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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 76%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 1198 reviews

Superb location and noteworthy leisure facilities

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms

Enjoying an enviable location at the water's edge with views of Poole Bay, this well established hotel was once the home of radio pioneer, Guglielmo Marconi. A friendly team of staff provide good levels of customer care. Bedrooms vary in size and style; many have balconies and wonderful sea or harbour views. The leisure facilities are noteworthy - the Harmony at the Haven is where guests can find spa treatments, a fully equipped gym, indoor and outdoor heated pools and an all-weather tennis court. The hotel is a popular venue for conferences and weddings.

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  • En-suite rooms: 84
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 160


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Outdoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Dance studio Health & Beauty suite Sauna Steam room
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 160
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 70
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 50


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 80

Getting here

B3965 towards Poole Bay, left onto the Peninsula. Hotel 1.5m on left adjacent to Swanage Toll Ferry

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