My husband and myself have just spent 3 nights away at the Ox Hotel in Parkstone, nr Poole. I knew it was going to be a superior experience because when I telephoned and spoke to Alex he was so human, helpful, genuine and sparkly. From the moment we entered the premises the good vibes and welcome were apparent. A quirky hotel such a refreshing change from the corporate sameness - our room was ginormous and full of light ( and thank you for the upgrade) very comfy large bed, and a mixture of furnishings both old antique individual pieces and new - like the biggest tv I have almost ever seen. I only had breakfast once (we are not morning folk) but my bespoke breakfast was lovely and my request for fresh fruit was a beautiful bowl of ripe strawberries. The restaurant was great good cooking and so so affordable compared to London. One main course I remember was unusual - chargrilled watermelon and feta salad - huge amounts and the chargrilled watermelon is something I will try at home. I have specific complex dietary requirements and the staff did not hesitate to provide me with food I could eat and relish. Alex, a jewel, Tommy, Andy and ALL the staff were just a breath of fresh air - conscientious, professional in their goal to provide good service which they all met outstandingly. Most of the hotel clientele are locals who eat and drink there - an interesting group of regulars who were friendly to the max - we will return with pleasure. Thank you ALL at Hotel Ox for a perfect break. Special offer - 2 glasses of champagne for £10 - and the beers/real ales my husband tells me were fab - Doom Bar and Landlord by Taylors brewery.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of Parkstone, The Ox has a natural buzz - with a first class kitchen serving outstanding food, a great bar offering a selection of premium beers, fine kept ales, brilliant wines and a stunning boutique hotel with 14 en-suite double rooms. This is the 'place to be' on the south coast of England... Our boutique hotel with 14 en-suite bedrooms are designed for comfort, the extra soft pillows allow you to melt away when it's time to rest. With a range of doubles, twins, superiors and a bridal suite - we can be sure to cater for your needs with prices starting at £65. We serve breakfast between 07:30 - 09:30 Monday to Friday, and 08:00 - 10:00 on weekends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ox Poole, Dorset