The Shah of Persia by Marston’s Inns is located close to the town centre of Poole on the Dorset coast, only three minutes from Poole train station.
All rooms at The Shah of Persia are en-suite, with a bath and shower, and they also feature tea and coffee-making facilities, a dressing table, and TV.
Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Free parking, without reservation, is available on-site. The Shah of Persia is heated throughout, and family rooms are available for booking.
A full-English breakfast is served daily in the hotel’s own pub, while the restaurant offers a wide range of food and drink all day.
Local attractions include the world famous Poole Pottery studio, while there are miles of golden sandy beaches for guests to enjoy, along with Poole’s historic quayside with its fishing boats, tall ships and speedboats from where many harbour cruises are available.
WiFi in lobby
173 Longfleet Road, BH15 2HS, Poole, United Kingdom
Guests say that The Shah of Persia is very well located in Poole for visitors wanting a base for exploring the town or the wider region, with Bournemouth for example being only around four miles away. Better still, a number of guests have said that The Shah of Persia is the perfect stopover for travelers using the local ferry services to France, being located only 10-minutes from the port.
Good customer service.
The staff at The Shah of Persia are well regarded, with many reviews saying how helpful and hospitable they are. The good service also extends to the hospitality tray left in each room on arrival, which guests think is a nice touch.
Wi-Fi that works.
Guests are pleased to find that the Wi-Fi is not only free, but it actually works throughout the hotel and not only in public areas.
Breakfast starts too late for early travellers.
As noted, The Shah of Persia is a popular choice for guests travelling by ferry from the local port. Guests however are disappointed to find that the breakfast service starts too late for them to have it, and worse still no alternative such as a pack-up is offered instead.
Rooms in need of some updating and repair.
Guests consider that the property overall is in need of some refurbishment. Decor and furnishings are described as being tired, with guests noting that, unfortunately, some items are damaged.
On a noisy main road.
Guests say that The Shah of Persia is on a busy main road which can be heard in the rooms. Guests were unable to open their windows because of the traffic noise disturbance, and this meant that the bedrooms then get overly hot.
WiFi in public areas
Free WiFi (public areas)
Hand sanitizer provided
New safety protocols
Balcony (upon inquiry)
Free WiFi (rooms)
173 Longfleet Road , BH15 2HS , Poole , United Kingdom Telephone: +44(1202)676587 | Official Homepage