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The Waterman

32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AX, England
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Ranked #54 of 118 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you don't want to go into the centre then you can't grumble about the food in here. It's cheap, cheerful and you can't complain! The choice of beers isn't brilliant but again, for a local pub you really can't grumble. You can also take dogs into the pub which is great is you have a pooch

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has just a few rooms and it's located above a traditional English pub. The staff was very friendly and they made a short stay a good one. The room was small but enough for a one night stay in Cambridge.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Although reasonably priced, the room was smaller than expected and although I upgraded to a better room with en suite, this was very small and smelled very damp. The upgrade was supposed to give a better view but this was just of the main road which was quite noisy. Double glazing quite effective but you would not be able to... More 

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New Quay, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Found the whole setup really good and for the money I also found it very good value. Similar to others found the room,bar, food, staff all good. There was a short walk down to the colleges. And slept without disruption in room 3.

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Haverhill, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We booked last minute for £60 for double with shared bathroom (and toilet), room was clean and airy, very nice decor, we had a room on the main road, but this was not an issue for us. We also ate at the hotel for an evening meal before going out and this was fautless, the landlord and manager were both... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed for a weekend. The bar meals were excellent, definitely a cut above the average pub grub. All the staff were friendly and obliging, there was a good choice of real ales, and a good atmosphere in the bar (more lively than usual on the Friday night, I think, because Cambridge Utd were being shown on the TV playing... More 

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Lyon, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I still do not understand how this hotel has positive reviews... Anyways, here is my advice to you : Know the location of this hotel : This hotel is at a crossing of red lights. This means that you have two sets of lights on a very busy road. As the buildings in Cambridge have very thin walls, you will... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I found on booking.com and emailed hotel directly. Accomodated us arriving a 2am. Taxi was £7.80 at that time(bargain!) Most comfortable bed ever slept in. Ensuite a bonus if a little chilly. Bottle water and lots of tea and some biscuits. Didnt try breakfast as overslept due to amazing bed. 20min walk to town. £6 taxi back. Would stay again... More 

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Knowle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Only stayed one night but couldn't speak more highly of the friendly staff,cleanliness of lovely room with very comfortable bed and ensuite. Both breakfast and dinner was of exceptional quality and we will definitely go back for a longer stay next time. Lovely 10 minute walk along the river Cam into the centre of beautiful Cambridge. Stan & Marilyn Williams

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

very kind proprietress,helped us cooked food by her own oven,very clean and beautiful room.We couldn't check in due to the early arrive.in the morning, so we left our luggage in the hotel,but when we come back to after visiting, our luggage has.already sent to room.The hotel is near the river and only 15 mints walk to city center. Never regret... More 

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