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Thistle Hotel Poole

Thistle Hotel Poole

3 Stars

The Quay Poole BH15 1HD


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Rating criteria
Rating
Cleanliness 4
Facilities 3
Service 4
Location 4
Pricing 4
Overall 3.8
Within easy reach from the vibrant town, Thistle Hotel Poole is a great base for exploring Dorsets vast and varying countryside.

Location
This property is located on the quayside and is within easy reach of Poole's vibrant shopping and nightlife area. Enjoy a visit to idyllic Brownsea Island or historic Corfe Castle both of which are located nearby.

Rooms
Guests are offered a choice of 70 comfortable bedrooms where the majority of them offer sea views.

Restaurant
The onsite restaurant and two bars serves a selection of drinks, light refreshments and meals.

General
Thistle Hotel Poole comprises 2 meeting rooms, which can accommodate up to 180 people.

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Conference Facilities
  • Parking Facilities

Room Facilities

  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Pay-per-view Movies

Thistle Hotel Poole Guest Reviews (15)


Thistle Hotel Poole
3 out of 5

Hotel was found as described. Only a couple of minor crumbles. Firstly the Tv in the room kept flashing a continuous message on all BBC stations stating "the service is unavalible" Secondly the heated towel rail in the bathroom did not work and the heater for the room is noisey. Brought it to the receptionists attention, but to be fair, she was not that intrested. Also slightly annoying, you have to pay for overnight parking.

Ian B wrote on January 23, 2013


Thistle Hotel Poole
4 out of 5

Very good location at the end of the Quay, nice and quiet. Easy walking distance to local shops, some very good restarants near by. Very friendly staff and good service.

MCBlackwell wrote on October 17, 2012


Thistle Hotel Poole
3 out of 5

We paid extra for a view over harbour/marina. Well worth it. Staff all very friendly and nothing was too much bother. However when we checked in we were told that there was a wedding on. Not a problem as we were meeting friends for dinner. Problem was that the bar was almost bare. Only one draft lager operating, no Sauvignon Blanc only house white, only bottled ale ( only 4 bottles) etc. paying £160 per night for room only should have had better.

Doug53 wrote on July 3, 2012


Thistle Hotel Poole
4 out of 5

Staff require further training, despite paying the discounted rate for pre booked breakfasts, I was still charged the full rate for both days!!( only had breakfast on saturday). and am Still waiting for a refund......

sstman wrote on May 31, 2012


Thistle Hotel Poole
4 out of 5

Stayed here with 10 other couples for whom I had booked all 11 rooms. Good value, great breakfast, but the car park is operated by some kind of security company and 2 of my group have since received parking fines of £60 or £80 - something of that order. This is despite entering their car details to key pad as requested. Make sure hotel reception do log your car reg correctly.

Sue944 wrote on May 31, 2012


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall3.8 out of 5
Cleanliness4 out of 5
Facilities3 out of 5
Service4 out of 5
Location4 out of 5
Pricing4 out of 5

Thistle Hotel Poole Guest Reviews

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3 out of 5

Hotel was found as described. Only a couple of minor crumbles. Firstly the Tv in the room kept flashing a continuous message on all BBC stations stating "the service is unavalible" Secondly the heated towel rail in the bathroom did not work and the heater for the room is noisey. Brought it to the receptionists attention, but to be fair, she was not that intrested. Also slightly annoying, you have to pay for overnight parking.

Review by: Ian B
Date stayed January 23, 2013

4 out of 5

Very good location at the end of the Quay, nice and quiet. Easy walking distance to local shops, some very good restarants near by. Very friendly staff and good service.

Review by: MCBlackwell
Date stayed October 17, 2012

3 out of 5

We paid extra for a view over harbour/marina. Well worth it. Staff all very friendly and nothing was too much bother. However when we checked in we were told that there was a wedding on. Not a problem as we were meeting friends for dinner. Problem was that the bar was almost bare. Only one draft lager operating, no Sauvignon Blanc only house white, only bottled ale ( only 4 bottles) etc. paying £160 per night for room only should have had better.

Review by: Doug53
Date stayed July 3, 2012

4 out of 5

Staff require further training, despite paying the discounted rate for pre booked breakfasts, I was still charged the full rate for both days!!( only had breakfast on saturday). and am Still waiting for a refund......

Review by: sstman
Date stayed May 31, 2012

4 out of 5

Stayed here with 10 other couples for whom I had booked all 11 rooms. Good value, great breakfast, but the car park is operated by some kind of security company and 2 of my group have since received parking fines of £60 or £80 - something of that order. This is despite entering their car details to key pad as requested. Make sure hotel reception do log your car reg correctly.

Review by: Sue944
Date stayed May 31, 2012

3 out of 5

Thought the 4* rating was overrated. Dated hotel throughout (refurb underway) but the main issue is price, the bar prices and room rates are geared at a nice 4* hotel prices - this seems to be a self belief that the Superb location alone warrants the price tag. A double bed (not yet refurbed) was two singles bolted together... With two mattresses, leaving an uncomfortable ridge. The view was of the car park and the toiletaries and snacks were reminissant of a £30pn b&b.

Review by: Ainsley
Date stayed March 23, 2012

3.2 out of 5

Room had broken window which meant it couldn't be shut. We were not informed of check out time and so they tried to charge us a late checkout charge as we were an hour late. Learning is to ask what time check out is next time!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed August 31, 2010

3.8 out of 5

Bar service/stock not very good. Returned to hotel after evening out and wanted a drink before retiring around 11.00 p.m. Guest bar was closed and advised to go upstairs where wedding disco was taking place - manager said guests wouldn't mind, although we were soon spotted as not being friends of bride/groom! No baileys behind bar. Requested malibu/pineapple following lunchtime, told no pineapple only orange. Also not much choice of wine by glass!

Review by: Angela Hepworth
Date stayed August 9, 2010

3.6 out of 5

The basic rooms are perfectly adequate, with indifferent service at the front desk and bar. Hotel is definitely a 'no frills' place but in an excellent location at the quayside, just don't expect to be blown away by the room, facilities or service. We would stay there again because of the great location.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed June 28, 2010

3 out of 5

Stayed twice and always worst room at back of hotel so no views of sea, stuck over car oark, stay for location, price paid was £54 but price of room on hotel key was £43

Review by: Keith Hewett
Date stayed December 14, 2009

4.8 out of 5

Excellent value for accommodation. Very close to restaurants and pubs. We stayed for a night ahead of boarding ferry to France. Recommended.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed December 11, 2009

4 out of 5

The location on the quayside was excellent with lots of bars and restaurants closeby. The breakfast charge at £15 would have been exorbitant were it not for the discount voucher offered only after enquiring. Car parking was easy with a large car park at rear for an additional £5. To get to our room on arrival we had to negotiate a way through a wedding reception disco.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed October 29, 2009

4.8 out of 5

Excellent location on Quay. Near good restaurants and pubs and cafes. Easy for all boat trips and ferries. Car park at rear meant did not have to use the car at all! Will return.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed October 22, 2009

3.4 out of 5

Tired hotel, well ready for a refurbishment but first class location.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed July 7, 2008

3.8 out of 5

We did enjoy our short stay and the beds were the most comfortable i've slept in in years but sadly the breakfast and parking i found rather expensive. We will use the hotel again if the opportunity arrises but we would probably eat out. Thank you

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed November 1, 2006

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