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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our room was very comfortable, the staff friendly & helpful, & the breakfast great - But: were given 2 cardkeys but weren't told that the lights would only work if a card-key was inserted into the light switch. Have never seen this before & it took us ages to work it out! Then, when we went out, the cleaners removed... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If they have a room available I wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Poole. A friendly welcome, good sized rooms with harbour views, comfortable beds, fluffy towels. The bar and restaurant are great and every time you stay you are supporting a great charity. The location is also great, the town centre and quay are only a few minutes walk.

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

Dear edelinick, Thank you for the kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that we're your first choice for accommodation when visiting Poole and that our location close to local amenities is advantageous to you. Thank you for your continued support of the RNLI Saving... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I occasionally visit poole for seminars so I wish I had found this hotel before. The rooms are clean and spacious, the staff very friendly and the price reasonable. The plus side to the breakfast is that it is self serve so you can have as much or as little as you want. You also get your own drinks so... More 

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

Dear John L, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback 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 first stay with us and are considering using us again when next in the Poole area. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at... More 

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being supporters of the RNLI for as long as I can remember it was with great interest that we stayed at the College. We would have stayed earlier but did not realise that it existed. The room on the 4th Floor was as good as a modern hotel, clean and with a fabulous view over the bay. We immediately felt... More 

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

Dear normalf, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on Tripadvisor following your first stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that after supporting our charity for such a long time that you were finally able to enjoy our facilities here at the College. When not being used by our... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel just one night for bed and breakfast. A beautiful hotel with tremendous views from every room. The staff are friendly and caring, and the rooms are clean, tidy and very comfortable. A very good bar area with excellent prices. We only used the restaurant for breakfast. The breakfast was a buffet style with a very... More 

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

Dear Terry L, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overnight stay with us and that you felt our staff to be friendly and caring. We do hope that on your next visit to Poole that you decide... More 

Liverpool
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not often you get to stay in a good hotel, get a free tour and have that added feel good factor of having given to charity. The rooms in this place are nice, if a little worn in places, with great views and the service at the front desk DEFINITELY needs a refresh, but the best thing is you... More 

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

Dear NikkiandAndy, Thank you for leaving a review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We exist to provide a designated facility for the training of RNLI Lifeboat Crew & Lifeguards with any spare capacity made available for our supporters and members of the public to use and enjoy. I'm pleased to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long overdue review as we have stayed here on several occasions. Clean and modern functional rooms with great waterside views. Staff very friendly and go out of their way to help. We generally have a family get together Sunday lunch which we have always found to be well cooked and great value. Drinks at the bar are very good value... More 

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

Dear SANDRA G, Thank you for providing your feedback on Tripadvisor following your latest stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you've come to enjoy the facilities on offer during your frequent visits and that your family Sunday lunches have been a success. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at... More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here from Friday 14th to Monday 17th October. It was very enjoyable. It is a striking design. We arrived and before the barrier was raised we were directed to an allocated parking space in the car park. We were early but the receptionist checked if our room (314) was ready. It was not quite there so we were... More 

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

Dear jshfleet, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide such a detailed review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We are the designated facility for training our RNLI Lifeboat Crew and Lifeguards but make any spare capacity available for our supporters and members of the public to use... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was welcomed as a long lost friend despite never having been there before, the rooms were clean and bright and they all had a view of the harbour. The restraunt is in two levels with snacks and drinks being serve in one and the other having full retraunt service which is very good. All in all no complaints and... More 

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

Dear umpire24, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so very pleased to hear that our friendly staff made you feel welcome from the first minute and that you enjoyed the food offering in the restaurant. Thank you for your support for... More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our third trip this year for a long weekend away, this time with friends who had not visited before but were blown away by the friendliness and comfort. The tour of the training facility including the simulator experience is worth the room rate alone and is free for people staying. Tony took us round and we learnt so much about... More 

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

Dear Vexilllogist, Thank you for your kind words on Tripadvisor following your third stay with us this year at the RNLI Training College in Poole. As mentioned, the tours which are organised and run by RNLI Volunteers are complimentary to guests staying overnight and provide a fascinating insight into the workings of the College and of the charity. Thank you... 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 Family Hotel in Poole
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#1 Business Hotel in Poole
#1 Best Value Hotel in Poole

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