On behalf of the Kent Hospitality team here at the University of Kent, we welcome you to our accommodation and hope you have an enjoyable stay. Below you'll find some essential information to help you enjoy your stay.
Upon check-in at reception, you should receive the key/fob to securely access your accommodation. Not all doors will automatically lock/stay unlocked so we recommend keeping your fob on you at all times.
A selection of hot and cold breakfast items are served between 07:45 - 09:30 for our B&B guest with the coloured disc on your room keys showing where your breakfast will be served:
If breakfast is not already included in your room rate (e.g a self-catering or some group bookings) breakfast can be purchased at additional cost from reception on an individual basis or for your whole stay.
All our rooms are no-smoking. However, please be aware that we conduct weekly fire alarm testing at the following times:
Becket Court - Tuesday at 08:35
Keynes College - Tuesday between 08:45 and 09:15
Turing College - Tuesday at 10:00
Tyler Court - Wednesday between 09:15 and 09:45
Park Wood - Monday between 09:15 and 10:00
If the alarm persists or sounds outside of these times please evacuate the building immediately.
Our friendly reception team have a wealth of knowledge to help you enjoy your stay with us and can answer any queries you may have about your room or the local area.
Eliot College (for Becket Court) - open daily from 08:00-20:00 +44 (0)1227 823250
Turing College - open daily from 08:00-20:00 +44 (0)1227 816169
Keynes College - open daily from 08:00-20:00 (Sun-Thurs) and 08:00-22:00 (Fri - Sat) +44 (0)1227 823622
Tyler Court - open daily from 08:00-20:00 (Sun-Thurs) and 08:00-22:00 (Fri - Sat) +44 (0)1227 824480
Park Wood - open daily from 08:00-20:00 (Sun-Thurs) and 08:00-22:00 (Fri - Sat) +44 (0)1227 823499
We have a range of facilities and services on campus to help you enjoy your stay.
We have a number of cafés, bars and bistros you can enjoy across campus serving a variety of dishes as well as two small convenience stores.
The Gulbenkian arts centre is home to our on-site cinema and theatre. You can check opening times and what’s on during your stay via their website.
We have a wealth of beautiful cycle routes accessible from campus which you can explore using our on-site bicycle hire hub included for B&B Guests.
Everything on site is within a 15 minute walk. However, there's lots to see and do in Canterbury and beyond as well, and with the campus well connected via public transport to the city and beyond Kent is at your fingertips. Car parking in Canterbury can be limited at peak times so we recommend enjoying the 25 minutes to walk (or 15 minutes bike ride) into the city centre or hopping on one of the regular bus services from campus.
Our receptionists can help with destination ideas and how to get there or take a look at our information below.
A regular "UniBus" service runs through campus and goes directly to the city centre or Whitstable. Stagecoach's latest timetables are available online
A taxi rank is located by the Jarman Plaza. Lcoal taxi companies include: Longleys Private Hire +44 (0)1227 710777 or Wilkinsons +44 (0)1227 450450
Both Canterbury East and West stations have high speed lines into London. Canterbury West also travels to Thanet, Dover and The Channel Tunnel
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We'd love to welcome you back on your next visit to Canterbury. Book direct with us for the cheapest online price, and also enjoy our special loyalty discount of at least 10% on your next booking with the promotional code LOYALTY10.
We hope you enjoy a healthy stay with us, however if you start to feel unwell then we ask you to please stay in your bedroom and let us know by emailing email@example.com (or calling your reception during opening hours) and a member of the relevant team will be able to further assist you.
We also have a COVID-19 test centre on-site where you can book a test. See more about our COVID-19 precaution measures.