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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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RNLI College
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Poole, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got an invite to go here today with a couple of friends who have a membership to here. Today, we only had drinks but I can assure you we will be returning very soon. The sooner the better, as far as I am concerned. Great quality and great value.

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Dave D, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor following your first visit to the RNLI College in Poole. I'm delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to returning again in the foreseeable future. Our primary function is to provide the designated training facility for our Lifeboat Crew & Lifeguards and any... More 

Caldicot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stayed at the college a number of times over the last few years and have always enjoyed it. Our little boy loves coming here to see all the lifeboats. If you're looking to stay in Poole, we recommend you stay here.

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear filojones, Thank you for your continued support for the charity and for choosing to stay at the RNLI College each time you visit Poole with your family. It certainly is a fantastic place to be able to sit, relax and enjoy the view across Holes Bay where our Lifeboat Crew can be observed going through safety drills. Thank you... More 

Salisbury, Wiltshire
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The college has a great location to access all parts of the town. We parked in the free college car park and walked everywhere. The accommodation is modern and rooms are functional but have everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Some people may find the lack of hanging space a problem as it is limited. Most rooms have a great... More 

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Chrisi1066, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us here a the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of our great location here on Holes Bay which is just a short stroll around to Poole Quay as well as the High Street for... More 

Bristol UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing to think that this is a training college - it's far better than many much more expensive hotels I've stayed in. The rooms are spacious and clean, with amazing views from every one - though the higher the room the better the view (we were on the fourth floor, which I think is as high as you can... More 

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear BristolUKMartin, Thank you for your kind review on Tripavisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. As mentioned in your review, the RNLI College was purpose built in 2004 to a maritime training center of excellence for our lifesavers. With its state-of-the-art training facilities, including an integrated Sea Survival Center, the RNLI College... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
56 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the RNLI on two occasions in one week, first on floor 2 then 4. Second booking was on the spur of the moment, but reception was very helpful in finding us a room. The location was perfect for us and the views are amazing. The staff on the desk were very friendly and welcoming with the check... More 

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear sucgr_epsom, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review on Tripadvisor following your recent stays with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm particularly pleased to hear that our staff both on the front desk and in the restaurant were welcoming and friendly whilst still being efficient. I'm glad to hear that we responded quickly... More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in February. Fantastic spot ! Warm welcome, spacious, clean rooms, with extremely comfortable beds! Lovely views across Holes bay (all the rooms have a great view). Excellent, comprehensive, self service breakfast, with every option you can think of ! We ate in the restaurant for an evening meal, and the food was well presented, huge... More 

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Barb U, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent 3 night stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that every element of your stay both met and exceeded your expectations and that you would definitely return. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards... More 

brigton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for the weekend. This is our 5th visit,last time we stayed was about 5years ago. Knew what to expect or so we thought! This time we were giving a newly refurbished room! The rooms were comfortable before but wow what can I say? Considering its only a collage it is better than 5 star .The... More 

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear vic4050, It's great to hear you've returned to the RNLI Training College following your last visit 5 years ago and I'm so pleased to hear that we continue to meet and exceed your expectations. We recently completed the refurbishment of one of our 60 bedrooms and the remaining will be started shortly so it's pleasing to hear that the... More 

London
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This a great place to stay when in Dorset. All the rooms overlook the harbour which was lovely. The staff were lovely and very friendly upon check-in. Our room was a very good size and immaculately clean. Breakfast was very good quality. Buffet full English or the usual alternative options. We had dinner in the restaurant one night and the... More 

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Sazzle_funk, Thank you for taking the time to provide such great feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the view from your room as well as the food and drink on offer. It's also great to hear that our staff were their... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
46 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Fab location, well run, very clean and comfortable and good food all add up to make this an excellent place to stay. Had evening meal in the restaurant which was good and well priced. We will most definitely book again when next in Poole

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear jelico, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of the RNLI Training College in Poole following your recent stay with us. It sounds like you had a great time and it's pleasing to read that you also enjoyed your meal in Riggers. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and we look forward... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed at the hotel just before Christmas 2014 (4 nights). The internet photos and reviews are completely accurate. It is a wonderful hotel. We had a tripple room, the double bed was huge, and the view out the window was lovely. We also took the tour (complimentary when you are staying there), it was really interesting and my son... More 

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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Mandy G, Thank you for your kind words posted on Tripadvisor following your 4 night break with us before Christmas at the RNLI Training College. I'm so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and were able to book onto the tour of the facility which is guided by RNLI volunteers and provided... More 

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Address: West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
RNLI College Poole, Dorset
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#1 Business Hotel in Poole
#1 Family Hotel in Poole

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