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

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


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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  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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