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RNLI College

#1 of 13 Hotels in Poole
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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights. Other guests were a mixture of people training and people like ourselves. Staff were welcoming and helpful, our room was very comfortable and had a superb view of the harbour. Food was plentiful and well-cooked and both food and bar prices were very good value for money. Definitely a place to go back to and... More 

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Southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife & I come to Poole a couple of times a year, mainly to visit our favourite restaurant The Guildhall Tavern. We've stayed in many of the hotels on the Quay but I have to say the RNLI college is by far the best. When we arrived we were let into the secure carpark by security, plenty of parking... More 

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

We have stayed here previously and our comments remain positive. The rooms have been refurbished and are a big improvment. At my initial enquiry to book a room there were no vacancies, I requested to be placed on standby should a vacancy occur - and the same day I was e-mailed to inform me we had a room. Excellent. Our... More 

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Hilllingdon, Middlesex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights. Warm welcome on arrival. We were very pleased with our room (313) which was absolutely spotless and very well furnished. Lovely comfy bed. Ample choice for breakfast. We booked onto the Discovery tour which was brilliant. Our guide was so informative and having a go in the simulator was the highlight. We wouldn't want to... More 

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Woking England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit in less than a year. Comfortable and well appointed bedroom complete with study area and view of the harbour. Good breakfast choices .Reasonably priced drinks. An interesting venue - a bonus of staying here is that you are supporting an invaluable charity..

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

Dear MJJWokingEngland, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor following your second stay with us at the RNLI Training College in under a year. I'm very pleased to understand that we continue to deliver good value and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you back again on your next trip to Poole. I would like to take this opportunity... More 

Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stay at the college regularly with work. The staff are friendly and happy to accommodate (even if arriving very late). Rooms are comfortable with plenty of sockets which is always handy with the amount of chargers we all need these days! Views over Poole harbour are amazing. Close to rail links and plenty to do on site (tours etc)... More 

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

Dear Lifeboatwill, Thank you for your kind comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm very pleased to hear that we are your accommodation of choice when in the area on business and look welcoming you back again and again in the future. Thank you for your continued support for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here whilst completing my RNLI Crew Course and was not disappointed. The rooms are second to none and staff are knowledgeable and helpful. The restaurant and bar is well stocked and provide good quality food and service. I highly recommend the RNLI Collage for anybody staying in Poole!

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

Dear Luke G, I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us whilst attending your RNLI crew training course. You are the reason why we do what we do so it's always nice to hear when you guys have enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you back to the RNLI College when attending your next... More 

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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We stayed one night before leaving for the Channel Islands. Rooms are superb, spotlessly clean and provide everything you need. Would stay there again without question. I would have given it five stars if the evening meal we had with our Poole based friends had been more to our liking. It is at best pub grub and not particularly good... More 

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

Dear Blazeboyo, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the recently refurbished bedrooms, beverage prices and buffet breakfast. Our restaurant aims to provide a comfortable environment with friendly staff and tasty food so it's disappointing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My friend got married here in November so we booked in to stay given that we were unfamiliar with the surrounding area, what a great decision. The rooms were quirky and just fantastic, giving the feel of being on a boat. The views were just breathtaking, looking out onto the water, all the boats coming and going, such a relaxing... More 

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

Dear steff020, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a kind review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that your friend's wedding was a fantastic success and shall be sure to pass on your kind reviews regarding our staff to the team. Every £1 spent at the... More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

really friendly bunch, food is exhalent, rooms very clean with tea & coffee readily available. Recommend doing the tour of the collage its free to guests, but a small charge for non guests still recommend going.

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

Dear neilrat, Thank you for providing your feedback following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to read that you've enjoyed your stay and that you would recommend the Discover Tour to both residents and non-residents of the College. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

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