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Sidney Sussex College

Sidney St., Cambridge, England
+44 1223 338800
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Beautiful gardens/ugly buildings

Famously the least attractive of the older Oxbridge colleges - only Balliol (Oxford) or St Catz... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
34Doris
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Oxford, United Kingdom
I would Stay Here Again

My sister-in-law and I were warmly greeted and directed to our room. Even though we had to drag... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Donna H
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Mukilteo, Washington
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Sidney St., Cambridge, England
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+44 1223 338800
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Reviewed 11 March 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

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Reviewed 4 January 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

Thank Donna H
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Reviewed 13 November 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

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Reviewed 25 September 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

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Reviewed 19 September 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

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

The college is situated off Sidney Street in the town centre but is surprisingly spacious with sizeable gardens. The first court on the left as you enter is Hall Court, built in a pink-grey stone. The large Cloister Court is of red brick over traditional...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Spent night here as visiting family and wanted a reasonable place to stay that was central. It was a delight - friendly porters, beautiful gardens and filling breakfast. Perfect

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

If you are visiting the colleges of Cambridge then Sidney Sussex College is a real gem of a place to visit. Lovely Chapel and peaceful grounds.

Thank Tim T
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I spent 3 weeks there because my research brings me to Cambridge, it is a very open college among other colleges there I think. During my staying basically I'm satisfied with the condition & the accommodation they provided. The college itself is locating at the...More

Thank 増先 李
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was not the first time I stayed in a UK student dorm, and I was expecting clean and basic, but functional. I was rather disappointed. First, there was a tall, thin, uncurtained window directly opposite the bed (and above an outside light). A complaint...More

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