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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Good meeting facilities for business, excellent rooms (rival anything Premier Inn etc can offer, full dining facilities and bar. Great views from rooms. Take in a visit to the college where they train all UK&I lifeboat crews (really fancy wave pool and simulator) and the 'factory' on site where they build the lifeboats

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled on business
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Thank PersonalTaste
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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear PersonalTaste,

Thank you for the lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole.

I'm pleased that you enjoy our facilities and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future.

Kind regards
Ewan Steele

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Modern spacious rooms, good service, good position with waterfront views and handy for Poole Quay. The restaurant offers good quality ordinary food - I had cannelloni and my husband had fish and chips. The later was supposed to be with mushy peas which came as a micro-serving! Service mostly was top notch but it became a bit slow in the restaurant.
I discovered that the college only offers rooms to the public on Friday and Saturday nights, it would have saved me some bother sorting out the trip if this had been obvious to me earlier.

Room Tip: Waterfront is great
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Janet P
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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear Janet P,

Thank you for providing feedback following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College and I'm pleased to hear that you found many elements of your stay very positive. I'll share your comments regarding the restaurant with my catering team to ensure we address those niggles.

We are the designated facility for training our RNLI Lifeboat Crew and Lifeguards but make any spare capacity available for our supporters and members of the public to use and enjoy. This is certainly not limited to Fridays and Saturdays only as the RNLI College is fully open and available 7 days per week.

Thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future.

Kind regards
Ewan Steele

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Lovely spacious room. Room and bathroom spotless. Very comfy bed. Food in restaurant lovely.Only stayed 1 night en route from Jersey to home, but would highly recommend this place. Lovely view from room, esp.in the morning.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lynda B
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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear Lynda B,

Thank you for the lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole on your way home from Jersey.

I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us as we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future.

Kind regards
Ewan Steele

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Thank you Michael for a great tour of your College today. Extremely interesting and
informative. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Loved seeing the new boats,
Particularly the one heading for Llandudno as we recently saw the new building which
Will house the boat.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
Thank dibandcol
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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear dibandcol,

Thank you for the kind review following a recent tour of the RNLI College here in Poole and I'll be sure to pass your kind comments onto our tour guide Michael.

Kind regards
Ewan Steele

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We have stayed at the lifeboat college at least once a year for the past 6/7 years. The rooms have been very recently re-decorated and are really nice. They are always clean, comfortable and well looked after. They can be quite warm but this is easily solved by opening the window. The breakfast is nice with lots of choice for the whole family. There is a bar and restaurant which again are fantastic. Whilst staying here you can also do a tour of the training facilities etc at the college which is well worth it if you can get on a tour whilst you are there.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank Kim S
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Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Kim S,

Thank you for the lovely review following your most recent stay with us and I'm pleased to hear that we've continued to please you throughout the years.

Thank you for your ongoing support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future.

Kind regards
Ewan Steele

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