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RNLI College

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

When a person stays at RNLI College he/she uses rooms that are not needed for the staff and volunteers who may be training. This means that the facility is run in the most efficient way thus saving on funds and even subsidising essential rooms for lifeboat and lifeguard crews around the UK and Ireland and some other International projects who...

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

Dear LIRoss55, Thank you for the lovely comments regarding what we offer here at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm ever so pleased to hear that you really enjoy your time with us and that you fully understand the complexity of running such an establishment for the benefit of many. Thank you for your continued support for the RNLI...

Nice, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

RNLI not only saves lives but has a fabulous hotel to boot with affordable prices and excellent food. Their pub is great too. The rooms are quiet and all of them face the harbour so you have a wonderful view. The breakfast is a proper breakfast (unlike so many hotels) and the staff is wonderful. Do not hesitate to stay...

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

Dear Kimberly J, Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback of our facilities here at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoy what we offer as standard for our volunteer lifeboat crew and make available to our supporters when we have any space capacity. Thank you for supporting the RNLI...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a great place for breakfast,lunch,dinner,even Sunday roast or just a coffee or drink,Very friendly with views over the inner harbour.One can even sometimes see training for the lifeboats & buy RNLI gifts in their shop.A bonus is accomodation in the college all at very reasonable prices

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

Dear Campiello9, Thank you for the lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again to the RNLI Training College in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Tonbridge, Kent, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in Room 420 and found it to be quiet, clean and the fuxtures/fittings were of a high quality. Our bed was most comfortable. Unfortunatley, both my wife's lamb and my burger dor dinner were only luke warm. Breakfast was buffet style and the food was varied, well prepared and hot. All staff were polite, professional...

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

Dear Ian-From-Kent, Thank you for the lovely feedback and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room, breakfast and service from our friendly staff. I will of course investigate your comments regarding the evening meal to ensure this was as isolated incident and look forward to welcoming you back again for a more positive experience over dinner. Thank you...

essex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to stay, efficient service, very clean, good choice at breakfast and each room has a sea view. I would say book well in advance as they only let rooms that are not being used by lifeboat crews.Even my daughter who lives in Poole did not know that you can stay here. I will revisit this brilliant...

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

Dear lizziex4, Thank you for the lovely 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 in the future. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were so impressed with the RNLI College. Warmly welcomed on arrival and allocated a beautiful room overlooking the water. Breakfast was excellent with a good selection of hot and cold. Can't fault a thing, plus you are supporting an excellent charity. Would definitely recommend.

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

Dear sweepydoodles, I'm so pleased to hear that you both had a wonderful time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is perfect if staying or visiting anywhere around Poole/Studland Bay/Brownsea Island and at a bargain price. Hotel is warm and comfortable particularly with a bitter wind blowing outside with car parking available. Fabulous buffet breakfast choices range from full English including Hash browns or fruit salads, smoked salmon, pastries; all very tasty and filling. Kind, courteous and helpful service...

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

Dear DaveM03, Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback following your recent stay with us. It sounds like you had a great time and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is immaculate and a total bargain to stay at. Great views over Poole harbour. The room was spotless, modern and very well equipped. The restaurant and bar look over the harbour and the food was low cost. Good carpark with plenty of spaces. We will defo stay here again.

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

Dear dazzle9, Thank you for the kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay at the RNLI Training College in Poole and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly helpful staff and volunteers all seem happy to be there! Food and tour prices very good and value for money. Tours are walking but at a pace to suit the whole group. Food fresh and good size meal.

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

Dear Pete P, Thank you for the nice comments and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for my husband's birthday treat and we wene't disappointed. A beautiful building, rooms exceptionally clean and well-appointed. All staff were very accomodating and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. Rooms have a view of Holes Bay where you can see crews doing training on a variety of lifeboats. The Riggers Restaurant, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served,...

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

Dear lizbri13, Thank you for the lovely review and I shall be sure to pass your kind comments onto the team. Kind regards Ewan Steele

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • 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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Price Range: ₹ 6,993 - ₹ 11,111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
RNLI College Poole, Dorset
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#2 Family Hotel in Poole
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“I think they are all good. Might be quieter away from the elevator.”
  • View from 3rd floor
 of 5 bubbles 358kimberlyj, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I wasn't using accomodation,just the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles Campiello9, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Harbour view”
 of 5 bubbles dazzle9, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best views are from the higher rooms”
 of 5 bubbles lizbri13, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a seaview”
 of 5 bubbles Seamonkey134, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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