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Hotel Description

At Thistle Poole you'll be within steps of Poole Harbour and Poole Old Lifeboat Museum. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

All 70 rooms feature TVs, coffee/tea makers, and free bottled water. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries to enhance your stay. 24-hour room service, hairdryers, and phones are also available.

The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Business amenities include conference space and a meeting room. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a terrace. Full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 3-star Poole hotel, attractions include Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£64 per night

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Double Room, View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room, View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Thistle Poole ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Beautiful view, staff so friendly and helpfull.

As already said everything was great. Would definatlly come back and would recommend to friends and family

Posted by on 1 Jul 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jul 2017 by JonathanBowen

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the feedback following your recent stay. I'm pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager

5 out of 5

great weekend break

the hotel is in a great place close to all the shops bars restaurants train station and the hotel is very nice and quiet nice rooms beds very nice staff all friendly did not have any food there so dont no what it was like very nice rest just what we needed

Posted by on 16 Mar 2016

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4 out of 5

Useful stopover

We were on our way to Jersey and it was great to be able to stay in a good comfortable hotel so close to the Port. No complaints at all about the Hotel (maybe the bed wasn't quite as comfortable as ours at home but not realistic to expect that I suppose). We didn't try the food as the hotel is so close to the town we wanted to explore there and found some very good pub food nearby. Certainly an ideal place to spend the night before or after a boat to the Channel Islands.

Posted by on 30 Nov 2015

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2 out of 5

One night stay thankfully

After paying nearly £180 for a double room you'd expect the room to be of good quality. How wrong can one be. Small double bed, carpet is tired and worn out, stain marks on bathroom sink surround, small bath, damaged heater unit, etc. Travelodge has much better and bigger rooms with a king-size bed, wish I'd stayed there. Will never stay here again.

Posted by on 28 Jul 2015

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4 out of 5

Short Break

Beautiful location overlooking the harbour. Room was very clean and comfortable. Staff very helpful.

Posted by on 18 Apr 2015

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3 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 9 Sep 2014

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4 out of 5

Thistle Poole Hotel

A Hotel of this category should have a Gym and Spa otherwise the stay was pleasurable. Breakfast seamed expensive but was of good quality.

Posted by on 14 Jun 2013

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5 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 24 May 2013

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1 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 8 Mar 2011

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3 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 4 Aug 2010

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 2 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly Thistle Poole also features a terrace, dry cleaning/laundry services, and 24-hour room service. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Poole hotel is smoke free.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Southampton (SOU) (61.7 km / 38.3 mi)
  • Train station: Poole Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Thistle Poole offers 70 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. This Poole hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include hairdryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Thistle Poole has a restaurant on-site.

24-hour room service is available.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 15.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: GBP 15 per pet, per night


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 10 for adults and GBP 5 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 6.00 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 15.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.