This was our fifth stay at the Haven. It is not cheap (it probably uplifts its rates to take into account its stunning location) but it is good.
Our rooms looked recently refurbished and were certainly big and well appointed. They were at the back so did not have the benefit of the views over Studland Bay that make this place so special (we knew that when we booked - rooms at the back seem a bit cheaper).
The staff are friendly if sometimes not quite as efficient as might be liked. Service on the terrace particularly good be better.
The food is good; the cream teas are something to savour. I do wonder though why a hotel of this quality (and is is quality, I struggle to recognise the hotel from some of the other reviews) makes its guests queue up to make their own toast in the mornings!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 Blue Flag 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 well-appointed bedrooms with many of which offering ocean view balconies. We believe that these naturally beautiful surroundings deserve food that’s a little special. Highly acclaimed by locals, The Point Restaurant serves a two AA-Rosette awarded cuisine helmed by Head Chef Jason Hornbuckle. When the sun shines, our terrace is an enviable spot for alfresco dining. Why not indulge yourself at the Haven Spa and prepare to be pampered and spoilt? Whether working up a sweat in the gym or relaxing in the outdoor heated swimming pool, the Haven Spa is the perfect place to unwind your mind and reinvigorate your body in complete luxury. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Haven Poole
- Haven Hotel Poole, Dorset