Thistle Poole Hotel

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

The contemporary 3-star Thistle provides spacious rooms with a panoramic view of Poole Harbour. Since 1981, it has been hosting guests in the center of Poole.

Bournemouth International Centre, Compton Acres and Brownsea Castle along with a harbour and a wildlife park are set close to the hotel. Just 1 km from the center of Poole known for The Dolphin Centre.

The hotel is situated near the castle and theaters.

Guests can reach Thistle by car from Bournemouth International airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

Thistle provides 70 guestrooms appointed with heating, wireless internet, a trouser press, TV and direct dial phone for a pleasant stay in Poole. They offer en suite bathrooms with a shower, dressing gowns and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The hotel’s modern restaurant serves a variety of seasonal dishes.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Bicycles are available for rent at Thistle.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a cocktail lounge, barbeque grills and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 5 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   70.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Sports & Fitness

  • Water Sports
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center
  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

The Quay Poole Dorset, Poole, United Kingdom, BH15 1HD

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City Center
  • Poole
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Italian Gossip (cuisine: Italian)
    400 ft
  • Deli on the Quay (cuisine: Delicatessen, Café, Sandwiches)
    400 ft
Beaches
  • Sandbanks
    1500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    70

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed
Size: 260 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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This room with a sofa includes an en suite bathroom with free toiletries, a TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. With stunning views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island, these rooms have additional features such as bathrobes, slippers and mineral water to make your stay even more comfortable. It also includes Wi-Fi access.

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Thistle Poole Hotel Poole location
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    Hotel Address:

    The Quay Poole Dorset, Poole, United Kingdom, BH15 1HD

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Poole
      3000 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      2700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Italian Gossip (cuisine: Italian)
      400 ft
    • Deli on the Quay (cuisine: Delicatessen, Café, Sandwiches)
      400 ft
    Beaches
    • Sandbanks
      1500 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      70

    Hotel Awards

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    Thistle Poole Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Poole Quay - 400 ft
    • Boat Trips - 400 ft
    • Guild Hall Gallery - 1400 ft
    • Poole Fest - 3000 ft
    • Towngate Gallery & Art Centre - 3000 ft
    • Study Gallery - 1.2 mi

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 2700 ft

    Places of interest

    • Lord Baden- Powell - 400 ft
    • Signpost - 400 ft
    • St Georges Church - 1.5 mi
    • Sea View - 1.7 mi

    Convention centers

    • The Lighthouse - 2300 ft

    Sport related

    • Fishing Trips - 400 ft
    • Speedway - 4600 ft

    Amusement

    • Reel Time - 1000 ft
    • Quay Amusements - 1000 ft
    • Quicksilver - 1000 ft
    • Ambassador Snooker Centre - 2000 ft
    • RNLI; Stormy Stan - 2000 ft
    • Gus Gorilla's Playground - 1.2 mi
    • Mr Kyps - 1.5 mi

    Museums

    • Life Boat Museum - 400 ft
    • Poole Museum - 1000 ft
    • Scaplens Court Museum - 1400 ft

    Parks

    • Baiter - 2300 ft
    • Compton Acres - 2700 ft
    • Ham Common - 1.7 mi

    Theaters

    • Lighthouse - 2300 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Brownsea Island - 2.0 mi
      Poole Harbour, Poole
    • Compton Acres - 2.6 mi
      164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
    • Splashdown - 2.7 mi
      Tower Park, Poole
    • Upton Country Park - 2.1 mi
      Upton, Poole
    • Shell Bay - 2.7 mi
      Ferry Rd, Studland

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • Eileen Soper's Illustrated World - 700 ft
      The Swan. Old Orchard, Poole
    • Sandbanks - 1500 ft
      PooleEngland
    • The Dolphin Centre - 1200 ft
      High Street & Quay, Poole
    • Poole Harbour - 2600 ft
      PooleEngland

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Italian Gossip - 400 ft

      Address: Dolphin Quays
      Phone: 01202 681234

      66% likes this, based on 225 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: USD 18 - USD 34

    • Rancho Steak Restaurant - 500 ft

      Address: D26a Dolphin Quays

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

    • Jolly Sailor - 800 ft

      Address: The Quay

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

    • Deli on the Quay - 400 ft

      Address: Unit 17 Dolphin Quays

      67% likes this, based on 80 reviews
      Cuisine: Delicatessen, Café, Sandwiches, Soups
      Price Range: USD 3 - USD 20

    • Ranchos - 500 ft

      Address: D26a Dolphin Quay.

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

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      70

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    Thistle Poole Reviews

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

    Individual 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 Dorset, Poole, United Kingdom, BH15 1HD

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Poole
      3000 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      2700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Italian Gossip (cuisine: Italian)
      400 ft
    • Deli on the Quay (cuisine: Delicatessen, Café, Sandwiches)
      400 ft
    Beaches
    • Sandbanks
      1500 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  12 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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