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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
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    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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Derry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Cannock, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant weekend for my wifes 40th birthday. Please remember this isn't a hotel!!! It is clean it is central, but it is a college. However it is really great, views from the rooms are wonderful!! Thanks team and well done.

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

Dear Clive S, Thank you for your kind 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 a brilliant weekend for your wife's 40th birthday and found the views wonderful and our central location beneficial for exploring the local area. I'll be sure to pass... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really loved the decor and atmosphere of the RNLI. The lifeboat theme of the hotel extends to fashionably designed rooms which are comfortable and peaceful. The view from the rooms is stunning. We had a slightly long wait at the restaurant but when the food arrived it was of a very high standard. The RNLI is excellent value for... More

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

Dear JoWild, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We're a working college where our RNLI Lifeboat Crew, Volunteers, Lifeguards and Flood Rescue Team attend to participate in periodic sea survival training. Any spare capacity is then made available for our supporters... More

Cornwall
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From arriving to a really warm, friendly greeting, to a 'how was your stay with us' farewell, the whole week was excellent. Fabulous view from the rooms (apparently they all face the water), great bed (I'm very fussy), fine shower, and lots of room. Interestingly, no air con but as the windows open, letting in the sounds and smells of... More

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

Dear Martin-Bistro, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so glad to hear that our friendly staff went out of their way to ensure your stay with us was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We strongly encourage all our staff to engage with all... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a long weekend in Poole and stayed here for 3 nights. The college is fantastic. Our room looked out onto Holes Bay (as all rooms do I believe). The view is beautiful. The room was large, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Tea, coffee, tv with remote, radio, iron, ironing board, plenty of drawer and hanging space.... More

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

Dear Jan C, Thank you for providing such a kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us as the RNLI Training College in Poole. It sounds like both you and your boyfriend had a lovely time and made the most of our facilities and fantastic location for exploring the local area. Along with our bar and restaurant, all... More

London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night at the clean and bright college. Room was a big size but shame the windows would only open a couple of inches. Breakfast was pretty good with a decent choice - maybe offer vegetarian sausages though? About a 10 min walk to Poole harbour through not the most attractive area - the college is on a small... More

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

Dear David_OLondon, 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 glad to hear that you found our bedrooms to be large, clean and bright and our location just a short stroll from both the town centre and Poole quayside advantageous for exploring the... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed regularly at the college since it first opened. Still excellent rooms and service and everyone is so friendly. This time we had a top floor room that looked out over the twin sails bridge which is interesting to watch. On our last visit the breakfast was very dry but this time they seemed to have sorted it... More

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

Dear Jennifer C, Thank you for your kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI College in Poole. I'm glad to hear that your recent visit has continued to live up to your expectations and that our friendly staff continue to deliver the level of service that you've come to enjoy from us. Based on... 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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