Accommodation

On-site Accommodation

Staying on-site gives us the full experience of our International Festival, and many opportunities to meet and share experiences with our Kadampa family from around the world.

In addition to Manjushri KMC’s guest accommodation, many of the residential community vacate their rooms so that they can be offered to guests.  For this reason, there are a limited number of single and twin/double rooms available pre & post Festival. If your chosen pre/post Festival accommodation option is not available, we will offer an alternative.

Indoor Accommodation Options:
Deposit due on booking.
Full payment for single, twin/double, and shared room options is required by 17 May, non-refundable after that date.  See Terms & Conditions for deposit and cancellation terms.

Single*
Twin* (2 Beds)
Double* (1 large bed)

A limited number of the above rooms are available with ensuite bathrooms.
All linen and towels are provided.

Shared rooms* 4-7 beds (may incl. bunk beds)
Indoor dormitories 8+ beds (usually bunk beds)

Please bring a sleeping bag and towel.
Bottom sheet, pillowcase and a blanket are provided.

*These accommodation types very limited please book early. You are advised to try
to book at the date/time that booking opens.  If when making your initial booking your
preferred accommodation option is sold out, please contact Festival Registration and
request to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Outdoor Accommodation Options:

Marquee dormitories Cot beds are provided with pillow and blanket in a marquee tent. Please bring warm sleeping bag and extra blankets if needed. For safety reasons, these are unheated overnight.
Pre-erected Tent Already set up tent, includes foam mattress, pillow & blanket. Please bring warm sleeping bag and extra blankets if needed. Must be booked for whole festival.
Camping (in own tent) Camping spaces available in designated areas of the woods. Ensure your tent is waterproof and that you bring all equipment. Eg.Groundsheet, insulated sleeping mat, warm sleeping bag, blankets etc.
Camper Van Limited spaces available for those bringing their own camper van. Min stay 3 nights


Off-Site Accommodation Options
(please read carefully)

A limited number of rooms will be available to book for 3 nights minimum, otherwise must be booked for whole Festival.

Accommodation in the surrounding area is in high demand both from tourists and local contractors. In order to ensure accommodation is available for the Festival we have secured some group reservations. These can be booked through the Festival booking system.

Due to the high demand for accommodation locally, our group contracts have strict deposit and cancellation terms. Please ensure that you read the deposit/cancellation terms carefully. You are advised to take travel insurance out for your trip in case of cancelled non-refundable accommodation.

Majestic Hotel

If showing as sold out please contact Festival Registration [email protected] to check availability.

A popular budget hotel, only a 2 minute walk from the Imperial Hotel, its central location gives easy access to local shops, restaurants and supermarkets.

Note: Hotel shuttles leave from outside the Imperial Hotel (150m/ 2 min walk).

  • Single, Double and Twin rooms available (all ensuite)
  • Limited number of family rooms – please contact Festival Registration for more info.
  • Breakfast included (cooked or continental, incl. some dairy free and wheat free options)
  • Adjoining Italian restaurant and Pizzeria open to 10pm each night
  • Children up to 8 years old can be accommodated in additional foldaway beds. 8 years old and over are charged as adult.
  • Free wifi
  • Daily shuttles available to/from the Festival site – must be booked separately **shuttles leave from outside the Imperial Hotel (150m / 2 min walk)**
  • Note: this hotel does not have a lift. Accommodation is over three floors.
  • The hotel has a small free car park on first come basis. Otherwise, free overnight parking available (18:00 – 08:00) in public car park behind the hotel.

 

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Reservation is per room.The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • 25% deposit due on booking refundable up to 19 April.
  • full payment due 16 May– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room. If full payment not received by this date, your reservation will be cancelled.
  • Prices: Single: £45 / Double or Twin (per room) £65
Imperial Hotel

Imperial Hotel

If showing as sold out please contact Festival Registration, [email protected], to check availability.

We are very happy once again to offer the Imperial Hotel as an official Festival Hotel. Located right in the town centre, it is well located for access to local shops, restaurants and supermarkets.

Located right in the city centre, the Imperial Hotel is only a few minutes walk from all amenities.

  • Single and Double (1 large bed) rooms available.  All rooms are ensuite
  • Breakfast included (cooked or continental incl. some dairy free and wheat free options)
  • Children up to 8 years old can be accommodated in additional foldaway beds. 8 years old and over are charged as adult.
  • Free wifi
  • Daily shuttles available to/from the Festival site – must be booked separately
  • The hotel has a small free car park on first come basis. Otherwise, free overnight parking available (18:00 – 08:00) in public car park opposite the hotel.

 

Deposit and Cancellation Terms

Due to contractual obligations, the following deposit and cancellation terms apply:

  • Reservation is per room.The person booking is responsible for the full payment and for finding their own room-mates
  • 25% deposit due on booking refundable up to 19 April.
  • full payment due 16 May– non-refundable after that date unless we are able to re-sell room. If full payment not received by this date, your reservation will be cancelled.
  • Prices: Single £50 / Double (per room) £75

Off-Site Accommodation Transport:
For those staying in Festival off-site accommodation we also offer daily shuttle buses to/from the Festival site each morning and evening. Priority for shuttle bus spaces is given to those staying in official Festival offsite accommodation. Shuttle buses will arrive onsite approx. 8.30am. There are two opportunities to return in the evening; after supper and after puja/final retreat session.

**Due to the number of coaches arriving each day, for safety reasons, all coaches from off-site accommodation will arrive approx. 8.30am. There will be no second trip in the morning**

Shuttle buses are not included in your accommodation reservation and must be booked separately. Everyone who requires a seat on the shuttle bus must book separately.  Children are not allowed to sit on parent’s knees, and must occupy their own seat.  Young children must be in travel seats (not provided by the bus company). 

Those wishing to bring their own car to Manjushri KMC must book a parking permit.

Children and Young Persons Accommodation

  • We regret we are unable to accommodate children under 16 in shared rooms or dormitory accommodation.
  • Children aged 4 and over who are occupying a bed/space in a twin or double room will be charged at full adult rates above.
  • Children aged 3 and under sharing their parent’s bed are free of charge.
  • Children who are camping (in parents own tent) are free of charge. It is not permitted for those under 16 to sleep in their own tent, but must share with an adult family member/nominated carer.
  • In general children aged 3 or under who are camping (in a ready-erected tent) are free of charge and children aged 4 and over will be counted as a paying person. Children aged 3 or under who are camping (in a ready-erected tent) are free of charge if they do not take up an additional person space. Eg. 2 person tent = 2 paying people + child

Young Adults(16 & 17 year olds)

Young Adults cannot be accommodated in shared accommodation with adults other than their parents/legal guardians or family members, unless they have a completed permission/waiver form signed by their parent/legal guardian.  The signed waiver must be received by Festival registration before being allowed to check into shared accommodation.