Thistle Poole Hotel

The Quay, Poole, United Kingdom, BH15 1HD  show map
 3 stars
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Thistle Poole Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 6 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Spa and relaxation

Spa center

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Thistle Poole Hotel is a 3-star venue positioned about 1.9 km from Splashdown, Shell Bay and Poole Harbour. Thistle Poole Hotel has been welcoming guests to its modern rooms since 1981.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. This attractive property is located in the center of Poole.

Nearby points of interest include a castle, a theater and a tower.

Bournemouth International airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Thistle Poole Hotel.

Rooms

Rooms of Thistle Poole Hotel are appointed with wireless internet, cable TV with on-demand movies, a trouser press, multi-channel television and music system. Many guestrooms offer views of Poole Harbour. They feature bathrooms with a shower, dressing gowns and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Different dishes of seasonal cuisine are served at the restaurant. Located in a historic area, Italian Gossip and Deli on the Quay serve a wide range of meals.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The hotel offers a storage room, a safety deposit box and parking for general needs and a meeting room, a catering service and a business centre for corporate travelers.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature meals and cots.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 6 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   70.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa center

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Individual heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

The Quay, Poole, United Kingdom, BH15 1HD

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City Center
  • Poole
    900 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    800 m
Restaurants
  • Italian Gossip (cuisine: Italian)
    100 m
  • Deli on the Quay
    110 m
Beaches
  • Sandbanks
    440 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    70

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Rooms and availability

Thistle Poole photos Room Standard Single Room
Standard Twin Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    24 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Internet access
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Non Refundable DOUBLE STANDARD-WITH VIEWS

Thistle Poole Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Poole Quay100 m
  • Boat Trips100 m
  • Guild Hall Gallery400 m
  • Poole Fest900 m
  • Towngate Gallery & Art Centre900 m

Popular areas

  • City Center800 m

Places of interest

  • Lord Baden- Powell100 m
  • Signpost100 m
  • BMI The Harbour Hospital1.2 km
  • Poole Magistrates Court1.8 km
  • Poole Harbour1.8 km

Convention centers

  • The Lighthouse700 m

Sport related

  • Fishing Trips100 m
  • Speedway1.4 km

Amusement

  • Reel Time300 m
  • Quay Amusements300 m
  • Quicksilver300 m
  • Ambassador Snooker Centre600 m
  • RNLI; Stormy Stan600 m

Museums

  • Life Boat Museum100 m
  • Poole Museum300 m
  • Scaplens Court Museum400 m

Parks

  • Baiter700 m
  • Compton Acres800 m

Theaters

  • Lighthouse700 m

Local attractions

  • Brownsea Island3.3 km
    Poole Harbour, Poole
  • Compton Acres4.1 km
    164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
  • Splashdown4.4 km
    Tower Park, Poole
  • Upton Country Park3.4 km
    Upton, Poole
  • Shell Bay4.4 km
    Ferry Rd, Studland

Near the hotel

  • Eileen Soper's Illustrated World190 m
    The Swan. Old Orchard, Poole
  • Sandbanks440 m
    PooleEngland
  • The Dolphin Centre340 m
    High Street & Quay, Poole
  • Poole Harbour770 m
    PooleEngland

Restaurants nearby

  • Italian Gossip100 m

    Address: Dolphin Quays
    Phone: 01202 681234

    66% likes this, based on 225 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 25

  • Rancho Steak Restaurant140 m

    Address: D26a Dolphin Quays

    50% likes this, based on 113 reviews
    Cuisine: Argentinean

  • Jolly Sailor220 m

    Address: The Quay

    69% likes this, based on 56 reviews
    Cuisine: English

  • Deli on the Quay110 m

    Address: Unit 17 Dolphin Quays

    67% likes this, based on 80 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 2 - GBP 14

  • Ranchos140 m

    Address: D26a Dolphin Quay.

    73% likes this, based on 49 reviews
    Cuisine: South American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    70

Hotel Awards

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Thistle Poole Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thistle Poole

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Good
Based on 156 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    6.2

    Great location on Poole Harbour with easy access to bars and restaurants

    Old fashioned hotel in desperate need of revamp, no air-con, parking charge, room rate did not include breakfast (£13.75 is not acceptable for a cup of coffee and a slice of toast), chargeable wi-fi

  • Older travelers
    8.4

    the location on the quay and views,and the comfortable beds.

    it is a bit pricey

  • Single
    9.2

    Quayside position, easy access to the quay and Poole town centre.

