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“Excellent five star apartment”
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Bright and sunny lounge with stunning panoramic views of Poole Harbour.    A very high spec.. 6
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Bright and sunny lounge with stunning panoramic views of Poole Harbour.    A very high spec.. 6
South facing lounge. High spec- BoConcept furniture. Functional coffee table has 3 opening spaces. 5
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Bright and sunny lounge with stunning panoramic views of Poole Harbour.    A very high spec.. 6
South facing lounge. High spec- BoConcept furniture. Functional coffee table has 3 opening spaces. 5
South facing windows (about 11 feet high) create a light and airy feeling. Large 42 inch TV.  No. 1
BoConcept table with 'lazy Susan'. Photo no. 3
Contemporary kitchen, well equipped. Chat,  and look at the stunning harbour views. Photo no. 7
Contemporary kitchen. Works well as a  fabulous social space. Floor has Porcelanosa ceramic tiles. 2
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Relax in this comfortable bedroom with lovely en suite facilities 15
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Dine al fresco on your own terrace or just sit and relax looking out over the fabulous views
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Fully tiled bathroom, including floor, is a pleasure to use! Aqualisa shower over bath.
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View from your large terrace (rest of terrace not seen here) towards the Wareham River in the West
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Sit on your terrace and watch the sunsets....Calm and peace at the end of the day....
Gentle activity preparing the dinghies for later racing
Tranquil view towards the Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle and Arne
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Poole, Dorset, England

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janet b
Birmingham
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent five star apartment”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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We recently spent two weeks in this luxury penthouse suite. The views were stunning and facilities first class. We were met by Ruth on arrival who was a brilliant host the whole two weeks. There was nothing we could want for. The whole place was immaculate and well stocked with everything you needed. Underground parking was a good advantage too. All in all a very tranquil and restful place and within easy reach of shops restaurants and beaches. Would certainly recommend one hundred per cent . Also on our return home our £150 deposit was returned to us very promptly.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing we didn't like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dean T
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Do not provide a security deposit, you may not see it again!!!”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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people found this review helpful

I left a £300 security deposit to insure the owner against damage and theft. After confirming they were happy with the way we left the apartment and deducting £75 for cleaning fees we expected to see the remaining £225 deposit returned within two weeks as promised.
However, two weeks came and went, and no money arrived. We then entered a lengthy dispute, as the owner refused to pay the remaining deposit into my bank account. Instead, she insisted I pay a further £75 and she would then reverse the £300 deposit transaction on my credit card.
After three months of delay tactics on her part I was finally forced to engage the legal department of my credit card company and they successfully retrieved the funds within two weeks.
Please note, I have also read other reviews on here with similar comments. I am simply lucky I did not pay a cash deposit and that Diners Club used their legal muscle to retrieve my money.
BTW, they are fanatical about the cream carpets and sofa so I strongly advise against staying here if you have children - it was an absolute nightmare having to watch my 2 year old to ensure there were no spills.

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Liked least: Terrible customer service.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Guy C
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stylish, quiet & a great location! - late October '13”
Reviewed 2 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
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Modern spacious penthouse apartment, great views over Poole harbour, stylishly furnished to a very high standard. Very close to Poole Quay, and ideally suited for the Dorset Coast. Very friendly owners and helpful. It may initially look/feel expensive but compared with a hotel is great value for a short break; hopefully we will be back.

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Liked best: Location, stylish and spacious.
Liked least: N/a for us.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Market Drayton
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recommended penthouse apartment”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
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We were met on arrival by the owner, who showed us to the dedicated parking in the secure ground floor car park. The apartment itself is modern, spacious, clean, comfortable, appropriately furnished with plenty of natural light through the many windows. We found it very well equipped throughout. There is access to a private south facing terrace, not overlooked, with loungers, chairs and a table. The views over the harbour and beyond are superb. Location wise, the property is within easy walking distance to The Quay, town centre and ferry port. There are some excellent restaurants nearby. Internet access, DVD, large TV and telephone are all provided. We found it an ideal base for our many excursions. The owner was attentive and helpful.

Overall, recommended without reservation.

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Liked best: Open aspect comfy lounge with great views.
Liked least: Nothing of note.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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558Jules
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb accommodation”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Penthouse is the correct description for this fab apartment. Unbelievable views from a huge verandah. It was really sunny when we were there so the verandah was well used- the sun was directly onto the verandah all the time. A lovely open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area with plenty of seating. Everything in the apartment was in great condition. The owners were there to meet us - and were very patient when we got lost. They are both very eager to please and did keep in contact throughout our stay - to ensure we didn't need anything eg more clean towels. One trip advisor comment said they thought they were too long in explaining things about the apartment upon arrival - but we found this advantageous. The secure building/car park was a big selling point to us. Poole centre literally a 10 minute walk away with some decent eating places.

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Liked best: Verandah/view/bathrooms to each bedroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LR46
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Luxurious apartment with amazing views in a fantastic location!”
Reviewed 27 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The owner was very friendly, showed us around the apartment noting all the facilities and how to operate them and making it very clear how she wanted the linen etc to be treated/not treated etc. The white carpet was lovely underfoot, but perhaps not that practical as shoes had to be removed before entering the apartment (there was no inside mat to do this). The owner also described local attractions and places to visit. The apartment was also a short walk to the harbour with bars, cafes, restaurants and convenience stores. The views from the apartment was almost panoramic and particularly beautiful at night. The apartment overlooks the commercial port which was quite busy, but not too disruptive to the general tranquility of the place. My deposit was returned promptly.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jack H
1 review
“Great apartment - not for kids”
Reviewed 26 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Excellent accommodation, great standard and level of cleanliness. Good location for access to Poole and Dorset. Given the cream carpets and cream suede sofa I would advise against young children. Also would not have to expect to clean the place myself upon departure for the price paid. Still - lovely apartment for a short break.

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Management Response
31 Jul 2013
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the penthouse and found it well-situated for the many local amenities of Poole and Dorset. The cream carpets and cream sofa have over the years proved to be very practical. We have many guests with young families, many of whom return.
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