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RNLI College

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first impressions of the college were very good the reception staff were very helpful friendly and informative. Having taken the lift to our 3rd floor room which was a benefit to myself. The rooms are excellent very clean with all you would expect from a good hotel with a separate seating area with settee and study table. We had... More 

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

Dear Peter H, Thank you for the kind review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm sorry about the weather but as all 60 bedrooms overlook Holes Bay, you'll be guaranteed a lovely view if not guaranteed the weather to match. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards... More 

Hampshire
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent location- only a few minutes walk into the town centre. We had a lovely room on the 4th floor which had fabulous views; very comfortable bed, plenty of space, good lighting, blackout curtains, bath (our preference) The reception staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. Breakfast was a great range of continental and cooked English. the sausages are particularly good.... More 

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

Dear AlisonHampshire, Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the facilities and the service provided by our staff and I'll be sure to pass your kind comments to the team. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Using the College for the 1st time, I am very happy to say that it has Excellent rooms with a great view, spotlessly clean, Excellent welcoming staff. and has great facilities, We are looking forward to returning in the New Year

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Thank 2015dianne
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear 2015dianne, Thank you for the very much for kind comments following your first stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with s and I'll be sure to pass your kind comments to the team. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards... More 

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7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here after reading good reviews and we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and efficient, the room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. The harbour view from the room was amazing . We have stayed at the sandbanks hotel many times and although the rooms there are larger everything else is... More 

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Thank Lovelylady2015
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Lovelylady2015, I'm extremely pleased to hear that we didn't disappoint and that you thought your first stay with us was on the whole excellent. Thanks you for choosing the RNLI College when staying in Poole and we look forward to welcoming you bacak again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Les Gets
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Room was contemporary and in keeping with nautical theme Our room was well furnished and had stunning view over Holes Bay. We enjoying the comings and goings of boats.and life boats Buffet breakfast was freshly prepared, plentiful and of a high standard Hotel is positioned for stroll into Poole Quay and Poole It ha the feel of a 'proper' hotel... More 

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

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

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My wife and I have just returned from a short weekend break at this hotel. We thought it terrific. The receptionists were helpful and friendly, the room was very clean and well designed (+nautical flourishes), and the view was over a stunning harbour with RNLI boats in the harbour. For us, it was a base to explore Poole town centre... More 

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

Dear IanHP, Thank you for the extremely kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent weekend break with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that our fabulous location on Holes Bay and close to the quay allowed you to explore the area with your friends. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the... More 

brighton
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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to stumble across the relief college hotel whilst searching for accommodation in Poole & I am so happy I did. The hotel was exceptional with stunning views out over the water where the new recruits do their training. The rooms were perfect. Extremely comfortable, with every possible little need thought of and catered for. The staff... More 

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

Dear BrightonMandi, Thank you for the lovely review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased that the location, view and service were to your liking and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Our church had a meeting here and the facilities were amazing! enjoyed the views over holes bay close to the point of distraction. I thoroughly recommend this as a venue for any meeting that you may be planning on having.

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

Dear Steven D, I'm pleased to hear that our meeting facilities exceeded your expectations and would like to apologise that the stunning view in some way distracted you from concentrating on your meeting. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Hull
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Came here as we are boaters and wanted to support the charity whilst enjoying the area around Poole, From 1st walking through the doors we found all the staff seem so enthusiastic about being there, Rooms are bigger and better equipped than a Travel Lodge/Premier Inn but no more expensive, and not overlooking a carpark either, Breakfast, how much more... More 

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

Dear Paul C, Thank you for the very kind 5* review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. It sounds like you had a great time with us and I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments regarding the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable... More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a night in a good sized, modern hotel room after a wedding reception. The reception staff were particularly helpful, allowing us early access to our room as we had just come off a night shift. The room has a sofa area, comfy bed, good smellies in the bathroom and great views out over the bay. The only criticism is... More 

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

Dear Christopher G, Thank you for the kind review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I'll be sure to pass your kind comments to the Reception team. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Price Range: $121 - $191 (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
#2 Family Hotel in Poole
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“Ask for a pre visit”
 of 5 bubbles 933pams, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room looking over the estuary.”
 of 5 bubbles LynnL5, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All,rooms have a sea view . . Our was on the fourth floor”
 of 5 bubbles skiliz, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room will be good, as they all have water views”
 of 5 bubbles PaulC424, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All have Sea Views”
 of 5 bubbles FoodCultureFun, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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