IMPORTANT: READ THIS FIRST!


(Updated 21st January 2010)

A LIMITED NUMBER OF ROOMS ARE STILL AVAILABLE within the Winchester Hotel, but the rooms in our block booking are held for us only until Monday 8th February. Currently, members who look at the Winchester hotel website will note that the core convention dates of 19 and 20 March 2010 are shown in red to indicate no rooms are available. Bear in mind that this is to advise the general public and not Corflu Cobalt members. However, as of 8th February, room bookings will be reopened to the general public – so if you intend to come to the convention and want to book a room, please do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

(Updated 19th January 2010)

We are sorry but the hotel on-line reservation system is still not working to an acceptable level. In consultation with the hotel and taking into account the confusion the system has generated the committee have taken the decision to remove this option for booking a room. Please follow the instructions below and either telephone or write to the hotel if you wish to reserve a room for the convention. When contacting the hotel to book, you MUST quote the access code for the convention, which we only make available to members by email once they have joined the convention. This is to ensure that the hotel is reserved for Corflu members.

If you need any help with booking, email corflu@cobalt.org - we are happy to troubleshoot booking queries on behalf of individual con members.

NOTES: A reminder that the rates available to Corflu Cobalt members are £65 per night for a single room, or £80 per night for a double or twin room. These include full buffet English breakfast and all relevant local (UK) taxes – there are no additional charges.

The dates of the con itself are Friday 19th-Sunday 21st March 2010, but some may wish to arrive on Thursday 18th and/or leave on Monday 22nd March.

Extended stays in the hotel beforehand or afterwards may be available at con rates if you wish: please enquire when booking.

As with most hotels, you will be asked to give a credit card number as guarantee for the booking, though payment will not be taken till you arrive. (If you need to cancel your booking, please do so with at least 7 days' notice, or you may be liable for the room rate. This is normal for most UK hotels.)

The hotel’s postal address (for Google Maps, satnav and other GPS, and for anyone who wishes to write) is The Winchester Hotel, Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7AB, UK.

If you have any concerns about the hotel booking process which you want to discuss with the Corflu Cobalt organisers, email cobalt@corflu.org – this will go straight to the Inbox of one of us and will be dealt with quickly.

Booking by phone:

From the UK:

  1. Ring 0845 456 0669 (the Reservations Line).

  2. Give the nights you wish to stay, the number of adults staying, and the type of room you need. Quote the code which gives access to Corflu Cobalt’s advantageous room rates.

  3. Request any extra packages you may require.

  4. Give credit card details as requested as a guarantee for the booking.

  5. Make a note of your booking confirmation details.

From the USA:

  1. Ring 011 44 1962 709988 (the hotel’s main switchboard), and ask to be put through to the Reservations Line. (This is the full phone number as dialed from the USA; 011 is the international prefix, and 44 the code for the UK.)

  2. Follow nos. 2-5 as above. (Don’t forget your code)

From other countries:

  1. Ring your own country’s international call prefix (or international access code)" -- for example the UK's international dialling code is 44, and the international call prefix is 00., then 44 1962 709988, as for the USA above.