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RNLI College

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for a wedding reception. Although listed as a college, it has a fully functioning hotel which is open to the public to use. Rooms are tastefully decorated, and most if not all have harbour views. Everything connected with the wedding was in the hotel, so it was great not having to travel backwards and forwards to places....

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Just returned from a fabulous 2 night stay at th RNLI College. Have stayed in other, and far more expensive, hotels in the area. This is by far the best. Room was excellent with an amazing view of the water (no additional charge!). Breakfast was included and had everything you could think of. On site restaurant was very handy and...

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Avebury, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

With its octagonal design, the RNLI College has all round harbourside views making it a stunning location, whether in your bedroom or dining room. If you are looking for a more modest priced place to stay while enjoying the water AND supporting such an important charity, this is it! We will definitely be back :)

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for an Education Conference. The rooms were spacious, well appointed with a desk and comfy chair for homework. The beds were very comfy so I got a good nights sleep. The training rooms were well appointed the restaurant was well appointed and the food good with great views over the harbour. Upstairs is a bar where you...

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

Dear John P, I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overnight stay and conference here at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you bacak again in the foreseeable future and would like to thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my partner stayed here last year for one night visiting relatives. We discovered they had hotel rooms whilst on the discovery tour of the college the previous year. We had a lovely view over the harbour with all the RNLI boats docked outside. The room was comfortable and they provided a buffet breakfast the next morning. The location...

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

Dear EMGY11, Thank you for the kind 5* review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always wanted to go to the RNLI College, it came as quite a surprise to find that they have comfortable rooms to use whilst visiting this beautiful part of the world so next time we visit we would have stay there for a few days. The RNLI tour is best booked in advance, this place is so very...

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

Dear Nicola G, Thank you for the kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent visit to the RNLI Training College and in particular, your participation on one of our Discovery Tours. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and it sounds like the lifeboat similar was the star of the show. We look forward to welcoming you back...

St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor. Brilliant setting. Great value. High quality accommodation. Lovely staff. Arrived too late for evening meal but the breakfast ( included) was fab. Can't fault it and would stay again.

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

Dear sandie b, Thank you for the lovely 5* review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased that we surpassed your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Had Sunday lunch here follows by drinks Fantastic value for a good old fashioned Sunday roast Generous, in fact huge portions, great choice of food. Location is great on the water Tip: Pop upstairs to the bar for a drink afterwards for a fantastic view of the water.

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

Dear Winchestermummy, I'm pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your Sunday lunch and I'll be sure to pass your comments onto the team. We look forward to welcoming you bacak again soon. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

On Sunday 4 December we went to the RNLI Christmas Craft Fair at The College and really enjoyed it. In the foyer there was live saxophone music which was brilliant and really Christmassy. You could also buy mince pies and hot mulled wine. Also on the ground floor there were stalls in the Waterfront suite selling all kinds of unusual...

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

Dear AngieP49, I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our annual Christmas Market. This is the 3rd year we've ran such an event and shall continue to do so for the foreseeable future due to the kind feedback such as yours that we've been receiving. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Nice view, very clean and bright modern styling. Lots of power sockets to plug in phones, laptops and gizmos and a Samsung big screen TV with tons of TV and Radio channels to watch. The reception team are super friendly and helpful. Great breakfast, locals seem to come in to enjoy the breakfast buffet not only guests so it has...

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

Dear IG7654, Thank you ever so much for the kind review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the team and I'm pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
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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: $153 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
RNLI College Poole, Dorset
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#2 Family Hotel in Poole
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