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10 Best hotels in Poole

Are you looking forward to spending some time by the coast? Why not head to Poole! This South-English coastal town has a great marina, beautiful beaches and is considered to be an undiscovered gem in the UK. I have put together a list of the best hotels in Poole. This way you can easily choose a Poole hotel to stay at. 

10 best hotels in poole summary

  • If you are looking for the cheapest hotel in Poole, you can book the Thistle Poole for $77  a night. 
  • Looking for the best hotel in Poole? Try RNLI College for $127 a night as it has a score of 9.4/10! 
  • If you are looking for a hotel close to Poole Harbour you can choose Salterns Harbourside Hotel Poole for $110 

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Rnli College hotel Poole

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Located about 2km away from the Poole Harbour lies one of the daintiest and charming of the Poole hotels. It is called the RNLI College and is in the Dorset region. The whimsical hotel grants a fantastic view over the harbor, one of the things that keeps guests coming back alongside the comfortable rooms and great breakfast. By night, the surrounding waters become a perfect reflection, showing off the colours and features of the hotel, making it both romantic and electric. Dorset has plenty to offer in terms of sightseeing, Sandbanks, the Brownsea Island Nature Reserve, the Brownsea Castle and The Italian villa are just a few.

Grovefield Manor

Located about 2km away from the Poole Harbour lies one of the daintiest and charming of the Poole hotels. It is called the RNLI College and is in the Dorset region. The whimsical hotel grants a fantastic view over the harbor, one of the things that keeps guests coming back alongside the comfortable rooms and great breakfast. By night, the surrounding waters become a perfect reflection, showing off the colours and features of the hotel, making it both romantic and electric. Dorset has plenty to offer in terms of sightseeing, Sandbanks, the Brownsea Island Nature Reserve, the Brownsea Castle and The Italian villa are just a few.

The Canford Hotel Poole

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One of the more modern of the Poole Hotels, offering everything from a restaurant, to a garden terrace. The interiors are all contemporary and inviting, colorful and uplifting, made in such a way to give the space an almost tropical feel. With the beach just a short walk away, you can enjoy a hearty, delicious breakfast, before heading out to enjoy some vitamin sea. In the evening, enjoy your drinks at the bar or al fresco at the garden terrace before enjoying more mouthwatering dishes offered at the restaurant. The rooms are spacious, well-lit and freshly decorated with contemporary wallpapers that add zest to the spaces.

Hotel Du Vin Poole

Hotel Du Vin Poole, a Poole hotel welcoming you with a Mediterranean facade covered in large green vines. The rooms are all adorned in a nautical theme, each different from one another, large and spacious, some even comprising a work and lounge area. The bathrooms are minimally decorated with a novel touch, some larger with classic tubs and some with showers. When you are not indulging in the in-house French style bistro, you can enjoy a walk to the Poole Harbour. This Poole hotel also satisfies refined palates, with an array of locally sourced cuisine accompanied by an extensive wine list.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Poole

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A Holiday Inn Express bring the famous chain amongst the Poole hotels. It is just a 20-minute walk from Poole Ferry Terminal and comprises the usually elegant and efficient amenities provided by the Holiday Inn chain. Contemporary, crisp rooms, a great lounge, a vibrant and even romantic restaurant, and well-equipped meeting rooms.  The great location gives you easy access to the famous Lighthouse Theater, Dolphin Shopping Center and other cafes and bars with the sandy beaches just a 15-minute drive away.  

Salterns Harbourside Hotel Poole

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With calming views of the Poole Harbor estuary, Sandbanks Peninsula and Brownsea Island, the Salterns Harborside Hotel offers something the other Poole hotels may not offer. Apart from being pet friendly, a big bonus, the location allows for guests to indulge in numerous nature trails around, with a view of the island of Purbeck just a short walk away. Partaking in watersports is also an option, with water skiing and windsurfing as well as boat trips to nearby locations.

Harbour Heights Hotel Poole

The Harbor Heights Hotel serves up a Poole hotel surrounded by greenery and views of the ocean. Recalling an almost French style, this beautiful hotel offers much more than comfortable rooms. The restaurant and outdoor terrace face the sea, perfect for those long summer nights and enjoying the delectable meals served. The rooms and bathrooms are kept simple but offer top class amenities alongside complementary toiletries. The calm surrounding allows for a dreamy getaway, accompanied by elegant evenings, panoramic views, different types of cuisines and a lively bar.

Antelope by Greene King Inns

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What makes this Poole hotel fascinating is the 500 years of history it carries with it, a part of the original 15th century building. It is just a 10-minute drive from Sandbanks beach and great for anyone wanting to experience some culture along with the beach. The in-house restaurant, Smuggler’s, has a nautical theme and serves mouthwatering dishes made of locally sourced ingredients to be enjoyed with real ales and a selection of wines. The rooms are cozy and beautifully decorated. Anyone staying in can also relax in the hotel’s courtyard garden or enjoy the open fire in winter.

Haven Hotel Poole

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A modern Poole hotel with panoramic views of the Poole Bay, an outdoor pool from which to enjoy them, and even a beautiful indoor hot tub. The bright, crisp, modern rooms offer satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities with some even facing Purbeck Hills or Brownsea Island. For the fitness gurus, the hotel offers a fitness room for yoga and a gym. You can indulge finely created dishes at “The Point”, their in-house restaurant which serves fresh seafood and classic British cuisine. The Poole Ferry Terminal is just 15 minutes away, making it great for exploring the area.

Thistle Poole Hotel

Are you looking for a great hotel near Poole Harbour? Then Thistle Poole will be a great choice! This hotel, located on Poole quay is a family-friendly hotel with no less than 2 bars and a great restaurant. All rooms in the Thistle Hotel Pool have free wifi and come with a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and of course an ensuite bathroom. Some rooms will have a breathtaking view over Poole Harbour. I would recommend booking a room with a view over the harbour for great sunsets. 

In the mornings the hotel serves a great continental buffet although you can also choose for a delicious full english. In the afternoon you can indulge in an afternoon tea or have a cocktail at the bar. 

Hotel Name 

Rating

Price

Rnli College hotel Poole

9.4/10

$116

Grovefield Manor

9/10

$110

The Canford Hotel Poole

8.9/10

$156

Hotel Du Vin Poole

8.5/10

$103

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Poole

8.0/10

$104

Salterns Harbourside Hotel Poole

8.0/10

$109

Harbour Heights Hotel Poole

8.0/10

$123

Antelope by Greene King Inns

7.7/10

$78

 Haven Hotel Poole

7.8/10

$116

Thistle Poole Hotel

7.4/10

$77

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