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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a 2 night stay here last week. What a wonderful place. Every room has a harbour view, the room was very big. It had everything we needed for a short visit to Poole. The room was spotlessly clean and had a huge comfortable bed. There was an enormous choice of food at breakfast, in a self service style, which... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are staying in Poole this is the place to stay. The staff are really helpful and friendly there is a great sense of pride in what they do. The rooms we had were large spotlessly clean with great harbour views. The college is in walking distance from the harbour and car parking free and secure. The evening meal... More 

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Villach, Austria
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Reception staff were friendly and helpful. Room is spacious and clean with great view of the bay. Breakfast is self service with a wide range of choice. I have stayed 3 times now and I will stay again.

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

Dear David C, I'm pleased to hear that you've been enjoying our service, food and amenities here at the RNLI Training College during the several times that you've visited and hope to continue to provide you with the experience that you've come to expect from us. As every £1 spent at the RNLI College helps save more lives at sea,... More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Following a day trip on the coach to Poole in 2014 when we visited the Old Lifeboat Museum, Treasurer Brian Traves very kindly extended an invitation to my 95 year old mother (who is a Shoreline member) and myself, to visit the College and show us around. We were so pleased to be able to take up this invitation on... More 

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

Dear Sylvia M, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor following the a recent visit by you and your mother to the RNLI Training College. I'm so pleased to hear that every element of your visit was an enjoyable one and I'll be sure to pass your comments onto Brian who provided you with a tour of the facilities.... More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here on my own whilst in the area for a training course. The hotel was everything I expected. Clean neat and tidy with the added bonus of having a harbour-side view. I would definitely stay again. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, even coming to reassure me about the locks on the doors.

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

Dear Emily R, Thank you for providing feedback following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that we met your expectations and were able to enjoy the fabulous view of Holes Bay from your room. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a Dorset Chamber of Commerce event so can only give review of the lunch. Food and service good. New, fresh and clean looking restaurant with great views over Poole Harbour. Easy disabled access.

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

Dear Cjay407, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor following your recent visit to the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and hope perhaps that you'll be able to take advantage of our bedroom accommodation on your next visit and with all bedrooms overlooking Holes Bay, you'll be able to enjoy that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, the standards are set by the welcome you receive at reception and that was excellent, friendly and efficient. The room is everything you want with a wonderful view across the harbour. The bar and dining areas are light, spacious, well stocked and welcoming with staff to match. The breakfast caters for everyone, and if it isn't on display all... More 

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

Dear SAFCDoog, Thank you for your kind comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole and I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments about the staff to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again to the College on your next visit to Poole and I would like... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

't wait to see the results of the refurbishment of the rooms that's going on , it could almost be 5* by then, right now the rooms are excellent, the food is good & the views out of this world (on a good day!),the added bonus is having the tour around the training centre.

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

Dear peterandjenny282, I'm so pleased to hear that both you and your entire group enjoyed your weekend break with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming your group back again when the refurbishment of the bedrooms has been completed. Thank you for your continued support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards... More 

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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the College for several nights and we were thrilled with the standard of accommodation, the staff, the restaurant, the bar and the views over Poole! It was incredible to think that mere landlubbers are allowed to stay there and could also hold an event there! All the while the daily business of training our much needed and... More 

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

Dear Susan G, Thank you for your kind words on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. It's pleasing to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and I'll be sure to pass your kind comments onto the team. We're a purpose built facility which provides essential training to our Lifeboat... More 

Leeds
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111 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the RNLI on the basis of TripAdvisor reviews, and were really glad we did. It’s a bit like a superior Premier Inn, but so much better for so many reasons. There is a sense of space – good sized corridors and good sized rooms. The rooms have the basics – tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, a... More 

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

Dear Alan K, Thank for for choosing the RNLI College on your recent trip to Poole and for providing such a nice review. It sounds like you've had a most enjoyable stay and I'll be sure to pass your lovely comments to the team. As every £1 spent at the RNLI College goes towards saving lives at sea, I would... More 

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