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RNLI College

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely modern Hotel, lovely rooms, all overlooking sea, beautiful food. Thoroughly recommend it and worth the cost. Good pub just five mins away. Can be seen from the road outside we had a good meal there. close to local shops, seafront and Poole pottery. Always something going on with all the training undertaken by the trainees

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and enjoyable tour really friendly people and lovely lunch in their restaurant a great day all round. The lifeboat simulator was a fun experience as was seeing all the volunteers training

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

Dear BristolCs, Thank you for the kind 5* review of the RNLI Training College and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Discovery Tour and lunch in our Riggers Restaurant. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Europe
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113 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was down on a course for the week. Accommodation was very good, room clean and tidy and nothing to much trouble for the staff. Restaurant was also good with a good variety of options available on the menu. Recommend staying here when down in Poole.

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Thank diveninja21
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear diveninja21, Thank you for the kind comments and 5* review following your attendance recently on one of our training courses. I'm extremely pleased to hear that we looked after you so well and that you would recommend us to anyone wishing to stay in Poole in the future. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind... More 

Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was first class. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The beds are very comfortable. The rooms have everything you need, with a great view over Holes bay. Breakfast is first class, with my fried egg being cooked fresh at the counter. This is the best place to stay in Poole.

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

Dear evanstheeye, Thank you for the lovely review and kind comments of our establishment following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives... More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff and a very warm welcome. Our room was very comfortable and clean. View was ok but next time we will ask if there is a room available on the 4th floor for an even better view. Plenty on offer at breakfast but could be even better if the plates had been at least warm for the cooked... More 

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

Dear Mel G, Thank you for your feedback and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your weekend stay with us. I've passed your message to the restaurant team to ensure we have plenty of hot plates available prior to each service. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind... More 

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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed on RNLI accommodation. the rooms are spacious and well fitted. Breakfast offer is excellent. The mos remarkable surprise is learning about RNLI work. The hotels also is located walking distance from Quay area for restaurants and locals pubs. Overall, a unique location and different concept.

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

Dear Annapadzzle, Thank you for the kind review and for acknowledging the engagement material that we have around the RNLI College which helps to showcase the wonderful work of the RNLI charity. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan... More 

St George
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The college is a great place to stay if you are in Poole. It is modern, the rooms are extremely comfortable with great views and the quality of the soaps etc was excellent. The bar and restaurant also have really good views and the food in the Riggers restaurant was extremely good. Overall the value for money is unbeatable and... More 

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

Dear Sue J, Thank you for the kind 5* review of the RNLI Training College in Poole. We really appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you back again to the home of RNLI training in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Bristol
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable weekend room was very functional had everything you would need, lacked a bit of glitz but was faultlessly cleaned, had great views very nice friendly staff would probably stay there again instead of hotel Devine where we usually stay.

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Thank Sharkey57
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Sharkey57, Thank you for the 5* review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again the next time you are looking for accommodation in the area. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

London, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your not aware , Parking is straightforward once you arrive...assuming you didn't take the train and walked 5 minutes to the hotel. Pull up at the gates and speak to security( Left Building) who will open them in To get a feel of the place, is that the RNLI is a charity..despite the 3 new buildings (from a 10... More 

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

Dear Hotel I, Thank you for the review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

buckinghamshire
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some food in the canteen at lunchtime and the refurb looks fab!!! Really quirky, fresh and colourful!! Massive portions if you want!! I had some haddock and my mum had the Thai noodle broth. Plenty of fresh veg and potato options to pile on your plate and very reasonable priced!!! Went upstairs to the bar to get a glass... More 

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Thank travelgem99
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear travelgem99, I'm pleased to hear that you like the look and feel of our recently refurbished Riggers Restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back again for a meal in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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 )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $88 - $132 (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 Best Value Hotel in Poole
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#2 Family Hotel in Poole
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