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RNLI College

#1 of 13 Hotels in Poole
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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
RNLI College
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I needed to be at a meeting in Poole in the early evening and driving back home would have taken 3 hours. Usually we would use Premier Inn for this sort of stay but a friend recommended the RNLI college - we are glad we took the advice. A clean, comfortable room with an excellent harbour view,... More 

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Flintshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on business in Feb '14, not bad but in need of a refurb. The bathroom is looking dated and the wear and tear in the sink isn't really acceptable for the price they were charging. The restaurant could also do with a bit more atmosphere, the food is excellent but maybe dim the lights a bit. I also... More 

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

Dear virtualmFlintshire, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor following your latest stay at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you found our location close to both the city center and quayside to your advantage and that you enjoyed your meals eaten with us. You'll be pleased to hear that we're scheduled to refresh the... More 

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a business trip and wanted something a bit different. I got a great price and I wasn't disappointed!!! I got a great room and a fantastic view of Holes Bay. Big double room spotlessly clean!!! The breakfast was great with a lot on offer and good produce being served. Central to Poole without being in the... More 

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

Dear Churchill05, I'm so pleased to hear that your recent business stay with us at the RNLI Training College has been greatly enjoyed and also that you would recommend us to anybody which is a great endorsement. All our bedrooms overlook Holes Bay where you can also enjoy watching our lifeboat crew carry out training on the various class of... More 

Bath
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151 reviews 151 reviews
28 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good modern hotel near the centre of Poole offering all facilities to make a weekend enjoyable. Not the best restaurant in town it offers reasonable food self service style. The bar is a great location and nice place to sit and enjoy a hat with friends, when busy always seemed to be not enough experienced staff to serve... More 

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

Dear Keithbath D, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on Triapdvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the fresh and modern feel of our college and that the view of Holes Bay from your bedroom was also appreciated. The restaurant serves wholesome and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for somewhere a bit different to stay, you can't do better than here . Rooms are of a good standard, staff the most helpful ive come across yet, food excellent , amazing value as it includes a buffet cooked breakfast , easy parking. Excellent location easy walking distance to shops and places to eat out , excellent location overlooking... More 

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

Dear Nigel M, Thank you for your kind comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us and were able to appreciate the fantastic views of Holes Bay along with our convenient location close to both Poole quay and the town center.... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

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
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 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 

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