£119 & up – Dorset: Studland Bay getaway with meals

Knoll House
Ross Palmer
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Why We Love This Deal

Knoll House is set on the Purbeck Heritage Coast in Dorset, and counts Vivien Leigh, Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, and Winston Churchill among its former guests. Overnight breaks there this winter, including breakfast and dinner credit, now start from £119, and save up to 26% on the standard rates.

What's Included

  • Valid Sunday-Thursday until 31 March, 2023. Fridays and Saturdays are an extra £10
  • Overnight accommodation in an Inland Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £27-per-person credit to spend on dinner in the hotel restaurant (valid towards food only)
  • It's an extra £20 per night to stay in a Sea View Double Room
  • Inland 2-Bedroom Suites, accommodating up to four people, are an extra £40 per night. Breakfast and dinner credit are included for two guests. Meals are charged as taken for the third and fourth guests
  • This is a non-refundable rate. Cancellations are not permitted

"It was a unique hotel in beautiful location and really excellent facilities. Good selection on menus, generous portions and well presented, we enjoyed it all."
6 Jul, 2022 - Tonbridge, UK
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Knoll House has a "sensational" setting (The Daily Telegraph) on the Isle of Purbeck
  • It's 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 hotel was a regular retreat of children's author Enid Blyton. It is said she used Studland when envisaging Toytown for her Noddy books, and nearby Brownsea Island and Corfe Castle inspired settings in her 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
  • Agglestone Rock — a 400-tonne sandstone block also known as the Devil's Anvil — is a 5-minute drive or a 25-minute walk away
  • 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 and if bedding is brought.

Fees: Public car parking is subject to availability.

Up to 26% off

£119 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 31 Mar, 2023; +£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
(2003 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Knoll House Hotel Ltd, t/a The Knoll House over the past 45 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It was noticeable this time that the level of service had dropped, and meal prices risen considerably in the 6 months since our last visit. However, the staff are still wonderful, and the fabulous location makes Knoll House well worth visiting even though the 'value for money' aspect is not as strong as it was.
Pauline 01 Oct, 2022 Swindon, UK
Enjoyed Most
It's in a lovely part of Dorset
Elizabeth 01 Oct, 2022 Warminster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Staff helpful. Did have a problem with heated towel rail in bathroom not working and the light in the toilet fusing. We reported both but neither fixed by maintenance team before we left.
Other Comments
The house is “tired” but all staff we saw were helpful and friendly.
Christine 28 Sep, 2022 Chinnor, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very relaxing, love old world charm about the place. Only Criticism breakfast not as varied as it used to be and limited evening menu, no specials. Saying that we will definitely return as the location is superb
Joy 29 Sep, 2022 Kidderminster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Always great, staff are very helpful and friendly
Other Comments
It is perfect for us
patricia 30 Sep, 2022 Weybridge, UK
Enjoyed Most
Perfect situation for beach walks. Rooms are snug and windows badly need updating. 4 cracked panes and would not shut
Linda 30 Sep, 2022 Dartford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Room was not as good as we have had previously but breakfast and evening meal were still excellent.
Other Comments
As pensioners it’s an excellent location for swan age,Bournemouth, and Poole with the buses stopping right outside.
robert 02 Jul, 2022 Tavistock, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, accomodating staff, nothing to much problem for them. I rang the hotel the week before to check up on some details. I was advised that even though check in was from 4 pm I could use all the facilities from 8 in the morning..a real benefit for those arriving early. The rooms my friend and I had, provided sufficient towels when l etc, and we were impressed that in booking a twin room, we also had an extra room with a double bed, we did use this as the bed was better for my back and also helped as my friend snores at night(as I'm sure I do! ) The staff were very friendly and professional with a smile, and were genuinely interested in their residents. The areas is beautiful and needs no introduction, with lots to do, and some local bars ) restaurants within 15 mins walking distance. The facilities included and inside pool, small, with jacuzzi, stream room and sauna spa with treatments not visited, and an outside pool, lovely with views..lots of grabbed etc for children and adults, with pitch and put across the road...but if a challenging course due to the ground . The hotel exuded a calm atmosphere and the restaurant food was lovely. Lots more to recommend, but didn't use all the facilities as we were only there two nights.. ..
Other Comments
The hotel is lovely, but in need of some upgrade to the shower facilities etc which were entrusted with limescale. The inside pool area looking a little tired as it's the stream room. I think the hotel were short staffed, but coped admirably despite this..
sue 28 Sep, 2022 Brighton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good location - helpful staff and food pretty good - one meal not good and I did raise the issue - apologies from the kitchen but would go back again - good offer on the travel zoo !
Linda Casey 03 Feb, 2022 Horsham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good Staff, good Food, clean but dated interior, brilliant location, very good value for money. We would return
Sandra 02 Jul, 2022 Doncaster, UK