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RNLI College

Booking.comUSD 134*
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#1 of 13 Hotels in Poole
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sandbach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The minute you walk through the doors you feel like an old friend being welcomed home. Reception is so well-manged without sacrificing warmth and friendliness. (Forgive me if I am wrong about the name but Karolina oversees this beautifully.) The college is modern and ecologically managed. Each of the 60 bedrooms face the vast, serene Upton Lake that opens up...

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

Dear CheshireCheeze, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a fabulous review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. It sounds like you had a great time and I'm sincerely pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in...

Derby, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected a form of student accommodation but were pleasantly surprised to find a hotel to match any 4star hotel. Very efficient, very comfortable well equipped. All areas were very clean and uncluttered.

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

Dear Martin D, 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...

Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here 5 or 6 times since it opened to guests for a one night duration. The rooms are modern clean and very tastefully decorated and all have great views over the RNLI part of Poole Harbour. Food is excellent too. Everyone is really friendly and if you're lucky you will be staying along side a Lifeboat crew...

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

Dear Vanessa G, 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...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms great, had super view of the Twin Sails Bridge. Modern, comfortable, nice bar, and restaurant, good food. Super friendly/helpful staff. Can't fault it. Walking distance from old Poole and quay. If you are going to stay in Poole, at least your money goes into supporting a valuable service. Loved the outside architecture - ship-like with 'portholes' and 'life rings'...

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

Dear Carol W, 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...

Europe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location right on the waterfront. Free parking for guests. Rooms clean and spacious. Free internet. Nice bar to have a drink and wind-down after a long journey - the guy working the bar knows some impressive card-tricks. Superb self-service breakfast. A short 10 to 15 minute walk into the old harbour area. Interesting items in the gift-shop. All staff...

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

Dear Billy-Bollockchops 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...

Brenchley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the RNLI College for a single night in mid April and thought this would be a good way of supporting a very worthy charity at the same time. The room rate is certainly competitive with other local Hotel but has the advantage of not being part of a large anonymous chain. The College is a modern building...

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

Dear KentTraveller1958 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...

Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a few days at RNLI College at the end of March in 2017. What a good experience! First, the facility is very new and modern. Decor is interesting, everything works as it should, the whole place is spic-and-span, rooms are roomy, beds comfortable, wi-fi works well ... The views of the harbor are excellent. Having a restaurant on...

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

Dear knittahoochee, 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...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Lovely afternoon tea. Glorious views over Poole harbour. Delicious sandwiches, scones and gorgeous cakes. Best if possible to go on a sunny day to appreciate the harbour. Have booked to go again. Looking forward to another lovely time in Poole. While there it is nice to take a walk along the front.

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

Dear ronaldmartin10, Thank you for the lovely feedback following your recent Afternoon Tea at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again and thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We only stayed one night ,but am determined to come back for a longer stay. The rooms are excellent,and the location has to be the best in Poole. All the staff we're brilliant,and very helpful. I can recommend this "college" - do not be put off by that word. The whole building has the style,and feel of a good quality...

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

Dear Sue V, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea....

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This hotel is a great hotel positioned on the quay short walk to town lots of restaurants available. The hotel itself is spotless and the rooms a good size, the staff are very well trained and so helpful and service with a smile in all departments, good choice for breakfast, view from the bar fab and the service for Evening...

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Dear knobs2, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind...

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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
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking 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: $183 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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RNLI College Poole, Dorset
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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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