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Thistle Poole

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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.
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Mid-range
Marina View
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Convenient location for off shore firework display. Great fun and activities throughout August definately going to rebook same time 2019 . Comfortable large rooms also lovely surroundings . Firewood are on a Thursday evening throughout August. You can book a boat trip to see the
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular found our location ideal for your needs. Situated directly on Poole Quay, we’re able to offer stunning views of Brownsea Island, the Purbeck Hills and the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen
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Friendly and helpful at reception when checking in. Nothing too much trouble. Breakfast really good plenty of choice.Hotel in a fantastic spot, easy to get around. Really enjoyed our stay and will be back
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular found our location ideal for your needs and our reception staff friendly and helpful.I’m also very happy that you enjoyed our food and drink offering. I have shared this feedback with the entire team to ensure that they remain motivated to provide this high level of service. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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Very nice hotel right on the harbour, room was very comfortable and had everything we needed, lovely food, very helpful staff, and we could take the dog! Would highly recommend, will deffinatley be coming back! Zac Legg 😁
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular found our location ideal for your needs and our staff friendly and helpful. I have shared this feedback with the entire team to ensure that they remain motivated to provide this high level of service. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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My second visit to this harbourside hotel. Really great service. Room small but adequate for my needs. I was there for work, so didn't need more than a bed, somewhere to sit and the bathroom. Food - fab. Waiting staff in main restaurant in the evening are great. Reception
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular our food and drink offering and found our staff friendly and helpful. I have shared this feedback with the entire team to ensure that they remain motivated to provide this high level of service. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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You need to approach this hotel with no high expectations - the rooms facing the car park are basic and need a bit of TLC. Those facing the harbour are better but again they could do with a little TLC. Hotel staff friendly especially Taheenie (i think that is how you spell it)
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Response from Jonathan B, General Manager at Thistle Poole
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel following your recent visit. I’m very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay and in particular found our location ideal for your needs and our staff, especially Tahanee our reception manager, friendly and helpful. However, I am disappointed to note that you were not completely satisfied with our breakfast offering and i hope this did not hindered your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. For our best rates, including free breakfast, please visit our website. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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Wow, what a view!
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Hi Chris, Due to the age of the hotel, we only have a room with accessible amenities as opposed to full accessible features. I.e. with have hold rails in the bathroom and alert cords in the main room and bathroom. If you would like to book, please contact us directly on 0800 330 85 95 and request an accessible room. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen General Manager
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Hi Patricia, I'm afraid that all of your rooms have bath tubs with showers installed. Many thanks, Jonathan General Manager
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The hotel was clean and the staff pleasant. I don't think and hopefully did not imply that there was any sort of hygiene problem. I certainly do not think it would not meet your standards of cleanliness My adverse comments merely related to the fact it was in serious need of an update. This is quite obvious and needs no further elaboration. Although it was mentioned refurb was ongoing we did not see any being undertaken. It is in a prime location for an apartment complex so maybe refurb work is on hold or perhaps they are very quiet workers.
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Hi Dawn, We'll take a look and see if we can do a complimentary upgrade. Usually only deluxe rooms have a harbour view. Warm Regards, Jonathan General Manager
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Hi Dawn, Breakfast is £14.95 per person, however if you request at check-in we do an offer of £10.00 per person. This is a full English and continental breakfast buffet. Warm Regards, Jonathan Bowen, General Manager
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"Worth paying for a harbour view"
"Sae view, avoid ground floor rooms."
"Ask for harbour view"
"The higher the floor the better the view ( even little binoculars on desk )"
"Rooms at the front have a great view over the Quay."
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PRICE RANGE
USD 63 - USD 182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandPoole
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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