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Polden Court, Bath (Bath)
Premium accommodation on campus. Only 1.5 miles from Bath city centre.
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- 20th century buildings
- Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
- No smoking
- Minimum age 18
- Internet access for a charge
- Shared gardens
- Woodland walks
Food and Drinks
- Recommended walks
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Tennis courts (walking distance)
- Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
- Theatre (a short drive)
The University of Bath is set in 200 acres of grounds at Claverton Down, just a 5-minute drive from Bath centre. The university has a 24-hour front desk and on-site parking (charges apply). The bright bedrooms each have a work desk and telephone, and most have Wi-Fi access (charges apply). We have a variety of room types from en-suite hotel equivalent bedrooms to bedrooms with shared facilities to suit your needs, most of our rooms are available from June to September however we have 30 en-suite rooms that accept year round bookings. All guests have access to a kitchen and dining area (kitchen aea is not equipped). There are also vending machines for drinks and light snacks. University of Bath has a regular bus service, providing easy access to the city centre. Bath Spa Railway Station is just a 10-minute drive/bus journey away.
There is a regular bus service to and from the city where you will find a fantastic selection of shops, sites, bars and eateries.
Polden Court has single, double and twin bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms available all year round. Rooms are serviced daily with fresh towels and come equipped with TV, study desk, tea & coffee making facilities and complimentary White Company toiletries.
There is a regular bus service to and from the city where you will find a fantastic selection of bars and eateries. The University has received a 4* Campus grading for its Polden Court accommodation from Visit Britain.
Check in is from the West Accommodation Centre number 13 on the map. A map can be obtained from our website at http://www.bath.ac.uk/maps/pdf/2010flatmap.pdf
Please can we advise that throughout the summer of 2013 construction work is taking place on the campus in close proximity to some of the accommodation buildings and daytime noise is likely throughout this period.
Food and Drinks
There are a number of eateries and shops on campus.
Fresh Shop - Minimart - This is open 7 days a week.
4W Cafe - The 4W cafe is open Monday to Friday. It serves coffees/teas, cold drinks, pastries, and sandwiches.
Parade Bar Open from 10am - 7pm Monday to Friday.
Situated on the main parade at the University of Bath the Parade Bar has a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and chill out. Our huge outside seating area makes it a must for those warm summer days.
We offer a wide range of bottled and draught beers from around the world, a variety of wine, classic cocktails and a large variety of hot and cold drinks. Our Chefs have perfected our food menu, with a great choice of dishes available.
Sports Cafe open Monday to Friday from 8am - 9pm. Saturday from 9am - 8pm. Sunday 9am - 6pm.
Located in the Sports Training Village. The Sports Café offers a warm and contemporary atmosphere. Televised sports can also be viewed from the plasma screens in the fully licensed bar.
Food is available throughout the day with breakfast, light snacks, baguettes and early evening meals.
Please check individual venues for opening hours.
Internet access is available in some kitchens in Polden Court by using a connection card wich is available for a refundable deposit from the reception desk.
Car Parking permits are available from reception at £5.50 each, they are valid up to 7 days.
Coin operated launderettes are located in the Westwood Complex. Please see reception.
There are a variety of drink and snack vending machines located around the campus.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7JY, United Kingdom
Address: Polden Court, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
Check In: From 2pm Check Out: By 10am
Keys for Polden Court can be collected Monday to Sunday between 14.00 and 22.00 from the West Accommodation Centre.
If the office is closed keys can be collected from our Security Team located in the Library on the main parade which is open 24 hours.
By Bus: The nearest bus stop to the railway and bus stations at Bath is Dorchester St.
Wessex Connect's U18 uniconnect bus service runs every 10 minutes from the city centre to the University campus from 07:03 - 20:23 Monday to Friday. From 21:05 buses run every 20 minutes until 02:45. A less frequent service operates at weekends. Uniconnect buses are in a dark blue colour scheme.
First Somerset & Avon's Bright Orange buses 8, 18, 418/9 run from 07:21 until 02:36 at a 6 minute daytime frequency during term; less after 18:00 and university holidays.
The University campus is situated on Claverton Down, to the east of Bath. If approaching from the M4, leave the motorway at junction 18 and follow the A46 south 12 kilometres (8 miles) to the Bath exit from the dual carriageway.
Turning right here brings you on to the A4 westbound to Bath. After 2.4 kilometres turn left at the traffic lights (signposted City Centre A36); after 640 metres turn left at the traffic lights towards Warminster. In approximately 275 metres turn right into North Road (signposted Claverton Down). The Quarry Road entrance to the campus is on the left towards the top of the hill (approximately 1.6 kilometres). The Norwood Avenue entrance is 0.8 kilometres further on in Claverton Down Road.
If approaching from the city centre, the A4 or the A36 eastbound, follow signs to Warminster, Claverton Down, American Museum and Park & Ride (University).
If approaching from the A36 (northbound) follow signs to Claverton Down.
Follow the signs for the West Accommodation Centre. For Sat Nav please use the following postcode: BA2 7AY
A parking permit is required to park at the university. The cost is £5.50 and it is valid for up to 7 days. The permit can be collected from the West Accommodation Centre.
We guarantee that all our feedback is genuine and can only be submitted by people who have booked through our websites.
Mrs Sheila Godwin, September 2012: The booking procedure and key collection were both very straightforward. Good location- would use again.
Miss Laura Hitchins, September 2012: Rooms were lovely and quiet. Had a good stay
Mr James Walsh, July 2012: More than happy with room and service, room very clean and suitable, will stay again when next in Bath!
Mr Kevin Collins, June 2011: Good standard for Uni Accommodation.
Mr Paul Younghusband, May 2011: With plenty of parking, easy access and prompt service at check in, I found the overall service to be excellent. The facilities met with my requirements very well and I would recommend to others looking at a short stay in and around Bath.
Mrs Carrie-Ann Wade Williams, April 2011: Good location with regular bus service into the city centre. Accommodation was clean with kettle, TV and linen.
Mrs Rachael kelway, April 2011: Attending a function at the uni so Polden court was the ideal place to stay. Had everything that we required. Was very clean.
Mr David Branfoot, April 2011: Had a fab time thank you
Claire M Derrick, April 2011: The room was clean and comfortable and convenient for access to the university where I was attending a residential course. I would certainly recommend the accomodation as a cheaper alternative to some of the expensive hotels in bath, especially as the walk down into Bath only took half an hour.
christine phillips, March 2011: brilliant value and already planning our next stay-
Toby Barrett, March 2011: Thank you for letting us check out late so our boys running in the half marathon had a place to shower after the race!!