Haven Hotel

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Haven Hotel
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Haven Hotel
General information
Location Sandbanks
Dorset, England
BH25 6QS
Coordinates 50°40′59″N 1°56′50″W / 50.683°N 1.9472°W / 50.683; -1.9472Coordinates: 50°40′59″N 1°56′50″W / 50.683°N 1.9472°W / 50.683; -1.9472
Management FJB Hotels
Technical details
Floor count 3
Other information
Number of rooms 84
Number of suites 2
Number of restaurants 2
Website
www.fjbhotels.co.uk/hotels/poole/haven-hotel

The Haven Hotel is an AA four star hotel in Sandbanks, near Poole, Dorset on the south coast of England.

History[edit]

The first hotel built on this location was the North Haven Inn in 1838. The Inn was demolished and replaced with the present Haven Hotel in 1887.[1] Guglielmo Marconi established a wireless transmitter at The Haven Hotel in 1899, and carried out some of his first wireless telegraphy experiments from the hotel.[2] Photographs and information on these experiments are still on display in the Marconi Lounge, within the hotel. Other notable guests include Robert Browning and John Major.[1] The Haven Hotel housed Belgian refugees during the First World War and was a military contact point during the Second World War, and was at one stage a Naval detachment. In 1976, The Haven Hotel was purchased by the hotel chain FJB Collection.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morris, Iris. Looking Back at Sandbanks. 
  2. ^ My Father, Marconi, Degan Marconi, Guernica Editions, 1996, ISBN 1-55071-044-3 Google Books, retrieved 3 August 2008

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