Discover the Hotel du Vin in Poole, and tempt yourself to some spectacular sea views.


Situated a stone’s throw away from the historic town’s quay, Hotel du Vin provides a perfect resting point for those looking to get out on the water or wanting to explore the area which first had people calling it home in the Iron Age.

Fresh from a refurbishment in spring 2023, the hotel has all the modern features you could ask for while keeping in tone with the Georgian-style buildings that it calls its neighbours.

The rooms, ranging from the classic room all the way to the signature suite, give an elegant, yet homely feel. A large comfortable bed is the centre piece while the bathroom is complete with a waterfall shower and a bathtub providing views across the water.

The hotel’s interior is decorated with grand paintings depicting some of the many seaside activities this part of the world has to offer. There is also a spa offering treatments such as a deep tissue massage, a revitalising facial, or soothing body wrap.

After taking the short walk from the hotel’s front door to the quay, you will see the vast array of ships that call this port home. Across the way is the home of Sunseeker International, creator of some of the world’s finest and most luxurious yachts in the world.

They share this body of water with other vessels such as the numerous tour boats that will take you on a cruise around the Dorset coast, including passing the houses of one of the UK’s most affluent neighbourhoods, Sandbanks.

There is also a town centre for you to explore and indulge in some retail therapy, while Bournemouth is a short drive away.


There are 38 rooms to choose from at Hotel du Vin, running from the classic room to the signature suite. Each has handsprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, deep baths and powerful drench showers.

The best of the bunch is the Signature Suite which features a super-king sized bed in an open plan layout, with a lounge area, twin roll top baths, walk-in monsoon shower and a private balcony.

But regardless of which room you choose, you will find your needs taken care of with a comfy bed, sizeable bathroom and refreshments including a Nespresso coffee machine.


The best sea view comes aboard one of the many tours that embark a short walk away from the Hotel du Vin.

There are frequent trips heading to Sandbanks and Swanage and along the Jurassic Coast but you can also travel to Brownsea Island which in 1907 hosted the first camp of what would become the Scouts the following year. These days, it is owned by the National Trust and has become a nature sanctuary, protecting some of the UK’s most unusual species.

If you do not have your sea legs, a walk down the quay will provide you with plenty of fantastic views looking out across the marina.


When it comes to food, there is just about everything you could want. The hotel itself offers locally sourced cuisine with both inside and outside seating areas. With an emphasis on seasonal produce, the menu can change frequently and also has a number of options for vegans and vegetarians.

Away from the Hotel du Vin, a number of bars and restaurants line the seafront. As you might expect for this part of the world, there is plenty of seafood to get stuck into but if that is not your kind of cuisine there are also Italian and French restaurants as well as Sunday roasts on offer.

For those wanting a drink in an authentic traditional pub, the Jolly Sailor is a four-minute walk from the hotel and has an excellent atmosphere.


A one-night room only stay costs from £169. A one-night room only stay in the Signature Suites costs from £235.


Visit or call 01305 819027.