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Knoll House Hotel

Studland, Swanage BH19 3AH, England
Knoll House Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hi there, I called to reserve a room and was told to call nearer the time even though it was only a week and a half in advance! I understand that week bookings take priority but surely there is a way of reserving the room until someone else confirms they were coming for the whole week. Apparently there would be... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As an extended family of 9, we have been coming here for generations. This year has been as impressive in service and attention to detail as all the previous years. We had a birthday in our group, and the staff bent over backwards to add a personal touch to our weekend on this matter. The staff always address regular guests... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm 20 and have been coming to stay at Knoll House for a long weekend each summer for as long as I can remember. It is fair to say that some of my earliest and happiest memories are here. The hotel is very traditional, the staff polite and very accommodating and the surrounding location is fantastic. There are always a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

First of all the positives: on the whole the staff were very friendly, obliging and helpful and yes the hotel does have a certain old fashioned charm to it. It is however very overpriced. I made the mistake of thinking that I had booked a room for £125 per night only to discover that it was in fact £125 per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This hotel is a traditional real seaside family hotel. The decor is traditional and lends charm and authenticity to the building and setting. The facilities are excellent with laundry, games and TV room, child dining room and play room, swimming pool, hot tub and adventure playground. We had a lovely room and spent several days enjoying the surrounding countryside and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We first went to the Knoll House for 2 weeks in 2002 when our three children were 1, 5 and 7. In July this year we will return for our 14th Knoll House 2 week summer holiday; with children who are now 14, 18 and 20 plus the dog. It has been great every year. Read the reviews, look at... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

stayed at the Knoll House Hotel for just 1 night with my partner and 2 children (1 and 3yrs old) while attending a family reunion nearby. The setting is certainly fantastic, nestling among the trees and overlooking the coast with the Isle of Wight in the distance. The reception area was beautiful with a blazing fire to welcome you. The... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Knoll House is a unique place, located in a beautiful place. Can be rather hit or miss, i believe that is definitely over-priced. The furnishings and rooms were very dated with flocked ceilings in all public areas, worn carpets and late 60's furnishings. No TV in the rooms and wifi only in the bar area. Not a standard for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Knoll House is a wonderful place. There are many hotels now (largely chains, though they may not emphasise this) that aim to provide an "authentic" country hotel experience. When one enters one sees the hand of the interior designer; everything is so painstakingly chosen that all one can see is the amount of effort that has gone into the attempt... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I've read mixed reviews about the Knoll House hotel. However, what I feel is often missed is something almost intangible that one can't put in a brochure, and can't actually quantify except that one needs to have the right mind-set to appreciate it. Penny for penny, I know that one could find a hotel offering more 'facilities' for less. I... More 

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