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RNLI College

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous food in the evening and for breakfast. Staff were very helpful and friendly and attentive, especially in the evening. Spotlessly clean throughout and the comfiest bed I've ever slept in. Beautiful views from my bedroom over the water and stunning views from the bar.

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Thank ewoodgirl
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thanks RNLI for this great hotel right on the harbour front in Poole. Like a Premier Inn in quality with very clean rooms, comfortable beds and very quiet, apart from a few seagulls. Fabulous views from rooms across the water. Good hearty breakfast in nice restaurant again with harbour views. Also lovely to meet a few of the volunteer lifeboat... More 

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Thank DJBHol
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Comfortable, clean and efficiently run. Very helpful staff. Rooms are spotless and well equipped without being pretentious. Bar and restaurant are comfortable the former being the only place serving the sought after "Lifeboat" draught beer ! Food is good, well presented and well priced. Centred in the RNLI crew training and lifeboat maintenance facilities the hotel caters for crew in... More 

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Dorset
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The newly refurbished RNLI restaurant is well worth a visit. The new layout is exciting and gives every diner both privacy but also good views of the harbour and new bridge. The service last week was excellent and my husband enjoyed the mussels and frites whilst my curry was very good indeed.

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Thank sparrowhawk8
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear sparrowhawk8, I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food and service in our newly refurbished restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights on business in the area, on arrival reception staff were efficient, the foyer was exceptionally clean and so too was the room, needless to say the view over the harbour made the room complete. Wi-Fi or rather lack of it may be a problem for some visitors, it was sufficient only for the purpose of reading... More 

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

Dear WILLIAM H, Thank you for the detailed response following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I understand that you spoke to a few of my team during your stay and shared with them your observations and recommendations for improvements so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third visit to the RNLI college. The restaurant has been revamped and our room was great. Brilliant view from the room, good breakfast and friendly staff. Very good value for money would recommend for families and couples. Will definitely return.

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Thank Jm2432
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear Jm2432, Thank you for the 5* review following your most recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you continue to enjoy your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Thank you for supporting the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind regards... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a frequent visitor to Poole for many years for the first time in August 2016 we were lucky enough to stay at the RNLI College/Hotel for 2 nights. We cannot rate our stay highly enough as it exceeded our very high expectations easily. All of the staff from reception, bar, restaurant, security and housekeeping all very polite friendly, helpful... More 

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

Dear rickyanger, What a fabulous review. Thank you ever so much for your kind words and I'll be sure to pass these onto the team. I'm ever so pleased to hear that your first stay with us at the RNLI Training College exceeded your expectations and we look forward to delivering our friendly and attentive service once again on your... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value accommodation, food and service in the RNLI college. It's open to members of the public and is an excellent reflection of the high standards of one of Britain's most extraordinary organisations. After this experience it will be my first choice of hotel if I am ever in the Poole area.

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Thank SJM48
Ewan S, General Manager at RNLI College, responded to this review

Dear SJM48, Thank you for the lovely words and we look forward to welcoming you back again to the RNLI Training College in Poole in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele More 

Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are staying at the RNLI College for a couple of nights. It's easy to find, plenty of free parking and the facilities here are excellent. Checking in took minutes by a friendly and helpful receptionist and our room was spotlessly clean with an amazing view over the harbour. The food (we had both dinner and breakfast)... More 

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

Dear Howard A, Thank you for the lovely review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We aim to provide a "home from home" experience for our crew and lifeguards and offer our facilities to our supporters at great value so I'm pleased that you found us value for money and that our staff... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely hotel, great views, such clean and great rooms. The bar and restaurant superb. My only issue was the booking. I had been looking at a number of hotels in the area. Trip advisor as always so helpful. To book I went on the website, put in I wanted to stay for 2 days, and it came up... More 

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

Dear fktom, Thank you for the kind review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. Reading your comment regarding booking, I can confirm that £95 is typical of the price one would expect to pay for 1 night stay only at the College so £208 does seem typical for 2 nights stay.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
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
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Price Range: $116 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
RNLI College Poole, Dorset
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#1 Best Value Hotel in Poole
#2 Family Hotel in Poole
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