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B&B accommodation at the University of Warwick campus, situated on the edge of Coventry

Not just for students - anyone can book!

  • The University of Warwick is located on an attractive 700 acre site on the edge of Coventry
  • These modern bed and breakfast (B&B) rooms are a cost effective alternative to staying in a hostel or cheap hotel in Coventry

Reviews for Coventry

Based on 47 reviews

There was a major conference (AYACon 2013) on at the same time as my stay and my arrival was dealt with by the Conference team. They were friendly, but the personal touch wasn't quite there - some of the basic information was missed at first contact (breakfast arrangements, car parking etc), necessitating a revisit. All was then rectified and the remainder of my stay was fine.

(Review Of University of Warwick Campus, Coventry)

It was a shame that no WiFi was available in the building itself which with an iPad was slightly problematic. Nonetheless, a cable for laptops was available. Also WiFi was accessible elsewhere on the campus. Other than that, perfect location to which I would come back.

(Review Of University of Warwick Campus, Coventry)

I have already emailed Warwick Conferences to say how impressed I was with the accommodation. Lovely en-suite room in a very peaceful corner of the campus, great breakfast, free internet (via cable), free use of the swimming pool. It's a lovely location which I know quite well as I previously lived in Warwick - I would have no hesitation staying again or recommending to other people.

(Review Of University of Warwick Campus, Coventry)

Buses come right into the campus. The cinema was a big bonus and well stocked supermarket.What was not good- no cutlery or crockery in the kitchen and lack of a TV in the vicinity. Wired internet was handy-don't forget to take a cable.

(Review Of University of Warwick Campus, Coventry)

The biggest problem was actually finding the place - being from overseas and without SATNAV accessible, the instructions/directions given on the booking were totally inadequate. If the directions included a route number, it would have been a great deal easier.

(Review Of University of Warwick Campus, Coventry)

In general, the accommodation was fine and good value for money. My only criticisms would be that the room was hot - the windows could not be opened very wide because of magpies and the internet connection was poor. Breakfast started to be cleared away before 9 am.

(Review Of University of Warwick Campus, Coventry)

Room was pretty basic (seems not to have changed in the 25 years since I was last here), but everything worked (inc. free wifi), it was clean and the given the price, I have no grumbles with it. The breakfast buffet was very good, so all in all great value for money.

(Review Of University of Warwick Campus, Coventry)

Good breakfast, very big room, good wifi. The original room I was allocated at check in had no ensuite (originally allocated Rootes A04), while the booking was for an ensuite room. The reception team quickly changed me to an emergency room in Arthur Vick, so not sure how this room compares to the standard ensuite I booked.

(Review Of University of Warwick Campus, Coventry)

I prefer a shower to a bath, but for anyone that prefers baths, this was the first university room that I have visited that had a bath, and it was a large one too. The shower over the bath was excellent. You can watch the wildlife from the bedroom window; rabbits,grey squirrels and magpies mostly.

(Review Of University of Warwick Campus, Coventry)

Coventry Visitor information

University of Warwick in Coventry: the campus

The Warwick campus is built on 700 acres of parkland half an hour’s walk from Coventry city centre, with excellent road and motorway access. Residential, teaching and administrative buildings are surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods. It should be understood that the university halls are designed primarily for students: not for children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, they do meet a level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with. We will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Dates of University of Warwick academic vacations

Rooms are available during the academic vacations.

Easter: mid-March to mid-April
Summer 2009: mid-June to late-September
Christmas: early-December to mid-January

Coventry visitor attractions

Coventry is a city in the Heart of England, rich in culture and heritage and surrounded by breathtaking Warwickshire countryside. It offers a wealth of museums and galleries as well as a world famous cathedral, one of England's finest medieval guildhalls and a museum holding the world's largest display of British road transport.

Coventry is also a place where visitors can relax and enjoy excellent shopping facilities, a bustling bar and restaurant scene and a variety of entertainment venues.

