We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

RNLI College

Save
Traveller (353)
Room & Suite (115)
Storyboard
Ratings and reviews
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
View all reviews
What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness centre
Wheelchair access
Business Centre
Air Conditioning
Pool
Airport Transportation
Room Service
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...
View all hotel information
Location and contact
West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ, England
Hotel website
8 miles to Bournebouth Intl Airport
15 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
0.4 miles from Poole Harbour
View nearby attractions and restaurants
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
Rooms
5 Aug6 Aug
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 3 partner sites to see rooms from US$182.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Poole hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "ff1b519c937748e3a205c51700e693bb", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1569478,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[113899839],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":5,"month":8,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":6,"month":8,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":182,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"ff1b519c937748e3a205c51700e693bb","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":182,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":182,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"RNLI College","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":true,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImZmMWI1MTljOTM3NzQ4ZTNhMjA1YzUxNzAwZTY5M2JiIiwiQUlLIjoiMzJmZTcxODU5OGU5NGUzNzllNWRmZGM4ODE0OWJiYjkifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "05/08/2018", "checkOut": "06/08/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$182", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"113899839":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (940)
Filter reviews
939 results
Traveller rating
730
175
28
3
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
730
175
28
3
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsriggers restauranttwin sails bridgelifeboat simulatorslipway bardiscovery tourtraining facilitiesworthy causefree tourholes baypoole harbourgreat place to staysecure parkingfantastic viewsharbour viewfunction roombuffet stylestayed for two nights
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 939 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed overnight before ferry next day. Hotel was very comfortable although a little warm during the hot spell. Very helpful staff and would definitely stay again. Poole itself was lovely down by quay.

Thank TheCavehome
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just enjoyed a fantastic weekend in Poole with a large group of friends staying at the RNLI College. Great location for exploring the South Coast and amazing views from the rooms. Accommodation at the college is clean, comfortable and bright - would probably describe it...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a further weekend there recently and enjoyed it as always. Great bar, good breakfast, excellent beds and good linen. Unfortunately the rooms are a little hot this summer and their prices are escalating but overall its both a good location and a good hotel.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, our nephew, Alex G works there and yes he negotiated a lower rate for the room but this facility is outstanding value and extremely well managed - even at full price it would still offer superb VFM. We were made to feel welcome from...More

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the spectacular home of lifesaving training at sea.And what a breathtaking day lies in store. We started with a delicious lunch in a sparking modern restaurant followed by a tour of this incredible facility which trains every recruit joining the RNLI. In 2016...More

Thank Brian L
View more reviews
About
Description
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 ...More College also makes a stunning wedding venue with views over the harbour. Every £ Spent at RNLI College saves lives at sea. Less
Contact Information
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Contact Information
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Romantic
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (353)
Room & Suite (115)
Dining (35)
Pool & Beach (6)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
shelford
10 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they do, but you can request rooms next to each other,
1
Vote
lillibelle110
17 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jsailox | Reviewed this property |
Phone them up and ask.
0
Votes
AnnaLee88
5 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Mourneadventurer | Reviewed this property |
Why not give the a phone call or send an email just to make sure? The restaurant and bar area seem to cater for all ages,
0
Votes
Room Tips
"All 60 bedrooms overlook Poole harbour. Sunrise & sunset are not to be missed!"
Read review
"Book in advance go on the tours enjoy everything"
Read review
"Sea views very nice"
Read review
"Not sure, booked at the last minute"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing