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RNLI College

Booking.comUSD 157*
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#1 of 13 Hotels in Poole
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Shepperton, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

a well run hotel /training facility . safe and secure feeling the cleanest hotel We have been to ,with the most helpful and efficient staff. The food and service were excellent. good secure car parking .

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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went there to witness a prize giving. Superb rooms available for hire. Well worth a visit. Just go and do a tour as well as they can arrange them. Although we did not do one this time we have been on open days. It's great.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The RNLI College is the training centre for RNLI crews and volunteers, but is also a fab hotel for anyone. An upmarket room awaits you with nautical trimmings and views of Holes Bay from every room. The Riggers restaurant and food looks great although we dined elsewhere. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful with a huge choice including full English. Great...

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

Dear Mike C, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide such a kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. 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...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my son and grandchildren for 2 nights for a Birthday treat and we all agreed it was our favourite hotel out of anywhere we have stayed before by a long way! Everyone is so friendly, the hotel is spotlessly clean and the rooms have everything you could wish for with an unbelievable view! We all loved watching...

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

Dear Wilkojw, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide such a lovely and detailed review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and as you know, we are the designated facility for training our RNLI Lifeboat Crew...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seven friends and booked our rooms at the beginning of the year for a May visit. We had three adjoining rooms, all overlooking the water and we could see the twin sails bridge rising and lowering at 10.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Fascinating structure. Our rooms were very comfortable, on the fourth floor, with all the amenities of...

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

Dear Sandybags_13, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to head that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. I would also like to take this...

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we parked our car in the barrier controlled car park until we left three days later, our stay was delightful. The staff were all helpful and pleasant (with a special mention for the bar staff in the Slipway cafe/bar). The breakfasts were delicious with a wide selection of food. Our room on the 4th floor was comfortable...

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

Dear eddieijb, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to head that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. I would also like to take this...

wirral
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner here after hearing the food was lovely. Definitely didn't disappoint, we had a 3 course meal starting with the amazing prawns in batter, followed by beer battered haddock (yep, I like fish) :) we had the cheese board to follow. All were amazing dishes and very good size portions. Very happy with the bill. They have a...

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

Dear leskins2407, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent visit to the restaurant at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to head that you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. I would also like to take this opportunity...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree about the warmth of the rooms at night - but very welcoming and friendly staff, an excellent location on the quay and good food on offer, including a super breakfast while you enjoy the views across the bay.

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

Dear Bruce P, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to head that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. I would also like to take...

Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...pleasant rooms with beautiful views across the bay. The only complaint is how warm they are at night even with everything switched off. The restaurant and bar area are excellent, the food varied and well prepared. The service throughout is top notch...if you're lucky enough to be part of the RNLI family, the teaching facilities and trainers are both outstanding...

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

Dear Dave N, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to head that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. I would also like to take...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the RNLI college for five nights whilst participating in a crew training course. The accommodation was very clean and well maintained, as were the public areas of the hotel. The staff were all very polite, friendly and well turned out. Nothing seemed too much trouble and the kitchen coped very well with our relatively large group....

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

Dear David B, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. You are every reason why we exist - to provide a home from home training facility for the volunteers of the RNLI. I'm therefore especially pleased to hear that you...

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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 )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • 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: $182 - $241 (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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“the views are worth the money alone !!”
petermcginty3, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Fourth floor had good views”
Sandybags_13, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Look for a room that offers a panoramic view of the harbour area and lifeboats. You can also see the fascinating swing bridge.”
527brucep, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have views across the bay.”
MartinD994, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for top floor for views.”
  • Twin Sails Bridge from room
carolw577, 1 May 2017 | Read review
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