07 May 2009



Places to stay during your ISIS experiment

Image Inside Ridgeway House hotel

Accommodation for users during their experiment is normally provided at Ridgeway House, based on-site at RAL, or The Cosener's House in Abingdon.  Whilst every effort is made to accomadate users in these hotels, occasionally non-STFC hotels may have to be used during periods of high-demand.

For users paying for their own accomodation costs at Ridgeway House or Cosener's House the tariff is:

£72 + VAT from 1 April 2023


All accommodation should be booked through the ISIS User Office using the online travel and accommodation booking system.
As accommodation is often fully booked in the area, it is important that the request is submitted as soon as possible.

The following information will be required:

  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Experimental area to be worked in
  • Experiment/Principal Investigator or Group Leader

Please notify the ISIS User Office immediately of any booking changes in order to minimise cancellation charges which may be passed on to the User.


If travelling from afar users are permitted to stay in booked accomodation at weekends, during their experiment - please include this in any requested visit dates.

If staying at The Cosener's House, property may be left in a storage area over weekends.  Please discuss this with the Cosener's staff.​

If working late or staying away overnight please let Cosener's staff know, so that the nightly guest check-list (required for fire regulations) can be updated.

Paying Bills

You are responsible for payment for B&B accommodation directly to the owner, even if you will later reclaim this expense.

Visitors staying in Ridgeway House or The Coseners House who pay their own bill should settle their account at reception before checking out.​  Please note that Ridgeway House accept card payments only (not American Express).


Contact: ISIS User Office