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Address: Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DG, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 332000
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Originally founded in 1869 as a school for those who couldn't afford full...

Originally founded in 1869 as a school for those who couldn't afford full college enrollment, Fitzwilliam became a full college in Cambridge in 1966 and boasts such famous alumni as Norman Lamont and Derek Pringle.

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Staff friendly. Fascinating building and artefacts/paintings. Free to visit. Shop rather pricey. Cafe closed quite early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
197hilary
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent four nights at Fitzwilliams, principally to attend a wedding in their chapel. A delightful and quiet place to be based. The room was a good size and had an ensuite shower room. Yes, it is basic but comfortable, clean and has everything you need. It's a good walk into town down cycle tracks but if walking isn't for... More 

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Epworth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I stayed at Fitzwilliam while recently working in Cambridge. It was a very unpleasant experience. The staff were pleasant but not trained in hospitality. The rooms are awful, I stayed in two. Very dark and dingy with unbelievably awful en suite facilities. I was there over Easter, rooms were not serviced, rubbish was not collected, there were no facilities open... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was accommodated here while working in Cambridge. The room was disgusting: the environment dirty. My bed was made twice in nine days. Long Life milk was not refreshed. No biscuits were provided for tea. I had to import two lamps in order to see in the dingy room. There was litter around outside. The kitchens and bathrooms should be... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Staff friendly. Fascinating building and artefacts/paintings. Free to visit. Shop rather pricey. Cafe closed quite early.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed at this college housing for a conference and the rooms were terrible. Very small and run-down, with cubicle bathrooms that I have only ever seen in overcrowded Japanese hotels. There is no restaurant (or anything like that) on the college premises, and the only nearby pubs close their kitchens very early in the evening, as it's typical in... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The building and its contents should not be missed. So much to admire. It has an interesting gift shop and a purposeful cafe.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My son is studying at this College. He is very pleased with the accommodation facilities, as well as all other facilities availzble. The only drawback is that it is some distance from the centre of Csmbridge and from the places where the lectures take place. The food at the College is worse that before and more expensive. The gardens are... More 

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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The building itself was covered with scaffold and plastic sheeting when we visited, which was a shame, but the interior is magnificent with a section somewhere to please everybody. The cafe and shop is lovely and clean and not too pricey.

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Thank silverfoxes1
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This week I attended a Sutton Trust Summer School studying Economics and we were lucky to be given accommodation at Fitzwilliam College where we were served breakfast, provided with a packed lunch and then served dinner in the evening. My room was about twice the size of some other universities I have looked around and had a little pod like... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Like Churchill, Fittzwilliam is a modern Cambridge college on the edge of the city. If you're a tourist don't go out of your way to visit as it's nothing special to look at.

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