John Foster Hall, Leicester
These state-of-the-art Halls, completed in 2006, are within acres of gardens two miles from the city centre.
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- Breakfast included
- Free car parking (on site)
- Free broadband access
- Shared gardens
- Self-catering facilities
Food and Drinks
- Self-catering facilities
- English breakfast (included)
- Lunch available (at additional cost)
- Dinner available (at additional cost)
- Recommended walks
- Pub (a short drive)
- Museums (a short drive)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (walking distance)
Featuring 571 all en suite bedrooms, John Foster Hall, completed in October 2006, is the most recent addition to our Oadby site. These modern, state-of-the-art buildings also include spacious, fully equipped kitchens with social space for every 4 or 5 rooms making this ideal for small or large groups requiring self catered accommodation as well as bed and breakfast and residential conference guests.
John Foster Hall is located within our 40 acre Oadby site, complete with beautiful landscaped grounds and a stunning 16 acre botanic garden. Oadby is a delightfully picturesque area only 2 miles from the City Centre.
All bedrooms provide comfortable single accommodation, with writing desk, internet access a welcome toiletries pack, and tea and coffee making facilities. A welcome leaflet is also provided detailing emergency contact numbers and useful information.
29 of the bedrooms have been fully adapted for wheelchair users with some rooms having the additional benefit of an adjoining en suite carer room.
Food and Drinks
Our rates include a self service full english breakfast served in the Dining Hall. Our usual serving times are between 0800 and 0900hrs however times do vary so please check with a member of staff on arrival.
Grounds and gardens
John Foster Hall is a short walk from our botanic garden.
The Harold Martin Botanic Garden spans 16 acres of cultivated grounds with origins dating back to 1920. The horticulture, spectacular in itself, is also amazing in its variety, containing the national plant collections of Hardy Fuchsia, Skimmia, Lawson Cypress and Aubrieta. For those unfamiliar with the names, sight alone is enough to convey the special nature of the plants and flowers.
The grounds are perfect for a pleasant walk and there are benches for those who simply wish to relax and admire the surroundings. The idyllic garden setting also plays host to several events throughout the year, including the very popular ‘sculpture in the garden’ event which displays some remarkable sculptures from world renowned artists throughout the summer months.
A free internet connection is available in all bedrooms using the port next to the telephone. A network cable is required which can be hired from reception. Wi-Fi is available in most public areas.
A telephone with pay-as-you-go service is also provided (cards can be purchased from reception).
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: John Foster Hall, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE2 2LG, United Kingdom
Leicester’s mainline railway station is approximately half mile from the city campus with a regular service to London St. Pancras, Sheffield, Leeds and several Midland towns and cities including Birmingham, Derby and Nottingham.
Local bus services vary depending on the time of year (term time or student vacation time).
Term Time: Route 80 – St. Margarets bus station and Leicester train station to Oadby Halls of Residence via the City Campus.
All year round: Route 31 & 31A – Leicester train station to Oadby. The bus stops on the Leicester Road (about a 5-10 minute walk to the Halls of Residence).
Whilst public transport is recommended for ease, complimentary car parking is available. On arrival in Oadby, should you find that parking near Beaumont Hall is full, please use one of the other available cark parks and refrain from parking on public roads.
The University of Leicester is located on two principal sites. If you are traveling to your final destination by taxi you must specify the Halls of Residence in Oadby. If you only specify the University of Leicester, you will normally be taken to the city campus.
Check in time is from 2pm. If you are arriving after office hours (5pm) your keys can be collected from the night porter based at Reception. If you are arriving late evening we would kindly request your patience as the porter may be temporarily away from their desk attending to their rounds.
If you are planning to arrive before 2pm it may be possible to leave your bags with reception until your accommodation is ready.
Check out time is 9.30am
Guests are kindly asked to respect University staff and property and note that some students, tutors and sub-wardens may still be in residence within your hall.
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