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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ England
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#1 of 13 hotels in Poole
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Marina View
Centrally Located
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Mark S wrote a review Yesterday
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Spent x4 nights in the RNLI College and was really impressed with the standard of accommodation, food and staff. It's a strange world that we are having to embrace with covid, but the whole site has excellent controls in place to put your mind at rest. We will certainly return in the future, with or without Covid.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Claire Banks wrote a review Yesterday
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom62 contributions13 helpful votes
A great opportunity to stay with and support the RNLI at the same time The hotel is well situated and well equipped The staff are friendly and the gift shop is full of RNLI souvenirs Rooms are great and breakfast even greater We enjoyed every minute and would definitely like to stay again!!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
thewobblywombat wrote a review Yesterday
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom96 contributions37 helpful votes
A few nights away in Poole with the family (in two teenagers) and I have to say fantastic all round. Adjacent bedrooms with quality furnishings, and a great contemporary restaurant with lovely evening meals and cooked breakfasts. I travel extensively with work and rarely will I eat at the hotel restaurant, however we happily dined in-house here at the RNLI on both nights with fresh and interesting dishes to please all tastes. Congratulations to the chef and team. But a few minutes pleasant walk from the Quayside, with sea views for all rooms, great B&B rate and with parking included. Everything CV19 safe and diligently carried out. Well done and thanks.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
SAN wrote a review Oct 24
2 contributions4 helpful votes
A unique Hotel with lovely rooms (Cabins) ,bar and restaurant. All made even better with the very helpful smiley staff. Particular mention for Eli and AJ in the restaurant. Really looking forward to staying there again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Nicholas Legrand, General Manager at RNLI College
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Ross-on-Wye10, Thanks for reviewing us on here and I'll ensure that Ellie and AJ see the review and are thanked for making your stay so special, they are two of our stand out catering team and its great to see them recognised. Glad you liked the room, they are cabin like for the nod towards the nautical and our volunteers love them too. We would love to have you stay again so please book directly with us and we look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks for Supporting the RNLI Save Lives at Sea by staying here at the College Kind Regards Nicholas
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SGardner15 wrote a review Oct 12
Towcester, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night, second time of staying, once again great stay, great themed rooms, very COVID safe with one way systems and hand sanitisers. This is a great hotel to stay at with rooms with views over Poole harbour, staff are very friendly and make your stay very special.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Nicholas Legrand, General Manager at RNLI College
Responded 3 days ago
Dear SGardner15, Good to hear you enjoyed your visit and thanks for noting the team are friendly and made the stay so special. Our riggers restaurant is open even if you are not staying in house so please feel free to visit and we'd love to have you back Thank you for Supporting the RNLI Save Lives at Sea by staying at the College for your break, Kind Regards Nicholas
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Frequently Asked Questions about RNLI College
Which popular attractions are close to RNLI College?
Nearby attractions include RNLI Memorial Sculpture (0.06 miles), Rock It Poole (0.3 miles), and The brewhouse (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at RNLI College?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at RNLI College?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at RNLI College?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to RNLI College?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Guildhall Tavern, Karma Mediterranean Grill & Bistro, and Crown Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at RNLI College?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is RNLI College located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Poole.
Does RNLI College offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to RNLI College?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Upton Country Park (1.6 miles).
Does RNLI College have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is RNLI College accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.