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RNLI College

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely afternoon tea. Glorious views over Poole harbour. Delicious sandwiches, scones and gorgeous cakes. Best if possible to go on a sunny day to appreciate the harbour. Have booked to go again. Looking forward to another lovely time in Poole. While there it is nice to take a walk along the front.

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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only stayed one night ,but am determined to come back for a longer stay. The rooms are excellent,and the location has to be the best in Poole. All the staff we're brilliant,and very helpful. I can recommend this "college" - do not be put off by that word. The whole building has the style,and feel of a good quality...

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

Dear Sue V, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea....

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is a great hotel positioned on the quay short walk to town lots of restaurants available. The hotel itself is spotless and the rooms a good size, the staff are very well trained and so helpful and service with a smile in all departments, good choice for breakfast, view from the bar fab and the service for Evening...

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

Dear knobs2, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a one night stay and would definitely recommend this as a good base or stopover hotel. Good price, a short walk into town, comfy bed in a clean and well appointed room... And in the morning a lovely breakfast! Perfect....

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

Dear Glenn M, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place, I feel very privileged to have been able to stay and that the money we spent is going towards a fantastic service. The staff at reception were friendly and efficient, the rooms are huge, clean, have a sofa, desk and chair and all the amenities you could ask for, all the staff were delightful to deal...

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

Dear AmIaFoodie, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled on a 3 night stay at the hotel, beautiful place! Hotel is spotless and clean, the view from the room was amazing, the bed was so comfy too! We ate twice while we stayed here and both times the food was excellent! A very hearty breakfast too! The view from the bar was awesome, amazing sunsets too! We...

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

Dear karen f, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wedding DJ friend of groom Outstanding everyone was so friendly. Not being part of the wedding breakfast I had a meal in the restaurant. It was first class duck salad followed by lamb shank. Absolutely faultless. Rooms are lovely all have a sea view. Outstanding staff a pleasure to have gone there will be telling all my friends about it....

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

Dear Dean B, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea....

Ware, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't recommend this highly enough. Great rooms with a fantastic view, location right near the sea and town, free parking. Eat in the restaurant and staff were very attentive and gave great service throughout the meal. Very reasonably priced food and wine and fab breakfast. Would stay again and recommend.

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

Dear Sarah D, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cracking room in a fantastic location. The added bonus of it all going to a good cause Breakfast was very good with lots of selections available For something different and worthwhile stay here . The views ............😊

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

Dear martynstuey, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at Sea. Kind...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a fantastic 3 nights at the RNLI college. The bedrooms were spotless and comfortable, the staff were welcoming and helpful, the Riggers restaurant was excellent and the menu varied . We ate there every evening of our stay. We did the college tour on our last morning, very interesting and well worth doing. Can't wait...

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Dear Garry Pauline S, Thank you for the lovely review and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for the RNLI Saving Lives at...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • 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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Poole
Price Range: ₹ 8,363 - ₹ 11,409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
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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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“We did not stay in the hotel. We went to the college solely for the delicious afternoon tea.”
ronaldmartin10, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the 4th floor for the best views”
  • View from our room of Holes Bay and lifeboats
garrypaulines, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a harbour view”
LumCardiff, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think they are all good. Might be quieter away from the elevator.”
  • View from 3rd floor
358kimberlyj, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I wasn't using accomodation,just the restaurant”
Campiello9, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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