't want to pay hotel prices for dinner or breakfast.

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