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St Catharine's College

Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RL, England
+44 1223 338300
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Founded in 1473, St Catharine's College is a welcoming community of students, staff and Fellows in the heart of Cambridge. As a College of the University of Cambridge, we are dedicated to academic excellence and to recruiting the most able students, whatever their backgrounds, to join our teaching and research community.
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Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RL, England
+44 1223 338300
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This elegant college with an open court was founded in 1473 and is located next to King's College (1441) in the historical center of Cambridge. It used to be one of the smaller colleges that initially only offered theology & philosophy but expanded significantly between...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Management response:Responded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your review! We're glad you found the atmosphere so welcoming.

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Was here for four nights to watch Middlesex play at Fenner's. Very good value and a reasonable cooked breakfast for £42 per night in central Cambridge. Had shared bathroom with meant larger room in an old quad. Slight queue in mornings if timing wrong. Would...More

Thank ChrisHuntingdon
Management response:Responded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your review Chris. We'll pass it on to our porters!

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here last year for B&B and were extremely impressed. It's a fantastically convenient location ( we were in Cambridge for the Alumni Festival so needed to walk all around Cambridge). The breakfast was very good quality. We'd certainly recommend staying here.

Thank jerahaldi
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Living in Cambridge and working for the University gives you the privilege to often be invited for dinners at the colleges. There is really only one reason why dinning at one of the old colleges is so spectacular. It's the old dinning halls, the very...More

Thank Claudia S
Management response:Responded 2 December 2016

Dear Claudia Many thanks for your feedback regarding dinner. Ella has responded to you directly by email and we are very sorry for the problems you encountered Kind regards Conference & Catering

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

St Catherine's is a pleasant college, which supposedly has closed access. You may visit the chapel however for services. Ignoring the sign I proceeded to the chapel on the excuse of enquiring the service times. The chapel is interesting and well worth a visit. The...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I was there for a scientific meeting, so a faculty member of St. Catharine's booked 3 nights for me in a room with private bath at a very reasonable rate (would have been pretty reasonable if he hadn't booked it). Pluses: 1) Centrally located for...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I stayed for 2 nights in St Catharine's College, bed and breakfast, cheap and cheerful student accommodation. A nice big room overlooking a courtyard(don't walk on the grass) with the lavatory and shower room at the other end of the corridor. There were three small...More

Thank joolsem
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Not luxury accommodation but I had a sparklingly clean room with en suite, overlooking the Main Street (a bit noisy but decent blackout curtains meant I slept well). A hearty breakfast, delightful quad, and a comfortable bed in a centrally located college, ideal for a...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was thrilled to finally be allowed to sleep in one of the most renown Cambridge College. It was lovely, comfortable & clean. The staff was also helpful and nice.

Thank Camille H
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The buildings are old, but the rooms are of a good size. Last year I had one with en-suite bathroom, but opted for the cheaper option this year with shared bathroom. It was not a problem as it seemed to be only 3 rooms per...More

Thank Lnd_calling
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