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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...more
Lovely place to sit and contemplate the world hurrying by. Great buildings and little sun traps with benches to rest in. Chapel was lovely but seats a bit uncomfy in there (presumably to keep folk awake !). Loved it.
Date of experience: July 2018
Lauren T, Public Relations Manager at St Catharine's College, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018
Thanks for visiting Andrew! We're glad you enjoyed Main Court!
it looks oddly unfinished. Very odd feel to the place - but I love it! If one was honest, it's one of the uglier Oxbridge colleges - only Sidney Sussex here - or Balliol College at Oxford - are more plain. But that's what's great...More
We stayed three nights at this place. The room of course the students' room which was not fancy but it was big, we can't expect that the bed would be comfortable like at the hotel but it was alright. Breakfast was in the Refectory, it...More
Date of experience: July 2017
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Lauren T, Public Relations Manager at St Catharine's College, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018
Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you at St Catharine's again soon.
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.
Date of experience: April 2017
Management response:Responded 16 June 2017
Thank you for your review Chris. We'll pass it on to our porters!
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.
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
Date of experience: November 2016
Management response:Responded 2 December 2016
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
Conference & Catering
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
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
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