A HOTEL on Poole Quay has been put up for sale for £10 million just months after its abrupt closure in March.

Estate Agents Savills has confirmed Poole Quay Hotel will be put on the market after a for sale sign was put on the front of the building at the end of the week starting June 17. 

A highly sought after location on the Quay which has had much interest from Poole developers in the past, Savills has said it will reveal more details in the near future.

A spokesperson for Savills said: "We agreed with the receivers who we've appointed that we would put a board up. The particulars aren't in circulation yet and it's not on our website. 

"We've agreed with the client to guide it to £10 million and that's where we're at at the moment."

Poole Quay Hotel closed on March 21 after its developers, MHA, went into liquidation. 

Formerly known as the Thistle Hotel, MHA had little communication with customers and had many had bookings cancelled including several weddings.

A Poole resident who often stayed in the hotel said: "I had a long association with the hotel and I've been using it 45 years. I was devastated when it shut.

"When I could afford it, I stayed in the hotel every year for decades even though I live five miles away because I love Poole Quay. 

"Who knows what's next because whoever takes it on would be a massive developer that bought the site and then undertake building massive flats or another hotel."

MHA was given planning permission last summer to tear down the 1980s building and replace it with five buildings.

The proposed plans included a 146 bedroom hotel, 197 residential flats and two shops.

The 179 apartments would have comprised 65 one-bed, 104 two-bed, and ten three-bed units. However, the project would not accommodate for any dedicated car parking for residents. 

The Poole Quay Hotel took over the site from East Quay Gasworks which was used as a coal depot for transporter ships. 

The Thistle Hotel took over the site in the 1970s and was built in the following decade.