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Sidney Sussex College

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Address: Sidney St., Cambridge, England
Phone Number: 01223/338800
Description: Located in central Cambridge and sheltered behind high stone walls, this...
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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Cambridge is beautiful, Sidney sussex is beautiful too and our room was cosy and warm. Very grateful about that in November. Breakfast was generous and I loved eating in the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Cambridge is beautiful, Sidney sussex is beautiful too and our room was cosy and warm. Very grateful about that in November. Breakfast was generous and I loved eating in the antique dining hall. Great atmosphere. What was quite disturbing was the reception staff. The woman on reception was abrupt and unfriendly: I thought I was being drilled into the army!... More 

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Carlisle, Cumbria,
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6 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stayed one night here, while my son was attending an interview at an adjacent college. It doesnt get more central than this in Cambridge. Nice welcome from the porters, comfortable (and quiet) room, shared loos and bathroom (as advertised). Breakfast average (next time I will go to Cote Brasserie, or Pattiserie Valerie - both nearby) - overall VG. I hope... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I was pleased with my stay. My room, though basic, was very pleasant. Moreover, I had a corner room with two very large windows. The bathrooms were impeccably clean, and Cambridge itself is lovely.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The college and grounds are small but beautiful. Make sure to go through into the 'fellows gardens' which are at the back to get the best view of this central Tudor College. Founded by Lady Francis Sidney in 1596, it is a busy home to students and fellows. Famous alumni include Carol Vorderman, the founder of Cobra beer and Oliver... More 

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Huizen, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The college is beautiful and it's a good place to stay, right in the middle of town. Room was simple, beds, desk + chair, armchair and bathroom, free wifi, no TV. Some things weren't ok (window couldn't close, no coathangers). Very friendly people around. Breakfast is good in a beautiful hall, reminded me of Harry Potter!

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Wolverhampton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

great location and lovely gardens. As others have said, rooms facing roads (format and side) are very, very noisy. Mattresses are fairly poor quality so so with that and the noise, not a great place to sleep. breakfasts fairly utilitarian- this is a college hall where you have to queue. staff helpful though

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Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

First of all I want to say that the rooms themselves were good, the showers were good as well. They have a nice shower kit waiting for you which was nice. There were laundry facilities which was very handy. The down side is that it was hot during our visit, in fact there were no fans to be bought in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights while visiting family in Cambridge and it was an amazing experience. The welcome staff in the porter's lodge were very friendly and helpful and had a genuine interest in my visit. The accommodation was basic but had everything you needed - tea/coffee facilities, fridge, toiletries, towels and most importantly a comfortable bed with adequate... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Sidney is a great college to be a part of, but it has both good and bad features. It's landlocked (boo!) but has fairly beautiful grounds. Many of the buildings are in the process of being refurbished, however, and sometimes this has an impact on vital utilities (i.e. internet and phone connection). Staying in college is therefore a mixed bag.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
89 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It's central, but there are also many other colleges within a walking distance that deserve more attention.

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