The 4-star Haven Hotel is at the tip of the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula, overlooking the Blue Flag beach as well as Poole Harbour. The ‘Bramble Bush Bay’ chain ferry docks is directly in front of the hotel, and goes to Shell Bay on the Isle of Purbeck, while the Poole ferry terminal is just a 15-minute drive, and offers connections to the Channel Islands.
The hotel has plenty to do on site, with facilities including an 18-metre outdoor pool, indoor hydrotherapy pools, a sauna, a steam room, a gym and outdoor tennis courts. Spa treatments using seaweed-based products are also available at an extra cost.
La Roche Restaurant has two AA Rosettes and views of Old Harry Rocks, two chalk sea stacks which mark the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The head chef prides himself on using locally sourced ingredients and the extensive wine list is hand-picked by the hotel’s wine expert. There’s live music on Fridays and Saturdays in the restaurant and Pavilion Bar.
All rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi and upgraded rooms have sea views and a balcony. Family rooms have a double bed with either a single bed or an adjoining bunk bed room.
The Jurassic Coast is a walker’s playground. It stretches for 95 miles uncovering 185 million years of history, spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Alternatively, get out on the water with The Watersports Academy in Poole, which offers activities including sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding and powerboating. Brownsea Island, famous for wildlife including red squirrels, also makes a pleasant day trip.
From the press:
"An enviable location at the water's edge with views of Poole Bay" -- The AA Hotel Guide
by Katie Jones
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Cot/crib and extra bed available on request: £5 per night for children aged 3 and under, £15 per night for children aged 14 and under. This includes breakfast. No extra bed available for older children or adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Poole train station and a 15-minute drive from the centre of Bournemouth. There is free parking on site for guests.
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