An old fashioned hotel which welcomes dogs and children. The dinners are particularly impressive and the breakfasts average. We were surprised to be asked on arrival if we wanted a tea tray in our room at £2.50 extra per night on top of what we considered an excessive charge of £180 per person per night. We had a nice room with large balcony overlooking the gardens and sea, but the smallest bathroom we've ever encountered. We had to ask if we could have a TV in the room. This was actually free (!) but couldn't be installed until the next day as the porter was off duty.
Meals were at very limited times and there was no lift. There were however extensive facilities in the shape of a small golf course, two tennis courts, swimming pools and games room, and fresh flowers throughout the hotel.
Beware the small print! We hadn't noticed before we arrived that we'd be charged a cancellation fee of 2.5% unless we said we didn't want it.
All in all an expensive holiday not to be repeated.
- Also Known As:
- Knoll Hotel Studland Bay
- Knoll House Hotel Studland, Dorset