Accommodation

King House is two storey, motel-style accommodation located within the grounds of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.

Quality short and long-term accommodation is available for:

  • Full-time students
  • Visiting research/teaching fellows
  • Conference participants; and
  • Other official visitors

General Information

Accommodation includes:

  • 23 rooms
  • Mixture of twin and single configurations (2 wheelchair accessible rooms)
  • 2 interconnecting rooms which sleep up to 8 people
  • 13 rooms with ensuite, 10 rooms without ensuite
  • Internet access available in 17 rooms
  • Linen and towels are provided

typical bedroom with 2 single bedstypical bedroom with ensuite

Transport

RIDBC does not organise transport or transfers for people staying at King House. The centre is well served by public transport in addition to shuttle bus services.


Facilities

Communal facilities

  • Communal kitchens x 2
  • Communal living/dining areas x 2
  • Communal bathrooms x 2
  • Communal laundries x 2

kitchen facilities in king houseking house living and dining room

Housekeeping

No housekeeping or laundry service is provided for guests during their stay. There is a vacuum cleaner in the communal laundry which is available for guests to use if they wish. Rooms are professionally cleaned, and linen laundered, once a guest has departed.

Meals

No food or meals are provided. Each kitchen has two fridges, full cooking facilities and plenty of pantry space. Supermarkets are located across the road in the Westfield Shopping Centre.

Television

There is a television in each of the common living areas. King House does not have cable television or pay-TV.

Internet

There is a limited broadband service provided to 17 rooms and both flats. King House has a limited monthly allowance and we ask that guests refrain from downloading movies or songs as this can drastically reduce the allowance and cause the internet connection to become very slow or even cease.

Telephones

There is a telephone in each room (local calls only). There is a public telephone on the ground floor at the western end of King House.


Bookings

To book accommodation please complete a King House Booking Form (PDF) including payment details for the length of stay required. Completed forms should be e-mailed to king.house@ridbc.org.au or faxed to +61 (0)2 9873 1614 and marked to the attention of the Accommodation Officer.

Once your booking has been received, you will be contacted to confirm your reservation.

Please note: accommodation can not be reserved without a completed booking form.


Costs and Payment

The costs to stay at King House differ depending upon the length of your stay and whether the room is required for one or two people.

Please contact the accommodation officers for pricing information.

RIDBC prefers payment by credit card at the time of booking, but will also accept cheques or cash payments. Please indicate on the booking form if you require an invoice.


Arrival & Departure

Arrival During Business Hours

Keys can be collected on Monday before 2:30 pm by going to Reception and asking for the Accommodation Officer or after 4:00 pm from the security officer (please note that keys cannot be collected on a Monday between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm).

Keys can be collected Tuesday-Friday before 4:00 pm by going to Reception and asking for the Accommodation Officer or after 4:00 pm from the security officer.

Arriving Outside of Business Hours & Weekends

Keys and details of new arrivals will be left with the Security Guard. Upon arrival, please go to the Security office located at the main entrance. If the office is unattended, please press the red button on the front gate which will alert the Guard, who will provide further assistance.

Departures

On the morning of your departure, please place your key in the Key Return Box located on the ground floor of King House, near the eastern staircase.


Local Facilities

Shopping

North Rocks Westfield shopping centre is located directly opposite King House on North Rocks Road and contains:

  • Coles supermarket
  • Franklins supermarket
  • Aldi supermarket
  • K-Mart
  • Coffee shops and cafes
  • Chinese restaurant
  • Turkish restaurant
  • Boutiques and specialty stores
  • Medical centre and chemist

Restaurants

Apart from the restaurants located in the Westfield shopping centre, the nearest restaurants can be found in Epping, Parramatta, Baulkham Hills and Castle Hill and would require travel by bus or taxi.