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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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a worth trip inside this wonderful beautiful college! The place Oliver Cromwell won't forget :)

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Finedon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us have recently stopped in Sidney Sussex College Bedrooms. Service was excellent and the Breakfast was fantastic. Thank you very much to Karolyn, Annette and Sue in the Housekeeping department for the help and assistance.

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all know this is in a world top university. The reason we like to stay in college is to experience the school life again. Check-in was easy. The porter gave me a big envelop with key and info. The room is clean and simple. There was a BBQ going on in the evening. They don't mind if we like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 July 9, 2016

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 reviews
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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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Thank Raitapaita
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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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United Kingdom
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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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5 reviews
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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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