Hotel The Ox (Poole, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Ox (Poole, United Kingdom)

About The Ox

Located in Ashley Cross, The Ox is a bar and restaurant, which offers boutique hotel accommodation to visitors to Poole in Dorset. There are 14 centrally heated, double en suite rooms, all with free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV and tea/coffee facilities. A non-smoking and family friendly hotel, children are welcome, using existing beds. There are some parking facilities nearby, for which reservation is not possible, but for which charges may apply. The restaurant at The Ox serves roasts, chargrilled steaks and homemade burgers.  Lighter eating options are also available. There is a full bar with a fine selection of beers, ales and spirits and an extensive wine list.  An additional bar, OX2 is available for private functions at weekends. Local attractions close to The Ox include Studland Beach and Nature Reserve, Poole Park where steam train rides are possible, and Brownsea Island, which can be reached by ferry.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


81, Commercial Road, BH14 0JB, Poole, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.6 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.2 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.5 / 10

Positive Reviews


Friendly staff.

The staff here is excellent, friendly and helpful. In fact, the sincerity of the staff appears to be the hotel’s greatest asset, along with cleanliness, according to reports.


Excellent Wi-Fi, clean hotel.

With few exceptions, most guests here were impressed with the Wi-Fi, which works really well most of the time. The hotel is very clean and tidy and bathrooms are reportedly ‘spotless’.


Convenient location.

The Ox is in an excellent location for guests who are travelling between Poole and Bournemouth. The location is also appreciated because of its proximity to shops and interesting local attractions.

Negative Reviews


Breakfast not included.

Although the hotel has a restaurant, breakfast is charged extra and not included in the room tariff. It is reported that the breakfast here is great and that most guests found it very good value. Problems arise when guests are unaware that breakfast is no


Noise from the pub and sometimes the street outside.

The Ox is a busy pub and restaurant. There is quite a bit of noise in the premises until the pub closes at 11 pm. The street noise is also reported to be quite loud, and apparently the building can shake if a lorry goes by.


Car park not very convenient.

The pub car park is quite crowded and it is necessary to reverse a long way to get out, which can be inconvenient. A public car park is available across the road from the hotel, a much better parking option.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Parking
  2. Terrace
  3. Hotel bar
  4. Non-smoking rooms
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle
Theme / Type
  1. Boutique hotel

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


81, Commercial Road , BH14 0JB , Poole , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1202)722622 | 

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