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Address: Sidney St., Cambridge, England
Phone Number: 01223/338800
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Located in central Cambridge and sheltered behind high stone walls...

Located in central Cambridge and sheltered behind high stone walls, this picturesque college features a chapel with oak paneling that is the final resting place of Oliver Cromwell's head.

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Quiet and nice view from the room

I spent five nights here and was lucky with the accomodation since my room was quite big even if it wasn't ensuite. Actually I booked the cloister accomodation that was more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Monza, Italy

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English first
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stay here while I was on a singing weekend with the choir I belong to in bath. I enjoyed the room which had a washbasin and bed, drawer, desk. I had to share bathroom. I enjoyed the breakfast. I would stay again.

Thank wendy B
Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Spent a night here. Booked a twin room which was a bit small for two people but understandable since this is a dorm room. The breakfast was average, but filling. However, what really made the stay less pleasant was the attitude of the Porters. The lady particular at check in seemed like she was doing us a favour by checking... More 

Thank Hassan M
Monza, Italy
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155 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I spent five nights here and was lucky with the accomodation since my room was quite big even if it wasn't ensuite. Actually I booked the cloister accomodation that was more expensive than the others but I had a beau-window with a nice view on the garden (I even saw some squirrels running on a three in front of my... More 

Thank wienerwalzer80
Belo Horizonte, MG
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97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I have stayed at this college for about a month. The room is good, despite the cleanliness leave something to be desired. The breakfast is a typical "English breakfast", well served. The location is very good, right in the center of Cambridge. However, Porters of the staff are extremely rude and uneducated. Throughout the stay you are treated rough and... More 

Thank gustavocortereal
Washington, DC
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Pros: * In the heart of Cambridge. Walking distance to all Colleges * Superb buildings * Breakfast is varied and abundant * Dining room is beautiful. Paintings of old College masters and Oliver Cromwell. * Staff is austere but friendly * Room have fridge Cons: * none

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went because we knew some performers in the Sidney Sussex Arts Festival (if you get a chance go) but the environs of the college were something else. Small courtyards, ancient buildings, green spaces - it had a great atmosphere - recommended

Thank 509Martin
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My son and I stayed for three nights in adjacent garden-block rooms. We loved staying here - the rooms were comfortable and clean, the bathrooms were immaculate (shower only though, no baths) and the views across the gardens were beautiful. Our stay was impressively good value for money. The breakfast was included, and we would highly recommend it; reading other... More 

Thank MrsMBPlymouth
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

When you arrive to check in use CB2 3HX an unmarked door opposite Sainsbury's. If not open, call porters on number given. The post code you are given ( CB2 3HU) is wrong! It takes you to a car park you cannot enter (even if you have a car!!). The porter did not apologise, but said this is because the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We had to make last minute changes to a booking in hall, staff rude, in-accommodating and very cocky (don't talk to me like I am a child) - ultimately, if you need any flexibility in your bookings, this is not the place to come!!!!!!

Thank dlcamb
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Seriously, go to any other college in Cambridge. The head of catering at sidney is aggressive and unkind and seems to delight in ruining the meal times of others.

Thank Grace L

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