Coventry Cathedral, one of the newer cathedrals in the world, was built following the World War II bombing of the ancient cathedral. Coventry Transport Museum is also a noteworthy attraction, housing the largest collection of British-made road vehicles in the world. Coventry Toy Museum is housed in Whitefriars Gate which was built in 1352. It contains a wonderful collection of toys dating from 1740 to 1952.

Getting to Coventry

By road: Coventry & Warwickshire is easily accessible from the National Motorway Network that bisects the region - M6, M40, M42, M5, M69; with the A45 and the A46 being the main arterial roads into the city and its region.

By rail: Coventry is on the Main West Coast Line, being serviced by regular train services seven days a week; networking it with other major towns and cities. Regular and frequent trains run to and from London and there is also an extensive timetable of local trains linking to other regional towns. National Rail Enquiry Service (24 hours)
Tel +44 (0)8457 484950;

By Bus and Coach: National Express runs services to the region from all round the country; call their hotline for more information. National Express Booking Hotline 08705 808080;

By Air: Coventry Airport is approximately 5 miles from central Coventry; Birmingham International Airport is approximately 10 miles away from central Coventry.

History of Coventry

The City

Coventry is an ancient city. It is likely that Coventry grew from a settlement of the Bronze Age near the town centre where Coventry's bowl shape and, at that time large flowing river and lakes, created the ideal settlement area, with mild weather and thick woods: food, water and shelter would have be easily provided.

The first chronicled event in the history of Coventry took place in 1016 when King Canute and his army of Danes were laying waste to many towns and villages in Warwickshire in a bid to take control of England, and on reaching the settlement of Coventry, destroyed the Saxon nunnery. Leofric, Earl of Mercia and his wife Lady Godiva (a corruption of her given name, "Godgifu") rebuilt on the remains of the nunnery to found a Benedictine monastery in 1043 dedicated to St. Mary for an abbot and 24 monks.

In 1635, when the English Civil War broke out between King Charles I and Parliament, Coventry became a stronghold of the Parliamentarian forces. On several occasions Coventry was attacked by Royalists, but each time they were unable to breach the city walls. The Church of St John the Baptist was used to confine Royalist prisoners. Hostile attitudes of the city folk towards Royalist prisoners held in Coventry during the English Civil War are believed to have been the origin of the phrase "sent to Coventry", which in Britain means "to be ostracised". Although their physical needs were catered for, the Royalist prisoners were literally never spoken to by anybody.

Coventry castle was built in the 11th century by the Earl of Chester. It is only relatively recently that the existence of a castle has been discovered or at least recognised. It was razed to the ground in the 12th Century and then rebuilt again. After a lot of warring and fighting in the mid 12th Century the castle fell into disrepair. It has even been suggested that the crumbling hulk of the castle was used as a quarry for stone to build other town structures and the city wall. There is a part of the old castle that still exists. This is the part of St Mary's Guildhall called Caesars Tower. It is still viewable today. There is reference to the decaying state of the castle in the time of Queen Elizabeth I. When Mary Queen of Scots was to be imprisoned there it was thought to be unfit and so she was housed in Caesar's tower, part of St Mary's Guildhall.

The University

The University of Warwick is located on the outskirts of Coventry and is regarded as one of the country's leading universities. It was established in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand access to higher education, and in 2000 Warwick Medical School was opened as part of an initiative to train more doctors in Britain. 

Notable Alumni

•Baroness Amos – Britain's first female black Cabinet Minister, now the European Union special representative to the African Union
•David Davis – Conservative former Shadow Home Secretary
•Sting – lead singer of The Police and solo artist (did not graduate)
•Ruth Jones - actress best known for her role as Myfanwy in Little Britain and Nessa in Gavin and Stacey.
•Stephen Merchant – wrote, directed and acted in the British television series The Office and Extras
•Frank Skinner, then Chris Collins – comedian/actor/writer

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