Becket Court is a self contained block of 103 ensuite bedrooms, recenly refurbished to a high standard and many with views overlooking Canterbury.


Surrounded by 300 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and its famous cathedral.

Becket Court offers 5-star VisitEngland campus graded accommodation and faciltities. The single bedrooms are modern and comfortable, with en-suites, tea and coffee making facilities and free wi-fi. Laundry facillties are also available within the College.

Free parking is available close to Becket Court and a parking permit will be given when checking in. There is also a regular bus service to and from Canterbury on a daily basis.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is served daily in Dolche Vita restaurant located in Keynes College between 07.45am and 09.30am.

The University campus has a number of cafes, bars and bistros along with state of the art cinema and theatre. 

Other facilities

Other leisure facilities include free gym access, tennis and squash courts (additional charge) and bike hire (additional charge). There is a campus shop that sells essential items and Fairtrade products.


Disabled access available

Breakfast Included

Free car parking (on site)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Games pitches

Squash court

Tennis court


Woodland walks

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Bring your own travel cot

Food and Drinks


Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Picnic area

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (walking distance)


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5

Becket Court, Canterbury - Reviews


Based on 35 reviews
Service 4.0
Rooms 4.1
Food 3.8
Website 4.1
Value 3.8
Overall Experience 3.9

The accommodation is situated in very pleasant , extensive grounds with excellent services from the campus into Canterbury itself and also out towards the Kentish coast to the north.
Dr Ronald P

Mr Luc S

Overall good experience fulfilling all my requirements. The weather could have been kinder but still able to enjoy this wonderful city.
Mr Roy S

We had a fantastic three days. The university was well placed to enjoy all the sights, walks, river and restaurants of Canterbury. We were also well placed for a trip to the coast benefitting from the wonderful weather during our stay. Thank you.
Mrs Elizabeth B

The change to Tyler Court was much appreciated. I will certainly use the university accommodation on my next visit to Canterbury as the location and facilities are ideal. The 7 day bus ticket is very good value for money and would be an advantage if included on the web site. When travelling from northern Scotland by public transport via London, the rail links to Canterbury are excellent and should also be high-lighted.
David T

Staff on site were helpful, rooms were clean and tidy and breakfast was good, overall a good weekend...
Mr Lee B

A very satisfactory experience, and one we would be happy to repeat. Our thanks to everyone involved, both on-line and at Becket court.
Mrs M E D

Most interesting to be able to come and stop in a university during the Summer holiday. I did not realise it was possible to do this. Would definitely do it again.
Myra F

I am very pleased to have stayed in the University of Kent - the accommodation was comfortable, with easy access to the town of Canterbury, and to Whitstable on the buses, leaving my car safely parked on site. Breakfast somewhat disappointing - maybe because the toaster was broken! Thank you very much.
Jillian W

Travel Info

Address: Becket Court, Canterbury, Kent, CanterburyCT2 7NS, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 20:00 (8:00pm) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check Out: 10:00 (10:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

Address: Keynes College, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP.

You are welcome to check-in anytime from 1400 hrs onwards, and check-out is prior to 1000 hrs on your departure date.

All guests staying in Becket Court accommodation check in at Eliot College reception. Eliot College is the building opposite Becket Court and the reception is located at the top of the stairs, just inside the front entrance. Outside reception opening hours, security staff will issue keys to guests. Please advise security of your arrival by using the 'Help Point' silver intercom system located at the entrance of Eliot College. Press and release the button, then await a reply. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Kent.

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