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RNLI College
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

What a great place to stay, my husband & I stayed one night and it was fantastic. We had a room on the 3rd floor, the views of the water and lifeboats was very relaxing. Rooms a good size and the bed was very comfortable, and lovely towels in the bathroom. We had dinner in the evening, service and food very good, and the breakfast was plentiful with a good selection with helpful staff. Everyone we came across couldn't have been nicer, especially Steve the duty manager took time to talk us through how things worked. We were sorry not to arrive in time to go on the tour. We will certainly recommend the RNLI College, and we will be staying again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank MrsPT572
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Hi Mrs PT572

Thank you for taking the time to write a very kind review with tripadvisor. I'm delighted that Steve was able to explain how the College works. Our discovery tours are free for guests staying at the college and include the Sea Survival centre and simulators when available.

Thank you for supporting the RNLI - every £ spent at RNLI College helps support saving lives at sea.

kind Regards

Richard Martin

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

I was visiting for a RNLI Nautical Skills weekend. The facilities were fantastic and the staff were absolutely brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble, they were always wearing a smile and wanted to know how your day was going. I had a really really wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Hi Matt_22379

Thank you for you lovely review. Our Nautical Skills Weekends are proving very popular with some great trainng and advice from our very own Lifeboat Crew trainers. We hope you learnt plenty, enjoyed the trainng and feel safer on the water.

Every £ spent at RNLI College helps support saving lives at sea. Thank you.

Kind Regards

Richard Martin

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Stayed two nights in the College to do a course. I could not fault the place. It may lack the cushioned ambience of a posh hotel. but from first entering the place it was outstanding. Staff were cheerful, friendly and helpful. Everywhere was clean to an almost surgical standard, and the furnishings extremely comfortable. Every room has an outstanding view of Poole Harbour. There is a welcoming cafe-bar, and a restaurant, both serving very good food. The cooked breakfasts were first class.
I was on a course, but my wife wandered into Poole centre which is only minutes away, and also quite interesting, though I gather that for "proper" shopping Bournemouth is better.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Hi sjmUK Based

Thank you for your very kind review with tripadvisor. The number 1 position is important to us, but we are not a luxury hotel! We hope to earn our positive reviews by reflecting the 'home from home' hospitality we strive to offer our fantastic volunteer Lifeboat Crew and our Lifeguards.

Poole also offers some individual shopping alongside the harbour as well as the town centre. Bournemouth is also very close by!

We look forward to welcoming you again. Thank you for supporting the RNLI to save lives at sea.

Kind Regards

Richard Martin

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

As always a excellent stay.
All the staff are friendly and make you feel welcome.
The accommodation is first class and always clean, bathrooms are also cleaned daily
The breakfast was yummy with a good selection to choose from

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Hi Pyranha240

Thank you for taking the time to review RNLI College with tripadvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

Every £ spent at RNLI College helps support the RNLI saving lives at sea. Thank you and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind Regards

Richard

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We were stuck in Poole on a wet Bank Holiday after the ferry was cancelled with all hotels fully booked. As an ex RNLI crew, I remembered that the College there often let rooms when courses were not running. True to form, they had two rooms available, and made us very welcome.
The rooms were very comfortable with stunning views across the harbour, and the resturaunt was excellent with a good choice
In addition, when they realised that we would miss breakfast due to an early departure, packed meals were provided which were excellent

Room Tip: All rooms are of the same standard and overlook the harbour (see picture).
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Peter S
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Hi Peter S

Thank you for taking the time to write a very kind review with tripadvisor. As a former Crew member woth RNLI we are delighted that you found your way to us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your break and the take out breakfast.

Thank you for supporting us.

kind regards

Richard Martin

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