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Christ's College, Cambridge
Christ's College, founded in 1505, is centrally located and offers accommodation in an historic setting.
Other properties near here
- 16th century buildings
- 17th century buildings
- 18th century buildings
- 19th century buildings
- 20th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- No car parking
- No smoking
- Minimum age 21
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access
- Shared gardens
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Central heating
Food and Drinks
- Continental breakfast (included)
- English breakfast (included)
- Recommended walks
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Theatre (walking distance)
Christ’s College is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the city. One moment you are in the quiet and tranquil gardens, then pass through the 500 year old Great Gate into the busy shopping centre. Christ’s College is the perfect location for visitors who are on a leisure break or are in Cambridge on business.
The accommodation available houses undergraduates during term time. The rooms are therefore not equipped to four star hotel standard but they are clean, comfortable and situated in a quiet location in the heart of the College. Offering, Standard (shared bathroom facilities) or Ensuite Single, Twin or Double rooms.
All rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities as well as a welcome pack of toiletries. Towels are also provided. All rooms are serviced daily by a College ‘bedmaker’.
Please note we are not able to accept bookings for Stag and Hen parties
We do not accept bookings for anyone under 21 years of age and therefore our accommodation is not suitable for families or young children.
History to the present day
Christ's College was first established as God's-house in 1437 by William Byngham, a London parish priest, for training grammar school masters. Shortly after receiving its Royal Licence from Henry VI in 1446, God's-house was forced to move from its original site, as this was needed for the King's new project (what was to become Kings’s College). God's-house moved to its present site in 1448 where it was re-founded in 1505 as Christ’s College by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. Lady Margaret has been honoured ever since as the Foundress.
First Court dates from the 15th century and is the oldest part of the College. The Master’s Lodge, Chapel and Hall are all found in First Court as are Charles Darwin’s rooms. Charles Darwin studied here between 1828 and 1831.
Copies of the College history and postcards, as well as Darwin related products are available from the Porters’ Lodge.
Food and Drinks
Our rates include a Full English breakfast, served Monday to Friday in our Upper Hall between 8.00 to 9.00am and on a Saturday and Sunday morning between 8.30am to 9.30am.
The East Anglian Breakfast
The catering team at Christ’s College have been working hard to deliver breakfasts with the lowest carbon footprint possible and their new East Anglian breakfast is believed to have the lowest carbon footprint out of all of the Colleges.
All breakfast items on the new menu come from suppliers within a 50 mile radius of the College; free range eggs from Norfolk, mushrooms from Bungay in Suffolk, tomatoes from Ware in Hertfordshire, sausages from a free range pig farm in Lincolnshire, bacon is cured in the College kitchen using pork from Suffolk and potatoes grown on a farm in Ely.
The East Anglian Breakfast is the latest in a series of changes that the College has made to its catering operation. Over the last two years the College has successfully reduced packaging by bulk buying essentials and removing individual packets of cereal, jam and sauces from its dining halls. Guests now also have a fresh yoghurt bar where diners can make themselves a bespoke yoghurt with additional accompaniments, giving greater choice and reducing landfill at the same time!
Grounds and gardens
Christ’s College has extensive gardens laid out over four Courts. The Fellows’ Garden, which is open 5 days a week, has beautiful herbaceous borders and is home to the famous Milton’s Mulberry Tree. There is also the Darwin Garden, created as part of the celebration of the bi-centenary of his birth, and which features a sculpture of a young Charles Darwin and also the Darwin Walk.
Whilst guests are most welcome to walk through the grounds of the College at all times, we do respectfully request that you do not walk or sit on any of the lawn areas around the College grounds.
Should you need the use of an iron and ironing board during your stay, there is an ironing room in the P staircase laundry. There are also coin operated washing and drying machines available for use.
The Porters' Lodge has a few hairdryers that can be loaned for a £5.00 refundable deposit.
Internet access is available in all rooms. Each room will be provided with the necessary cable, guests need to bring their own laptop. Details on how to connect to the internet can be obtained from the Porters' Lodge.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Christ's College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU, United Kingdom
Address: Christ’s College, St. Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3BU.
