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Shah of Persia by Marston's Inns

173 Longfleet Road, Poole BH15 2HS England
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#4 of 6 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Wifi
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Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Special diet menus
Highchairs available
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Blackout curtains
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Vikki Cole-Richardson wrote a review 19 Feb
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
My mother's 81st and my youngest grandson's 6th birthday were celebrated here on Saturday. The bar/waiting staff were all absolutely wonderful: helpful, lovely, professional, a good laugh. Nice atmosphere throughout and the other clientele seemed lovely too. If I'm going to whinge (and I love a good whinge), it was only after we had ordered that my daughter spotted the children's menu by the door. None on the tables, so we ordered adult-sized portions for the three under-12s. This is clearly a money-spinner, Marston's, but a waste of good food. If you've a healthy appetite, the fish (obviously served with chips) was GINORMOUS!! ... and very tasty... the adult who had the hot dog thought it was lovely... the 6 year-old not so much... although I enjoyed the crispy onion... and he enjoyed my cucumber. Yes, I ordered the sirloin and salad. I thought if I ordered the sirloin, rather than the rump, it was less likely to be tough as old boots... WRONG! I chewed on the first piece for a full ten minutes. My daughter tried it too... and was out of action on the conversation front for a similar length of time... The salad wasn't at all bad, but I'd have preferred the option of some new potatoes/a jacket potato (which they serve at lunchtime) and a side salad. I'm not on a low-carb diet... and if I was, I wouldn't have appreciated the carbs in the salad anyway... I have been past The Shah of Persia many, many times over the years and I'm so pleased I now have wonderful memories of actually being in the joint... nobody thought I was funny when I did my Terry-Thomas impression and suggested it was an 'Absolute Shah...'... but I don't care... All in all, a lovely evening, which will live long in the memory... as will being the last to finish, because I was chewing on a bit of old leather for hours. Thank goodness the Cabernet Sauvignon was decent... it helped it down... ;) xx
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Gill D wrote a review 18 Feb
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As always , fantastic dinner with friends and family service , brilliant food excellent With the economy how it is. I don't know how you put this food out , And it was fantastic to find a restaurant that allowed us to take our own cakes. Provide plates and a knife, thank you keep up the good work, Well done to jonathan and all his his team keep up the goodwork.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Remember to book. It gets very busy , especially with the promotion that is on ....
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Neale wrote a review 18 Feb
Wool, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent service and lovely dinner with family and friends. Gets busy as is popular locally so always best to book, especially if there is a large party of people, but the staff are very accommodating. The car park is fairly large so parking isn't a problem.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Steve R wrote a review 15 Feb
Poole, United Kingdom1 contribution
Went over and had fish and chips Thursday lunchtime it was very busy, the food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. We would definitely return. We have been there many times sometimes just for a drink ,the staff are always smiling and very friendly
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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samantha bradbury wrote a review 5 Feb
Oldham, United Kingdom4 contributions
Had a lovely stay here the staff were very friendly, the room was clean and comfortable, the bed was very comfortable. I can highly recommend your stay here to visit the surrounding areas of Poole, Bournemouth etc close to amenities and the staff couldn't do enough for you Thank you for making our stay so special
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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drum4 wrote a review Jan 2024
Limavady, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed for one night at short notice. I do a lot of travel and stayed in many rooms, and the room here was one of the cleanest I have encountered. Rooms have modern furniture, building is older style. Evening food and breakfast both also excellent. Staff service exceptional. Well done to the team.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cameron M wrote a review Jan 2024
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I stayed here with two of my friends, the rooms were spacious, moderne and the beds were comfy. Everything you need for a hotel room. And the morning breakfast didn’t disappoint! Would highly recommend staying here! Staff are also very friendly and helpful!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Carly M wrote a review Jan 2024
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Had a great experience staying at the shah of persia Hotel for a few nights. Great location and a really lovely little place. Can't fault the staff or the food all was excellent will definitely be back and happily recommend to friends and family.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jonathan H wrote a review Jan 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
The rooms are spacious and clean and it’s a pleasure to stay here. I enjoy the food and the staff are amazing. I would not ask for a better nights stay with amazing breakfast the next day we are extremely pleased and will be returning again soon enough. Wonderful all round.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Hi Jonathan H, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Shah Of Persia by Marston's Inns. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We always strive to provide top quality service to every guest, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Shah Of Persia by Marston's Inns!
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Rachael S wrote a review Jan 2024
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Amazing staff! Jade ( behind bar) stood out in particular... very helpful and friendly and knew her stuff! She made my stay very comfortable. Great customer service and all round proper gem! Lovely pub and good vibes! I didn't get the other staff members names but they are all fabulous! Thanks for making me feel welcome. I will come again!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shah of Persia by Marston's Inns
Which popular attractions are close to Shah of Persia by Marston's Inns?
Nearby attractions include Poole Park (0.3 miles), Coastal Comedy (0.6 miles), and Poole Speedway (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shah of Persia by Marston's Inns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Shah of Persia by Marston's Inns?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Shah of Persia by Marston's Inns?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shah of Persia by Marston's Inns?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shah of Persia by Marston's Inns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Isan Thai, Pulcinella, and The Britannia.
Is Shah of Persia by Marston's Inns 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 by Marston's Inns?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (4.3 miles), Upton Country Park (2.1 miles), and Quay (1.2 miles).