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West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ England
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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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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Fishing
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English
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steffrobinson wrote a review 24 Jan
Portsmouth, United Kingdom51 contributions16 helpful votes
We took a tour of the college with very knowledgeable guide Chris. Due to Covid-19 the simulator was not working (although we were allowed to visit it) and the boat building section was also closed. However this did not detract from our enjoyment of the 1.5 hour tour. I thoroughly recommend a visit and we will head back to the restaurant and bar next time to try the Lifeboat ale and Sunday lunch, which we are told is legendary. Great views across the harbour as well.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking on site and there is a restaurant if you want to fit in lunch before or after your tour.
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johnrjewsbury wrote a review Dec 2021
Kent, United Kingdom162 contributions85 helpful votes
Stayed here just before Christmas for a lovely few days. Hotel is the business - my friend volunteers for the RNLI so got a special rate ( only for volunteers) but it was worth every penny of the full price. Beautifully designed with a super restaurant and clean tidy rooms with luxury pure cotton linen and waterside views. What's not to like ?All the staff we met were brilliant too. We will most definitely be back
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Samantha Munro, Guest Services / Front Office at RNLI College
Responded 23 Dec 2021
Dear johnrjewsbury, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit. I'm very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay . I will pass your fantastic comments along to the whole team. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warmest regards, Sam Munro
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SusieCornwall wrote a review Dec 2021
Penzance, United Kingdom66 contributions23 helpful votes
I wrote an earlier review for our last visit which for some reason appeared with another person’s profile! Anyway just to confirm that after several visits here, we found it suited our requirements perfectly for visiting family in the area and exploring Poole nearby without needing to drive. It is a pleasant walk from the College to Poole Quay. The views from the room over the harbour are a bonus too. We intend to stay again next time we visit the area.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Samantha Munro, Guest Services / Front Office at RNLI College
Responded 16 Dec 2021
Dear Sue S, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit. I'm very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay . I will pass your fantastic comments along to the whole team. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warmest regards, Sam Munro
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Susie Cornwa wrote a review Dec 2021
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We have stayed at the RNLI College on several occasions now and always find it perfect for us. Parking is free if you are staying there. The location is handy for strolling over to Poole Quay and in our case for driving nearby to visit family. The room was comfortable and has tea and coffee making items provided. The view from the room this time took in the bridge over the harbour. Excellent choices at the buffet breakfast to suit all tastes. The coffee was good too! The staff were all friendly and helpful too. We certainly hope to visit again soon. We always support the RNLI and it’s nice to know that by staying there, our enjoyable weekend helped them too.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 15 Dec 2021
Dear susansH203AX, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit. I'm very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay . I will pass your fantastic comments along to the whole team. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warmest regards, Sam Munro
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Ashley H wrote a review Dec 2021
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Stayed at the College for my Birthday weekend. My partner booked the Hotel as she wanted to be by the sea/sea view with close proximity to the town. All boxes ticked there !! Hotel rooms were lovely, comfy, excellent views, warm, staff were great, breakfast amazing. Free parking. All money spent on rooms etc helps fund the RNLI so it's just a no brainer and we will definitely be coming back on our next visit to Poole.... oh and Brucey bonus it's right next to the Sunseeker boat yard !!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 14 Dec 2021
Dear ashkeyhE3549BU, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit. I'm very pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay . I will pass your fantastic comments along to the whole team. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warmest regards, Sam Munro
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PRICE RANGE
USD 133 - USD 187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDorsetPoole
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about RNLI College
Which popular attractions are close to RNLI College?
Nearby attractions include RNLI Memorial Sculpture (0.09 km), Rock It Poole (0.4 km), and The brewhouse (0.4 km).
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.
Is parking available at RNLI College?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to RNLI College?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Guildhall Tavern, Crown Hotel, and Cafe Aroma.
Are there opportunities to exercise at RNLI College?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is RNLI College located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Poole.
Does RNLI College offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to RNLI College?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Upton Country Park (2.6 km) and Adam's Grave (4.8 km).
Does RNLI College have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.