Check In: From 2.00pm - 11.00pm Check Out: By 10.00am
After 11pm a night Porter is on site to deal with emergencies. The Porters' will be pleased to store your baggage following check out whilst you have a last look around the City.
We regret there is NO parking at College.
On arrival please check in at the Porters’ Lodge on St Andrews’ Street. Please show your booking confirmation to the Porter who will provide you with your room key, a map of the College and direct you to your room. Despite the term ‘Porter’, it is not part of a College Porters’ duties to handle luggage; you must carry your own luggage to your room.
Also, on arrival at College all guests will be requested to complete a Guest Registration Document (As required by the Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972). Guests will need to give their name, address and nationality. Non UK guests will also be required the number and the place of issue of their passport as well as their next destination. These record must then be kept for 12 months.
The railway station is approximately a 20-minute walk, or there are various regular bus services which will drop you close to the College. There is also a taxi service available outside the station entrance. The bus station is also located within a few minutes walk of the College, and the National Express buses terminate on Parkside, which is a 5 minute walk to the College.
As the College is a place of study and many of our Fellows’ live and work on site we ask that you respect their privacy and conduct yourselves in a manner befitting an historic academic institution. All staff at Christ’s College are friendly and welcoming and we ask that you treat them respectfully.
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Mrs Ann Davies, December 2013: Magical experience, one that would be difficult to beat. Many thanks to the Porters who were most helpful and Jolly -- sorry for this 'pun' at Christmas!
Ms Judith Ratican, December 2013: Great value for money!
Mrs Fiona Macandrew, December 2013: Very impressed! Room was large, well furnished and warm. We were very impressed by the full English breakfast which was well cooked , hot and plentiful. We found all staff friendly, helpful and polite. We will rebook on our next visit to Cambridge!
Ms Suzette Hill, December 2013: A pleasant stay, in the centre of Cambridge, and cheerful Porter's Lodge. Recommended.
Mr Walter Sweeney, December 2013: LOVELY STAY, THANK YOU.
Mr Wilfrid Savage, October 2013: Had a very pleasant stay at the College. Meals and service were ideal. We also appreciated the courtesy, good humour and helpfulness of the the gentlemen at reception. Please pass on our thanks, if possible.
Mr Ian Harris, September 2013: Excellent choice of accommodation to support an old boys school reunion. Porter and other staff were really helpful. Will come again.
Miss Nathalie VELDHUIZEN, September 2013: My stay in Christ' College was a great experience. The staff was helpful and very nice, the room was big and comfortable, breakfast was delicious, and the buildings and gardens were beautiful.
Dr Onofrio Semeraro, September 2013: considering the price, I was very happy!
Mr Mark Diekhans, September 2013: Fantastic staff, great location
Mr Sébastien Soubiran, September 2013: The porters Where very helpful. The room was clean and get all the necessary facilities. Breakfast was wonderful! Warmly recommand it.
Ms Caroline Whiriskey, September 2013: I really enjoyed my stay at Christ's college. My room was more than adequate and I enjoyed the walk through the college to get to it. The porters were most helpful and breakfast was really good. The standard of accommodation and food was much higher than I expected. WiFi worked well and if was great to be right in the centre of things. I'd love to stay again.
Mrs Clare Rule, September 2013: Really fabulous experience, thank you. Lovely room, comfortable bed, excellent facilities, excellent breakfast, beautiful College, friendly staff, perfect location. Would love to return. Many thanks
Miss Vasiliki Symeonidou, September 2013: The overall experience was fantastic! I would also like to say that the staff have been more than helpful and extremely polite. I therefore congratulate your staff for their hard work and work ethos.
Dr Sara Uckelman, September 2013: Enjoyed my stay in college very much! the wireless connection was not always as strong as could be desired, particularly when sitting on the bed (where the wired cord didn't reach).
Mr Andrew Hay, September 2013: Every member of staff: College Porters, cleaners and kitchen staff were all helpful, courteous, warm, welcoming and funny. And to spend time in the College grounds was a real privilege. There are things people might like to be done differently but we'd recommend going with the flow and enjoying Christ's College for the oasis of calm that it is (outside term time of course).