  • Older travelers
    8.4

    location,close to the harbour, quiet and great views

    car parking charges extra

  • Couple
    5.4

    The hotel is tired and past it. I found it outrageous that you charge extra for parking and breakfast.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The location was excellent

    The interior needed totally updating - it was looking very tired and still in the 60's/70's. The double bed was small and furniture somewhat delapidated.

  • Older travelers
    4.2

    Location of the Hotel. However, this does not mean that I would stay there again. The bed was small and uncomfortable. The pillows were like rocks. The bathroom door stuck fast and I couldn't get out and although I reported it, nothing was done. Wallpaper hanging off the wall and screw holes where something had been removed in the past. Car parking charges extremely high at £5.00 per night - usually this is free at hotels. Ran out of the wine I drink in the bar. All in all a thoroughly unpleasant experience.

    See above. Plus the charge of £214.00 for two nights for two people excluding breakfast is exhorbitent.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Overnight stopover prior to ferry crossing

    Good location

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The tv sets are outdated with only 4 channels available and the remote control did not always work. As with many hotels I have stayed in I object to having to pay for an internet conection which is as cheap as chips to provide.

  • Couple
    6.2

    the location

    it was not very comfortable and the room was very basic

  • Couple
    3.2

    The only thing I did like is the location excellent loaction to bars, restuarants etc and the sceney was outstanding.

    The room was flithy requested to move rooms which we did, the room was scruffy, dirty and not worth the money. The carpet was ripped and had a stain on it, the matress on the bed was all stained, the handles on the bath one was white and the other chrome where the white had peeled off. The staff wells looked like the stairs in a multi storey carpark and the fee that you had to pay to park was just wrong. Over all it was the worst hotel that I have ever stayed at and I stay in hotel alot, the staff were very unfriendly and a smile wouldn't have gone a miss.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The location.

    The restruant menu in the evenings had a limited choice so we decided to eat out. I would have liked to see some local fish/shellfish on the menu especially as we saw bag loads of mussells being unloaded on the quay. I think they are missing a trick there. However the breakfast was very good.

  • Couple
    5.4

    The hotel is on Poole Quay and close to the shops etc

    Had to pay £5 every day to keep the car in the hotels own carpark on top of the room rate . The rooms without quay view look over the carpark which is full of weeds . The bar dowstairs wa closed Sunday lunchtime as 'the sun was not out ' ( even though it was the hottest day of the year so far !) this meant you had to walk upstairs for your drinks,ok for the fit and able but definatley not for the older guests trying to enjoy a drink in the sun who had to not only struggle up the stairs but struggle back down with drinks, very poor.Staff were not very friendy and did not even want to walk down the end of the reception desk to greet/assist you,you were ignored until you moved to where they were sat, couldnt even walk a few steps, not once did you get a Good Morning ,the only exception to this was the chambermaid who allways said good morning and done a good job .

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    It was a very nice all round Hotel.

    Theer seems to be a trend of (not only the Thistle) Hotels not making the breakfast part of the overnight charge. So all we do now is go to Tesco ar m&s and get our breakfast there as it is a third of the price.Also as we had to pay for Parking, I guess we should have been able to park in the Car park on arrival but it was full at a time when all the previous nights guests should have left, there were Customs vans and all sorts of what I assume to be local vehicles parked up as there was an event going on in the Quayside and the town was mobbed. It wasnt a big deal and we got parked by 2.30.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Convenient position and good car parking

    drinks prices, breakfast price

How to reach hotel

hotel Thistle Poole Hotel Poole location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

The Quay, Poole, United Kingdom, BH15 1HD

Get directions
City Center
  • Poole
    900 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    800 m
Restaurants
  • Italian Gossip (cuisine: Italian)
    100 m
  • Deli on the Quay
    110 m
Beaches
  • Sandbanks
    440 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    70

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPooleThistle Poole

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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