The RNLI College in Poole is highly rated for a good reason - it is a great place to stay.
My wife and I were seeking a post-concert bed and usually head towards a Premier Inn or Travelodge. After a quick Trip Advisor consultation we were pleased to try the RNLI College, especially as I am an owner of a wooden sailing boat. Our raised expectations were well met by the helpful reception staff, a light and airy reception and a warm and spacious bedroom.
The views across the water are peaceful, and especially atmospheric the next morning with the hanging mists. The bed was most comfortable, although the room was a little over-heated. The desk space and number of plugs for re-charging was generous.
We did not eat at the college in the evening, nor make use of the bar, but the breakfast was great. It was the usual affair; serve yourself cereal, cooked food and pastries. However, the bacon and field mushrooms stood out as being a considerable cut above the ordinary. Just a bit of a shame about the poor quality of the sausages. Why is it so difficult to find sausages that actually contain a good proportion of meat?
After breakfast we spent many minutes in the foyer reading the various lifeboat stories and history.
As we left we felt rested, and just a little virtuous knowing that part of our bill was contributing to the ongoing service that is the RNLI.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rnli College Hotel Poole
- RNLI College Poole, Dorset