£119—Dorset coast getaway to 'sensational' Studland Bay

Knoll House
Ross Palmer
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Why We Love This Deal

Knoll House has a "sensational" setting (The Daily Telegraph) on the Isle of Purbeck, and counts Vivien Leigh, Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, and Winston Churchill among its former guests. Overnight escapes to this scenic spot in Dorset including breakfast and dining credit are £119 until March.

What's Included

  • Valid Sunday-Thursday until 31 March, 2024. Fridays and Saturdays are an extra £10 (the hotel will be closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays 1 November-31 March)
  • Overnight accommodation in an Inland Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £27 dining credit per person to spend in the hotel restaurant (valid towards food only; credit included for each night stayed)
  • It's an extra £20 per night to stay in a Sea View Room
  • Inland 2-Bedroom Suites, accommodating up to four people, are an extra £40 per night. Breakfast and dinner are included for two guests. Meals charged as taken for the third and fourth guests
  • This is a non-refundable rate. Cancellations are not permitted

"A lovely ‘old fashioned’ hotel with a very welcoming atmosphere and super staff. Fabulous position being able to walk to knoll beach."
1 Apr, 2023 - Bradford-on-Avon, UK
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Knoll House is five minutes' walk from the National Trust's Studland Bay, which has a 4-mile-long beach with views of Old Harry Rocks and crystal-clear waters for bathing and watersports. The Daily Telegraph calls the location "sensational".
  • The hotel was a regular retreat of author Enid Blyton. Local landmarks including Studland, Brownsea Island, and Corfe Castle inspired settings in her Noddy and Famous Five stories.
  • Swanage, which has a pier and a steam railway, is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel, while Fort Henry, where Winston Churchill, President Eisenhower, and King George VI once watched troops rehearsing for D-Day, is a 15-minute walk from the hotel.
  • You can drive 35 minutes to see Durdle Door, or walk 45 minutes along the South West Coast Path towards Shell Bay, where a ferry runs across to Sandbanks peninsula every 20 minutes.
  • Leisure facilities at the hotel include a 9-hole pitch-and-putt course, tennis courts, and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel is family friendly, with other facilities including a play room, a games room, and a cinema room. Children stay for free but are charged for meals as taken.
  • Dogs can stay in some rooms (£15 per dog, per night; bedding is not provided), but they are not allowed in dining and leisure areas.



  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Public car park


Check-in: Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

The Two Bedroom Suite can accommodate up to 4 people. Price includes room only for the third and the fourth guest. Meals will be charged as taken.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 inclusive of tax per pet per night.

Dogs are allowed to stay in rooms on request. Bedding not provided, please bring your own.

Fees: Public car parking is subject to availability.

Up to 22% off

£119 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 31 Mar, 2024; +£10 Fri-Sat

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(768 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Knoll House Hotel Ltd, t/a The Knoll House over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Excellent locality for walking and exploring. And oh that wonderful view - we loved it!
Other Comments
We were COLD! Food though tasty seemed to be bought in - perfectly fresh but not 'home cooked' and expensive.
Richard 25 Sep, 2023 Fareham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Comfy stay, although we weren't in main hotel as we had our dog with us. Great location with lovely local walks and places to visit.
Other Comments
Dated decor which made it feel like we were stepping back in time. Very attentive friendly staff.
Michele 24 Sep, 2023 Oldbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
We love Knoll house and have been several times. For us, the location is the attraction and it doesn't matter if it is looking tired in places. Bedroom comfortable and modern, food is good but seemed expensive this time.
Stephen 22 Sep, 2023 Tadley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Near the beach
Other Comments
Menu very limited and overly expensive. Breakfast very basic,couldn’t even get poached eggs.
Graham 23 Sep, 2023 Reading, UK
Enjoyed Most
Character hotel in stunning Isle of Purbeck location with walking access to Studland beach. Good quality breakfast and evening meal
David 24 Sep, 2023 Southampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The receptionist was? The room was awful.but the deputy manager stepped in and put us in a new room and saved the day.breakfast was excellent.
Nigel 22 Sep, 2023 Hindhead, UK
Enjoyed Most
Being lucky with the weather , unfortunately the indoor pool was closed the outdoor pool closed at 5pm too early after out all day
brenda 15 Jun, 2023 Guildford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great location, helpful friendly staff
claire 20 Sep, 2023 Thame, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable few days, good service and facilities, in a lovely area.
Lesley 16 Sep, 2023 West Byfleet, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable with loads to do in the area
Other Comments
Could have done with a drying room☔️
Llewelyn 22 Sep, 2023 Colwyn Bay, UK

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