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“Lovely grounds and very comfortable accommodation”
Review of Jesus College

Jesus College
Ranked #34 of 145 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the colleges of Cambridge University that was built on the site of a 12th-century nunnery, and which today features spacious grounds and a pretty 16th-century cloister court.
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Booked as a last minute and lucky to have a room! The West Court is a new building with lovely, clean and modern amenities. But it's connected/with access to the old buildings so don't be dismayed if you want the feel of being in a College accommodation.

Bed is firm and linen very clean, white and crisp. There is a shower and toilet - towels very clean and soft. Hand wash and body wash provided; all the rest make sure you bring with you.

Iron, ironing board, and hair dryer provided wit a small fridge in the room. Desk is great for studying or work, well lit and there are enough plugs. Room allocated to us was by the road, I hardly hear the traffic even I am light sleeper. However, when it became slightly warm in the room, I cannot open the windows as I will be surely disturbed by the traffic outside. But I am a light sleeper and also at night, the traffic is almost close to none. Make sure you are prepared to hear some groups of Saturday night outers during weekend, remember that you are in a University town where the youth, understandably have the right to party and have fun when they find time!

Monica in reception was very nice and accommodating. She looked like she was enjoying her job which was great for the guests.

Breakfast is top-notch. A good selection of bread and pastries, smoothies, hot food (salmon and scrambled egg on toast during our visit), fruits, porridge, hot drinks and juices. There is plenty to choose from. Staff were nice. Tables and chairs may feel cramped but this is minor for me. Just imagine you are a student there and feel the ambience!

The grounds are free to explore for guests. Make sure that you make time for this as it is a beautiful
College. Also attended the evensong, awesome choir. The football/rugby fields are lovely to explore early in the morning.

Easy walk to other Colleges and the river. A Sainsbury's supermarket is within 3 minutes walk. Pizza Express and Patisserie Valerie in 2 mins.

I gave it a four-star because I know I would have liked it better if I was in a room which is not facing the road. I am happy to trade-off the balcony to a view of the courtyard/green grass.

Thanks for a lovely stay!

Thank malt-of-london
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Definitely worth strolling around - you can get a map for free from the porters lodge. Steeped in history - watching students flitting across the green - quintissentially English!

Thank Charlie C
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

A lovely college with a stunning chapel and modern artwork around the lawns. Quaint and gorgeous. See it!

Thank Brendan P
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the impressive Conference Centre accommodation in Jesus College and would highly recommend it. The facilities in West Court are superb: brand new, spotlessly clean and high quality. Our en suite room on the 2nd floor looked onto Jesus Lane with a small balcony. It was small but had everything we needed. Breakfast was very good too: everything healthy and fresh with a good choice. Staying in the College you can explore the grounds, relax in the cafe bar and attend services in the beautiful ancient chapel. Not the cheapest but good value for money.

Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

It's probably fair to say that my husband is one to only give out praise where praise is due - and I really did score top marks for this one! Jesus College West Court development is a brand new conference centre within the Jesus
College grounds, and where rooms can be booked by the public too. I found it whilst I was searching around the Internet for somewhere central to stay and that was a bit more interesting than the norm. A huge added bonus is that it has parking too, which is a big plus in a city not designed for the car - they say on a first come first served basis - but there was plenty of space as we swept through the large iron gates and through the expansive grounds on a Saturday afternoon. The room was modern, spotlessly clean, finished to a high standard and quiet - despite the students having fun. Right in the middle of town, minutes from the great pubs and restaurants of King Street, and 10-15 minutes from the cinema it was totally authentic and a privilege to gaze out of our window across the quad. Good choice of breakfast in a bright room at long refectory tables, it was quintessentially English. Slightly different to a normal hotel in that breakfast is served strict 8-9am, checkout by ten, and reception is not manned 24/7 (although I think Porters Lodge is). Think conference centre rather than hotel, but I felt that was reflected in the price and it really was a unique Cambridge experience topped off by seeing the ancient remains of the convent upon which the college is built, and the beautiful chapel that we joined for Sunday service and where the student choir was quite out of this world. We'll definitely be coming back here.

Thank Onlyplacesilike
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