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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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RNLI College
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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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brigton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for the weekend. This is our 5th visit,last time we stayed was about 5years ago. Knew what to expect or so we thought! This time we were giving a newly refurbished room! The rooms were comfortable before but wow what can I say? Considering its only a collage it is better than 5 star .The... More 

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

Dear vic4050, It's great to hear you've returned to the RNLI Training College following your last visit 5 years ago and I'm so pleased to hear that we continue to meet and exceed your expectations. We recently completed the refurbishment of one of our 60 bedrooms and the remaining will be started shortly so it's pleasing to hear that the... More 

London
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This a great place to stay when in Dorset. All the rooms overlook the harbour which was lovely. The staff were lovely and very friendly upon check-in. Our room was a very good size and immaculately clean. Breakfast was very good quality. Buffet full English or the usual alternative options. We had dinner in the restaurant one night and the... More 

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

Dear Sazzle_funk, Thank you for taking the time to provide such great feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the view from your room as well as the food and drink on offer. It's also great to hear that our staff were their... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
46 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fab location, well run, very clean and comfortable and good food all add up to make this an excellent place to stay. Had evening meal in the restaurant which was good and well priced. We will most definitely book again when next in Poole

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

Dear jelico, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of the RNLI Training College in Poole following your recent stay with us. It sounds like you had a great time and it's pleasing to read that you also enjoyed your meal in Riggers. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and we look forward... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel just before Christmas 2014 (4 nights). The internet photos and reviews are completely accurate. It is a wonderful hotel. We had a tripple room, the double bed was huge, and the view out the window was lovely. We also took the tour (complimentary when you are staying there), it was really interesting and my son... More 

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

Dear Mandy G, Thank you for your kind words posted on Tripadvisor following your 4 night break with us before Christmas at the RNLI Training College. I'm so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and were able to book onto the tour of the facility which is guided by RNLI volunteers and provided... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not yachty types, but we appreciate what the RNLI do for millions of boaty people. I will comment on the bar, but they have a restaurant, which I will have to investigate at a later date. They also have a hotel, which is available for family members when the RNLI are training, but have fantastic offers for "Joe... More 

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

Dear Steven K, Thank you for providing feedback following a recent visit to our Slipway Bay here at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I’m pleased to hear that you had the opportunity to observe crew training on the lifeboats located directly outside the College as well as the view of Holes Bay and the Twin Sails Bridge. On opening... More 

Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our room was very comfortable, the staff friendly & helpful, & the breakfast great - But: were given 2 cardkeys but weren't told that the lights would only work if a card-key was inserted into the light switch. Have never seen this before & it took us ages to work it out! Then, when we went out, the cleaners removed... More 

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

Dear san_thur, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. Sorry to hear that you had issues locating the energy saving room key device on the wall that controls the lighting and sockets in the bedroom. This is an industry standard item and hence... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If they have a room available I wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Poole. A friendly welcome, good sized rooms with harbour views, comfortable beds, fluffy towels. The bar and restaurant are great and every time you stay you are supporting a great charity. The location is also great, the town centre and quay are only a few minutes walk.

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

Dear edelinick, Thank you for the kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that we're your first choice for accommodation when visiting Poole and that our location close to local amenities is advantageous to you. Thank you for your continued support of the RNLI Saving... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I occasionally visit poole for seminars so I wish I had found this hotel before. The rooms are clean and spacious, the staff very friendly and the price reasonable. The plus side to the breakfast is that it is self serve so you can have as much or as little as you want. You also get your own drinks so... More 

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

Dear John L, 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 pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your first stay with us and are considering using us again when next in the Poole area. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at... More 

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Being supporters of the RNLI for as long as I can remember it was with great interest that we stayed at the College. We would have stayed earlier but did not realise that it existed. The room on the 4th Floor was as good as a modern hotel, clean and with a fabulous view over the bay. We immediately felt... More 

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

Dear normalf, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on Tripadvisor following your first stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that after supporting our charity for such a long time that you were finally able to enjoy our facilities here at the College. When not being used by our... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stayed in this hotel just one night for bed and breakfast. A beautiful hotel with tremendous views from every room. The staff are friendly and caring, and the rooms are clean, tidy and very comfortable. A very good bar area with excellent prices. We only used the restaurant for breakfast. The breakfast was a buffet style with a very... More 

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

Dear Terry L, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overnight stay with us and that you felt our staff to be friendly and caring. We do hope that on your next visit to Poole that you decide... 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): $
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
RNLI College Poole, Dorset
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#1 Business Hotel in Poole
#1 Family Hotel in Poole
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
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