COLLEGE ROOMS ('on-campus' accommodation)
I have block-booked rooms for LFG09 participants in several centrally
located, venerable colleges. Once conference registration opens, the rooms will be
available on the first-come-first-served basis. Late booking may not be possible,
or may incur an extra charge which will be reflected in a higher rate.
- All rooms are within a few minutes' walk of the conference venue.
- All rooms are in the very heart of the old town; some may overlook courtyards, and
some overlook streets. They are in modern buildings, but within the old colleges
themselves, among historic buildings. You will likely have your breakfast in
the old dining hall.
- They are typical Cambridge student accommodation; although they are
modern and comfortable, please don't expect high hotel standard. However, linen,
towels and soap are provided, and the rooms are serviced Monday-Friday.
All rooms should have access to a small shared kitchen (a so-called 'gyp-room').
- Only SINGLE rooms are available, no double or twin rooms.
- The earliest possible check-in date is Friday, 10 July (not all rooms),
and the latest possible check-out date is Friday, 17 July.
- Room rates, including cafeteria breakfast:
|Single standard room (with washbasin; shared facilities)||£45.50/night|
|Single en-suite room (with shower or bath)||£57.00/night|
|Single en-suite room (with shower or bath, and a small fridge)||£65.00/night|
- Optional: internet access (ethernet) is available for a one-off room connection
fee of £8.00.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR STUDENT PARTICIPANTS
I have been able to reserve two very basic student guest rooms (multi-bed 'dorms') at my old College,
Pembroke, which are suitable for 2 or 3 students sharing. Please e-mail me if you are
interested and I'll let you know whether the rooms are still available. More information:
- Pembroke College is slightly further from
Trinity than the other college rooms that I've booked for LFG09, though it is
closer to the railway station where you might arrive.
- There are two rooms: a twin room (£23/bed/night), and a
5-bed room (£20/bed/night). Ideally, they should be used by at least two
people per room (i.e. not for single occupancy), so please find a friend or two to
- At the moment, the rooms are available from Friday, 10 July (check-in day) until
Thursday, 16 July (check-out day). If necessary, I can find out whether an additional
night (Thursday night, 16 July) might be possible.
- These are standard rooms with a washbasin. The wc and bathroom are just
outside in the corridor, shared between the two rooms.
- Ethernet or wi-fi are not available.
- Breakfast is not included, but it is available for cash from the College servery; or
you can have breakfast in one of the cafes or bakeries in town (there are a couple right outside
the College, including a very famous one, Fitzbillies). The twin room has a kettle, cups, and teabags. In the building,
on other floors, you will find several small kitchens/gyp-rooms which should
have some basic food preparation facilities (kettle, sink, fridge, electric rings, etc.).
OTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
- Through this website you can book rooms in the few colleges which have made their rooms
available to members of the public: www.cambridgerooms.co.uk
Some colleges may have double or twin rooms available.
- Below is a selection of B&Bs, guest houses and hotels nearer the city centre.
- Please scroll to the bottom of the page for selected high-end hotels.
7 Regent Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1AA
+44 1223 329626
Tariff: Single £52.00, Twin £72.00, Double £72.00, Double en-suite £82.00.
Open all year round, Regency House is a charming 1850's Victorian town house
offering a high standard of accommodation in the very heart of Cambridge. The front
of Regency House looks out over the stunning 25 acre Parker's Piece - while the
rear gives access onto Regent Street, with its wealth of fine restaurants and shops.
Rooms are cleaned on a daily basis and are provided with duck down duvets, bath
sheet, hand towels, tea and coffee facilities, hand basin and thermostatic
electric controlled radiators. A hairdryer and iron are available on request.
All room prices include continental breakfast. Credit cards incur a 3% surcharge.
The Bridge Guest House
151 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RJ
+44 1223 247942
Tariff (2008): Single £45.00, Double/Twin £65.00 (2 people),
Family £75.00 (3 people).
Prices are per room per night & inclusive of breakfast and VAT. All rooms are en-suite with TV.
Residents' Lounge with TV & free internet access. Free forecourt parking. Free wi-fi.
The Bridge Guest House is a family run business situated opposite Hills Road Sixth
Form College on the A1307 close to Addenbrookes Hospital, Homerton College and
Botanic Gardens. The railway and the bus stations are only a short distance away.
There is easy access to bus services and the historic town centre, and the Cambridge
University Colleges are only a 15-20 minute walk away.
146 Tenison Road, Cambridge CB1 2DP
+44 1223 360246
Tariff: Single from £55.00, Double from £70.00.
Fenners Hotel is located conveniently between Cambridge city centre and the
train station. All rooms are en-suite and non-smoking with colour TVs, tea and
coffee making facilities and wireless internet access. We offer Full English
and Continental Breakfast as well as lunch and evening meals, laundry facilities,
sky TV, car parking, 24 hour access.
Warkworth Terrace, Cambridge CB1 1EE
+44 1223 363682
Tariff: Single from £55.00 - £65.00, Double/Twin from £75.00 - £85.00,
Superior Double from £85.00 - £95.00, Family (4 bed) from £95.00 - £105.00.
Warkworth House is a 4 star rated, family-run Victorian guest house located
close to the centre of Cambridge, on a quiet side road just off Parker's Piece.
All rooms are individually decorated and have
en-suite facilities, colour TV, and coffee/tea making facilities. Internet access
(including wireless) available in lounge. A Full English Breakfast is served every morning.
Limited car parking is available.
