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Knoll House Hotel

Studland, Swanage BH19 3AH, England
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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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Bruselas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Family friendly yes, value for money no. We felt it was very over priced for the service and standard. This hotel is stuck in a time warp. 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... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We decided to visit knoll house as we were desperate to get away as a family, and with a six year old, a two year old and a ten week old baby, this was proving somewhat challenging within a 40 mils radius from where we live, so when we came accross this place, offering even a room to fit us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I've never been moved to write a review before (but have read hundreds over the years). We stayed in Knoll House with our children in July for 2 nights. I'm sad to say that the hotel has the decor and atmosphere of an average to poor care home. The TV room is exactly like those in old people's homes and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Not quite sure what drives the management here. There is no security-it is possible to walk straight off the road, in by a side door and straight upstairs to the bedrooms where, unless you have asked for a key, your room will be unlocked. There was no personal welcome or goodbye, no query as to how we had enjoyed our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place has upset me - please whilst reading these mixed reviews - also read the google reviews which I totally agree with. This place cost us over 300 pounds for one night (and we were hoping it would be a wonderful treat at the end of our lovely holiday in Cornwall) - it is vastly vastly overpriced and we... More 

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Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A hotel going back in time - lots of friendly, well trained staff, comfortable lounge areas and a genteel, quiet atmosphere attracting many older people, though there are plenty of kid's play facilities so I guess many families are here in the school hols. Also an era of trust where you have to ask if you want a room key.... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It’s easy to drive past Knoll House Hotel on the ferry road between Sandbanks and Swanage. Wrapped in a blanket of stunning National Trust countryside, it’s more of a sign post than staging post for enthusiastic drivers in a hurry to explore Purbeck. Which I’ve just discovered, is a major mistake. The hotel itself has old school charm as far... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

beautiful hotel beautiful views and beautiful food what more can I say really enjoyed our stay staff couldn't do enough for us very helpful staff overall an excellent stay ask for a sea view room as amazing views and sometimes you see the local white deer

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Address: Studland, Swanage BH19 3AH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage > Studland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 79
Also Known As:
Knoll Hotel Studland Bay
Knoll House Hotel Studland, Dorset

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