Dr Mike Kearsley, September 2013: A great experience. We will return without a doubt.
Miss Leda Sammarco, September 2013: I had a delightful stay at Christ's College, which is well situated in the centre of town. The room size was excellent with plenty of space. It would have been nice if the double bed had been slightly bigger, but this is a minor quibble. There was a good choice at breakfast and it was well-organised, so you never really had to queue for anything. Last, but most certainly not least, I would like to say how helpful and friendly I found the porters. Even though it's not their role, they very kindly carried my case up the flight of stairs to my room (as I'd hurt my back recently). I really appreciated this. Thank you, again.
Mr Christopher Nelson, September 2013: Marvelous location, great staff.
Dr Andrew Wells, September 2013: Spacious and comfortable room, with communal shared bathroom facilities for one corridor of rooms.
Prof Gary Barkhuizen, September 2013: The whole experience was wonderful. From the friendly greetings of the porters to the morning and evening strolls in the gardens. The room was clean and large and comfortable. Our shower had a small plumbing issue but on the morning we left the plumber was ready and eager to fix it.
Mrs Deirdre Crossan, September 2013: My daughter and I had a lovely time staying in Christ
College, we would definitely recommend it to friends and family. The room was spotless and the location was excellent. The breakfast selection was better than many hotels I have stayed in. The porters were helpful and friendly. Enjoyed meeting some of the past students who were there for 60th reunion. We will stay again when we are visiting Cambridge.
Mrs Jean Davis, September 2013: Most enjoyable stay. Friendly helpful staff. Good location beautiful gardens and buildings.
Mr Joris Driesen, September 2013: This room was too far from the wi-fi hotspot, so internet didn't work. But it was clean and the view from the window was amazing.
Mr Adrian Allan, September 2013: I really enjoyed the breakfasts, the bacon and other cooked food being very tasty.
The porters could not have been more helpful.
It was an especial pleasure also to visit the College Library exhibition on Past Masters of Christ's College, having met two previous Masters and co-edited the autobiography of a Christ's College graduate who refers to another former Master, Sir Arthur Shipley.
Excellent value for money and most enjoyable.
Mr Timothy Calloway, September 2013: We have stayed in other colleges both at Oxford and Cambridge. This was easily the most spacious. We would go back.
Ms Ania Nakov, September 2013: Staff at the gate-house were exceptionally courteous and friendly, which made the experience very pleasant. The location and buildings very beautiful.
Prof Richard Chaplin, September 2013: Far better standard than when I was an undergraduate at the College fifiy years ago!
Dr Elizabeth Chalk, September 2013: Friendly, helpful staff and relaxing informal atmosphere in beautiful surroundings. Comfortable, clean rooms. Locally sourced East Anglia breakfast was excellent quality, with plenty of choice. Access to Fellows gardens during weekdays was appreciated. Would not hesitate to come again and recommend to others.
Mrs Jane Godfrey, September 2013: The staff in the Porter's Lodge could not have been more helpful. The college grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The main problem was a very noisy pub in King Street, just outside our room. We were warned about the noise on the literature so were equipped with ear-plugs!! A most enjoyable experience and very centrally located.
Mrs Fiona Willans, September 2013: Without a doubt we would stay again. The porters were extremely friendly and helpful as porters always seem to be!!! The kitchen staff very kindly sliced up our son's wedding cake and put it carefully into boxes which we took on a walk to Granchester. Thank you.
Mr Peter Doyle QC, September 2013: Recommended to a colleague. Many thanks.
Mrs penelope Gavin, September 2013: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone . Everyone was so helpful and the room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was great with a choice to suit everyones taste. We would certainly do this again in the future.
Mr James Montgomerie, September 2013: Very happy. Staff on the night were very friendly and welcoming, and the room, though basic, was very comfortable and quiet. We'd definitely book again if we were coming to Cambridge.
Mrs Imogen Ellis, September 2013: Very good stay in peaceful location in heart of Cambridge.
Only improvement I would make is to have a mirror in the room.
