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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an beautiful hotel to stay in. As a new RNLI Crew member I came down to visit for a weekend away with my partner. The rooms are immaculate and very spacious with beautiful scenic views of the harbour.

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

Dear karl p, It's fantastic to hear that as a new RNLI crew member, you came and stayed with us for a leisure break and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. You and your fellow volunteers are the reason we exist and our primary customer so I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the team and we...

East Cowes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible to stay in the training college see crew training on all the different types of lifeboat. Excellent well equipped room friendly staff, great bar and restaurant all with superb views, very close to town center, station and quay area of Poole

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

Dear Seamonkey134, Thank you for the kind review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. It sounds like you had an enjoyable visit and I'm pleased to hear that you particularly enjoyed seeing the crew undertake their training directly outside. Thank you for helping the RNLI Save Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow amazing venue to have a gathering of family and friends. We all had different food cooked to perfection in a lovely roomy restaurant with views out over the inner Bay. Then upstairs to the bar for relaxing drinks and catch-up the views are outstanding. As we left we found out they rent rooms out. An amazing training and social...

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

Dear BillyH6190, Thank you for the lovely feedback following your recent visit to our Riggers Restaurant at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that your group had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Thank you for helping the RNLI Save Lives at Sea. Kind regards Ewan...

Dollar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. Rooms spotless, very well designed and comfortable. Really liked the study space. Views wonderful. Food in restaurant generous, tasty, good selection. Overall, very impressive.

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

Dear ScottishStuart18, Thank you for the kind review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed every element of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been lifelong supporters of the RNLI, my wife and I arranged to meet up with some friends and stay for two nights at the College. I wish we had booked to stay longer! What a truly fabulous place. Anyone who has ever admired the attention to detail of an actual lifeboat will not be disappointed in the College and...

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

Dear DaveHermelin, Thank you for the wonderful review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm so very pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay along with your friends. I shall be sure to pass your kind comments onto the team. Thank you for your continued support for the RNLI...

Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What is there not to like. Rooms tastefully decorated, warm and comfortable. Food is lovely and staff pleasant and helpful. On top of it all you are able to watch and interact with RNLI crews. There is a gift shop selling RNLI gifts and clothing. The bar is well stocked and there is free Wifi

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

Dear Chocolate999, Thank you for the kind review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit here and we loved it as much as the first time. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food is very good and it's a beautiful relaxing place! If you are staying over you get a free tour which you MUST go on! The bar has great views so you can look out over the...

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

Dear Darren O, Thank you for the fabulous review on Tripadvisor following your most recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. It sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your return visit with us and I'll be sure to pass your very kind comments onto the team. Thank you for returning to stay with us and your continued...

Pool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another hideaway weekend for my husband and I, room was beautiful, clean, warm and very comfortable. We booked dinner in the Riggers restaurant but was very surprised as this happened on our previous visit.....no house white wine in stock, again! Both the starters and main course were not available either, we ended up eating something we were not looking forward...

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

Dear Karen H, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm sorry to hear that we were out of stock on a couple of items and have shared your comments to the teams responsible. I'm pleased to hear that the rest of your stay was...

Stanmore London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the RNLI HQ and all profits go to the lifeboat charity. The room was comfortable and a good size, and overlooked the harbour. Reception was very welcoming and when we reported a slight problem with the (large) TV in the room someone came up to fix it straight away. We slept well in a comfortable bed and the...

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

Dear PnJStanmoreLondon, Thank you for the lovely review following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and particularly pleased to hear that you shall be recommending us which is the biggest compliment we could ask for. Thank you for helping the RNLI Save Lives...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned home last night after a 2 night stay. Everything from reception to our room and beyond was so lovely and relaxing. We ate in Riggers both nights and the food was absolutely yummy.........Would give this 10 stars if we could ans will definitely be returning.......

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

Dear Sdc40, Thank you for the fabulous comments following your recent stay with us at the RNLI Training College in Poole. It would appear that you had a wonderful experience and I shall be sure to pass your comments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the foreseeable future. Kind regards Ewan Steele

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: $105 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rnli College Hotel Poole
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Poole
#1 Best Value Hotel in Poole
#2 Family Hotel in Poole
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“All rooms have a seaview”
 of 5 bubbles Seamonkey134, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“overlooking the water is best”
 of 5 bubbles ScottishStuart18, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles DaveHermelin, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Think rooms are god all over hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles timjoe333, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have excellent views over the water”
 of 5 bubbles WitchesBroom, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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