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St Catharine's College, Cambridge

University Residence

St Catharine’s is one of the oldest Cambridge University Colleges and is easily identifiable by its unique open-sided Main Court and beautiful red brick façade. Nestled in the heart of Cambridge and a short walk from the River Cam, it is the perfect backdrop for a stay.

Book a stay in 2021 and get free cancellation (minus a £10 admin fee) if you are unable to travel because of infection or travel restrictions related to COVID-19.

St Catharine's offers a true Cambridge student experience, with its rooms being used for undergraduate students during term time. Bedrooms are clean and comfortable rooms with tea/coffee making facilities, towels, linens, toiletries and complimentary WiFi in the bedrooms and public areas.

The standard rooms are located in historic buildings, whilst ensuite accommodation is located in the newer part of College. If you are making a group booking please contact the College first to ensure your rooms are located close together. 

** Please note that the College is undergoing an exciting refurbishment project at the moment so scaffolding will be evident in the Main Court and the College Hall has been relocated to the College Marquee. **

Car parking is not available at the College. Please refer to the Cambridge Tourist Information Office for further details on parking options in Cambridge.

Please note that the College are unfortunately unable to accommodate babies or children under 16 years old.

The College does not accept accommodation bookings for hen or stag parties.


Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 23:30 (11:30pm) (arrivals may be allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted however this is subject to availability)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Availability

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Reviews

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Service
4.3
Experience
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2.0 5 0.5

Porter was very friendly and helpful.

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4.8 5 0.5

Excellent reception from Mr Coupek, one of the porters, who was also very helpful the following morning. Room was clean and comfortable. Shared shower and toilet were fine. Good breakfast, great location. Would stay again.

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4.4 5 0.5

Very nice and kind staff. Uncomplicated check-in and out. Thank you.

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5.0 5 0.5

Friendly helpful staff and quaint room Loved it !

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4.4 5 0.5

Stayed here for a few weeks for work. Room was very clean and spacious with a sink and a kettle. The bathroom was shared but I never had any issues using it when needed. Sometimes the shower was a bit cold first thing in the morning. As I was leaving for work at 7am each day, I only got the chanc...

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3.8 5 0.5

I stayed in one of the older rooms in college. The room smelt very musty when I arrived so I opened all of the windows and after several hours it was much better. It was a little bare but I understand that it is a student room so I imagine it would not have any pictures. It was lovely and clean a...

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4.0 5 0.5

The coffee at breakfast was very poor, tho the rest of it was OK. The room was fine generally except that there were two bedside lamps but no socket to plug either of them in! Service was excellent.

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5.0 5 0.5

Perfect for visiting Cambridge city centre

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4.0 5 0.5

Very nice service from friendly porter. Room good and clean.

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Facilities & information

Summary

16th century buildings

18th century buildings

20th century buildings

Breakfast included

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking

No smoking

B&B

Historic property

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Table football

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towels included

Food

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Bar

Recreations

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Gardens

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

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Address: St Catharine's College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB2 1RL, United Kingdom

On arrival report to the Porter's Lodge (located at the main entrance to the college) you will be given a key and directed to your room(s). It is generally possible to leave some bags in the small luggage room near the Porters Lodge if your arrival time is before 2pm and your room isn't ready. However please bear in mind that the college cannot be held responsible for any theft or damage to any personal belongings.

On departure please check out of your room by 10am. A late check out charge of £30 will be applied to your booking if you check out after 10am but before 1pm. A full night rate will be charged if you check out after 1pm. 

** Please note that the College is undergoing an exciting refurbishment project at the moment so scaffolding will be evident in the Main Court and the College Hall has been relocated to the College Marquee. **

University departments, public transport, shops and many of Cambridge's historic buildings are all within easy walking distance.

St Catharine's College regrets that car parking is not available at the College.

Arriving by Road: From the M11, take either Junction 11 or 12 and follow into Cambridge City Centre (see the Regional Road Links map). Follow the city signs for public parking as parking is not available at St Catharine's (except for loading and unloading and other special circumstances). The Cambridge Around St Catharine's map shows the location of several public parking areas near the College. There are maps posted around the city which will help you find your way back to the College once you park. For more information on parking see the Parking in Cambridge site or for more information about getting to Cambridge by road see the Cambridge City Council site.

Arriving by Rail: The University maintains a schedule of Cambridge to London railway timetables with links to other railway route planners. From the Railway Station, one can either walk (about one mile) or take a taxi to St Catharine's. The Railway Station is shown on the Cambridge Around St Catharine's map. The Cambridge City Council also maintains rail information.

Arriving by Air: Cambridge Coach Services run an hourly bus service to and from Stansted, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Railway service is also available from Stansted Airport. The University maintains links to more airport information.

You may find other useful information on the Cambridge City Council tourist information site or the University's Cambridge Area Information page.

Non-British nationals should ensure that they have their passport available when arriving at the College for registration purposes.

All guests are asked to treat college staff and property with respect and conduct themselves in a manner befitting a historic academic institution, bearing in mind students and tutors may be working and living on site.

Both parties acknowledge the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the UK and accept their obligation to comply with any official guidance from the UK Government. The parties agree to communicate without delay any issues they may have in performing their obligations under this agreement. If St Catharine's College is obliged due to specific Government restrictions, to close the venue, you will be offered an alternative date for your booking but if that cannot be agreed the booking will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. To amend or cancel your booking you will be changed a £10 admin fee. Customer's won't be charged the £10 admin fee if Covid-19 means they are not allowed to travel. Customers should contact St Catharine's College directly to cancel for reasons related to Covid-19. 

Due to current covid restrictions St Catharine's College are not to servicing bedrooms at the moment unless a guest directly requests this. All bathrooms and walkways are cleaned daily. 

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