Mrs Elizabeth Blomfield, September 2013: A memorable and enjoyable experience. The only note is that the times for breakfast on Sunday were listed incorrectly in the welcome pack. The pack stated that breakfast was from 08:00 - 09:15. When we went down for breakfast at 08:15 the door was locked, and breakfast did not start until 08:30. Otherwise, everything was great - welcome pack in particular was very helpful. Many thanks.
Mr Nicholas Hammond, August 2013: An excellent overnight stay.
Mrs Theresa Horner, August 2013: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Christ's College. The location was superb. The view out of the window a real treat. I hope I have the opportunity to stay another time.
Mr Robert Powell, August 2013: Great accommodation in the heart of Cambridge. We would definitely use this website again to find a room/B&B in other places.
Mr Christopher Simson, August 2013: We were made very welcome and the porters could not have been more helpful. Lovely peaceful atmosphere and a generously-sized and comfortable room.
Dr Alan Punter, August 2013: Porters very polite and helpful
Mrs Jacqui Wellbrook, August 2013: Lovely weekend, could not have been more central for a new visitor. Porters very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.
Ms janine hale, August 2013: Beautiful buildings and ambience, wonderful place to stay. Clean and comfortable with friendly, helpful staff...all at a price cheaper than many surrounding hotels. And of course right in the centre of town...an experience/opportunity not to be missed.
Dr Loraine Powell, August 2013: Great value, wonderful situation with very helpful porter. We used the overnight parking at the station and there is a taxi rank directly outside the Porter's Lodge.
Mrs Elisabeth Beckman, August 2013: Pure pleasure to stay with you!
Mr Richard Knight, August 2013: This was an excellent place to stay. All college staff helpful and friendly and the surroundings in college were amazing. Definitely do this again.
Miss Christine Willers, August 2013: Excellent central location, beautiful college, pleased we were able to breakfast in the lovely great hall during weekdays. Food locally sourced, great choice and very tasty (especially sausages).First class experience.
Mrs Nicola Watson, August 2013: porters were particularly friendly and helpful. Grounds are beautiful and fantastically maintained. bedroom very clean.
Mr John Stokes, August 2013: A beautiful place to stay with a wonderful breakfast!
Dr Clare Crossland, August 2013: Great value, nice and central, included toiletries, tea, coffee etc that I wasn't necessarily expecting. Great breakfast. Reminded me of my university days. Very easy to leave bags at the porters lodge when I arrived early.
Mr Hugh Townson, August 2013: Thank you for providing the basis of a lovely couple of days in a very beautiful town.
Mrs Vera Renaud, August 2013: We had a wonderful stay in Cambridge and Christ's College. We certainly will come back!
The only thing a little bit missing was a (small) tv in the room.
Mr Geoff Hallett, August 2013: My stay at Christ's was excellent. Rooms and food very good. From the Porter's Lodge to the gardeners and cleaners always courteous and helpful.
Mrs Sarah Diana Edwards, August 2013: The university accommodation at Christ College was excellent. Very clean and confortable.
We very much enjoyed the fellows garden and the central position could not be bettered.
Mrs Sarah Coote, August 2013: Good location. I had a lovely room lady who helped me sort out a problem. Nice Porters.
Mr Ken Rivers, August 2013: We had a great two days - it really re-captured what it felt like to be back at college . We had a large twin with ensuite in the second court (E4) and were very satisfied. The porters were very friendly. Parking in Cambridge is a bit of a problem (expensive) - so my tip would be to park at the railways station and takke a taxi down into the centre of town, which worked out both convenient , secure and economical.
Mr Craig Truscott, August 2013: We had a very enjoyable time during our stay at Christ's. All staff very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Stephanie Barson, August 2013: Very convenient/central location, comfy beds & friendly, efficient staff. Thanks
Mrs Anne White, August 2013: The porters were excellent and made us very welcome.
Mrs C Irene M Bell, August 2013: The college grounds are lovely. The porters and the housekeeper were very friendly and helpful with advice and directions on places we wanted to visit. The room was spacious and although there was noise from the street it did not keep us awake.
