Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 248
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tom~ not up to par
There are much better value for money Hotels than this one
October 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wuddy Awful
I did write a review which was rejected with no explanation, nor did I get any response after my letter to customer services about the hotel, but here we go again.
Very low water pressure from taps and more importantly the shower. Threadbare towels, about half the size of other Holiday Inns, which were grey and very roughly laundered.
Titchy TV that you can't see if you're laid in bed.
In the breakfast area you can't circulate past the self service area because a large table is positioned at the end and when occupied, as it was when we were there, you can't exit with your breakfast.
A chocolate bar from reception, was twice the price charged in the other Holiday Inns, as were all of the confections.
We stayed in four different Holiday Inns on our travels and all though this one was at a premium price it was a rock bottom hotel.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maz16 GOOD STAY
As usual the hotel was comfortable and convenient for our needs dispite the problem with the air conditioning which was addressed.
September 30, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by eviearm Lots of changes since last visit which were disappointing
We have stayed here on numerous occasions over the years when the children were small and more recently on our own or with friends.We have always been delighted with everything that the hotel has offered including their staffing,food quality ,cleanliness and comfort.one of my previous reviews was titled " PROBABLY THE BEST CHECK IN IN ANY HOTEL EVER" Alas,sadly ,not my title this time.We have worked our way to Platinum Elite Members and this has always been recognised but on this visit it was not.The young lady receptionist made no reference to this when we checked in. It is my understanding that our membership entitles us to a free drink at the bar OR extra bonus points,a complimentary upgrade ( which had already been sorted with manager) and the offer of a late check out and ( sometimes when we've been dealt with before) free car parking .None of the above was mentioned and we were just handed our room key in a " couldn't care less manner" I asked if we could have our points added to our account and the response was exactly " I can't do that.I don't know who you are" !
.Had to ask for a mattress topper as bed was very lumpy,springy and uncomfortable. The same receptionist said " We don't have ""none"" " ! Settled for another duvet under sheet which was fine.
Breakfast was more basic than before, no muffins or fruit yoghurt- just a big bowl of natural yoghurt ( or creme fraiche maybe) for everyone to share....yuck!
Not one member of staff passed the time of day with us which was very unusual for this hotel chain that we have grown to know and love.
If this had been my first visit I would certainly not be back but I know it has been a good place to stay in the past.Location is excellent but staff training has gone to pot.
Prices have soared hugely too way way above inflation.Very disappointing indeed
September 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by druid3 Holiday Inn express Poole
Handy for the town and old Quay. Very friendly and helpful staff. Standard rooms for an Express hotel which were clean and tidy. no bath but shower was good enough. Breakfast options were poor with self service hot plates offering scrambled egg, sausages, hash-browns and beans. small fruit option limited to grapefruit slices and red berry mix.
September 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rokerman73 Spolit by the breakfast
Accomodation satisfactory, quiet room so sleepimg no problem.
However, something realy needs to be done about the breakfast service. The choice on offer was dismal compared with similar accomodation, In a UK hotel I would always expect to offered bacon and an option re: eggs. All in all, the whole experience needs a drastic rethink. Check out the competition. I did give my views to reception and was offered the excuse- the breakfast is complimentary. Not so, it is part of the overall package on offer.
September 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jerry27227 Noisy
Had a really bad nights sleep. The train line is adjacent to the hotel. The doors make a loud noise when closing so when the occupant of the room next to us left a 5am we had an early morning wake-up call. There were no toiletries in the room apart from hand wash. We were charged £5 to park the car in their own carpark.
September 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Strawb Excellent service from staff team
Staff at this hotel went out of their way to help us when we had several issues with the rooms we had been allocated.
The breakfast was good with enough choice of hot and cold items and drinks to start the day.
Good position to walk into Poole and to drive out to other areas.Next to bus station so convenient for travelling around using public transport.
The main road is very noisy the hotel really could do with extra glazing on this side.
The refurbished rooms on the third floor are nice and quiet!
Its a pity the hotel do not provide complimentary parking.
Again the main strength of this hotel is the efficient and friendly staff team.
September 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lazyman27 Check plumbing
The room we stayed in (119) had very very poor water pressure - not enough to rinse my partner's hair. also the room was freezing cold!
September 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patch1 Friendly staff
Clean,comfortable,lovely staff who are very helpfull and approachable,even the cleaner who offered her help when I had trouble opening the door. It,s walkable distance to quay and shopping centre,with on site parking at hotel we did,nt need to use the car, would recommend and defiantly stay again .
September 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Val 33 Good overnight service
the hotel was close to all my conference venues in Poole, many of the other conference delegates also stayed there. The rooms were clean, beds comfortable, plenty of parking and staff were friendly and efficient. We also ate in the hotel in the evening the food was fine and breakfast the following morning was also plenteous and varied. Overall very good value.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stewy18 Don't do the on line questionnaire
The stay at the hotel was absolutely fine apart from the strange lack of bacon as part of an English breakfast - but don't do the on-line survey. It's far too long and detailed and asks you about things you will never remember...
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by S_T_B Good location, great service
Everything was well above my expectations ( as subjective as they always are ). Would rate higher but the TV was small and most channels did not get signal ( although we did not have time to watch much anyway )
Suggest you check this with the staff, we did not bother.
September 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oldman1954 Poole - August 2014
An excellent basic hotel base from which to explore the area.
