How to Book
The monastery will not be taking any guest bookings until further notice
Apart from between 10.30am and 1.30pm, the monastery is essentially closed to visitors. For more detailed information, please visit our Announcements page. Please check this page of the website at a later date for any updates. We appreciate your understanding, and wish for everyone’s continued wellbeing. (Updated on 21 May)
Please carefully read the points below before making a booking:
Booking requests can only be made up to three months in advance.
The minimum stay for all guests is three nights.
The maximum stay for new guests from the UK is one week. If coming from outside the UK up to two weeks may be requested.
Previous guests may request to stay longer based on how their prior visits have worked out.
If a confirmed guest cancels their stay less than two weeks before their arrival date or doesn't show up, it is possible they will be asked to forgo staying at Chithurst for up to six months.
This policy deals with non-emergency and non-health related reasons for cancelling. In cases of emergencies or illness, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know of your need to cancel or your reasons to have not shown up for a reservation.
We have this policy in place due to the high number of overnight guest requests, our very limited accommodations, and a history of last-minute cancellations and no-shows. Thus, we ask that reservations not be made until one can firmly commit to one’s requested dates, so that other interested guests do not lose the chance to stay here.
Please note, on some rare occasions guests have come to stay at Cittaviveka Monastery whose conduct has not been in harmony with our community standards. We reserve the right to ask such guests to leave when we feel it is appropriate.
Using the Booking Form
Please be sure to mindfully read each of the pages below prior to making a booking request:
When Booking Resumes
Once booking resumes, to make a reservation, please use the male and female booking form buttons that will appear below. Once we have received the booking form, we will confirm the booking by email.
The men's and women's accommodations are located separately in the monastery, so bookings are also made separately. Please note that we are unable to guarantee single rooms for any guests.
As stated above, we will not be taking any bookings until further notice. When we do begin allowing guest stays, the male guest Booking Form Button should appear and be in operation just below this sentence.
As stated above, we will not be taking any bookings until further notice. When we do begin allowing guest stays, the female guest Booking Form Button should appear and be in operation just below this sentence.