I found myself in need of accommodation in Poole, late one evening, after a minor crisis at work, that meant I had to stay over in Poole, in order to finish my contract the next day. After phoning all the usual suspects... IE..Holiday Inn, Thistle, Premier Inn, all to no avail! I found The Merchant House. Fortunately, they had a cancellation and I had a place to stay!
I am the worst person to write reviews, purely because I am so used to the "norm" and average places to stay. However, in this case, I feel it is important for all future travellers to Poole, to know about this little gem!
From my arrival, the proprietor welcomed me (allbeit) late in the evening with a huge smile and most off all, he didn't mind me arriving at 11pm!
I stayed in The Syndenham room. In terms of decor, very unique, well decorated and minimalistic. No clutter! The en suite, is fitted to a high standard, the bed was amazing! I slept so well on a bed that obviously had a top quality mattress. The room was perfect.
The breakfast satisfied me. I like home cooked breakfasts, using proper food! I opted for the full English, real sausages, quality bacon and home baked bread! I admit I am not used to these things, but, as a business traveller, I have decided to stay with unique guest houses from now on, a little bit of quality versus the "run of the mill"! All in all, The Merchant House is a gem! Beautifully restored as a Georgian property, on The Quay in Old Town Poole, if you appreciate a family run business, with all the extra touches, stay here. Quality, Peaceful, Original, Professional are the words that come to mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on Poole Quay, The Merchant House is a stone's throw from the waters edge. This lovely Georgian house has been beautifully transformed into a stylish boutique bed and breakfast. Elegant rooms all en-suite, lcd tv, coffee/tea facilities,choice of breafast at The Merchant House or Oriels resturant. Parking facilities very close by.With superb resturants, wine bars, historical pubs and shopping, all walking distance from The Merchant House. With unbelievable views across Poole Harbour,the famous Sandbanks close by and with the Jurassic coast and The New Forest, Poole Quay caters for everyones taste.As we will cater for yours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Merchant House Poole, Dorset