Mrs DANILA Simon, August 2013: Great experience staying in halls. Plentiful breakfast to set you up for the day. Excellent location. Would definitely recommend this to friends.
Mrs vicki lord, August 2013: Lovely helpful Porters, Helpful happy staff in the breakfast room who managed to fry eggs well a feat in itself. Room spacious as was the bath room and the bed was comfortable. Excellent value
Mr Hugh O'Brien, August 2013: Everyone was really nice, especially the porters, excellent experience. Would recommend it anyone and everyone.
Mrs Helen Cryer, August 2013: Excellent welcome from friendly porter. Good experience, staying in beautiful, tranquil location yet in the heart of the city.
Prof Edgar Francis, August 2013: The staff were very friendly and helpful. Wonderful to get the experience of living in one of the colleges at Cambridge (if only briefly). One improvement that would have helped: some kind of guest wifi access.
Mr Jurgen Janes, August 2013: Everything was very nice! Staying in Christ's College gave an opportunity to experience just a little how the university life in Cambridge could look like!
Dr Orapan Srisawalak, August 2013: Check out time was a bit too early. Normally, it is 12.00 but at Christ, it was 10.00 am. Otherwise, the room was good and the College was very beautiful
Mr Kevin Davis, August 2013: Had a great break. Rooms were comfortable, clean and spacious. The surroundings were picturesque and very quiet. Breakfast was fantastic and all staff were helpful and polite. We've stayed in hotels which were more expensive and did not meet your standards. Thank you. The website correctly stated that the room had an Internet connection which I assumed meant broadband. This meant that we could not access it with a tablet, however this was a minor issue.
Mrs Bernadette Coyle, August 2013: Fantastic value for money and a superb location!
Mr Glenn Rajoo, August 2013: Would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to the porters who were very friendly and helpful with directions and requests. Additionally would like to thank the bedmakers,in particular,Linda- who made every effort possible to ensure I had a comfortable and enjoyable stay.Would definitely recommend Christ's College.
Dr Orla Lowry, August 2013: A lovely visit! Most helpful porters, and ideal location. I'll certainly return.
Mrs Sabine Smuda-Dresen, August 2013: Wonderful location: especially the tranquility of the courts after the overcrowded town! Very kind and polite porters!
Thank you for allowing us parking at the college's car park!
Mr Christopher Garland, August 2013: Very happy with our visit, especially being able to step out of the turmoil of the city into the calm of the College.
Mr Robert Church, August 2013: Lovely surroundings, and a great location. The welcome was very warm and the room was well presented with some nice touches.
Ms Miquette Hall, August 2013: Really loved staying in Christ's College, it was cosy and had a friendly atmosphere
Mr ANDREW ASTINGTON, August 2013: From our excellent greeting at the Porters' Lodge by Mr. Keeble onwards, we had a great time and will surely be returning!
Miss Susan Anderton, August 2013: Lovely view of the gardens from my spacious room and the location was very peaceful and central. Great to be able to leave my luggage with the porters after i checked out on the last day, so i still had a full day to explore Cambridge.
Mr Paul Godwin, August 2013: Christ's College is centrally situated but still quiet. The suroundings are very pleasant and accessible for most parts of the central city area.
Our room was spacous, comfortable and well appointed.
Mr Mark Franz, August 2013: We were very pleased with our stay at the Christ's College facilities.
Ms Shirley Thomasson, August 2013: I loved the college and my room, can't fault it - I didn't want to leave!
Mr Jason Ritchie, July 2013: Very enjoyable stay; lovely breakfast and friendly porters. Thank you and have already recommended to my friends, family & the website who have published my review of the Cambridge folk festival.
Mr john holmes, July 2013: everything excellent apart from quality of tea with breakfast--fresher drinks would be good.
Otherwise many thanks--hope to be back next year.
Ms Rebecca Mills, July 2013: Compared to some B&B's we have stayed in this was 5 star and very very spacious. many thanks
Mr Ian McCloy, July 2013: We had a wonderful stay in Cambridge and especially our stay in Christ's College. The porters were particularly helpful. allowing us to leave our luggage and then allowing us to bring our car in to the car park to load up. Would certainly use this website again
Prof James Bryant, July 2013: Our visit started well with a friendly, helpful welcome by the Porters and things continued on this high note throughout our stay. The college is a marvellous oasis of calm right in the city centre.
