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    RNLI College

    West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
    011 44 300 300 7654
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    Reviewed 4 December 2016 via 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.More

    Thank Shass D
    Response from Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI CollegeResponded 5 December 2016

    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...More

    Reviewed 22 November 2016

    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...More

    Thank Jane B
    Response from Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI CollegeResponded 5 December 2016

    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...More

    Reviewed 21 November 2016

    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...More

    Thank peaceseekerYork
    Response from Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI CollegeResponded 30 November 2016

    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...More

    Reviewed 20 November 2016

    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...More

    Thank Pam S
    Response from Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI CollegeResponded 30 November 2016

    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...More

    Reviewed 17 November 2016 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...More

    Thank PigletWinnieAndRoo
    Response from Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI CollegeResponded 25 November 2016

    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...More

    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Price range
    • US$91 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 60
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    • United Kingdom >
    • England >
    • Dorset >
    • Poole
    • Also Known As
    • Rnli College Hotel Poole ,
    • RNLI College Poole, Dorset
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    18 October 2017|
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    Response from Jsailox | Reviewed this property |
    Phone them up and ask.
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    Response from MD1600 | Reviewed this property |
    I'm not 100% sure but could see no reason why not.
    10 May 2017|
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    Response from Ewan S | Property representative |
    Pleased to say that the departure port for the ferry to Guernsey is only a few minutes around the bay from the RNLI College
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    "The college is used by the RNLI students so depends if rooms available but well worth trying !"
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