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RNLI College

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Nottingham
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent hotel. Really nice over looking Poole harbour. Stayed here many times for business. Would also stay for pleasure with the family. The riggers restaurant offers good quality food and the alcohol is very reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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

Dear 410deanr, Thank you for the 5 star review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future not only on a business trip but perhaps with family for a leisure break. Thank you for your continued support for the RNLI Saving Lives at...

Oxfordshire. UK
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Another excellent stay at the RNLI college - this time with our children and grandchild. Refurbished rooms are very nice and the staff are excellent. Breakfast was served in the Harbour View suite as the Riggers Restaurant was closed for refurbishment. Vouchers were issued to dine at a couple of local restaurants with a 10% discount. Apart from the above...

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

Dear LotusOxfordshire_UK, Thank you for your kind review following your most recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm particularly pleased to hear that you found our staff to be excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back again once the refurbishment work has been completed. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Reviewed 9 May 2016

What a lovely surprise, from the warm welcome by the receptionist, to the clean, bright room. There was a very comfortable double bed and a seating area with tea and coffee making facilities and a view of the harbour. There are no frills, but everything you need is waiting for you. This is essentially a working/training college, that caters for...

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

Dear canneb3, Thank you for the lovely 5 star review following your first stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by our facilities and especially pleased to hear that our friendly staff made sure that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We plan to complete the restaurant...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We saw an advert for a food fair at the RNLI College and were pleased that it was free entry. There was also free parking on site with stewards on hand to point you in the right direction. There were lots of stalls offering food to eat on site and others offering samples and items to buy and take home....

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

Dear AngieP49, I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed our inaugural Food & Drink Festival here at the RNLI Training College in Poole. It was deemed such a success that we have every intention to run another one at the same time next year. If you enjoyed our Food & Drink Festival, you'll be sure to thoroughly enjoy our Christmas...

Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We have always supported this charity although we did not like the water much ourselves but they do such an essential job with and with no government funding (which is way they want it I believe) we are happy to. We were disappointed that the Riggers restaurant was closed for a refurb till July which meant we had to eat...

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

Dear Jennifer E, 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're an active supporter of the RNLI and thoroughly enjoy your time spent with us here at the home of crew training. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable...

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived here on Friday 29th April asked for neighbouring rooms which we didn't get, we asked if we could be changed and they changed us immediately, excellent reception staff. Room very clean and tidy, shower gel and soap provided, I take my own. rigger restaurant closed due to refurb, but food was available on site. Bar prices very reasonable...

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

Dear Ali0763, Thank you for providing a 5 star review of the RNLI Training College in Poole. Apologies for the mix up with your room allocation on arrival but pleased to hear the team reacted swiftly to put this right and that it didn't detract from the overall satisfaction of your stay with us. I look forward to welcoming you...

Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stayed here as part of a large group for two days. Our room was very nice and comfortable, with a view of the harbour and the rising road bridge (to allow the boats and yacht's to pass by). The collage is home to the R.N.L.I. volunteers during the week, who are trained to a very high standard. As a...

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

Dear JEFF W, Thank you for your kind comments on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the view from the rooms, our friendly staff and of course the complimentary tour of the facilities. As you know, this provides a wonderful insight into the workings of...

Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This RNLI college is one of those places that highlights just how good the UK is .The college is full of the most wonderful people who on arrival on our three day visit were so welcoming .Our room and room service was as good as any Hotel you would care to mention and of coures the view ,where you can...

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

Dear IreneLysons, Thank you for providing such a kind 5 star review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so very pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay and I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team. Thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at...

norfolk, england
Reviewed 25 April 2016

getting very repetitive.. but everyone is correct with good reviews. location is great, eight minutes walk to centre or quay. compact but perfectly clean and comfortable rooms. friendly service throughout and of course, view is unique, full harbour view with a few lifeboats in the forefront for colour! Will return.

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

Dear norfolk3, Thank you for your kind comments following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased that you found our central location ideal for exploring the local area and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went to the RNLI college to enjoy surroundings and contribute to funding of this marvellous service. Greatly impressed by the accommodation - all rooms with lifeboat and harbour views - and the friendly welcome. The breakfasts were great and although the restaurant was temporarily closed the evening meal menu looked to be impressive.

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Dear Sewinseeker, Thank you for your kind comments following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were impressed by the accommodation and friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • 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: ₹ 8,363 - ₹ 11,280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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RNLI College Poole, Dorset
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“We did not stay in the hotel. We went to the college solely for the delicious afternoon tea.”
ronaldmartin10, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the 4th floor for the best views”
  • View from our room of Holes Bay and lifeboats
garrypaulines, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a harbour view”
LumCardiff, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think they are all good. Might be quieter away from the elevator.”
  • View from 3rd floor
358kimberlyj, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I wasn't using accomodation,just the restaurant”
Campiello9, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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