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University of Kent

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7LX, England
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Ranked #43 of 71 Canterbury B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Given that this is student accommodation, my stay at Becket Court was excellent. The room was clean and quite big. The bed was not very comfortable, but that didn't prevent me from sleeping well. The breakfast was good as well.

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Horsham
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night in one of the Keynes Building's accommodation blocks as we were attending an event at the University theatre On arrival, there was plenty of parking and we checked in reasonably easily although the reservation was secured via booking.com with AMEX no problem but the card was not acceptable when we arrived. Luckily, we had a VISA... More

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Newport Gwent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed here for the weekend as part of a large group. As it was student accomodation we were not expecting it to be up to much. However we were very impressed with our room, which was clean and well furnished in a basic sort of way. There was a kitchen available for our use and breakfast was served in... More

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Liz C, Commercial Services, University of Kent at University of Kent, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are delighted to hear that the accommodation and breakfast both surpassed your expectations and hope that we can welcome you back in the future. More

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

never having stayed at university accommodation before we were pleasantly surprised to see how nice it was. The rooms were quite basic as regards furnishing, but everything was new and clean, linen, towels, toiletries, etc. The rooms were as you would expect for student accommodation, lots of shelving for books, plug points and computer access points. Wi-Fi is available, but... More

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Liz C, Commercial Services at University of Kent, responded to this review

We're delighted to hear that our accommodation surpassed your expectations and hope that you will stay with us again in the future. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. More

Oxford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed in halls of residence at Keynes College. The building was new and the rooms were spotlessly clean; we also had access to a communal kitchen, again in good condition. The staff at reception were helpful. The breakfast was plentiful, not amazing quality but reasonable. One minor quibble is that the bedding was a tad scratchy, and the towels... More

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Liz C, Commercial Services at University of Kent, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed a comfortable stay in Keynes College and hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. More

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My Easytobook.com paperwork showed no restrictions and no clues as to the opening hours of the reception at Tyler Court. I therefore assumed it would be manned 24/7. In reality it was open 0730-2000. I was delayed en route and after 5hrs driving arrived at 2145; it was raining and had just got dark, the direction signs on campus were... More

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Liz C, Commercial Services at University of Kent, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Naturally we were very concerned to read your comments about the room servicing and are currently investigating this. However we are pleased to hear that the location met your needs and hope that you will choose to stay with us again in the future. More

Ferndown, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in halls of residence at Keynes College, Uni of Kent. These are newly built accomm and are of a high quality. We stayed the night before the Uni Open Day and it was an excellent stay. Very peaceful, glorious views, very clean and spacious double room with ensuite and our son was next door in a single. £70 for... More

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Thank you for your review and we're delighted you were so pleased with every aspect of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

This is about our 9th visit to the University of Kent. Visitors come from the UK as well as a number of other countries and this year,the age range was from 6 months to 94 years but the majority are single young people (early 20s). The staff are exceptionally kind and helpful and so willing to make our stay a... More

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Liz C, UoK Commercial Services at University of Kent, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post such a positive review. It goes without saying that we're delighted you enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to seeing you again next year. More

Edinburgh
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

Arriving late in the evening at a weekend, the campus resembled a ghost town. It took a while to navigate round and find someone to ask where the rooms were and get a key. Of course, during the day mid week, completely different; the place is invaded by hordes of youngsters; foreign ones during the holidays. The accommodation is basic... More

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Liz C, UoK Commercial Services at University of Kent, responded to this review

Having only just realised that we're on Trip Advisor, we're very glad to have the opportunity to respond. We do try to accommodate individual guests away from student groups but in 2011 this wasn't possible due to refurbishment works. For 2012 and beyond, we have some lovely new accommodation for our individual bed and breakfast guests. We're very glad that... More

worcester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Not cheap. Rooms basic but clean and functional.. Can be noisy with any noise in space between Tyler Court B and C block seemingly amplified by the design layout, In level 5 I could often hear parts of conversations clearly. Worst point is that breakfast is a shambles. We were told that service was 8 till 9 but when we... More

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Liz C, UoK Commercial Services at University of Kent, responded to this review

As per previous post, we've only just discovered that we're on Trip Advisor. We're really sorry that you found your stay noisy and that breakfast service was not up to our normal high standard. We have some lovely new accommodation for our individual travellers and we would welcome the opportunity to change your opinion and convince you stay again. For... More

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Address: Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — University of Kent 3*
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