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Thistle Poole

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Poole is a friendly, easy-going town, with its traditional Quay still very much at its heart. And that’s where you’ll find Thistle Poole, offering superb views over one of the world’s largest natural harbours, Brownsea Island and the Purbeck hills beyond.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Mid-range
Marina View
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Stayed here for a few nights. Staff very friendly and helpful. Close to the seafront. Parking £6 a night. Rooms very good with lots of drawers and large wardrobe. Large mugs for tea/coffee. Huge bathroom towels. Very close to the shops. There is a bus stop outside which
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular found our location ideal for your needs and our staff friendly and helpful. I have shared this feedback with the entire team to ensure that they remain motivated to provide this high level of service. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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Lovely staff and great harbour location, but the hotel is looking tired and in need of updating. Feels a little cramped for the price. Water in shower was either very hot or cold - nothing in between. And I hate showers in the bath with that clingy nylon shower curtain. Do
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular found our location ideal for your needs and our staff friendly and helpful. I’m very sorry to note that you experienced some issues with the condition of your room. Please be rest assured that I have shared this feedback with my Maintenance and Housekeeping teams so that they can take the necessary actions to make improvements. Please accept my sincerest apologies if this hindered your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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Great value, friendly staff and good food, got all sport you want to watch and can have dinner at the bar instead if restaurant only. Parking next to hotel, great view and amazing location. Close to all you need to see in Poole
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular found our location ideal for your needs and our staff friendly and helpful. I have shared this feedback with the entire team to ensure that they remain motivated to provide this high level of service. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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The hotel and room is a bit dated, however, it's located right opposite the harbour. also, within walking distances to the high street, shopping centre, bars and restaurants. Friendly staff too. The only thing is that breakfast starts from 7am which is late for us business
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular found our location ideal for your needs. Situated directly on Poole Quay, we’re able to offer stunning views of Brownsea Island, the Purbeck Hills and the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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Good hotel with standard amenities - coffee/tea making, ironing board etc. Good breakfast in restaurant overlooking the harbour - a very pleasant start to the day. TV a bit small and the evening prices for meals are a bit steep but there are no shortage of restaurants and pubs
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular found our location ideal for your needs. Situated directly on Poole Quay, we’re able to offer stunning views of Brownsea Island, the Purbeck Hills and the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. For our best rates, including free breakfast, please visit our website. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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Do you have rooms with accessible bathroom as my husband uses a scooter and has mobility issues please?
Hi Chris, Due to the age of the hotel, we only have a room with accessible amenities as opposed to full accessible features. I.e. with have hold rails in the bathroom and alert cords in the main room and bathroom. If you would like to book, please contact us directly on 0800 330 85 95 and request an accessible room. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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Hi Patricia, I'm afraid that all of your rooms have bath tubs with showers installed. Many thanks, Jonathan General Manager
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The hotel was clean and the staff pleasant. I don't think and hopefully did not imply that there was any sort of hygiene problem. I certainly do not think it would not meet your standards of cleanliness My adverse comments merely related to the fact it was in serious need of an update. This is quite obvious and needs no further elaboration. Although it was mentioned refurb was ongoing we did not see any being undertaken. It is in a prime location for an apartment complex so maybe refurb work is on hold or perhaps they are very quiet workers.
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Hi Dawn, We'll take a look and see if we can do a complimentary upgrade. Usually only deluxe rooms have a harbour view. Warm Regards, Jonathan General Manager
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We are visiting in July on a room only basis can you tell me how much breakfast is if we wanted is Thankyou
Hi Dawn, Breakfast is £14.95 per person, however if you request at check-in we do an offer of £10.00 per person. This is a full English and continental breakfast buffet. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen, General Manager
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"We were facing car park it was quiet"
"you would need to specify sea view."
"I prefer first floor, ground not good."
"The hotel has ground, 1 & 2 floors. If staying in a de-luxe room, the higher the floor, the better the view."
"Worth paying for a harbour view"
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PRICE RANGE
US$74 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandPoole
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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