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Thistle Poole

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a lovely hotel, both my dog and I were made very welcome and the staff were so helpful and friendly. I will definitely be returning. My dog was even allowed inside the bar. The harbour is a lovely walk in the morning.

We stayed at this hotel when we attended the Frankie Valli concert in Bournemouth. Friendly and helpful checkin as I needed a slightly (1hour) early checkin to take my medicine and rest for the evening. Breakfast the next morning was buffet style and included in the room rate. Check the rate online as this is where to get the best deal and free breakfast. My recommendation is very high.

Typical hotel on the Quay. Clean, but not well maintained. I saw one tray outside my door with trash of room service for all night and in the evening was still there. For two times on reception, I had to wait 5 minutes until someone popped in. Good for one-night stay. Breakfast on the average.

Great place to stay right on the waterfront, good location near to shops and restaurants. Had a sea view room which was great. Staff were friendly and helpful. My only criticism was the breakfast..plenty of choice but buffet style, so a bit cold and dried up.

Great location on the waterfront with ample parking at the rear. Hotel is tired looking and needs revitalising both inside and out. Rooms were clean and functional and good for a couple nights stay. Breakfasts were good with a good selection to satisfy most tastes. Reception staff were very helpful and courteous. Location is close to shops, pubs and places of interest. Overall, a good stay.

The reception staff were great, we had booked a sea view room and the view was marvellous, however the room was tired - the sofa had a mysterious stain which despite having requested a clean up nothing was done to rectify. Simply because of the location we would probably stay again however it would be only as a last resort.

Fine no thrills hotel for an overnight stay. Pluses right on the quayside and plenty of parking albeit you have to pay to park (book this with your hotel stay to save money) Neutral the rest really not a memoriable hotel the word functional comes to mind, rooms clean and with all the normal facilities Negatives none

The hotel is in a great location and everything is in walking distance. The rooms are well serviced and the food is good. The staff are all very helpful and friendly. I booked people in from abroad for a course I was running for work...stress free booking and very quick responses to changes etc. Will use again very impressed.

A trip to this quay front hotel is always a pleasure. It never disappoints! The staff are the main reason we return over and over again. They are just so welcoming Jon the General Manager goes above and beyond to help with any special requests and Julie on reservations was so easy to deal with THANKYOU all so much and see you at the Boat Show in May. Definitely the best place to be for that its on the doorstep

Recently stayed at this hotel whilst visiting the area. As a rule I don’t normally write reviews, given that I live in hotels mon- fri but i felt compelled too after returning home. From service to cleanliness everything was perfect although the main reason for staying here was location as you really can’t get any better. All in all a great stay – keep it up

The Quay Poole England

Thistle Poole places you next to Poole Harbour and Poole Old Lifeboat Museum. This 70-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court Museum are a short walk away.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is available for a fee.


All 70 rooms feature coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Thistle Poole enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a terrace. Self parking is available for GBP 6.00 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This smoke-free hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room, View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room, View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 845 reviews