Hotel du Vin & Bistro Poole
Why We Love This Hotel
- Hotel du Vin & Bistro is an elegant hotel in an ivy-clad Georgian mansion
- The property is right next to Poole's historic quayside
- There's a cosy, wood-beamed bar
- Nautical-inspired guestrooms have free Wi-Fi
The Hotel du Vin & Bistro, located right by Poole's bustling quayside, combines Georgian elegance with a nod to the town's maritime history. Set on a quaint cobblestone street, the hotel occupies a red brick mansion dating from the 18th century and clad with sprawling ivy. It's a 5-minute walk from shops and restaurants in the centre of Poole, and a 30-minute drive from Corfe Castle. Brownsea Island with its wildlife sanctuary is a short ferry ride from the quayside.
A circular column-lined entrance leads into Hotel du Vin's refined interiors, which feature a sweeping, stone-built double staircase, a colourful mural and vintage ships' lanterns. There's a cosy, wood-beamed bar with an exposed-brick fireplace, as well as a chic restaurant serving French-inspired dishes. Guests can also dine al fresco under sail-style awnings in the hotel's leafy courtyard.
Nautical accents run through the hotel's 38 polished rooms and suites, all of which come with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat-screen TVs, along with Egyptian linen, mini bars, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Upgraded rooms add private terraces and roll-top baths, while suites include extras such as lounge areas.