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

By a verified traveller on Sat 01 Jul 2017

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable rooms at Thistle Poole. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Poole Harbour. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. This 3-star hotel has 70 rooms. All rooms offer free WiFi and TVs.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast offered for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage and wedding services
  • Guests have great things to say about the area's walkability and the comfortable guestrooms
  • Steps from Poole Harbour and Poole Old Lifeboat Museum
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£60* Per night/room 22 Jun - 23 Jun

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, Harbour View

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Harbour View

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed 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

Guest reviews for Thistle Poole

Everyone (1) Couples (6) Business (2) Family (1) Other (1)
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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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 27 March 2020 to 7 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business centre and a meeting room. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Thistle Poole also features a terrace, a garden, and a picnic area. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Poole hotel is smoke free.

  • 70 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Southampton (SOU) (60.7 km / 37.7 mi)
  • Train station: Poole Station (1.8 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Thistle Poole offers 70 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. This Poole hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

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 have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 15 per pet, per night


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk


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 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Poole Thistle
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  • Poole Thistle Hotel
  • Thistle Poole Dorset
  • Thistle Poole Hotel Poole
  • Thistle Poole Hotel
  • Thistle Hotel
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  • Thistle Poole Poole
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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.
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