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“Great breakfast, lovely service & fantastic value for money - but does have some drawbacks”

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Viewpoint Guest House
Ranked #3 of 50 Poole B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Great breakfast, lovely service & fantastic value for money - but does have some drawbacks”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

The guest house is excellent value for money.

Good things
Breakfast is just brilliant and better than many top hotels in my opinion
Service is really good and friendly
Rooms are really clean and well presented. The tea and coffee is also appreciated
Shower is really good with lots of warm water at a high pressure

Bad things
Some rooms are in a separate house to the main one (2 doors away). Hence you have to go outside into the street to get to the breakfast area in the morning.
We chose the four poster bed (room 2A) but this room, while being really nice, has some disadvantages (see rooms to avoid below)
Beds can be a bit 'bouncy'. Hence you might disturb your partner when you move

Overall, well recommended if you get a room that is not too noisy and at the back

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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HeatherClarke, Owner at Viewpoint Guest House, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay with us. Your positive comments are appreciated. With regards to the traffic noise when booking again please ask me if we have rooms at the back available as these are quieter. In regards to your comments about the 'bouncy' bed we are looking into this at the moment and are going to rectify the problem by applying more glue and possibly re-screwing the bed, but four posters are quite creeky!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

My partner and I stayed at Veiwpoint, for one night as we were having an evening at Poole dogs. The location is great just a short bus ride in to Poole town centre, bus stops right outside, guesthouse, buses run every 15 minutes.
Room was very spacious, with a beautiful four poster bed,and a large en-suite with an extra large shower.
Lots of special extra touches, fresh milk, bottled water and chocolates in the fridge, and a well stocked tea/coffee tray. Toiletries,hair dryer and even a hot water bottle.
Breakfast was amazing,lots of choices of cereal,fresh fruits/ berries and cooked.All served in a lovely presented dinning room, with quality crockery and table linen.
Owners were also very friendly and made you feel welcome.
Would highly recommend Viewpoint and look forward to another stay later this year!


  • Stayed February 2014
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HeatherClarke, Owner at Viewpoint Guest House, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review after your recent stay with us on a night out at the Poole Greyhound stadium. We are glad that you enjoyed the facilities, little extras and the breakfast and thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to meeting you again later in the year.
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Warwick, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 February 2014

My husband and I stayed here and thought it was great value for money. The rooms are very clean and net and the bath room in our room was very modern and tastefully decorated. The couple who own/run it are really friendly and the breakfast is to die for. I had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and my husband had full English. Really nice. There is also lots of fruit and berries and cereal if you prefer.
I have only marked down the sleep quality a little because I had the front room and could here the road traffic in the morning. I would recommend staying here. It is quite deceptive from the outside, inside it is larger and more modern than you think. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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HeatherClarke, Owner at Viewpoint Guest House, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review after your recent stay with us. It was a pleasure to look after you and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. If you are visiting again please ask me if a room at the back of the property is available as there is less traffic noise.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Myself and my wife have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Viewpoint Guest house. Heather and Steve were very welcoming and made us feel relaxed from the moment we arrived to the time we checked out. In between we were treated to a very modern, clean, comfortable room resplendent with four poster bed, en suite shower room, tea making facilities, a complimentary bottle of wine and a large telly. As our room was to the rear we also had a large balcony with sun loungers, which would be great for the summer months.
Breakfast was a veritable banquet with buffet style continental and cooked to order options. We opted for (well portioned!) bacon sandwiches on our first morning, even supplying a doggy bag for my wife when she couldn't finish it all. Their knowledge of the area also made it easy when deciding where to eat out or visit. All in all a great place run by a friendly team. We will be back, with the children next time...

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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HeatherClarke, Owner at Viewpoint Guest House, responded to this review, 26 February 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review after your recent break with us without your children. It was our pleasure to look after you and we only wished the weather had been better so you could have taken full advantage of the balcony and sun loungers - maybe next time. We look forward to meeting you again soon, whether on your own or with your children.
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Wallington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Took my fiance here for her birthday and couldn't have asked for more. We stayed one night and were thoroughly looked after. Anything I enquired about was provided and more. The room was lovely, such a lovely bed, bathroom and a nice secluded court yard. The breakfast the following morning was just as enjoyable as well. Both me and my fiance commented to each other how fresh it was and the sausages were delicious. Will definately stay again. Thank you

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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HeatherClarke, Owner at Viewpoint Guest House, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review after your stay with us on Sunday evening for your fiance's birthday. It was our pleasure to look after you and we are glad she enjoyed the extra gifts you asked for in the room. Hope to see you at some time in the near future if visiting Poole, maybe in the summer months when you can make the best of the courtyard off the room, which is a perfect suntrap later into the evening.
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Really great place to stay, we checked into the viewpoint on new yrs eve as we intended on drinking a few units over driving limit, parking just to the rear of the building which is awesome in that part of town! , Heather showed us to our room which had a 4 poster bed and an en-suite, and just little details like telling us which bus services would be going all night (though for the life of me I can't remember much about the bus journey haha) made life easier, nothing too much trouble, when we made it downstairs for breakfast we were greeted with an absolute feast, and I'm gutted I couldn't face any food after the previous nights alcohol intake, it looked fantastic! Many thanks, and we look forward to coming back again :)

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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HeatherClarke, Owner at Viewpoint Guest House, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review after your stay with us on New Year's Eve. We are glad that you enjoyed your night out in Bournemouth, only sorry that you enjoyed it so much you couldnt manage to eat any breakfast in the morning! Maybe next time you might be able to manage breakfast. Hope to see you again at some time in the future and if you telephone me to book just ask for a room at the rear of the property to avoid traffic noise.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

we have just come back from a two night stay at the viewpoint guest house we were made to feel welcome from the minute we arrived. nothing was too much trouble for our hosts steve and heather he booked us tables in two different restaurants lovely restaurants too i must add. he drove us into town on saturday morning so we could hit the shops. everytime we came in we were offered a drink or two lol, the breakfasts were to die for would we hesitate to go back there NO we would not our room had a huge four poster bed and jacuzzi bath was lovely. thankyou both for looking after us. marion & geoff. barry and lorraine x

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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HeatherClarke, Owner at Viewpoint Guest House, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review after your recent stay with us for your birthday weekend. We are glad that you appreciated our hospitality and were full up from breakfast. Glad you enjoyed both restaurants recommended to you and we hope to see you all at some time in the near future for another special occasion.
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Property: Viewpoint Guest House
Address: 11 Constitution Hill Road | Parkstone Poole Dorset BH14 0QB, Poole BH14 0QB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Poole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Viewpoint Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Viewpoint Guest House is a family run business which has been established for 23 years. We offer all en suite rooms with flat screen t.v, with freeview, clock radio, tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridges with complimentary bottled water and fresh milk, hairdryers, full length dress mirrors, luggage racks. Breakfast is served from 6 a.m. for early travellers or workers. We have free wi-fi and large free car park. We are situated 1 mile from Poole Town Centre and 3 miles from Bournemouth. Situated on a main road but rooms available at the rear of the property on request. Ground floor and family rooms to sleep 5 available. New for 2016 - in answer to guests comments regarding traffic noise at the front of the property we have now installed new double glazing with Acoustic Glass which reduces the noise levels by over 50% so hopefully these problems will now be eliminated. ... more   less 
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