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“Gorgeous boutique guest house in Poole” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Merchant House
Ranked #30 of 52 Poole B&B and Inns
Billericay, United Kingdom
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“Gorgeous boutique guest house in Poole”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2010

What a gorgeous find. The Merchant House is one of the very few boutique upmarket guesthouses/bed & breakfasts in Poole.

This charming Georgian b&b is situated in a central, yet quiet spot, a skp n a hop from the historic Quay, and very near to the high street. Location couldn't be better.

David and Lesley and their delightful young son, Ocean, are very hospitable. And cook a delicious breakfast.

The beds (I'm talking soft Eqyptian cotton, the plumpest of pillows and a mattress to die for...) are divine. And the neutral tones of the decor is understated, elegant, and refined.

I can't recommend this place enough.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2009

Recently stayed at the Merchant House B&B, what a fabulous place! The room was beautiful. David and Lesley made us feel really welcome, and the breakfast was delicious.
Poole quay was literally a minutes walk away! Which was handy although the weather wasn't brilliant but the B&B had a very cozy feel so this didn't matter. We'll definately be going back soon I hope.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Merchant House
Address: 10 Strand Street | Poole Quay, Poole BH15 1SB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Poole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Merchant House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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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