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Sidney Sussex College
Ranked #58 of 168 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights while visiting family in Cambridge and it was an amazing experience. The welcome staff in the porter's lodge were very friendly and helpful and had a genuine interest in my visit. The accommodation was basic but had everything you needed - tea/coffee facilities, fridge, toiletries, towels and most importantly a comfortable bed with adequate bedding. When I sent my friend a photo, they loved the paraquet flooring and traditional nature of the rooms. The location is very central, which some people might not like but I loved it. The breakfast in the traditional dining hall was amazing and served all tastes from full cooked breakfast to fruit, pastries and cereal. The gardens were beautiful and peaceful and the historic buildings were lovely and took my breath away. Great value for money for location and food and extremely welcoming atmosphere. Only disappointment was I didn't find Cromwell's head - maybe next time when I visit!

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Sidney is a great college to be a part of, but it has both good and bad features. It's landlocked (boo!) but has fairly beautiful grounds. Many of the buildings are in the process of being refurbished, however, and sometimes this has an impact on vital utilities (i.e. internet and phone connection). Staying in college is therefore a mixed bag.

Sidney does have one of the best locations, IMO. Close to the city centre and directly opposite from Sainsbury's!

Thank PWHughes
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

It's central, but there are also many other colleges within a walking distance that deserve more attention.

Thank vaclean
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

one of my favourite colleges in whole of Cambridge. makes one really think about who had been there before you! highly recommended whenever you have chance to dine or roam.

Thank jen c
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

The city centre is virtually car free. If you can leave yours somewhere else or can take the train, this college provides en suite accommodation as good as any budget hotel. Blundell Court is a bit 60s Brutalist in style but the room was spacious and clean with plenty of wardrobe space and a chic bathroom (requires a "digester" for the loo, which runs for ages). Sundries are provided just as in any hotel; towels and bedlinen crisply laundered. Breakfast is self service in the Hall, overlooked by Cromwell and Frances Sidney. Good variety, including healthily cooked, fruit, yogurt or cereal. Underwhelming coffee. Porters all helpful and patient. Great value.

Thank Marirosa52
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