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“Thoroughly Satisfactory”
Review of RNLI College

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RNLI College
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Whist echoing the many favourable reviews I rate it "Very Good" rather than "Excellent" because the staff, though plentiful, very friendly and invariably helpful, lack professional polish. Our room, spacious with large working area and plentiful electrical sockets, was neverthess somewhat spartan and the recessed bedside lights were inadequate for reading. Very firm bed surprisingly provided a good night's sleep. Well stocked bar, very reasonably priced, with excellent view over harbour. Excellent food in restaurant especially breakfast buffet. Secure car park.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2012

Hi tommillerjones
Thank you for reviewing RNLI College with tripadvisor. The primary purpose of RNLI College is to provide the best possible training for our Lifeboat Crews and Lifeguards. We aim to do this in an environment that makes our volunteer crews feel welcome, valued and at home. Any spare capacity (when we are not hosting training) is used by our supporters and members and we hope that they are able to enjoy the same experience. Reviews are important to us in helping new supporters understand what we offer. Every £ spent by our supporters at RNLI College helps saving lives at Sea.

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Reviewed 21 April 2012

I stayed at the RNLI in March and found the hotel to be peaceful, efficient and had lovely food and good service. As I was actually doing a training course in the hotel, I must also say the view from the training room was spectacular especially as we had such lovely weather. The harbour and vast sky was beautiful.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Sheila R
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2012

Hi STait1989.
Thank you for reviewing RNLI College with tripadvisor. We are dleighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The College has excellent Bedroom and Conference facilities which have been built for the primary purpose of training our Lifeboat Crew and lifeguards. We are grateful to our supporters who make good use of the facilities when they are available. Every £ spent at RNLI College helps support saving lives at sea.

Kind Regards

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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Found this College on Trip advisor and didn't realise they had rooms to stay in. This place is really interesting. The rooms are spacious, clean and modern. Nice quiet location, and we stayed in a room with a lovely view of the Quay. There is a nice restaurant on site where we had a lovely meal and it is just a short walk to the Marina, where there are lots of pubs and restaurants.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Belinda L
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2012

Hi Belinda L

Thank you for taking the time to review RNLI College with tripadvisor. We are really pleased to learn that you discovered RNLI College via the tripadvisor site and delighted that you enjoyed your visit. you may have noticed that reviews have been left in the past from other Australians!
Thank you for supporting the RNLI and we hope to see you again in the future.

Safe Travels.

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Modern, clean room overlooking the harbour. The staff were excellent throughout our stay. The hotel is in a very central yet quiet location, with secure parking.
Didn't have dinner in the restaurant but the breakfast was excellent.
Returning for another stay next month!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

we atteded a wedding on17 march and we stayed over night and we have to say that we foud the staff very helpful and very polite nothing was to much trouble the rooms were a very nice size the food that was layed on for the wedding was excellant as was the breakfast and the prices for the drinks at the wedding were very reasonable and would not hesitate to recomend to friends and family we would also like to say that we would be coming back to stay in the future..many thanks for a most enjoyable weekend....from edward and diane taylor....

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2012

Hi Edward and Diane Taylor

Thank you very much for taking the time to review RNLI College with tripadvisor. We are grateful for your kind feed back and delighted that you enjoyed your stay and wedding meal. The College is a unique venue for weddings and proving increasingly popular. Thank you again for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back soon. Every £ spent at RNLI College helps save live at sea.

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

My experiencxe of the College is entirely for business meetings. I have attended business breakfasts and evening meetings here. As a participant the audio visuals always work in professional surroundings - a benefit of the academic nature of the waterside location. Last night we broke out from the main meeting to a light buffet of the highest standard. A glass of good wine was proferred and one now has the opportunity to see Poole's sectacular Twin Sails Bridge floodlit after dark. Spectacular.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2012

Hi DorsetGourmet

Thank you for your review of RNLI College with tripadvisor. The College offers award winning training facilities, which we are delighted to make available for meetings and events when they are not in use for our core purpose of training RNLI Crew and lifeguards. The new iconic Twin Sails bridge looks fantastic from our bedrooms and meeting spaces! Thank you again for using RNLI College for your business and meeting needs. Every £ spent with us helps save lives at sea.

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

A great b and b in an intriguing building in an amazing location. The breakfast was good and hearty and lunch and dinner were both excellent and well priced. If you are able to join one of the tours of the college then the trip is doubly worthwhile. We will certainly use the college again if we are in the area. Congratulations to the staff, volunteers and the RNLI for developing this side of the business so successfully alongside their primary task. Thank you.

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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2012

Hi HelenCambridge

Thank you for taking the time to review RNLI College on tripadvisor. Your kind comments are appreciated. Thank you for mentioning our College tours, expertly conducted by our volunteer guides. These are very popular and give a real insight into the primary role of the College and work of the RNLI. It is important to us to offer the same level of warm hospitality to our supporters that we strive to deliver for our crew. Thank you for staying with us. Every £ spent at RNLI College helps dave lives at sea. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Additional Information about RNLI College

Address: West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Poole
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
Price Range: £68 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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 
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RNLI College Poole, Dorset

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