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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
Wine / champagne
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Room features
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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Marina View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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Luke F wrote a review 23 Sep
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What can I say, that everyone else hasn’t already said… It’s a stunning hotel, location, food and the staff are a credit to the RNLI. Every £1 spent supports the great work the RNLI do. Well done to all… See you again very soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jean B wrote a review 22 Sep
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We were in the Harbour View suite a circular room with a 270 degree balcony overlooking the magnificent Poole Harbour. Everybody loved the venue and its views. The Duty Manager, Neil, was brilliant. He looked after us and anticipated many of our needs. His young assistant, Rhys, was very good too, despite it only being his third day. The food lived up to its promise and worked for the age range of our guests (12 - 80). In the hospitality industry the people are very important. The RNLI College have got it right. The Events team were very helpful and flexible particularly considering that the booking was made during the pandemic when the future was uncertain. As we have many family members in the Poole area and friends are not too far away, we certainly plan to use the RNLI College and the Harbour View suite again. Many thanks to all
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Samantha Munro, Guest Services / Front Office at RNLI College
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Nomad586897, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit. I'm extremely pleased to read of your fantastic Anniversary party with us. I will pass your wonderful comments along to the Neil, Rhys and the whole team. I very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warmest regards, Sam Munro
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KevinP1314 wrote a review 15 Sep
Monifieth, United Kingdom1848 contributions212 helpful votes
During our visit to Poole my wife and I had the opportunity to meet with our niece plus her future intended who delighted us with plans for their forthcoming wedding in Dorset. Fine food served by an overworked team in a restaurant that overlooked Cobbs Quay Braw Aye
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Samantha Munro, Guest Services / Front Office at RNLI College
Responded 5 days ago
Dear KevinP1314, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit. I'm very pleased to note that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass your fantastic comments along to the whole team. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future & at your Nieces Wedding. Warmest regards, Sam Munro
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Road730806 wrote a review 08 Sep
14 contributions5 helpful votes
Great location on the harbour. Lovely clean comfy room. Excellent staff & breakfast. Ideal place for families,solo or couples. Easy access to Poole shopping , restaurants & bars. You are also helping the RNLI to keep up their amazing work in saving lives at sea
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Samantha Munro, Guest Services / Front Office at RNLI College
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Road730806, 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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Fair_and_honest2019 wrote a review Aug 2021
Eastbourne, United Kingdom162 contributions48 helpful votes
What a gem! Wonderful, helpful staff, and comfy rooms with great views of harbor. We stayed for 7 nights and were very pleased with the whole accommodation. Few tweaks and it would excellent but is already very good!. We found the room rather warm (apparently aircon is going in next year) but it was August so being in warm is to be expected! The breakfast was amazing. Restaurant lovely and good value for the quality. Staff are happy, attentive and helpful with a positive attitude. Really enjoyed our break and it was so convenient for exploring Poole and area. Lakeside fish restaurant is worth a visit too. Room service menu wasn't to our taste if you want a snack, but Asda is next door so no hardship to grab some basics if needed. Hope to come back again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Samantha Munro, Guest Services / Front Office at RNLI College
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Fair_and_honest2019, 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
US$133 - US$187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rnli college hotel poole
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 Ginali's.
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.