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RNLI College

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Eton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed in this hotel twice now, on the second floor with view of the harbour. As this is an institution for training etc, the rooms are, perhaps unexpectedly, very nicely decorated, as if you are on a yacht, white leather couch and desks, buoy style cushions, warm wood panneling on walls and ceiling.The staff are very friendly. The...

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed here twice now. The staff are lovely, the rooms stylish, breakfast (self-serve) far better than when I was here last time, comprising hot and cold choices - both generous. This morning I went for parma ham, sliced cheddar and smoked salmon. The bread is delicious, too. This was a warm, comfortable visit, well worth the money paid....

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

Dear Gregory T, Thank you ever so much for providing your feedback following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and particularly pleased that you've noticed an improvement in the breakfast offering following our recent refurbishment of the area. Following comments received from our crew and...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

East Dorset centre held there dinner dance the food was excellent and the room was very clean and tidy and comfort with fabulous views staff are very friendly the riggers restaurant lovely and the upstairs bar relaxing while looking at the views.

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

Dear Shass D, Thank you for the 5* review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your special event and overnight accommodation and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea....

Markfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights. The room was sumptuous - definitely for the captain and not the crew! Any of the rooms would give you a fabulous view of Poole Harbour. The breakfast was excellent too. The evening meal was the only disappointment. Cost-wise it was in the four star bracket, but the meal was more frozen food than...

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

Dear Jane B, Thank you very much for your kind comments and I'm particularly pleased to hear that you enjoyed the look and feel of the recently refurbished bedrooms. We have up to 50 crewmembers staying with us most weeks and the rooms were specifically designed to make their week long stay for training as comfortable as possible. Thank you...

york
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed here for a family function and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. our disabled daughter was with us and nothing was too much trouble for the very helpful staff.an accessible room with walk in shower was great.We were able to reserve an accessible car parking space-reassuring when making a 300 mile trip. Our own room was first class with...

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

Dear peaceseekerYork, Thank you for the kind review and I'm ever so pleased to hear that my team looked after you and your family with such warmth during your recent stay with us. I'm pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and that the facilities on offer made for an enjoyable time for you and your...

Milborne Saint Andrew, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Harbour View function room was amazing and the party guests really enjoyed the views. Liaising with the Events Co-ordinator was good. The waiting staff on the day were very friendly but not that efficient. The special dietary food ordered in advance did not turn up As expected and there were no spoons for the desert (nor any staff to...

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

Dear Pam S, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback which I'll be sure to share with the team so that we can learn for the benefit of future events. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

RNLI Lifeboat College Hotel is almost what it says. There are crews from around the coast and the Thames on training courses. However, the organisation welcomes supporters and members of the public to enjoy the heritage and atmosphere of the facility. The rooms are geared toward comfort and allowing STUDY too. Each room I've stayed in has had a king...

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

Dear PigletWinnieAndRoo, Thank you for the fantastic review and kind comments about the facilities and our staff and I'll be sure to pass your comments to the team. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and I sincerely look forward to welcoming you back again on...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the RNLI college when looking for a B&B in Dorset. The college is quirky, in that even though obviously extremely modern and well planned, the history and importance of the RNLI is present throughout. The rooms seem to all have a wonderful view over the RNLI school and their bright orange boats and then across one of...

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

Dear Neil S, Thank you for the lovely 5* review and rest assured that I shall share your kind comments with the team. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have attsnded a few business and training meetings that have been hosted on site + have have taken guests and friends to the shop and to have a coffee / drink in the bar which must have one of the best views in thd uk. This is a charity and I am not going to be picky - the facility...

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

Dear cricklewood, Thank you for the kind review and for providing your observations. I can assure you that we take security very seriously and outwith the main hospitality areas of the RNLI College which are fully open to the public as per other hotel establishments of this nature, all RNLI offices and store rooms are access controlled meaning that only...

West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Wasn't really sure what to expect having fallen upon this site, Thought they might have a visitor centre open to the public, but was really disappointed, Sadly, Nobody seemed welcoming to us. Other than the shop and viewing gallery, outside the site was disorientating. Really disappointed as avid supporters of the RNLI was expecting more.

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

Dear BargeeGirl, Thank you for providing your feedback via Tripadvisor following your recent visit to the RNLI Training College in Poole. First and foremost, we're a training facility for volunteer RNLI Lifeboat Crew and Lifeguards which is also open to the public to use as a traditional "hotel". There are a few RNLI items on show around the main reception...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $113 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#2 Family Hotel in Poole
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“Ask for a pre visit”
 of 5 bubbles 933pams, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room looking over the estuary.”
 of 5 bubbles LynnL5, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All,rooms have a sea view . . Our was on the fourth floor”
 of 5 bubbles skiliz, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any room will be good, as they all have water views”
 of 5 bubbles PaulC424, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All have Sea Views”
 of 5 bubbles FoodCultureFun, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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