RNLI College harbour view bedroom

A room with a lifesaving view

Stay a while and experience the heart of the RNLI – where our extraordinary volunteers are trained to be lifesavers.

Feel part of the family

There’s a powerful atmosphere here at RNLI College. One you won’t encounter anywhere else. One that makes you feel in awe, humbled, but most of all, at home.

When you stay at the RNLI College, you’ll be alongside crew members from across the UK and Ireland who come to learn the lifesaving skills they rely on to protect our coasts. And every £1 you spend will go towards providing our lifesavers with the equipment, training, and support they need to save lives at sea.

Enjoy the View

Overlooking Holes Bay in Poole Harbour on Dorset’s magnificent south coast, all 60 bedrooms have stunning harbour views. Designed with our lifesavers in mind, all of our bedrooms have a double bed for extra comfort and can be booked as single rooms.

A feature of every room is the large well-lit workstation desk, providing a perfect study area for our crew and lifeguards.

All bedrooms are en-suite with bath and shower and have:

  • Remote control digital TV
  • Direct dial telephone and clock radio
  • Wireless broadband internet access
  • Armchair
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
Accessible rooms are available on request. Please contact us to check availability.

Celebrating a special occasion?

  • Coxswain celebration package
    Coxswain celebration package - £65

    Package includes:

    • Flowers
    • Champagne
    • RNLI bear
    • chocolates

    Available on arrival in your room.

  • Helm celebration package
    Helm celebration package - £45

    Package includes:

    • Champagne
    • RNLI bear
    • chocolates

    Available on arrival in your room.

  • Commander celebration package
    Commander celebration package - £20

    Package includes:

    • Wine
    • RNLI bear

    Available on arrival in your room.

Gift Vouchers 

Treat someone you know to one of our RNLI College gift vouchers to contribute towards a stay at the RNLI College. 

Vouchers available from £10.

To order your vouchers email reception@rnli.org.uk or contact the reception team on 0300 300 7654.

Vouchers sent via postal delivery will be sent in a gift voucher presentation envelop by Royal Mail Second Class to arrive within 2-3 working days including Saturdays. They will arrive in a plain white envelope so as not to spoil any surprises.

Only original vouchers bearing a valid serial number will be accepted. RNLI College reserves the right to refuse vouchers which are damaged, defaced or do not feature a valid serial number. Please mention your voucher at the time of booking and present your voucher on arrival to the RNLI College. Where the total cost of dinner, accommodation or monetary value is more than the face value of the voucher, the balance must be settled on departure. Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash neither in full or in part, where the total cost is less than the face value of the voucher,  vouchers will not be issued for the balance. Booking is necessary and is subject to availability.

Recognised by Trip Advisor

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Dorset Tourism Award Gold 2016

Give us a call on 0300 300 7654 or online using the button below

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