Accommodation

Bookings for EGPGV 2014 (and EuroVis 2014 in general) delegates have been made at the following hotels:

Swansea Marriott Hotel
Rooms are held until 8 weeks prior to the event.
EuroVis 2014 Quote Code B44
Book Online: Click here to book

The Dragon
Contact: Louise Howells, louise.howells "at" dragon-hotel.co.uk, 01792 657100.
EuroVis 2014 Quote Code: EUROVIS SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

The Grand Hotel
Contact: Ragoo, 01792 512159.
EuroVis 2014 Quote Code: Swansea University Conference

The Village
Contact: Franzine Grey franzine.grey "at" village-hotels.com, 08712224608
EuroVis 2014 Quote Code SWAN080614
Note that the Village is a bit further away from Swansea University than the others.

Morgans
Contact: Emma reception "at" morganshotel.co.uk, 01792 484848
Delegates need to book Morgans 2-3 months before the event.

Hurst Dene Guest House
This is within walking distance of Swansea University.
EuroVis 2014 Quote Code: EuroVis Conference

Premier Inn (City Centre)

Travelodge (City Centre)

Travelodge and Premier Inn are budget hotel alternatives.
As such we do not have a special rate for EuroVis 2014 delegates.

This is only a partial list of the larger hotels in Swansea.
Booking.com shows about 25 different accommodations which can be viewed on a map.
A full list of hotels and, B&Bs, and Guest Houses in Swansea can also be found here.

More information can be found by following the links on the tourism menu item.

On Transport to and from Swansea University

By Bus

Swansea public transport runs regular buses between the city center, near the larger hotels, and the universities. The bus numbers are 2A, 3A, 4 (4 is the big purple "bendy bus") and 43. One of these buses runs about every 15 minutes to and from the university.

The timetables can be found here.

A bus map for swansea is shown here.

Buses 2A, 3A, 4, and 43 are on the south side (bottom) of the map.


By Taxi

Every hotel or guest house can easily call a taxi for you quickly. A taxi from the city center to the university is about 6 and is about a 10 minute ride. Split between 2 or more people, it costs roughly the same as a bus ticket.


By Bike

Cycling is the quickest and most convenient way to get around Swansea.
Swansea University has an initiative called BayCycle where conference delegates can rent a bike for free. See the BayCycles web page for more information.

The Bike Hub rents bikes for about 10/day. If you tell Nick and Chris (who run the shop) that you're friends with Bob you can probably negotiate a multi-day package deal. Google "bike rental swansea" and "cycle hire swansea" for more options.


On Foot

It takes about 30 minutes to walk from the city center to the university. Only about 20 minutes along the coast.