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Knoll House Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Studland, Swanage BH19 3AH, England
Knoll House Hotel
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I absolutely love this hotel it is different to all other hotels, I have been coming here since I can't remember and every time I come it captures a different memory, I love the beautiful gardens and the short walks to the beach, so much lovely staff and so much fun!!

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
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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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Bruselas
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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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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Winchester Local
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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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Nether Wallop, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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