The Mariners B&B has everything you need to enjoy “the coast with the most”
We warmly welcome our guests to this stunning part of the world for a taste of coastal living. We are fortunate to be situated on what Piers Morgan calls ‘Millionaires Row’ and the ‘St Tropez of the UK’, with the award winning Sandbanks beach being only a 5 minute drive away.
Since we took over the Mariners in July 2011 we have been refurbishing some of the rooms and the communal areas. This is a work in progress and a labour of love but well worth the effort when we get the opportunity to meet some of our lovely guests.
The Mariners Guest House is conveniently located for the town centre, Poole Quay, the Continental Ferry Terminal for that flit over to France, local yacht clubs, Parkstone Golf Club and approximately 1.3 miles from Poole’s railway, bus and coach stations. Practically in our back garden is the entrance into Poole Park, which is an idyllic and stunning place for both adults and children alike.
Whilst staying at the Mariners, one can explore the spectacular Dorset countryside, the Jurassic coast and also enjoy a wide array of attractions and activities that Poole has to offer. These include sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, bowling, cycling, walking and possibly a visit to the theatre, to name but a few.
For those who like to dine out, there are numerous restaurants, pubs and wine bars which are within reasonable walking distance.
Our aim is to provide our guests with excellent service and accommodation where one can simply relax or alternatively, enjoy the unlimited sporting activities right on our doorstep.
We are committed to ensuring that your stay is a memorable one and that you would want to return to visit us, year after year.
THE MARINERS GUESTHOUSE IN THE PRESS
A recognised travel writer, wrote a fabulous review about the Mariners Guest House:
“The Mariners Guesthouse is excellent value-for-money and owner Yvonne Donoghue, who bought the guest house 2 and half years ago, has freshened up the decor in all the public and private rooms. With complimentary WiFi, Laura Ashley soft furnishings, Cole and Lewis toiletries, plenty of mirrors including two on the dressing table, a hairdryer, a superb welcome tray and the use of a iron and ironing board, this all made for a really comfortable stay. Cooked-to-order English breakfasts are served with a first-class selection of fresh fruits, fruit juice, and a choice of cereals and nuts. There is also garage space to lock up any valuable surfing items and adequate offroad parking. With a new website currently under construction, don’t be fooled when you log on to the current one, it really doesn’t reflect what an excellent job Yvonne has done improving the Mariners — especially the dining room which has been completely revamped.”
Our friendly B&B has a light fresh contemporary feel about it and we have six rooms to choose from, three double rooms, two twin rooms and one single room all of which are en-suite. The bedrooms are situated on the 1st and 2nd level. We don’t unfortunately have any ground level bedrooms
The crisp white linen that we use on our beds is of a high standard and is contracted from a national company together with the white guest towels and bath mats.
We use Coles and Lewis toiletries which are of excellent quality and are provided by a reputable company called ‘Out of Eden’.
Room 1 is on the 1st level and has two normal sized single beds, one of which is in the corner of the room and the other is situated underneath the bedroom window. There is sufficient floor space in this room should you need to put an extra bed in. Ideal for sharing with friends or family. The room is at the front of the house overlooking the garden which is North facing.
Room 2 is also situated on the 1st level and has a very comfortable king size bed. This room boasts some lovely Laura Ashley soft furnishings and is very light and airy. There is again sufficient floor space for an additional bed for families or friends.
Room 3, again on the 1st level, is a single room with a 4ft bed so you can still stretch out. The room is south facing and overlooks the car park at the back of the house. It’s a very light, sunny and peaceful room. We have introduced a sailing theme in this room just to get you in the mood.
Room 4, the last of our bedrooms on the 1st level is a good sized double room and is south facing, therefore gets plenty of sunlight. Although all of our rooms are en-suite, this room has the added bonus of a bath. A very comfortable and cosy room.
Room 5 is a beautifully decorated double room located on the 2nd level. Although this room is at the top of the house all of the space within the room has been used effectiively to make this room work practically and comfortably.
Room 6 is also located on the 2nd level and has two comfy single beds. The decor is fresh and clean and the room is light and airy.
FACILITIESWE HAVE EXTRA FACILITIES TO CATER FOR GUESTS’ SPORTS NEEDS
All rooms are provided with the following:-
- Flatscreen TVs with freeview
- Radio alarm clocks
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Complimentary WiFi connectivity
- Two of the larger rooms have a fridge
Additional facilities include:-
- Iron and ironing board available on request
- Private off road car park
- Secure lock up garage for guests to store motorbikes, cycles and water sports equipment (e.g. wind/kite surf board, wet suits etc.)
- Outside tap to wash sporting equipment
- Packed breakfast for early departures
- Children are welcome
- Pets are welcome
- Walkers & Cyclists are welcome
All rooms are located on the 1st and 2nd level which unfortunately limits disabled access.
Check in from 2pm.
Check out time is 10.30am.
If you would like an early check in or late check out please let us know ahead of time and we’ll do whatever we can to accommodate you.
If you want hotel quality accommodation with the personal attention that a small guest focussed business can provide, then come to the Mariners – you won’t be disappointed
BREAKFASTA GOOD START TO THE DAY:
Whether it’s a full English or something a little lighter, come and enjoy your breakfast in our fresh and bright breakfast room.
uality ingredients and where possible, locally sourced.
We offer a wide choice of cereals, porridge, fresh fruits, grapefruit, fruit juice, yoghurts, toast, tea or coffee (cafetiere) and full English cooked to order. Free range eggs, scrambled, poached or fried, whatever your preference. We can even rustle up some pancakes if you so desire.
Breakfast is served between 8.00 and 9.00am daily.
Need to catch an early boat? Whatever the situation, let us know in advance and we will try to accommodate as best we can.
Special dietary requirements or allergies – let us know when making the booking and we can avoid any nasty surprises.
A packed early breakfast is available on request.
We can also arrange a packed lunch at an additional charge of £7.00.