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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Looe, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The RNLI College offers first class hotel facilities at weekends, and an excellent restaurant throughout the week. Bedrooms overlook Poole Harbour, and are equipped to a full modern standard, with wi-fi, TV, tea/coffee and good size comfortable beds. There is a good bar overlooking the harbour, and the Riggers restaurant is excellent value for money, serving good quality food. Tours... More 

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singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms were quite basic but was clean, spacious and had lovely harbour views - perfect when waking up to a beautiful sunny day! The room had the necessary essentials and the buffet breakfast had a decent spread of English and continental items. Definitely would stay here again.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After losing patience with HDV we have the RNLI a try and definitely won't look back. £87 per night B&B is premier inn prices and the rooms are very similar quality but with harbour view guaranteed! Breakfast buffet is perfectly good and the bar is a bargain, with friendly staff, free parking and knowing your money is helping a good... More 

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

Dear throwingmuse, Thank you for providing feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College. I'm so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your fist visit and stay with us and sincerely hope to welcome you back again on your next visit to Poole. As every £1 spent at the RNLI College goes towards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great gem of a place the RNLI college is. A most enjoyable, informative and pleasant time was had by us all as we were guided about the whole college, rounding off the visit with delicious food served by most pleasant of staff. Dick Moon (leader of group)

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

Dear Dick M, Thank you for such a kind review on Tripadvisor following the visit of your group, the Chard RNA to the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that your group had such a pleasant time with us and found the food to be delicious and the tour of the training facilities to be informative.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the RNLI College in Poole toward the end of March and it was faantastic. We had read so much about the hotel but it had always been so difficult to get a booking, therefore when we saw they had three nights available we grabbed it. The best kept secret as far as we were concerned was our... More 

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

Dear h0nesty, Thank you for providing such a kind and detailed review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. It was a pleasure speaking to you last week and hearing first hand just how friendly the staff were and also how much you enjoyed staying in our newly refurbished bedroom. When we... More 

Stromness
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific lunch and breakfast. Self service. Fresh and tasty. Great choice. Two consecutive poor dinners though. Very slow service and when it finally arrived, the food was cold and overcooked. Was hoping for better!

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

Dear David B, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole recently and for providing your feedback on Tripadvisor. Please accept my apologies regarding the inconsistency experienced at dinner, this is not representative of our usual standard. I understand that my Food & Beverage Manager Nicholas has called you earlier in the week... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all involved in making a family wedding so perfect. Cannot praise the Venue, the food, the ambiance, the staff etc enough. Perfect setting for a wedding, and one of the best disco's have ever danced my feet off to. Well done to all involved.

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

Dear Rudegirlowen, I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself last weekend at your family's wedding held here at the RNLI College in Poole. I know I speak on behalf of the entire team here in saying how much we thoroughly enjoyed organizing and delivering the event on this your family's special day. Is shall be sure to pass... More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I needed to be at a meeting in Poole in the early evening and driving back home would have taken 3 hours. Usually we would use Premier Inn for this sort of stay but a friend recommended the RNLI college - we are glad we took the advice. A clean, comfortable room with an excellent harbour view,... More 

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

Dear John H, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the RNLI College in Poole recently and for providing your feedback on Tripadvisor. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first stay at our wonderful facility and I sincerely hope that you decide to stay with us again on your next visit to Poole. If you do,... More 

Flintshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here on business in Feb '14, not bad but in need of a refurb. The bathroom is looking dated and the wear and tear in the sink isn't really acceptable for the price they were charging. The restaurant could also do with a bit more atmosphere, the food is excellent but maybe dim the lights a bit. I also... More 

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

Dear virtualmFlintshire, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor following your latest stay at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you found our location close to both the city center and quayside to your advantage and that you enjoyed your meals eaten with us. You'll be pleased to hear that we're scheduled to refresh the... More 

Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I stayed here for a business trip and wanted something a bit different. I got a great price and I wasn't disappointed!!! I got a great room and a fantastic view of Holes Bay. Big double room spotlessly clean!!! The breakfast was great with a lot on offer and good produce being served. Central to Poole without being in the... More 

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

Dear Churchill05, I'm so pleased to hear that your recent business stay with us at the RNLI Training College has been greatly enjoyed and also that you would recommend us to anybody which is a great endorsement. All our bedrooms overlook Holes Bay where you can also enjoy watching our lifeboat crew carry out training on the various class of... More 

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