About Us

An Old Story told a New – www.monasterystays.com
Monastery Stays is a web based booking service for monastery, convent & Diocesan accommodation. Commenced in 2005 and launched and operated since 2006 by a group of four friends along with a talented and service focussed team – all of whom have had the experience of visiting and living in Europe and enjoyed the experience at various depths of staying in monastery and convent guest houses.

Monastery and convent accommodation is available for all to enjoy. Visiting a monastery may begin as a stopover, but one cannot ignore the presence of peace in these places and its associated ‘wellness’. It is a place for restoration of the body with a good nights sleep but also for the inner self, an experience that you will not find in Europe’s best Resort, Spa or Wellness Centre!

The team at Monastery Stays solved the problems they personally encountered in dealing with monastery and convent accommodation – where are they… what is the quality of accommodation… is there availability when I want to travel… will I have an ensuite or a private bathroom… is it possible to travel with a family… what are the up to date prices… what are the facilities… what is the curfew… is there a lift for disabled access… is there parking on site… how do I book a room… they only speak their language and I do not…. how do I know that I will have a reservation on arrival… how will I receive a confirmation… how do I find the monastery once booked… how do I get from the airport in Rome to the monastery…etc?

So was born Monastery Stays to centralise into one place answering all these questions and take the difficulties out of making a reservation at monastery and convent accommodation.

The leadership team involved with Monastery Stays – John Clayton, a practising marketing consultant, Angela Hoban, lawyer and her husband David Hoban, hospitality industry consultant and Mark Logan, who until 2006 spent many years in the City of London’s financial and technology sector. All have been friends and work colleagues in their professional lives for 10 to 20 years.

We look forward to welcoming you to a Monastery Stay.

Angela Hoban John Clayton David Hoban
Angela Hoban John Clayton David Hoban