We booked a room here for one night over the end May bank hol weekend when we decided we wanted a break but struggled for availability anywhere interesting. We came up trumps in finding this hotel - it's attractive, has a lovely terrace that has sun on one or another most of the day, and is in a quiet spot but only just behind the popular quayside. The room we had was high up which was nice in being away from any noise but the downside was the convoluted route to get there. - up and down and around and we couldn't get oriented. Certainly wouldn't have been good for those less mobile. Also perhaps due to the room location the WiFi was very weak. However the room was very comfortable with the bathroom had a great power shower despite being over the bath.
The breakfast room was quiet and no issues with service that Sunday morning. The buffet options were attractive and we had a full english breakfast and another bacon dish. They looked better than they tasted - the bacon seemed to have been broiled and then just put on a griddle to get grill markings so it was weirdly soft and moist and got cold quickly so a bit disappointing.
Overall it's a pricey hotel and not perfect but nice for a short break to explore the area. We enjoyed taking a boat around the harbour in the sunshine and then had a good Italian dinner just along the quay. Next day we explored Studland via the Sandbanks ferry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly the Mansion House Hotel, situated close to Poole Quay, Hotel du Vin will open in the Summer of 2008 offering 38 bedrooms and suites, trademark bistro, bar and two meeting/dining rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mansion House Poole
- Hotel Du Vin Poole Dorset