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Shah of Persia Hotel

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173 Longfleet Road, Poole BH15 2HS England
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#35 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Poole
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Poole, Shah of Persia Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Shah of Persia Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Poole.

Shah of Persia Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The inn offers outdoor furniture, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Poole Town FC Stadium (0.8 mi) and Twin Sails Bridge (1.3 mi), guests of Shah of Persia Hotel can easily experience some of Poole's most well known attractions.

While visiting Poole, you may want to try some surf and turf at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Ox, Oriel Cafe Restaurant, or Rancho Steak Restaurant.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Poole Park (0.3 mi), Poole Speedway (0.7 mi), and RNLI Memorial Sculpture (1.1 mi), which are all within walking distance of the inn.

Shah of Persia Hotel is sure to make your visit to Poole one worth remembering.

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Sking1830 wrote a review Dec 2020
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First off, I want to say the staff were pretty great. No issues from this reviewer to raise, and I don't think it is their fault that the room we stayed in looked like something from the The Shining. We arrived at around 6 for an emergency visit to the local area to visit an elderly relative. The pub seemed to be your typical town pub - nothing to rave or cry about, but nice enough - and we hoped for clean, simple room (due to the price) rather than grand opulence. We got neither. Check in was fairly simple, and we were left to find our own way to our room (all named after local tourist hotspots). We stayed in Corfe Castle, once a royal castle and now a local ruin. The room was aptly named as it turns out, given the only way to describe the decor was "historic". First off, the bathroom. Walking in, you are greeted with a swarm of (fruit?) flies which, when not circling you like miniscule vultures whilst you sit on the toilet, made their home in the towels which sat on a rusty rack above the bath. I thought I'd give my hands a wash (the room making me feel grim already) but there was no hand soap to be found. There was, however, a barely filled dove shower gel bottle with no lid sitting on the side of the bath tub. What about the pandemic, you ask? "What pandemic!" Says the Shah! The bath tub itself didn't seem to be attached to the floor either - not that I can blame it, as by this point I too was looking to make a quick getaway. The main living area was just as disappointing. A cupboard (in which someone had ceremoniously dumped the clean sheets on the dirty floor) looked like a hostage had been held in there. Scratches, boot marks and odd stains everywhere. This is weird, I thought. Little did I know, it was about to get weirder. Next to the bed, I found a random square piece of PDF nailed to the wall with a red substance seeping out of it. I had so many questions. Was it blood? Was it the remains of some forgone tourist, slowly decaying inside the wall? Would I fall victim to the Shah too? Where is the nearest travel lodge? Anyway, the bed (which was surprisingly comfy) had grease and scratch marks on the wall above the pillows - clues perhaps of the good times had by dirty travellers before us. The shah didn't provide any form of shampoo so I don't suppose I can blame travellers for greasy hair, but it added to that feeling that I think the Shah is going for (grim chic). The flies also enjoyed free reign of the living space and had set up a little fly cemetery on the window sill, so I suspect their residence of "corfe castle" had been a long one. There were black bits of... something... all over the floor. Perhaps confetti from a recent fly wedding? Either way, the flies seemed right at home and, by the way they followed me about the room, it was clear that I was the intruder. In addition to the double bed was a spare bed (which I think moonlighted as a sofa). Seems like one too many lads get vigorously lucky on it after a night out in Poole - it was broken. The most vexatious of all elements of this room was the kettle with no tea, no sugar, no milk. Just a kettle. "Yes sir, I will have a cup of boiling water after my long journey!" I just didn't understand it, and as any self respecting englishman knows - you don't mess around with the tea. Other bits, like the rusty lamps, broken windows and hairs resulted in a "sorry mate, we're leaving!", although the fella who saw us out was very nice and I felt too guilty to slag off the establishment to his face. After all, it was Christmas (or there abouts). I'd have stayed for a pint in the main pub just fine, as the bar staff were also a friendly bunch and the pub was clearly within covid rules. So good on them for that. But sadly, as much as the room might have been named for a castle, fit for a king it was not.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Richard B wrote a review Dec 2020
Torquay, United Kingdom13 contributions13 helpful votes
£45 for bed and breakfast. The room decor was tired but everything was very clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was very tasty. The room was a good size with a massive bed. Absolutely massive! For £45 we would say it's amazing value. We were dropping off presents to family that we couldn't stay with due to covid 19 after traveling up from Devon.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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angelamartin69 wrote a review Oct 2020
Rochester, United Kingdom1 contribution
As usual perfect staff, perfect food. I'm nhs and applaude them on their sanitizing and cleanliness. Always great to return. Thanks Aiden and the team.friendly helpful staff amazing as usual. Everything thought of. Angie martin room 02
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Adam S wrote a review Aug 2020
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Booked for 2 adults and a child.Turned up and we both said it looked like a dump...run down and dirty.Inside the room (room 5) it was no better.Worse in fact.I refused to stay there...and demanded a refund at the front desk.Manager and staff were very polite but I think they could tell from my face I wasn’t leaving without it. A hotel room should be clean if nothing else...this was disgusting and in the height of a pandemic!You should be ashamed of yourselves.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Becky P wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed here Friday the 21st until Monday the 24th. Is a nice distance away from poole only costs £5 in a local taxi. Pub inside is clean and tidy, staff are friendly, especially the manager and there is also a friendly young lady with blonde hair mid 20s I didnt catch her name, she was lovely. We had food here and was very well priced, steak was lovely. Also one of the members of team (a smiley gentleman) made us puddings just after the kitchen had gone home for us to take up to our room and this was appreciated. Rooms are basic for what we paid and we had no trouble, enough towels and shower gel and hand-wash provided. Only slight issue was on our first day we were offered a range of breakfast items, pastries, cereals and hot food. The other two days we were given a hot food menu and not offered other options, waitresses seemed rushed so we had hot breakfast. Would stay again if staying in poole, maybe needs a poole table or a karaoke machine to liven up. Lovely stay
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDorsetPoole
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shah of Persia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Shah of Persia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Poole Park (0.3 miles), Poole Greyhounds (0.7 miles), and Poole Speedway (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shah of Persia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shah of Persia Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Shah of Persia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shah of Persia Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shah of Persia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Isan Thai, Zim Braai, and Maison Sax.
Is Shah of Persia Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Poole.
Are there any historical sites close to Shah of Persia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (4.3 miles), Upton Country Park (2.1 miles), and Adam's Grave (2.9 miles).