Mrs Julie Williams, July 2013: My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in the room, and were very impressed by that nothing was too much trouble attitude of the college staff. Thankyou
Mrs Muriel Thatcher, July 2013: Lovely environment and atmosphere. Excellent location for everything. Extremely pleasant, helpful and efficient staff at the College.
Miss Sara Hassan, July 2013: I had a wonderful time, the location was perfect in the city centre and the room was very clean and great value for money. The breakfast was also very good with a variety of choices.
Mrs christine sykes, July 2013: Excellent location, beautiful setting, very peaceful, friendly Porters, perfect week-end. Thank you.
Miss Emma Gargitter, July 2013: Clean, comfortable accommodation in the heart of Cambridge. Good value for money. Would return.
Ms Andrea Curtis, July 2013: A delightful experience. The room was spacious and comfortable with lovely views out over the college. Breakfast was good and plenty of it and the porters were very kind and helpful.
Mrs Karen Clare, April 2013: We had a fantastic stay for my husband's 40th birthday, thank you. We'll definitely book again.
Dr Ann Marshall, April 2013: We were charmed by the Porter and by the accommodation and breakfast.
Ms Janet Zmroczek, April 2013: Much better than other colleges I've stayed in
Mr Robert Meakin, April 2013: Ideal city centre location, inevitably glorious setting, and welcoming, helpful staff. Room simple, clean and a perfect base from which to enjoy Cambridge.
Mrs Nichola Bamford, March 2013: The reception we received was welcoming, curteous and helpful - nothing was too much bother. A map of the complex was usefully marked with our room and where to have breakfast. We really felt that we were experiencing just a touch of college life, I could have done with at least another couple of days and as a bonus the taxi rank was just outside the door. A walking tour of Cambridge is an absolute must.
Mrs melanie alderton, October 2012: We had a lovely stay - only one comment - wifi would have been good- staff were wonderful
Dr Johanna Barry, October 2012: It was wonderful to stay in the heart of Cambridge. I could not fault the staff they were incredibly friendly and helpful. The college rooms were comfortable though the greatest joy for me was walking to them through the college grounds. Breakfast was standard institutional affair and as adequate but such forgettable and to be fair typical of this sort of accommodation. All in all highly recommend.
Miss Yasmin Hampton, October 2012: Me and a friend's stay at the university was exceptional. The room and breakfast was to a very high standard. The view from the window was very pretty, as were the grounds within the university. Finally, all of your staff could not have been more helpful and friendly.
We will definately come and stay again, and have recommended the university to our friends.
Thankyou very much
Mr Gerard Murdoch, October 2012: Rooms were of good value, very tidy and spacious.
The breakfast was excellent, with catering being very organised and polite.
A big thanks to the Porters, who were always on hand to assist.
Mr Chris Bartter, October 2012: Staff were first class, and staying in college so centrally, was ideal. The room facilities were a little basic, and the car parking non-existent, but the breakfast was great!!
Ms Rowena Armstrong, October 2012: We couldn't quite work out how to lock the bathroom but otherwise very comfortable
Mr Peter Langham, October 2012: The porters were very pleasant and helpful at Christ's, for example they allowed me to leave my bag in the lodge for a few hours after checking out so that I would not have to lug it around the town. I can imagine most hotels might not provide such a service free of charge. This made a positive difference to the remainder of my time in Cambridge.
Mr john harrison, September 2012: great atmosphere, beautifully quiet room, good outlook
very helpful front of house, ?porters,who provided directions, luggage storage, banter
very enjoyable experience
Mr Paul Schwartzbaum, September 2012: great
Mr Noel Monro, September 2012: The porters were especially helpful/friendly
Mr Charles Tate, September 2012: The porters really made the stay - very friendly, helpful and informative. Room was a standard student room, with a bath, not a shower.
A great place to stay with really nice surroundings.
