Update about Guest Accommodation

15 Dec 2022

As we all know, the UK energy market is in crisis, we are facing energy shortages and potential black-outs and the Government is urging us to reduce our national energy consumption by 15%.

Against this back-drop, as a charity Samye Ling needs to take especial care of how it uses its resources; while also doing the best we can for our guests.

So to help us better manage our room allocations and heating systems, we are changing our booking system.  For the time being all bookings must be made by email - to bookings@samyeling.org.

We’ll also be offering fewer weekend courses during the winter months and more during the warmer months later in the year.  Please click here to see our course programme.

Finally, after a lot of consideration we are increasing our accommodation charges.  We've kept them unchanged for a long time and hope all our guests will find the new charges affordable. 

We have rooms available at the following tariffs (all including supper, breakfast and lunch):

Twin Rooms:
Superior twin room with en-suite toilet and shower, and wifi (Retreat Rooms)                £120

Standard twin room with en-suite toilet (Potala House - currently not available)              £90

Standard twin room with shared facilities (Tashi Delek - currently not available)               £82

Standard twin room with shared facilities (Johnstone House):                                                 £75

Single rooms:
Superior single room with sink, shared facilities and wifi (Retreat Rooms)                             £75

Standard single room with sink and shared facilities (Potala House - currently not available)   £59

Standard single room with shared facilities (Tashi Delek - currently not available)            £56

Standard single room with shared facilities (Johnstone House)                          £50

Standard single room with sink (Purelands - currently not available)                                £50 

Female dormitory bed with shared facilities  (Tashi Delek - currently not available)          £40

Female dormitory bed with shared facilities  (Johnstone House)                                         £35

Male dormitory bed with shared facilities  (Johnstone House)                                             £35

To make a booking for accommodation or a course, or if you require more information, please contact bookings@samyeling.org and our Reception Team will be happy to help you.

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