The Ox

81, Commercial RoadPooleBH14 0JBUnited Kingdom
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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.

Contact

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

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

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.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 271 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
  • Expedia
    8.0 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.0 /10
  • ebookers.com
    6.4 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.0 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 271 reviews