Dr Chiharu Inoue, September 2012: It was a great experience to stay in such historical site.
The location is just a center and very convenient.
British hospitality with tea/coffee in room and big breakfast are always nice!
We fully enjoyed.
Mr David Taylor, September 2012: The helpfull and friendly support from the whole Porters Team was the key to our visit. Could you please pass on our thanks to them in particular.
Mr WILLIAM ROBERTS, August 2012: Porters very friendly, room nice and view into the courtyard stunning. Would definitely reccommend to friends
Mr Steve Smith, August 2012: Christ's provides a wonderful oasis of calm in the midst of the city. Our stay was incomparably more enjoyable than using a mere hotel.
Ms Pauline Hayes, August 2012: Lovely college to stay in. Very central and friendly porters.
Ms Angela Hoban, August 2012: Fabulous location. We had an terrific experience. The porters were lovely.
Mr Barry Conway, August 2012: I did a similar visit to a college in Oxford last year, and thought that the general facilities and "experience" in Cambridge were better. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay
Mr Robert Jolly, August 2012: Stayed at 4 colleges in past fortnight. All round a great experience and excellent value. Booking was easy and everything went smoothly. Thanks to all involved in the supply chain. Great job
Mrs philomena pettit, August 2012: porters gate staff were very helpful, loved staying in the college. grounds were magnificant. would recommend to anyone. thanks
Ms judita scott, August 2012: Wonderful location, very helpful porter, lovely room. Bathroom a tad tiny but OK.
Appreciated the coffee and biscuits supplied. Loved the english b/fast-bad for the cholesterol but sausages divine
Mr Gabriel Kerneis, August 2012: Perfect stay, many thanks.
Mr Aan Reed, August 2012: It was a most enjoyable experience. Our friends from Poland were completely overwhelmed by the Englishness of it all.
The Porters were extremely cheerful and helpful plus the setting was absolutely wonderful. So much better than the unavoidable anonymity of hotels. We'd certainly do it again
Mrs Kath Dennis, August 2012: V helpful staff and such an atmospheric environment
Mr Graham Rose, August 2012: Porters very friendly and helpful. Could have done with a mirror in room though.
Dr Max Liversidge, August 2012: Toilet cistern flush broken, but us able, reported to Porters Lodge, shower drain very slow, but all in all we were both delighted with the facility.
Mr Brian Walters, August 2012: An excellent location from which to explore the city. Meeting other visitors at breakfast added interest.
Ms Margaret Steer, August 2012: We had a wonderful stay - thank you. The only thing that would have improved it was a slightly later breakfast!
Ms Tracey Cunningham, August 2012: I really couldn't say a bad thing about staying at Christ's College. The porter's were lovely, the grounds were amazing and the room was very nice (much nicer than a hotel of comparable price).
Mrs Allison Bayliss, August 2012: A really enjoyable few days. Staff were very helpful (especially the Porters).
Mr Andrew Goodman, August 2012: Could not fault it
Mr John Mills, July 2012: Fabulous value for money - greta room - very helpful & friendly porters - if ever in Cambridge again would not hesitate about booking at Christ's again. Thank you
Miss Anne McHugh, July 2012: A great location, very good value for money. Would definitely recommend it and stay again.
Mrs Jane Stoker, July 2012: We were very impressed with the facilities. I was not sure what to expect but was very pleased to have coffee and tea making facilities in our room. The room was spotless and serviced every day.
The porters were most helpful and very cheery!
I have already recommended this college to friends.
It was also useful to have the taxi rank so close.
Breakfasts were good,, and again the staff went out of their way to be helpful.
Thank you to all for a very pleasant stay.
Dr Gerhard Graulich, July 2012: We liked it very much at Christ´s College and had nice days in Camebridge. The room had plenty of space.
We visited concerts in other colleges and the botanical
garden. The painting collection of the Fitzwilliams Museum was
Mrs Julie Deakin, July 2012: Differing parking advice, but we got there in the end. The porter we originally spoke to suggested Park and Ride, however it seems you can't leave your car overnight at the Park and Ride car park, so it defeats the object really. Lovely, tranquil location in the middle of it all. Absolutely fabulous location. Rooms were basic, clean and what we expected. Was a delight staying here.
