£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
(763 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
4.9 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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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
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
Enjoyed Most
Great location, helpful friendly staff
claire 20 Sep, 2023 Thame, UK
Enjoyed Most
Reception staff, when I telephoned on the morning of our visit, simply to book a dinner time, said they had no booking under my name. I had said that it was a TravelZoo booking but was told that nobody manned their central bookings office at weekends (this was a Sunday)! After repeatedly telling me there was no booking under my name, this staff member looked on the "Travelzoo portal" and found us. Rather spoiled our first impression but we were determined not to let it put us off. The restaurant and kitchen staff were lovely, front desk and bar - not quite so welcoming. The hotel is very dated but we knew that from other reviews. We didn't try the pools or spa but felt that for the price, the room and other facilities were perfectly reasonable and the location is wonderful. Food was very good
Other Comments
Yes it's dated but a perfectly nice short stay, thank you
Paul 20 Sep, 2023 Chichester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Staff excellent. Room appeared to be part refurbished but awaiting completion. Very clean
Marjorie 22 Sep, 2023 Crowthorne, UK
Enjoyed Most
Eccentric but I enjoyed that.
Other Comments
I think they should serve tea and coffee at breakfast and not have machines! I have been charged twice for extras but I am hoping to resolve this myself with the hotel.
Catharine 19 Sep, 2023 LONDON, UK
Other Comments
Old fashioned decor, but good quality bedlinen, fluffy bath towels, CL clean and heated outside pool, excellent location near to a great beach
Patricia 10 Jun, 2023 Tadworth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable few days, good service and facilities, in a lovely area.
Lesley 16 Sep, 2023 West Byfleet, UK
Enjoyed Most
lovely two night break - the exterior of the buildings at the rear are very tired so first impressions were not that great but everything else was excellent . Fantastic location , excellent and well facilitated double modern bedroom and en-suite , comfortable beds , gorgeous Elemis toiletries and big towels . Lovely lounges and garden area with superb views . A wonderful spa area and outdoor swimming pool with free towels .( indoor pool v small ). We had a generous 27£ each towards dinner which we thought was lovely , limited choices but all the ones we chose were delicious and generously portioned . Breakfast buffet was great - loads of choice and fresh fruit . Staff were helpful and friendly . There are several lovely walks directly from hotel as well as easy access to local beach and middle and south beaches . We walked to Old Harry . The Breezer bus stop is outside the hotel with direct route from Swanage to poole and Bournemouth with regular buses . Mini golf course and tennis available too . Only comment was dogs being allowed in all lounges it would have been good to have one that’s no dogs . None are allowed in the dining areas .
Other Comments
Lovely Scots waitress and Polish bar lady .
Victoria 16 Sep, 2023 Worcester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very good value for the price we paid. A relaxing break.
Other Comments
Although it is one of its attractions some may find it old fashioned.
Vivien 17 Sep, 2023 Solihull, UK

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