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RNLI College

West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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RNLI College
Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Surrey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited for a big family get together to celebrate an anniversary recently. Hotel is obviously owned by the RNLI and is the main training college for the RNLI so overlooks part of Poole harbour and the views from rooms are great. The hotel can be a little tricky to get to going around the one way system a couple of... More

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

Spent two nights at the RNLI College in Poole. Good rooms, good restaurant, great breakfast and good sea view from room. Five minutes walk from Poole Quay for boat rides round Poole Harbour and to Brownsea Island and for walks, five minutes to Sandbanks beach. On our last morning had a college tour of lifeboat crew training facilities - including... More

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

Hi MadJanet, Thank you for your kind comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI College in Poole. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed all the facilities on offer at the College during your two night stay and that you found our great location overlooking Holes Bay to your advantage when exploring the surrounding areas.... More

Droitwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For my birthday my friends treated my wife and I to a two night stay at the RNLI College in Poole. We arrived on the Sunday to a warm and helpful welcome at reception and then a great view overlooking the habour when we went up to our room. The room was very clean and tidy and made you feel... More

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

Hi Gareth, Thank you for taking the time to provide your gracious comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI College. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your birthday treat with us and that our friendly staff went out of their way to make your stay with us so special. Our volunteer tour guides... More

Kent
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be put off by the name college,this is an excellent good value quality hotel . Very clean rooms which apparently all look out over the Solent so it doesn't mater which room you are in. Very helpful and friendly staff, especially at reception . The self service breakfast has a good choice with the restaurant having lovely views watching... More

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

Hi Keston, Thank you for taking the time to review the RNLI College with tripadvisor. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and for supporting RNLI saving lives at sea and we very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind Regards Ewan Steele More

Trowbridge Wiltshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent two night stay, everything was very clean and comfortable, friendly staff and all very tidy, we will be back. Room tip, take advantage of the free discovery tour included in your room rate, brilliant. Top spot on Tripadvisor says it all. handy for Poole old town.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I booked the RNLI College to stay in I wasn't sure the 'all rooms harbour views' was true, so I didn't tell anyone where we were staying but how wrong was I ! The View from the room was amazing, the view of the harbour was so peaceful, the room was very spacious and very clean - it was... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely comfortable, with a nice sea view and a really excellent restaurant. Clean, well maintained. Professional staff. A bit of trouble with my check out as it was early in the morning and my card was not accepted.

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Wiltshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner stayed at the RNLI College on a Friday night back in February 2014 and we have no complaints. The staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The room was clean and spacious and had everything we needed. We had a lovely view of the harbour and the twin sails bridge. We didn’t eat in the restaurant but... More

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for the weekend and really enjoyed it. The rooms are clean and well equipped, with a stunning view of the harbour and new Twin Sails bridge which is very impressive! Comfy bed, cosy room and nice clean bathroom with a very powerful shower. Hairdrier, HD tv, alarm clock, plenty of tea and coffee available. Breakfast was superb, full... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night while on a conference with the RNLI. My room had a good view over Poole Harbour - I think many if not all rooms have a sea view. The room was very clean and bed comfy. Linen was of a good quality. The room was modern and uncluttered - you could say a little basic, but... More

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Additional Information about RNLI College

Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel
Rnli College Hotel Poole
RNLI College Poole, Dorset
Address: West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Poole
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#1 Business Hotel in Poole
#1 Family Hotel in Poole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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