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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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    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
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Rossendale
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just spent 5 nights at the RNLI college it has been a most enjoyable stay. The staff are great nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. The hotel has fantastic views. The only thing which in my opinion lets it down is, that the food I not hot enough. I would have no... More

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

Dear Maggie B, Thank you for taking the time to provide your kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent 5 night stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and in particular that our friendly staff went out of their way to ensure you had everything... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights B and B. The hotel was very nice and the staff were the friendliest people, so polite and helpful. The room was lovely, pleasant temperature and had very relaxed atmosphere. The hotel wasn't far from the train station, comfortable walking distance even with luggage. Great place all in all.

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

Dear Rachel-Kirkpatrick, 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 our team were their usual friendly, polite and helpful selves and that they helped to make you feel relaxed in the College environment. I'll be sure to pass on your comments to... More

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located overlooking the water and the restaurant / bar do so as well . We had a great stay with a big very clean well appointed room . I would highly recommend the hotel and whilst on the edge of town it is only a 5 minute walk to Poole harbour . We took the hotel bikes... More

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

Dear Riccch, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and that our location just 5 minutes from both the town centre and quayside provided an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. As mentioned,... More

Derry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed on Saturday evening, very nice spot. Great views. Lovely bar- with well priced drinks. Lots of nice boats to look at! Also nice to feel your doing a little for such a worthwhile charity. Breakfast was a bit manic,food quality was ok but the restaurant was very busy.

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

Dear paulbryson75, Thank you for your kind comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. Our location overlooking Holes Bay does provide a fantastic backdrop for our bedrooms, bar and restaurant and I'm pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of our generously priced drinks whilst enjoying the view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a 2 night break here & we were pleasently surprised how lovely the rooms were and the views over the bay were excellent. Breakfast was very good we had smoked haddock and poached eggs made to order. It is situated within walking distance into poole town and parking is really easy. We really enjoyed our stay... More

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

Dear Amber A, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a nice review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLU Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that my team managed to exceed your expectations and that you had a most enjoyable 2 night break with us. All our bedrooms overlook Holes Bay... More

Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The RNLI first and foremost is a Training College, and a place to stay second. Bearing this in mind it by no way takes away from the excellent service, and friendly staff, and the food that you would find in a far more expensive hotel for a lot more money. The RNLI college is giving members of the public a... More

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

Dear D P, Thank you very much for your kind comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. As mentioned, we were purpose built 10 years ago as the designated training facility for RNLI Lifeboat Crew to attend designated training courses designed to develop key sea survival skills needed to save the... More

Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't your average hotel, so don't expect it to be! The rooms were designed for RNLI crews etc who are onsite at the college to do their training (you can get to see some of that while you're there too!) The rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable - mine had wonderful views of Holes Bay and I had... More

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

Dear Helen W, Thank you for taking the time to review our property on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. As a working college for the RNLI, you're very likely to witness crew undertaking some form of sea survival training as well as interact with them in person in the bar and... 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): $
Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
RNLI College Poole, Dorset

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The home of RNLI training, RNLI College is a fine modern conference and training venue in a stunning waterside setting in Poole, Dorset, and now also offers hotel facilities in the 60 en-suite rooms. RNLI College also makes a stunning wedding venue with views over the harbour. Every £ Spent at RNLI College saves lives at sea. ... more   less 
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