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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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RNLI College
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I got married at the rnli on 6 September 2014. I had the inclusive package which was the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception. All the staff were extremely professional throughout the planning and the day itself. There was always a member of staff nearby if you needed anything and they always had a smile on their faces.... More

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

Dear Amelia C, Congratulations on your marriage and on behalf of everyone here at the RNLI College, thank you for choosing to celebrate your day with us and we would like to wish you both the very best for your future together. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you... More

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned from an excellent 2 night stay at the RNLI college. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and have a good view of the harbour. I highly recommend the guided tour which was extremely interesting and informative. The breakfast was very good with plenty to choose from and the staff most courteous and helpful. The shop... More

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

Dear jnloakley, Thank you for your lovely comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNlI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed an excellent stay with us but most importantly found the staff to be courteous and helpful. RNLI Christmas cards are a time old favourite of our supporters and you... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The whole experience of staying at The Lifeboat College is delightful. Staff are efficient and courteous, rooms clean and comfortable, Riggers restaurant very good and best of all every room has a view of Poole Harbour. This is a working college and the Headquarters of the charity. This just adds to the experience as volunteer crews and RNLI staff are... More

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

Dear Jaqhutch, Thank you for taking the time to provide such an excellent review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. The College was built with the sole intention of providing a home-from-home training environment for our Lifeboat Crew, Lifeguards and Flood Rescue Teams. Any spare capacity is then made available to... More

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night, with another couple, at the RNLI college. As we had found the details in a tourist book, when we arrived we were really surprised to find it was actually a working college, but that was one of the main pleasures of staying there. It is so interesting to watch the trainees working on the lifeboats. All... More

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

Dear RJM1950, Thank you for taking the time to publish your kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. As mentioned in your review, we are the home for Lifeboat Crew, Lifeguards and members of the Flood Rescue Team to stay whilst undergoing training. We sell any spare capacity to help... More

Saint Mary in the Marsh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights in August. Excellent base for exploring Poole and surrounding area. Room large and spacious. Brill View over Poole Harbour. Excellent views both from the Restaurant and the Bar. Very Good Value Drinks prices in the Bar. We ate in the restaurant every evening. Food was very good, a bit slow one night, due to being very... More

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

Dear TripMartin3, 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 had a most enjoyable stay with us and found our location ideal for exploring Poole and the surrounding areas. All our bedrooms overlook Holes Bay so you can be sure of... More

Amersham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this lovely hotel overlooking Poole harbour for just one night and we were not disappointed. 4/5 star accomodation. Very friendly and helpful staff and the hotel had a lovely feel to it. Breakfast was included in our overnight stay which was buffet style including eggs, bacon etc. We would certainly return here.

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

Dear Birkby2, Thank you for your lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that our accommodation, staff and food offering all exceeded your expectations and that you are looking forward to returning. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and we look... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting the College a few times before, we had the opportunity to stay overnight. What a delight it was. From the friendly receptionist who went out of her way to help with local directions, to the room that had fantastic view over the water, the whole visit was a pleasure. The restaurant was great with a breakfast that lacked... More

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

Dear Buzby4, Thank you for your lovely feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLU Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable visit and that our friendly staff went out of their way to ensure you could find your way around the local area and attractions. All our bedrooms and... More

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

A stay at the RNLI college is a real treat. Forget boutique, we found this far more interesting as it is a workplace, so you share the space with rescue boat crews and meals with volunteers on training courses. They have interesting stories to tell. Every room comes with a sea view-no extra to charge to open the curtains on... More

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

Dear Luci T, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a nice review of Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. As mentioned in your review, we are a purpose built training facility for the RNLI where Lifeboat Crew, Volunteers, Lifeguards & Flood Rescue Teams attend to participate in periodic safety... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at RNLI Hotel twice in August and the first 1 night stay was excellent: immaculately clean room, perfect service. Therefore, was tempted to book another night stay that fitted well our Itinerary just 2 days after. To our disappointment the room was not clean nor fresh at all,k the same goes for bathroom, incl toilet.. However, I would still... More

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

Dear Maria T, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stays with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. The excellent customer service and overall positive experience you had on the first visit is one that we strive to achieve daily with each of our members and supporters so it's therefor disappointing... More

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous meal here whilst visiting family - the foo was superb and the three course meal was stunning and reasonably priced as was the wine!! Overlooking fabulous views whilst dining was a bonus - well worth a visit - will definitely return!

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

Dear thewelshbird, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant following your recent visit to the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed both the meal and the wonderful view of Holes Bay from which our restaurant and bar both overlook. We look forward to welcoming you back on your return and would like to... More

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Address: West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
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Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
RNLI College Poole, Dorset

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