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“A great stay”
Review of Hotel du Vin Poole

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Hotel du Vin Poole
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 August 2010

Lovely food and atmosphere at this hotel made for a relaxing weekend stay. What a treat. The service was great from reception through to room staff, a great price too considering the amenities. Thanks I will be back

Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 August 2010

We checked into the Hotel du Vin as a stopover on our way to Cornwall to break up the trip and really wish we had stayed more nights at the Hotel du Vin. It was a wonderful nights sleep. When we arrived the concierge and reception staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The original room we booked was too small for the Z-bed that my daughter needed as the website only allowed us to select a "cot" for our daughter, but cots are too small for my 7-year old. They took one look at her and immediately sorted out a new room without us even having to ask!

The room was fairly spacious for a superior room and had a nice view into the harbour (albeit over their large parking lot). The bed was soft with nice cushy pillows and the bathroom was very clean. The rooms are individually styled so each stay is bound to be a surprise.

The breakfast was the standard fair you would expect with a large selection of breads, cereals, etc, and hot food was included in the price as well.

The only downside was that you had to pay an extra £8/night for parking, which I thought was a bit excessive given that you are already paying a premium for the room.

Sadly, we didn't get to try the restaurant or the wine tasting. The Hotel du Vin has a fantastic wine cellar and what looked like a fairly good menu.

I also noticed that they have a very interesting wide array of rooms available among the hotels 3 connected buildings so your best bet is to actually call the hotel first and find out what's available before booking.

Poole itself is a great location as an alternative stay to the larger and busier Bournemouth but with easy access to the entire area. if you have kids, absolutely take them to Splashdown in Poole. It's a fantastic waterpark that's about 10 minutes drive from the hotel. There's also a soft play area (which converts into laser tag in the evening) and a large 12 screen cinema in the same complex.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Thank dmaxsmith
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

Our stay at Hotel du Vin in Poole was amazing. From reception, where we received a warm welcome, to the knowledgeable sommeilier, to the charming hotel manager, our contact with each staff member was extremely pleasant. Our room (La Grand Dame) was spacious and stocked with every amenity imaginable. We especially appreciated the large and beautiful bathtub after our travels, and the lovely linens.

The dinner menu offered many choices, and we were extremely satisfied with our fish dish and white wine.

The following day, after a very generous breakfast buffet, we walked around Poole's seafront, then returned for lunch on the terrace. Among the greenery of this charming terrace, we once again appreciated fine service and an excellent meal.

Excellent value! Wish we could have stayed longer! Hope to return again!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2010

10 out of 10 for service, very welcoming on arrival,the room we stayed in was of a very high standard,very warm and friendly would defernatley go again ..

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

Loved this hotel, on arrival we got upgraded to a room with a slipper bath in the main bedroom and a gorgeous seperate shower room. Absolute luxury, good location for main Poole town. We didn't use the car park so I can't comment but I noticed they advertise valet parking. My only beef would have to be the price, cost about £280 for 2 nights which was on a non weekend rate and does not include breakfast, however if you are happy to take the 1 minute walk to the many nearby cafes and weatherspoons then you can purchase breakfast easily!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Arwen1979
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

We stayed at Hotel du Vin, Poole to celebrate a birthday and took advantage of the Sunday night promotion whereby you have to spend a minimum amount in the hotel Brasserie in order to quality for the great room rate.

Our great experience started even before entering - the ivy-clad hotel front is quite imposing and as you enter you are faced with the chandelier of wine glasses above the tartan-carpeted stairs. The public rooms (even reception) are very different from what you'd expect in most hotels. Check in was very personal, unhurried and different, reception being in one of the building's main rooms at the front of the hotel painted in period dark green with dark wooden furniture.

We were shown to our room Balfour (a nice touch) on the 1st floor looking out the side of the hotel over a courtyard. It had two sets of french doors facing out onto a wooden-decked balcony furnished with wooden table & chairs and double sofa. It was such a nice space to enjoy that we ordered breakfast that evening to eat out there the following morning. The room was nicely decorated in light colours with well-stocked tea/coffee (good quality) and fresh milk in the fridge. The bathroom was well equipped with underfloor heating, bathrobes, rainshower and the hotel's own oversized toiletries.

Dinner in the Brasserie was a pleasure. From the moment we arrived the service was friendly and efficient and there was a real buzz about the place. The staff seemed genuinely happy to be working there. A good choice for all courses and of course an extensive wine list. It was very good value. The espresso ice cream and selection of petits fours were delicious.

This experience makes me want to try the other hotels in the group.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

Great room, even for 2 adults, baby and 3 year old. I did need to bring my own cott for my baby which wasn't a problem for me.

I called the night before to reserve the room and they were great about that and the room could fit an extra bed easily for my daughter.

Full English was the best I have had so far. Not British but live in the UK.

Only negative was that I would have liked to know about the £8 car park before the reservation was booked.

We enjoyed our stay and would go back again.

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Additional Information about Hotel du Vin Poole

Address: Thames Street | The Quay, Poole BH15 1JN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Poole
#1 Family Hotel in Poole
#2 Romantic Hotel in Poole
Price Range: £102 - £194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel du Vin Poole 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Formerly the Mansion House Hotel, situated close to Poole Quay, Hotel du Vin will open in the Summer of 2008 offering 38 bedrooms and suites, trademark bistro, bar and two meeting/dining rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mansion House Poole
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