The Knoll House

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool

Overview of The Knoll House

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The Knoll House

3.5 star property
Beach hotel in Swanage with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.2/10 Very good

514 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset, Swanage, England, BH19 3AH
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Sandbanks Beach - 19 min drive
  • Corfe Castle - 18 min drive
  • Bournemouth Beach - 37 min drive
  • Poole Harbour - 35 min drive
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 38 min drive
  • Wimborne Minster - 51 min drive
  • New Forest National Park - 57 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Swanage Herston Halt Station - 5 min drive
  • Wareham Norden Station - 8 min drive
  • Wareham Harman's Cross Station - 8 min drive

About this property

The Knoll House

The Knoll House is a great choice for your beach stay in Swanage. The outdoor pool and indoor pool provide a splash of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness center and an outdoor tennis court. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A sauna, a steam room, and a terrace are other highlights. The helpful staff and comfortable guestrooms get great marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 70 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Knoll House Hotel Swanage
Knoll House Swanage
The Knoll House Hotel
The Knoll House Swanage
The Knoll House Hotel Swanage

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Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Knoll house
Amazing stay as a couple returning after 20y when we stayed with our small children, beautiful ambience, lovely staff, delicious food beautifully served. A treasure of a place.
Mel, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

suzy, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Tanya, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

All the staff were very friendly and we could not fault the service. Our only problem was with the room key which was very tricky to unlock the door and I think requires some attention.
Michael, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A superb overall experience.
With the exception of the reception staff on arrival who could have been from the Stasi in the old East German everyone else we met were lovely. The Manager must inform the ladies in reception who were of foreign extraction that a warm smile cost nothing. The waiting staff in the dining room were lovely without exception. Food at breakfast was excellent and dinner on our second night very good. The Manager and her staff are attentive and efficient. The location is superb and our room cosy a little small but very clean. As others have commented some areas do require a lick of paint and some tidying up. However overall a lovely break and we would return tomorrow given a chance. Being of a certain age it is like going back forty years but lovely.
David, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

E, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jon, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Old style hotel which was in keeping with its history. Staff over stretched but all very hospitable. Excellent breakfasts and sensible portions. Dinner was also ok on the Sunday night and good use of what was used for the Sunday roast.Slight issue was resolved promptly and with a smile. Cleanliness was excellent from what we experienced.Just needs windows cleaning and a bit of tlc on small issues like brass plaques and door handles. Grounds need a gardener when affordable. Leisure area pools etc were great and the supervisor obviously takes pride in her department and was very helpful and cheerful. Bar service again was prompt and efficient from the jovial South African chap. Reception could do with 2 on the desk at peak check in and check out although the duty manager did help out eventually. Overall a pleasant few days and will be back for the view and good company.
This is what will bring us back!
Paul, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Abbe, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

M, 9-night trip
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