I went here on a spa and fitness weekend with a group. Really enjoyed my stay here. Lovely room, twin, large, but I think because we were on the car park side it was a large room as I heard the sea view rooms were smaller. Room was lovely and clean, good temperature, nice bathroom.
The dining in La Roche I highly recommend. Really excellent food here and really good value for money at £29.50 for 3 courses. Cannot fault this dining experience at all. Restaurant Manager Nadine was really wonderful and so helpful, all the waiting staff were excellent too.
Buffet dining the following night at the same price was a bit lacking, all food was nicely prepared but didn't live up to the previous night although the price was the same which was disappointing. Bar menu was a bit limited in my opinion, and I had a Nicoise salad which was odd to say the least. At £12.50 I expected proper tuna and actual olives but instead it was a very mayonaissey tuna mush and some puree olive, can't say I'd recommend it.
I enjoyed the spa and used all the facilities. Hotel had no robes when we were there which was disappointing but not a major problem (although I did manage to get one!). Loved the outdoor pool, hydro pool, outdoor hot tub, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room but, behind the strange slatted things on the walls it was a bit grubby, could do with a deep clean. Still I felt excellent facilities and was included in the cost of hotel stay unlike many places. There is also a gym and tennis courts.
Very busy at breakfast but they really kept the food coming out. The usual english breakfast fare but also excellent poached fruit and fantastic muesli bar with nuts, dried fruits and seeds, very much enjoyed that.
Overall very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Haven Hotel is a luxurious four-star spa hideaway. Perched at the tip of the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in Poole and surrounded by sea and sand. With direct access to seven miles of beaches and just a couple of steps away from Purbeck over the Shell Bay chain ferry. It’s your gateway to South Coast adventure. Featuring elegant and spaciously designed bedrooms with modern creature comforts. Many of which offer ocean view balconies, so that you can embrace the sea air in your pyjamas. We believe that these naturally beautiful surroundings deserve food that’s a little special. La Roche at the Haven Hotel offers an ambient place to dine. Highly acclaimed by locals and recognised for first-class service and exceptional quality with two prestigious AA-Rosettes. Maintained by the talent and skill of Head Chef Jason Hornbuckle. When the Sandbanks sun shines, our terrace is an enviable spot for alfresco dining. You can literally hear the waves crashing as you recline with a glass of wine. Relaxation is often thought of as a luxury; at the Haven Spa we think it’s a necessity. Haven Spa is a sanctuary to unwind your mind and come to your senses. Stroll from the indoor hydrotherapy pools to the chic outdoor heated pool, complete with sea view Jacuzzi and sun lounger area. Allow yourself the luxury of a spa pampering, performed by our highly experienced and friendly therapists. We’ve chosen VOYA seaweed products to relax, beautify and rejuvenate our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Haven Poole
- Haven Hotel Poole
- The Haven Hotel Poole, Dorset