Staff are extremely polite and helpful. Rooms and public areas are spotless and well maintained, only downside is the limited breakfast choices.
September 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by goldcat08 TERRIBLE HOTEL NOT UP TO THE GENERAL STANDARD OF OTHER HOLIDAY INNS
Very poor all round, there is nothing good to say about this hotel.
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.
Apoorling rooms location and customer service.
Awful breakfast and rude unhelpful staff.
September 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by candyflossgirls clean
Good central based accommodation for access to town centre and beach. plentiful breakfast, clean
September 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rozzie1 Old and dated. Terrible nights sleep.
Disaster; Rooms need a facelift, bathrooms need attention... re-grouting around shower area. Beds need replacing. Holes in net curtains. Breakfast a joke!
September 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Penguin59 Poole stay
The staff were mostly attentive, efficient and friendly. The hotel was very comfortable. I would recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to stay in the Poole area.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by crumble6 Practical hotel and easy with children
Very friendly and helpful staff. Lots of parking. Spacious communal areas. Great location near park, town centre and quay. Easy and simple to book. More child friendly food in the evening would be beneficial.
August 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sean100 Comfortable bed and great service.
Clean corridors with a nice smell. Hygienic Bathroom and descent room. Car park perhaps not big enough. Pleasant and friendly staff at reception.
August 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KPR1 Another Nice Stay, but Expensive
Good Location, easy walk to Poole Marina and Restaurants.
Usually stay here when in the area for business and leisure breaks, however at this time of the year the price is now very expensive for this type of hotel and by now adding the car park fee it will now make me consider other alternatives when in the area. Shame as I have stayed here many times over the past.
Staff good and helpful, buffet breakfast was ok, and area was clean and well maintained.
August 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gpolla2 Beds ok but breakfast poor
The room was to a reasonable standard, although our family room only had 2cups/coffee and one cup dirty . No bacon, tomato or mushroom for breakfast seems perverse.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gilberto Holiday Inn Poole Excellent Holiday Stay
Arrived early (2pm) for a 3pm check-in but we are allowed to check-in as our room is ready. No fuss check-in.
Hotel's quite clean as experienced with other Holiday Inn hotels we've stayed before. Room's quite nice and big (family of four).
Hotel is just a 10 minute walk to Dolphin Shopping Centre and a good 20-25 minutes to The Quay.
Standard breakfast refilled quickly by attentive staff especially TJ.
Parking: Just be aware that they charge £5 per 24 hrs, not really quite sure about this as we have been away most of the day during our stay. Should be less for HIExpress guests???
August 25, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lightness Dissapointing experience
I have stayed in much better and cheaper hotels than Poole Holiday Inn Express. Most of the staff did not understand English or very polite. Poor lights in room and bathroom, slow water flow from shower and taps, Lots of improvments need here little things matter Just basic things, Would I stay here again..NO
Car park charge too..Why? not value for money
iI expected better form holiday Inn
August 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by boyo99u comfortable bed
Great location. Average room but quite highly priced. Breakfast a let down with lack of choice with watered down juice and hot chocolate. Would not book to stay here again.
August 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by veronica20 Cleanliness!
This holiday inn is ideal for central Poole near to transport links.
Not the cleanest of Holiday Inns and the linen had holes in.
The bathroom needed attention with reguards to cleanliness.
Not to the standard we usually find within the Holiday Inn chain.
The complimentary tea/coffee facilities in our room had no tea or milk and had to go to reception to get some (not ideal after a long journey).
The staff when about were helpful.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KAF12 A very convenient HI Express
Stayed here for two nights with my wife and son. Everything was ready at check-in (including a cot in the room) and the process was smooth and efficient. All the staff were very polite and welcoming and we had no problems with our stay.
The location is good to walk into town, Poole park and all the way to the sea front.
We would stay here again.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Adakonrad Great place to stay!
Fantastic stay - incredibly warm welcome by desk stuff - big thank you to receptionist Karolina who provided us with all information we needed, very professional, polite and kind person.
Room very clean, perfect temperature thanks to air condition in the room. Room big enough for family with 2 kids. Comfortable bed. Dark enough at night, no noise even with window open.
One thing I would like to mention is the soap in bathroom - it has funny way of squirting in wrong direction and it ended up on my top rather than hands...
Very tasty breakfast, good choice of food. Nice coffee and selection of teas.
Overall fantastic place to stay and we will visit again for sure!
August 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ngozi69 Good clean and spacious
The bathroom fan wasn't working so there was a musty smell. The staff were polite but their limited English hindered effective communication. The room was clean and beds comfortable. Was pleased by the large lobby and dining size so you didn't feel cramped. Choice of food was fair. Found out that Poole Quay is a brisk 10 min walk away from hotel which was great! A play room or TV room would be brilliant as there is little to do with kids in the evenings.
August 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SM1986 Brilliant reception staff and nice clean room
Very friendly inviting reception staff.
Room clean and comfortable, perhaps on the small side for 3 people, and the sofa bed wasn't the best, but certainly not the worst.
Breakfast choices could have been more varied, no bacon :(
But was nice, apart from the watered down juice , yuk! good coffee though :)
Good central location to Poole town, although there isn't much to do there. But only a short drive to the gorgeous beaches. Which I guess justifies the price was in my opinion is on the high side.
However, would recommend.
August 6, 2014