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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, 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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Good value for solo traveler

Booking: using the the official unirooms/speedybooker website this was easy, and I selected a single room (shared toilet) which included breakfast. Sidney was one of the cheaper... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The price is right. But realize that you are staying in a dorm room. Wifi was practically non-existent. Almost never connected for more than a couple minutes. Breakfast was nice. Rooms were pretty clean.

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Cheltenham England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was amazing - brilliant, excellent. So good that neither of us wanted anything else to eat until the evening! Room was huge and very comfortable. View was splendid, over Fellows Gardens. Very central for shops as well as colleges. Would certainly return and recommend.

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Joensuu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

A very peaceful stay. The college buildings and grounds are really beautiful and the location very central.The breakfast staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was really excellent (if you're a fan of the full English!). The room (R7) was basic but fine and included a fridge and kettle. The only thing I missed was a full length mirror.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic ballroom for dining. Great staff and food was delicious. An amazing authentic Cambridge College setting for a dinner.

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Thank 7hy5
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited Sidney Sussex chapel on the anniversary of the posthumous execution of Oliver Cromwell. After centuries of misadventures, Cromwell's desiccated head was interred near the altar in this fine chapel. Do visit this elegant Baroque chapel, warm and peaceful with wood panelling. In early summer it is clad in wisteria.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I came to Cambridge for a business meeting and decided to stay here because of the convenient location. Upon arrival, the gentleman in the Porters' lodge was very welcoming and helpful, unlike the rude woman who was there when I checked out. I stayed in Blundell Court, which was basic but it had an en suite bathroom. One of the... More 

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Booking: using the the official unirooms/speedybooker website this was easy, and I selected a single room (shared toilet) which included breakfast. Sidney was one of the cheaper options of all colleges within the arch of the river Cam. However, if you anticipate needing to make changes best check the policy on amendments. Check in: simple. Although the Porters lodge was... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
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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 

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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

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 

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