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“It feels very goodto to support a great institution”
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RNLI College
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Poole
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2012

3 things I love about it. All rooms are first class and have sea views, great to see people from all over the world going there to train..., evening meal very good value and friendly service. Make it a fourth, setting shower temperature is the best thing ever... it sets it precisely in degrees... marvelous..

3 things I didn't like about it. No air conditioning, not exactly straight forward to get Internet connection on your laptop or mobile phone, 3 long phone calls before I got connected to reception.

Overall a good place to stay, would probably stay again, definitely a place you can relax in.

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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We have just returned from our 5th visit to the Lifeboat College. Spectacular views of the inner harbour from all rooms. All public spaces clean and spacious. Rooms and en-suite bathrooms large, spotless and well equipped. Beds and pillows are so comfortable. Excellent restaurant, bar and seating areas. Food wonderful and varied. Staff friendly and helpful. Parking is included and secure. We always walk from the College into the main part of Poole and the waterfront which is only 10 minutes away.You cannot fault anything here. Definitely the best place to stay in Poole!

Room Tip: All the rooms are good with wonderful views.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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6  Thank SusanL317
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2012

Hi SusanL317

Thank you for your very generous comments and for placing a review with tripadvisor. We appreciate these kind reviews as every £ spent at RNLI College helps support saving lives at Sea. We are a working College, with our core focus on delivering world class training for our Lifeboat Crew and Lifeguards. Any spare capacity is available for our supporters to book and enjoy the unique facilities.

Thank you and we hope to welcome you back soon!

Richard

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Reviewed 20 July 2012

We have just had 5 nights staying at the RNLI College in Poole and it has been one of the best holidays we have had and we did not want to go home! The staff were all very helpful, the bedrooms were spotlessly clean and the food was excellent. It certainly deserves the 5 stars. We also took the College Tour which was brilliant, especially the Simulator which is not for the faint hearted!
We had such a good time that we are having another break in September and are looking forward to it immensley.
Congratulations and thanks to all the team that looked after us so well.

Room Tip: All bedrooms have a spectacular view of the bay.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank ColinR464
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2012

Hi Colin R

Thank your for taking the time to review RNLI College with tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your break with us and look forward to welcoming you back in September. I am afraid I have to agree with you sentiments about the Simulator. Five minutes is more than enough for me! Thank you for supporting the RNLI.

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Richard

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We have just returned from spending the weekend in Poole at the RNLI College. The accommodation deserves its 5 star rating and is very good value for money. The room was clean and very comfortable with the best views in Poole of the harbour. Breakfast was efficiently served offering plenty of choice. Watching the boating activity from the restaurant this morning was a great way to start the day. All the staff that we met were helpful and friendly.

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5  Thank Sue S
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2012

Hi Sue S

Thank you for taking th time to review RNLI College with tripadvisor. Your generous comments are appreciated. RNLI College sits on the edge of Holes Bay, part of Poole Bay and offers plenty of activity from our restaurant or bar's panoramic views. Every £ spent at RNLI College helps support saving lives at sea. Thank you for choosing to stay with su and we hope we can welcome you back again soon.

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Richard

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

I have just returned from a weekend break at the College. It is well signposted, which after a long journey is helpful.

Upon arrival we had a firendly welcome & when got to our room it was a large bright & exceptionally clean room tastefully decorated with a sea theme. We spent tme in the bar and Roggers. Unlike Holiday Inn Express's there was a bath and seemed cleaner & fresher. 10 miutes walks to the quayside and has a good gift shop.

A nice touch in reception is the newspapers and ocmfy chairs. Best of all the staff could not do enough for you

Excellent stay thank you

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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2012

Hi Stumpy 12345.

Love the name! Thank you for taking the time to review RNLI College with tripadvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. RNLI College is the home for Lifeboat Crew and lifeguard training and we want our life saving volunteers to enjoy a real home from home, personal and genuine hospitality. We hope our supporters enjoy the facilities (and hospitality) when not being used by crew and lifeguards. Every £ spent at RNLI College helps support saving lives at sea.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we hope we can welcome you back soon.

Regards

Richard

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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Excellent rooms with sea views on 2 separate overnight stays. Breakfasts good. 1 evening meal ok - but staff excellent. V.close to ferry & a great stopover hotel. Tony G,Guernsey.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2012

Hi Tony G

Thank you for taking the time to review RNLI College with tripadvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed you stay and hope we can welcome you back in the near future.

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Richard

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Reviewed 12 July 2012

just home from a 2 night stay at the RNLI college in Poole and i am already planning a return trip. it has to be one of the nicest and cleanest places ive ever stayed and the staff were very helpful and friendly. facilities are superb and the bar and restaurant are second to none. well done RNLI

Room Tip: all rooms get a sea view so it doesnt really matter what room you get,, you will be pleased
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Richard_Martin9, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2012

Hi Irishhud.

Thank you for reviewing RNLI with tripadvisor. We ar ereally pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope we will be able to welcome you back soon!

Thank you for supporting the RNLI

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Richard

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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 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#2 Family Hotel in Poole
Price Range: £84 - £87 (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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