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Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

University residence

Sidney Sussex College is pleased to offer clean, simple accommodation in the unique historic surroundings of a traditional college in the heart of Cambridge.

Bedrooms can be chosen within the grounds of the college in either Blundell Court, Garden Court, Cloister Court or Sussex House. There are also bedrooms located outside of the College about 5 minutes walk away, in Sidney House and Cromwell Court.

Most bedrooms have a wash hand basin and you will be provided with towels and soap. Bathrooms are shared between 4-5 bedrooms unless you are in an ensuite room. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, internet access and serviced daily by the Housekeeping staff.

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

Check out: 06:30 (6:30am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Free WiFi


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Based on 404 reviews
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Absolutely fabulous experience- Colin the porter and Bethany were superstars. The room were clean and well appointed amongst beautiful College grounds. So conveniently placed to explore Cambridge-can’t think of anywhere better to stay. The only complaint is that we didn’t find Oliver Cromwell’s...

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Fantastic place to stay, quiet and comfortable, made to feel welcome with a minimum of fuss. Never made it to breakfast but I am sure it would have been great. Room was clean, plenty of plugs, nice en suite, comfy bed. Fridge was bit noisy but I turned it off overnight. Porters all very helpful a...

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

4.2 5 0.5

For some reason, guests had breakfast at Jesus College around the corner. It was very, very good. One of the best college breakfasts that I have had. The scrambled egg on toasted beigel couldn't have been better cooked. It was moist and still a little bit runny. Nice oatmeal porridge too.

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

The porter was very friendly and helpful and checking in went very smoothly. The room was very nice and clean. I had an ensuite, which was amazing. Small fridge, kettle and tea/coffee was available and restocked. Beautiful college and very close to everything. Would absolutely return!

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

4.0 5 0.5

The location is superb and the facilities are adequate, although even with the windows closed, there was traffic noise which was a little disappointing. The porters were extremely helpful, friendly and jolly which added to the experience. Ideal for a short stay.

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

5.0 5 0.5

Very impressed with our visit. The staff were friendly and helpful. The accommodation and food excellent. Will recommend to friends.

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

4.0 5 0.5

Staff was quite helpful and friendly. Room was too warm, but OK with windows open. Very clean.

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

3.8 5 0.5

A quiet old college that seems a monastery. A garden that I appreciated. Nice porters.

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

4.8 5 0.5

The authentic experience of Cambridge college life. It added much value to my stay.

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Facilities & information


Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking

No smoking


Historic property



Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Garden furniture

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Central heating


Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CambridgeCB2 3HU, United Kingdom

Rooms are available to check in from 2:00pm on the day of arrival. On the day of departure, guests are required to vacate bedrooms and return keys to the Porters' Lodge by 10:00am to enable the rooms to be serviced for incoming guests.

Guests should check-in at the Porters' Lodge at the front of the College (opposite Sainsbury's on Sidney Street).

The Porters' Lodge is open for check-in and check-out between 06.00am and 9.00pm. If you are due to arrive outside of these times, please contact the Porters' Lodge to confirm your arrival. 

The main gate by the Porters' Lodge is closed at 9.00pm. 

Please note that, despite their title, College Porters do not carry guests' bags.

The College is unable to offer parking on site, however, the Grand Arcade Car Park is available a short distance from the College. 

The railway station is approximately 25 minutes walk from the College. Bus and taxi services are available outside the Station entrance.

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