We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Quiet Oasis

Stayed here for a couple of nights . While accommodation was basic and the showers and toilets were... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
TUFC
,
Dunblane, Scotland
via mobile
Hidden architectural treasures

There’s quite a lot hidden behind its unimpressive stone facade in its central Cambridge location... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2017
futtock21
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 61 reviews
All photos (19)
All photos (19)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“court”(6 reviews)
About
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.
Contact
Sidney St., Cambridge, England
Website
+44 1223 338800
Call
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Cambridge
from $45.64
More Info
from $23.15
More Info
from $17.86
More Info
from $19.84
More Info
Reviews (61)
Filter reviews
58 results
Traveler rating
25
17
8
3
5
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
25
17
8
3
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews oliver cromwell central cambridge court college hogwarts chapel portraits master architecture choir
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 58 reviews
Reviewed March 4, 2019

I thoroughly recommend Sidney Sussex to any student (or tourist) travelling to Cambridge. The magnificent history and architecture of the College, and of the University as a whole, will leave you inspired. The rooms are basic -- as is typical of university accommodation -- but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Antonio S
Reviewed December 17, 2018

I was expecting the facilities to be basic, but this was beyond basic. Room was cold with significant condensation. The room had a fridge? which kept on kicking in throughout the night. Not even a mirror in the room, or a TV. Furniture was worn...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MiddleEnglandMan
Reviewed September 14, 2018

I visited Sidney Sussex alone last week. This college is right in the centre of Cambridge, yet maintains a sense of peace and tranquillity. The buildings are stunning and the college is oozing in history. From a history buffs point of view, I couldn't recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stevejrichards1973
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The first room we were given was awful.There was wallpaper and plaster coming of the wall by my bed so I would not stay there.I spoke to the man at the reception who was very rude and said the accommodation was only for students.We paid...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank K8745UHrachelc
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights . While accommodation was basic and the showers and toilets were down the corridor it was very central and same price as a travel lodge which would have been further out . Rooms were spacious and had nice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TUFC
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Famously the least attractive of the older Oxbridge colleges - only Balliol (Oxford) or St Catz here, are as unattractive - but this one is the ugliest. The first court is a real stinker - it looks like one of those abandoned hospitals, on a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 34Doris
Reviewed January 4, 2018

My sister-in-law and I were warmly greeted and directed to our room. Even though we had to drag our luggage down the walk and around the corner, we were pleased with our room. It was comfortable, clean, and was in suite. It was like being...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Donna H
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

There’s quite a lot hidden behind its unimpressive stone facade in its central Cambridge location. To have studied here is something Oliver Cromwell and Carol Vorderman have in common. From New Model Army to New Model TV Mathematician. Since its foundation on St. Valentine’s Day...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank futtock21
Reviewed September 25, 2017

This is really a hidden gem. Unprepossessing from the outside, like many Oxford and Cambridge colleges it is lovely once you get inside. There is a fair amount of construction going on as they are revamping the kitchens but it was silent when I was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BrushM
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We liked the breakfast food which was hot but didn't like the Maitre d' insisting we fill up one table before allowing diners onto the next. I spent my first breakfast with my legs crushed against a table leg and my neighbour elbowing me in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mrkettering100
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 nearby hotels
Hilton Cambridge City Centre
918 reviews
.20 miles away
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
2,955 reviews
.31 miles away
University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection
112 reviews
.33 miles away
Regent Hotel
519 reviews
.42 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 757 nearby restaurants
Don Pasquale
986 reviews
.07 miles away
Butch Annies
453 reviews
.03 miles away
Bill's
1,677 reviews
.07 miles away
Taste of Cambridge
63 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 335 nearby attractions
The Cambridge Gin Laboratory
284 reviews
.07 miles away
Great St Mary's Church (Church of England)
288 reviews
.12 miles away
Market Square
671 reviews
.03 miles away
Gonville and Caius College
64 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sidney Sussex College staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines