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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

We stayed one night as attending a Wedding at sister hotel Harbour Heights. I’d read the reviews and was expecting to find a tired hotel in need of refurbishment. However, yes the hotel is older in style but nothing major to complain about. I thought the reception and lift was quaint, and older in style. The room (double, sea view...

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Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

Booked two rooms with sea-views for a family outing in March. The view from the rooms was fantastic and the breakfast was excellent - buffet with lots of choice and all freshly prepared.And the location is superb - right on the end of the Sandbakc peninsula. But the rooms were very hot (in March!) and even with the windows fully...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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My partner, his mother and I went to the Haven Hotel for a Mother's Day treat yesterday, and it was lovely. It was a great package deal for spa access and massage for £55 each. We were also entitled to a welcome drink, however this was only a choice of tea, coffee or juice. Being Mother's Day, it would have...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and i stayed here for a weekend away. We picked a room with a balcony which was a bit more expensive but it had lovely sea views. The room was spacious and clean with a decent sized bathroom too. The breakfast was really good and had a nice selection to choose from. It's buffet style so you can...

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Bicester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel location is good, that is the only positive. Oh and a sea view from our very small room , a dirty toilet and mould on the bathrom windows, no spa treatments left, had to send my dinner back as it was cold, all these made us leave early, we did book two nights but left could/ would not stay...

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Wickford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed one night for a next day business meeting, the hotel is located right on the sea with great views and walks, easy to find and plenty on parking, the hotel is older style with a good spa, swimming pool and gym, the staff were friendly and helpful, my room was a single and very very small, but clean...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Intimidating staff and spa members behaving extremely arrogantly towards new members, all 'playing games' and criticising the spa facilities to new members, really very disconcerting as a new member to hear so many negative comments from everyone! Not a good word about anything - even a hotel guest approached me with nothing nice to say about it - saying it...

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Poole
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was a touch tired and dated, Breakfast included was mediocre. Whilst the view from the restaurant is memorable. The waiting staff were average to good. But the hotel reception staff were unfriendly and impolite. I attempted to hand in the room keys but with only one person manning the check-in/ check/out desk.I had to wait nearly 10 mins to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself has got character (although some may say tired?) and the view from my room was superb. The staff were warm and attentive, the service great and we did have a nice break, however, I felt let down by the spa. Perhaps going at half term meant it had less attention paid to it (volume of families) but...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved every moment of this hotel. I visited with my sister and 84 year old mum and it was perfect. My mother loved the fuss the staff made of her, bringing her extra blankets and a heater. The building is beautiful with 180 degree view of the sea. We had two balconies in our room and sat outside in...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
La Roche Restaurant
La Roche Restaurant
Cuisines: European, British
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Haven Hotel is a luxurious four-star spa hideaway. Perched at the tip of the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in Poole and surrounded by sea and sand. With direct access to seven miles of beaches and just a couple of steps away from Purbeck over the Shell Bay chain ferry. It’s your gateway to South Coast adventure. Featuring elegant and spaciously designed bedrooms with modern creature comforts. Many of which offer ocean view balconies, so that you can embrace the sea air in your pyjamas. We believe that these naturally beautiful surroundings deserve food that’s a little special. La Roche at the Haven Hotel offers an ambient place to dine. Highly acclaimed by locals and recognised for first-class service and exceptional quality with two prestigious AA-Rosettes. Maintained by the talent and skill of Head Chef Jason Hornbuckle. When the Sandbanks sun shines, our terrace is an enviable spot for alfresco dining. You can literally hear the waves crashing as you recline with a glass of wine. Relaxation is often thought of as a luxury; at the Haven Spa we think it’s a necessity. Haven Spa is a sanctuary to unwind your mind and come to your senses. Stroll from the indoor hydrotherapy pools to the chic outdoor heated pool, complete with sea view Jacuzzi and sun lounger area. Allow yourself the luxury of a spa pampering, performed by our highly experienced and friendly therapists. We’ve chosen VOYA seaweed products to relax, beautify and rejuvenate our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Haven Hotel

Address: 161 Banks Road | Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7QL, England (Formerly FJB Collection - The Haven)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Price Range: $172 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Haven Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Haven Poole
Haven Hotel Poole
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Poole
#3 Luxury Hotel in Poole
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“Sea view room great and sunny, choose a harbour view if you want the sun at the end of the day”
 of 5 bubbles travellerBerkshire, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea views are worth every penny.”
 of 5 bubbles starmanUk, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“don't go there”
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“Forget it- the members are enough to frighten you off!”
 of 5 bubbles suse459, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a seaview standard double”
 of 5 bubbles beanzz08, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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