53 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EN
+44 1223 355017
Tariff: Single from £65.00, Double/Twin (sole occupant) £90.00,
The Lensfield Hotel is an established family run hotel in a splendid central
location within walking distance of most of Cambridge's colleges, museums,
entertainment and shops. It offers high standards of personal service in a
friendly and relaxed atmosphere. 4 AA diamonds, 30 rooms, limited parking.
- North of the city centre (hence further away from the railway station and
Alexandra Gardens B&B
3 Searle Street, Cambridge CB4 3DB
+44 1223 870370
Tariff: Single en-suite £45.00, Double en-suite £65.00 (for two guests).
£10.00 supplement for single night stay. Residents street parking £1 per day.
A pretty Victorian terraced house, Alexandra Gardens B&B is a friendly and
comfortable family home quietly located in Searle Street close to Jesus Green,
the River Cam and just a ten minute walk to the centre of town. The self-contained
accommodation includes cotton sheets and large bath towels, TV, free wireless
internet access, and tea and coffee making facilities. Continental breakfast is included.
The house is non-smoking, and there are two friendly cats. Unfortunately the
accommodation does not have disabled access.
Carlton Lodge Guest House
245 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1AS
+44 1223 367792
Tariff: Standard single £23.00, Single en-suite from £48.00,
Double/Twin en-suite from £60.00, Family or triple en-suite from £75.00.
Small family-run B&B within walking distance from the historical centre
of Cambridge. A choice of small single rooms with shared facilities, as well as
larger single, double and family rooms with private shower and toilet. All
rooms have colour TV and tea & coffee making facilities. Free internet access.
152 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1DA
+44 1223 316074
Tariff: Single from £35.00, Double/Twin from £55.00, Triple from £75.00.
Worth House has been newly renovated to offer comfortable, spacious
accommodation within this Victorian home. Our rooms are very comfortable and spacious,
fitted and decorated to a high standard; all have 26in colour television with a
wide range of digital freeview channels, clock/radio alarms, hairdryers, tea
and coffee making facilities, handmade cookies. Free wireless broadband internet.
172 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1DA
+44 1223 306283/711705
Tariff: Single from £40.00 - £70.00, Double/Twin from £60.00 - £90.00.
Kirkwood House is a delightful Victorian house. We are located on Chesterton Road which
is part of Cambridge ring-road making journeys by car, taxi or one of the
frequent buses very easy. We are also very close to the river, alongside which a
short stroll will get you to the city centre. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated in
a traditional style, but with a modern feel in pine and warm colours. All rooms
are well-proportioned and equipped, all are en-suite and all have colour TV and
tea/coffee making facilities. Our rooms are fully centrally heated.
Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor (enabling us to accommodate prams,
pushchairs and the elderly). The rooms are cleaned daily with fresh towels and
hospitality trays provided. Each room comes complete with a hairdryer, soaps and
shower gels, luggage holders and radio alarm clock. Free wireless internet access
is also provided in all our rooms. Some rooms are located at the rear of the
property. An iron is available on request.
Acorn Guest House
154 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1DA
+44 1223 353888
Tariff (rooms in main or annexe house): Single £50.00 - £75.00,
Double £65.00 - £95.00, Twin £80.00 - £120.00.
Situated near the river Cam, this attractive yellow brick house has been
carefully extended and renovated to provide comfortable accommodation and a
homely atmosphere. All of our tastefully decorated rooms are en-suite.
Our rooms are bright and airy and offer both modern and traditional furnishings.
All are fully equipped with colour TV, hairdryer, complementary tea/coffee making
facilities and direct dial telephone. An iron and ironing board are available upon
request. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor. Rooms may be allocated in
the main house or annexe. The annexe (Hawthorn House) is situated a short
walk away along a quiet road opposite the main house.
- A selection of high-end hotels:
Hotel du Vin
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA
+44 1223 227330
send e-mail or request callback through the hotel webpage
Advertised price range for a double room: around £170 - £380/night.
This appears to be the best rated Cambridge hotel, with quirky
architectural features, stylish bedrooms, hand-sprung
mattresses, Egyptian linen, 'monsoon' power showers, great food and
wine, and high speed wireless internet access available in all guest
rooms. It is located just south of the city centre, not far from the
railway station, and within reasonable walking distance of Trinity
College (i.e. about 0.6 mile which, according to Google Maps,
should take about 11-12 minutes to walk). I
would recommend asking for a garden room, since the street can be
quite busy and therefore noisy. I couldn't find any information on
the web about air conditioning, though I hope they do have it (even
though it is not common in the UK since the summers here can be quite
Doubletree by Hilton
Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT
+44 1223 259988
send e-mail through the hotel webpage
Advertised price range for a double room: around £250 - £300/night.
This hotel is more predictable, modern, with great views of the river
(as it is located by the river), and a bit closer to Trinity - so less
to walk. Both wireless and wired internet are available. I've read
some reviews and in general they are quite good - though avoid room
118, as apparently it has a noise problem (one can hear the beeping of
the dishwasher at the end of its cycle in the kitchen!).
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT
+44 8714 234876
send e-mail through the hotel webpage
Advertised price range for a double room: around £150 - £300/night.
One of the most central hotels in Cambridge which is also the closest
to Trinity College. A glance at reviews suggests that is probably quite
average as far as hotels go, but should be comfortable.
It is modern and has both high speed wireless internet
and air conditioning (in case we did have a boiling hot summer for a
change). It is located on a busy street and above the entrance to a
large car park, so it may be good to specifically request a quiet room
(in particular, one away from the car park entrance).