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RNLI College

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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here over 20 times and it is rarely anything but great. The views from all rooms is excellent, the breakfasts great and the staff very helpful. On some occasions they seem understaffed, but they are always helpful. Top of the list for me is always cleanliness - and this place is 100% scrubbed.. super clean.

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

Dear Lynn L, Thank you for a lovely review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that we are your number 1 choice for accommodation in Poole and we look forward to welcoming you back again over the years to enjoy the facilities and friendly service. Thank you for your... More 

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overnight in the accommodation - interesting room decor and great views across the waters. Guided tour - a revelation seeing what is behind the RNLI. A choice of eating and a great setting, on the waterfront.

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

Dear Phil T, Thank you for the 5* review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Worcester
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24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the RNLI college hotel when it first opened a few years back and was impressed then. I stayed here again recently and was nothing but impressed, firstly by the uniqueness of the venue, and secondly by the quality of the accommodation. The rooms are spacious with a good bathroom and of course an excellent view. The restaurant... More 

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1 Thank Shaun F
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Shaun F, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm especially pleased to hear about our friendly staff being attentive and responsive to your needs. I'll be sure to share your comments with the team. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent four days there and to be honest if I could of stayed longer I would of. It's a great spot with a great vibe, very tasty food and a nice view. The staff are good craic and have good banter skills which are important when dealing with lifeboat crews as our sense of humour can be an acquired... More 

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

Dear Joe o, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm so very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and would happily recommend us to anyone who would listen. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Battle, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we give 5 stars for all ,except for one uptight ,out of sight ,if I ruled the world security guard . Who gave us a hard time because we didn't press button on gate as barrier was already up,obviously he was after a star on his macdonalds badge that day . Just make sure you STOP at the barrier... More 

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Thank Roly47
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Roly47, Thank you for the feedback following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole and for the 5* rating. Please may I ask you to get in contact with me directly so that I can identify who the individual was that spoke to you to ensure that nobody else has a similar experience. You... More 

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

Stayed for two nights and agree with earlier comments - cannot fault - really helpful staff, rooms spotlessly clean with great views, breakfast had everything on offer, free parking, bar and restaurant with sea views - loved it and would definitely recommend.

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

Dear Angela L, Thank you for providing such a lovely review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that we met and exceeded your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great place to stay, so interesting. Service was friendly and courteous, The rooms were so clean, attractive and comfortable, all with lovely views. Breakfast was great.All within walking distance to Quayside. Would not hesitate to recommend and there is the added bonus of knowing all proceeds go to the RNLI who rely soley on donations to support their... More 

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

Dear DCSTEED, Thank you for such lovely comments following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. As well as providing a base for engagement, all revenue generated at the college goes directly towards covering the training costs for our volunteer crew and lifeguards. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for supporting the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressed with this place. Wouldn't have considered it had friends not recommend it and was very pleasantly surprised. There's a nice atmosphere and the staff are v friendly. Breakfast was very good, good choice and the bar is nice too, very cheap! Rooms are spotless, great views from all rooms and very comfortable beds. Didn't have dinner at Riggers... More 

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

Dear KerryPJ, Thank you for the lovely 5* review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. It sounds like you have a fabulous time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have just returned from 5 days at the RNLI Lifeboats College in Poole. The Receptionists set the standard, Polite, Friendly, Professional and this was emulated throughout the College and the Staff and Volunteers. Having Cruised with Cunard, Celebrity and Princess, all rated as 4* or 5*, this was as good as we have had at sea. The whole college was... More 

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

Dear MalcolmWitherden, Thank you for the fabulous comments following your recent 5 night stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm extremely proud of the team here at the college and pleased to hear that they looked after you so well for the duration of your stay. I've already passed on your kind comments regarding their service... More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a one night stay at the RNLI College lovely room and staff were very polite and welcoming in every part of the college the breakfast was excellent and the evening meal in the refurbished restaurant was also excellent well served and looked after very well great staff will return for a longer stay next time we travel... More 

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

Dear GRAHAM B, Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback and comments following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you were very well looked after and that our team made you feel so very welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back again on your... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 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: $116 - $165 (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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