The Haven Hotel

161 Banks Road, Poole, Dorset, England, BH13 7QL, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $204.00

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The Jurassic Coast

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... blue water. Mandy and Charlie had got there before us and were down on the beach in their togs having been for a swim. They said the water was VERY cold. The shapes of the rocks and cliffs are fantastic and tell the history of the planet. We will do some more exploring tomorrow. In the meantime some effort went into getting the vehicle level enough to sleep. Although still not ideal we found some blocks and got it as close as we ...

All Aboard!

A travel blog entry by roamingrunner


This morning I woke up and set off to Hyde Park for my 5-mile run. Running is such an amazing way to explore a city! Along the way I saw the Russian and Indian embassies, the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, the Albert Memorial (commissioned by Queen Victoria when her beloved husband died), Kensington Palace, and a statue of Peter Pan given to Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie himself. After packing up, catching the ...

Dorchester to Musbury 40m. 64k

A travel blog entry by sallyj22


... them right for being so unfriendly!! After Bridport the going got harder with longer and steeper hills, a lot of which I walked up. The longest was from Wooton Fitzpaine ; while I was walking I saw three deer quite close looking over the hedge. I left the No2 for the No52 for a couple of miles, then turned down a tiny lane towards Musbury. This went along the ridge for a while, then plunged downhill towards the village. It must have been at least 1in3 and I was ...

Getting to Poole

A travel blog entry by ethanadventures


Sunday,April, 20, 2014
Day #5
Today we woke up at 9:00and I found a couple of packs of baseball cards and candy from my parents! It was Easter. We had a little bit of relaxing time in the morning and we left at 11:00 today we were leaving London and going to Corfe castle a small city in a Rural city. We got on a high speed train all the way to and airport outside of London. ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 161 Banks Road, Poole, is near Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole Pottery, and Cerne Abbas Giant.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Haven Hotel Poole

    Good downstairs, terrible upstairs


    We stayed in the Haven for two nights in September to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is very expensive for what you get, particularly the rooms. We had booked a sea view room, but on seeing it, asked for another room as it had not changed since I last stayed at the hotel some 17 years ago with my parents. The staff didn't argue at all, and quickly showed us some other rooms but there were none others with sea view available, and in the end we took their suite which they gave us for the same price. This still wasn't great and had a very 80's feel to the decor. The rooms at the rear of the hotel have recently been refurbished and modernised - they need to do these for the rooms with the sea view, and then they might be worth the price. Having said that, a great location, great views from the bar, and enjoyed the food in the restaurant, with friendly and helpful staff.

    Priceless views, overpriced!


    Two-night stay, August 2005; the view: sea, sky, boats and beaches from the balcony were priceless; The 'spa': medium sized outdoor heated pool, steam, sauna, hot tub, plus gym was relaxed, well maintained with a beautiful sea-edge location.

    What A View


    The Haven Hotel is located by the ferry on Sandbanks. Marconi used it when testing, now what would it be, radio links I guess. & there are some splendid pictures & plaques in the public areas. You feel important aarriving at the Haven because you can bustle past the waiting lines for the ferry

    The Haven, so very nearly Heaven..............


    Great staff, a truly memorable, professional and courteous welcome. We made our way to our executive room number 214 @ £280.00 per night bed & breakfast, and it was a bit of a let down. There is no way this is an executive room. Very dated decor. Polysteryne ceiling tiles, chipped furniture, a pokey bathroom and curtain's like your granny's! The bed, a standard double. (4 feet 6 for American readers.) Comfortable but not big enough. I would have expected better. Perhaps a fruit basket, flowers, comfortable chairs, a cd player, mineral water, executive lounge, that kind of thing.

    Expensive and Uprofessiona


    Just back from 3 days away and had a great time on the Sandbanks beaches. It did help that we were close to the beach at the HEAVEN HOTEL but apart from the location, this hotel has little going for it....

    Great beaches, wonderful food.


    We are from the sates but have lived in England for 8 years--why no one mentioned the Haven and Sandbanks to us before this summer, I have no idea, but we've been missing out.

    Location, location


    This is a spectacular hotel, in the sense that it is spectacularly badly run. Don't even think of trying to book a room by email: such messages go unanswered. The pricing looks typical, until you realise it is per person, making it twice as expensive as you might expect. The common parts are decorated in truly poor taste, and there is cheesy background music everywhere. It's not uncommon to find buckets catching rainwater in the corridors, or stains on the ceilings, which at the price point is amazing. The food is acceptable but not great, and pricey too.

    A fantastic family weekend


    We've just returned from a fantastic easter Bank Holiday weekend at the hotel. The location is superb, food is excellent and the staff are friendly, helpful and efficient.

    The Haven manages that rare combination - it's stylish and grown up, with plenty of scope for pampering, but it's also relaxed about the kids.

    Our 4 and 7 year old boys had so much fun they refused to leave!

    We'll definitely be going back

    The best in the west


    We have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Haven, my wife wanted to get away from London for a few days, she wanted luxury, pampering and plenty of shops to give my credit card a bashing. We looked at several options before we choose the Haven, it seemed to meet the first two of our requirements and I found out when we arrived that the third was going to be met with a vengence.



    The best hotel in the area, but not worth the advertised 260 per double room per night - That's 520 without an evening meal!

    The Haven should give an honest impression and price the rates "per room" like every other hotel.

    We stayed in the Savoy for less!!!


    TripAdvisor Reviews The Haven Hotel Poole

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent