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Delegate and Group Accommodation

Your first choice for conference or group accommodation in Canterbury

A fantastic location in the heart of the Kent countryside. 

A variety of accommodation options and extensive facilities make us the perfect choice for groups and conference guests from the UK, mainland Europe and beyond.  

So whether you're attending a conference or part of a visiting group we're here for you with a range of rooms available to suit your visit needs with everything from B&B, self-catered, single, double and accessible rooms available.

Group types

Our beautiful safe campus is the perfect location for school groups with many returning every year!   We can ensure that your group are allocated their own exclusive area/s in order to meet all safeguarding needs.

Religious retreats are one of our specialities and we are only 25 minutes walk from Canterbury’s famous cathedral!

We have a range of sports facilities perfect for all sporting events and pre-event training.  We are also within 15 minutes drive of St Lawrence Cricket Ground and the Polo Farm Sports Club.

Whether it’s an annual event or a one-off trip our dedicated Group coordinator will ensure your group is well looked after.

Our facilities provide school groups with a productive learning environment and safe and secure accommodation.  We are within easy reach of many historical sites, making day trips off campus a breeze. The campus is sheltered and surrounded by parkland, where students can play sports and relax during recreational times. 

With our award-winning Colyer Fergusson music building on site, we are the perfect location for music groups.

Planning a reunion event then look no further, we can arrange everything including setting up online bookings for your guests so that they can book individually.

Why stay with us?

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    VisitEngland graded

    Most of our guest accommodation has been rated 4-5* campus accommodation by VisitEngland.

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    Breakfast buffet with a selection of cooked and continental options plus plenty of catering outlets on campus.

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    Everything you need from a cinema, gym, 2 Co-Op shops to free Wi-Fi, all available to you on your doorstep. Plus as a guest on the Canterbury campus, you'll receive 20% off at the Gulbenkian cinema when you stay! 

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    We've been helping people host their conferences and events on campus for over 20 years so we're experienced in what groups need when staying with us.

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    Travel connections

    Regular buses run between us and the city centre, and with two train stations, you can be in London in under 90 minutes. A short drive will find you at the Channel Tunnel to head into Europe. 

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    Free parking and driver accommodation

    We have free parking available for all guests including coach parking facilities for groups. Plus coach drivers can stay for free!

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    Beautiful location

    300 acres of parkland that overlook the historic city of Canterbury and its Cathedral which are only a 20-minute walk away or head in the opposite direction to go to the seaside in idyllic Whitstable.   

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    We offer affordable accommodation. Book with us directly and you could receive special discounted rates for repeat bookers and groups. 


Thank you so much for all your hard work in making our KDS event such a success. The feedback from the visiting clubs was fantastic, with many compliments to the University and its staff.

Karate-Do-Shotokai - August 2022
Our stay at University of Kent was excellent thank you! We shall return next year!

Aldro school group - June 2023

Here to help

Get in touch - our team are happy to help talk you through our accommodation options and what may be the best option for your group. With years of experience, we'll help you out in no time.