A friend and I booked to stay here the day before we were due to arrive in Poole. Our original departure day was delayed due to ex hurricane Bertha. We were due to be camping on 10th August near Swanage but decided to book in at the Thistle for the Monday night and then see what the wind and weather were the next day. Online booking was very easy & I also booked the parking. We arrived at the hotel at 2pm and were asked if we would like ground floor or first floor room. As we had not booked a superior room with a view of the Quay we were not really bothered on which floor we were on. The polite young man at reception then informed us that we had been upgraded at no extra cost to a superior room with view of the Quay. We then decided that 1st floor would be best. On entering the room it was well presented, tea & coffee making facilities, two bottles of water, slippers & robes were available. As some other reviewers have said the room was rather warm & the windows only partially open( this is for health & safety reasons). There was however a fan in the room which we chose not to use. There were plenty of towels & the bed was a little to firm for my liking but my friend found it to be ideal. Room generally does need some updating but I gather this is in progress & should be completed by 2015. We booked on a room only basis so I can not comment on the food or bars. Overall I was very pleased with our stay at Thistle Poole and would not hesitate in staying or recommending this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Poole is a friendly, easy-going town, with its traditional Quay still very much at its heart. And that’s where you’ll find Thistle Poole, offering superb views over one of the world’s largest natural harbours, Brownsea Island and the Purbeck hills beyond. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thistle Poole Hotel Poole
- Thistle Hotel Poole
- Poole Thistle Hotel
- Thistle Poole Dorset