I attended a friend's 80th birthday lunch at the Haven Hotel a week or so ago. As I had things to do in the area next day, I decided to stay overnight. Their off-season late booking B&B price of £54.95 seemed very good value, so I went for it. I knew what to expect as I have stayed before. Although the communal areas are a bit dated in places, the room modern, clean and well equipped, if small. It had a balcony with great views out towards Old Harry rocks and the Isle of Purbeck. Breakfast was excellent. As well as dining in their "La Roche" restaurant at lunchtime, I dined there in the evening with a friend. The food was OK, with out being exceptional. Portions are fairly small and you need three courses to feel you have had a good meal, which at virtually £30 feels expensive for what you get. The range of menu choices is also small with about 5 mains, and the lunchtime and evening menus had a very similar feel. On every visit I have made the menu has had Creedy Chicken on it (whatever that is). I love the location, the staff were efficient and polite, the room was lovely and well priced, but please revamp the restaurant offering.
- 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