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RNLI College

#1 of 15 Hotels in Poole
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights mid July. This was our first visit and Riggers restaurant had just reopened. As we hadn't been here before we haven't anything to compare it with, but it's no longer self service, it's waiter/waitress service, and was excellent, good choice of food and service. We also had breakfast here every morning, that was self... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first visit to Poole and friends advised us to try to stay here. How pleased we were that we took their advice. From check in to check out everything was first class. Our room on the 4th floor was excellent and the staff are very professional.

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Thank Keith B
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reception was welcoming and friendly. The college has just had an overhaul of the dining area and kitchens but we had been warned and the dining room was ready for breakfast the morning after arrival . All the rooms have also been completely updated and the desk area is no longer under the window allowing better acces to the windows... More 

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Thank Denise E
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try to stay here when we are in the area. As I have mentioned in previous reviews, the fact that the profits are fed back into this amazing voluntary organisation makes it an additional good reason for a visit. We were just passing through on this occasion and it is perfect for the Poole Ferry which is just... More 

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Thank FlorenceScholar
London, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room on the 4th floor had a lovely view of the lake. The bed was comfortable and there was tea and coffee in the room. The bath was big and so were the bath towels. We had a very quiet night. We were disappointed that there was no mention of the closure of the restaurant on the website, or... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was delighted to find this accommodation as we needed a bed for the night prior to a morning ferry crossing to Guernsey. There is parking. Our room was large, comfortable with a view over the water. Reception were friendly and helpful. The restaurant was closed for refurbishment but we were given discount vouchers to use at a couple of... More 

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

Dear Eduardobear, Thank you for taking the time to provider such a lovely review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole in advance of your ferry crossing to Guernsey. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again later in the year when... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice place to stay, in a superb location where all the rooms have a view. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Located near Poole Quay so plenty to do and see the food was of a very good standard.

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Thank daveyoung22
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear daveyoung22, Thank you for your kind comments following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since I found out about this hotel I had wanted to stay here and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. The room was a good size with extra space containing a desk and sofa (bed). The view over the harbour was lovely and the rooms were well equipped with a comfy bed. All the staff were lovely from check... More 

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

Dear Sue4067, Thank you for the kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the staff and Judith. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Northampton
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109 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the RNLI College on a Friday night as part of a road-trip along the south-coast. Check-in was very friendly and efficient and we were able to park for free in the large car park adjacent to the main building. First impressions of the building were very positive, with a beautifully light foyer, and this extended to our... More 

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

Dear Seamo, Thank you ever so much for the lovely review and kind comments regarding our facilities and friendly staff. It does sound like you've had a most enjoyable stay with us and that every element of your time with us both met and exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back again to the RNLI Training College... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was working for the RNLI and I stayed at the collage for one week.my room was perfect the staff couldn't do enough they were very helpful. nice breakfast in the morning too. I would recommend a stay here to any one

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

Dear mark b, I'm pleased to hear that my team looked after you so well whilst staying with us recently for a whole week. We do hope to see you back at the RNLI Training College soon. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about RNLI College

Address: West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Price Range: $127 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
RNLI College Poole, Dorset
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#1 Best Value Hotel in Poole
#2 Family Hotel in Poole
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