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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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Oasis in the historic heart of the city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
MrsMBPlymouth
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Plymouth
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Plymouth
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 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 

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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!!!!!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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.

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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196 reviews 196 reviews
6 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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20 reviews 20 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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