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This relaxing break at Thistle Poole has plenty to offer, including a charming Poole Harbour and Island Cruise for two, a two night stay, a delicious dinner on your first evening and breakfast each morning.

What's included?

  • Poole Harbour and Island Cruise for two with City Cruises Poole (worth £10.50pp)
  • A delicious two course dinner on your first night overlooking the magnificent harbour (£20pp allocation)
  • Two nights accommodation at Thistle Poole
  • Full English breakfast both mornings

At a glance

  • Explore Poole's stunning natural harbour, the largest in Europe and experience the best views in Dorset. Embark on 70 minute cruise from the charming Poole Quay where you can stop for a minute to observe its old buildings and buzzing atmosphere
  • Your cruise will go past Brownsea Island, the largest island in the harbour and home to many different specifies of wildlife. Next comes the Sandbanks Peninsula with its luxurious houses and golden beaches
  • The last part of your relaxing cruise will allow you plenty of time to admire the great natural expanse of the harbour from either the open deck seating or from the comfortable saloon

Good to know

  • Please note, passengers can't disembark and embark at Brownsea Island. The cruise goes around Brownsea Island and won't stop at Brownsea Island
  • The Harbour View Bar and Restaurant boasts stunning views over Poole Harbour and the chefs take great pride in the dishes they prepare, carefully selecting ingredients that meet their high standards
  • The hotel is just a 15 minute drive from Sandbanks beach. One of the premier beaches in the UK and Europe, Sandbanks is one of the best places to go to relax all-year round and admire breath-taking views

Our saving of 15% highlighted on this offer is calculated based on rates displayed on, compared to the Greatlittlebreaks selling price. An example of our discount throughout May is:

On 11/05/2018, this package totals £307.00, to include a two night stay in a Standard Double Room with breakfast and added value extras, as listed above.

Based on the Greatlittlebreaks price you will save 15%. Our discount was checked on 09/04/2018.

Renowned for being Europe’s largest natural Harbour and home to a friendly and traditional coastal town, Poole Harbour is an area not to be missed. Dotted with islands including Brownsea, famous for its water sports and wildlife and offering a wealth of options on dry land too, this vibrant area has a lot to offer. This is where you will find the charming Thistle Poole Hotel.
The hotel boasts 70 comfortable bedrooms, many with sea views allowing you to wake and see the harbour. Whether you’re in Poole for a short break or a family occasion, all rooms have everything you need for a relaxing stay.
Whether you’re enjoying a light bite to eat, drinks after an exciting day on a harbour cruise or a relaxing dinner during your stay, the restaurant and bar are perfectly placed to watch the thriving harbour activity. The Harbour View Restaurant and Anchor Bar are open throughout the day or a full room service menu is on offer around the clock for night owls or earlier risers.

Further Information


Check-In: 14:00
Check-Out: 12:00

The hotel has car parking for guests additional charges may apply - £6 per night (subject to change)
Breakfast is served from 07:00 until 10:00 Monday to Friday, from 07:30 until 10:00 on Saturdays and from 08:00 until 10:30 on Sundays.
Evening meals are available from 19:00 until 21:45.
Dogs are welcome, additional charges may apply

Please note: The lift in this hotel is currently out of order until further notice.


Poole Harbour 
Poole Museum 
Brownsea Island 
Farmer Palmers Farm 
Sandbanks Beach 
Compton Acres 
Poole Park 
Upton Country Park
Corfe Castle 
The Lighthouse Centre for the Performing Arts


By Road
For SatNav users use: The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJFrom M27 junction 1, follow A31 to Wimborne and then A349 into Poole town centre, follow signs to the Port (A350). Thistle Poole is located on the seafront. 

By Rail
Nearest Station - Poole Station: 1.1 Miles

By Air
Nearest Airport - Bournemouth: 7 Miles
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Room Service (not 24 hour)
  • Hairdryer
  • Trouser Press
  • Parking (Charges may Apply)
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Pets Allowed (charges may apply)
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Dry Cleaning service
  • Bath
  • Conference Facilities
  • WiFi in Public Areas (FREE)
  • WiFi in hotel (FREE)
  • WiFi in guest rooms (FREE)
  • Bath / Shower
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Garden
Customer Reviews
Overall Rating 3.77777777777778
based on 10 reviews.
Customer Rating: Mrs Alvarez, Oxford The staff at the hotel are exceptionally helpful at reception and in the restaurants. Location is great. The hotel is dated and in need of some renovation but we were comfortable and appreciated how clean everything was.

Customer Rating: Mr Marshall, Solihull

Customer Rating: Mrs Hughes, Bracknell Old fashioned

Customer Rating: Mr Jenkins, Cannock

Customer Rating: Mrs Hainge, Oxford Unlike our very poor experience in London last December we were pleased with our break and couldn't believe that we were staying in the same hotel chain.

Customer Rating: Mrs Garbett, Reigate Would stay again if the same or similar offer was repeated.

Customer Rating: Mrs Cross, Pulborough

Customer Rating: Mr Simpson, West Drayton Fantastic stay great location and superb food

Customer Rating: Miss Barnes, Stroud

Customer Rating: Mr cox, Heathfield

87% of our customers would go back

GLB Approved
GLB approved

One of our team has been to this hotel and we are pleased to say it meets our high standards.

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