Isabel ap Rheinallt, July 2012: This is a brilliant place to stay in Cambridge. It was full of atmosphere, right in the centre of town, and had everything we needed.
Mr Bob Hull, July 2012: Lovely setting, nice sized room, breakfast excellent, staff very friendly and helpful . Good value -a shower over the bath would have been nice but I would definately book again,Thankyou.
Miss LYN BARLOW, July 2012: The standard of accommodation was excellent as was the hospitality. I would certainly book a room there again and reccommend it to friends.
Mr Luke Potter, July 2012: Great service - porters were extremely helpful and very friendly - thanks a lot!
Prof Daniel Gardner, July 2012: Beautiful view, lovely quiet accommodations, helpful competent staff. Larger.thicker towels would have been nice. Strange ersatz pseudo-orange juice at breakfast.
Dr Cristina Consiglio, July 2012: great experience. I've never been in a college before. my room was D1, a double room with designated bathroom, and it was quiet, comfortable and clean (even fresh towels every day). the porters are nice and friendly. christ's college is a place out of time. I do recommend it!
Dr Sophie Tessier, July 2012: Everything about my stay at Christ's College was perfect. Thank you very much for a lovely stay.
Ms Kathryn Lord, December 2011: Clean and tidy. Not luxury appointment, but all that was needed for a good overnight stay - very central in Cambridge. Great location! Great shower! Great breakfast! Porters were very helpful and amusing - would definitely do it again.
Mr Peter Verity, December 2011: The porters were extrememly pleasant & helpful (even thought he message about our car-parking needs had not reached them....) Lovely environment, enjoyable stay, breakfast just not quite as good...
Mrs Rita Maria Peacock, December 2011: Lovely spacious comfortable room with plenty of storage and a very good bathroom so we had a private suite which overlooked beautiful gardens. The security keys were sensible and easy to use. The food at breakfast was a good start to the day and service was friendly. The only point I would suggest is that if the temperature dropped slightly we would welcome a blanket or bed cover.
Mr Ahmad Adi, December 2011: Great room and good value, bathroom was clean, and the college provided a very welcoming and lovely environment. Definitely recommended for short term visits to Cambridge!
Mrs GILLIAN BYRNE, September 2011: We both had a lovely time in a wonderful historic setting. Staff were extremly friendly. Room basic but clean and comfortable The location was perfect if you want to be in the centre of Cambridge we would thoroughly recomend. Many thanks we will be back in December, Only thing I would recomend is a clock radio.
Dr Harry Zaphir, September 2011: Experiencing staying on a Cambridge College was all you could dream of, from dealing with the porters, breakfast in the Upper Hall, strolling around the gardens and the college itself. A wondeful experience all round,
Mr Rob Brown, September 2011: Yes, have given top grade. Have xperience of such places, but the courtesy of the staff - porters, kitchen -, even the maintenance man helped towards a happy and enjoyable visit!!
Ms Patricia Mallory, September 2011: An exceptional experience - the staff were wonderful, the grounds and buildings beautiful, breakfast at the long tables was friendly, and I would certainly want to come again.
Mrs Barbara Wilhelm, September 2011: We were delighted with our short stay at Christ's College and would love to return sometime. Everyone was very helpful and we would highly recommend our friends and relations to stay in such a wonderful and historic setting.
Mrs Caroline Bennett, September 2011: The overall experience was amazing - it feels such a privilege to stay in such a place. The room was very nice. The en suite a bit basic, but fine. Overall I'd certainly come back, and would recommend to friends.
Dr Nick Lucas, September 2011: Great experience of staying in a Cambridge college. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I'd do I again.
Mr Geoff Todd, September 2011: All the College staff were very helpful, charming and just nice to know. The environment was second to none; even the guests were interesting and pleasant! The room was large, simply furnished, clean and airy (even no TV!!) and we were given a change of towels, drinks etc every day.
Cambridge is , of course a beautiful city, vibrant, always interesting, but being able to share in the lovely surroundings of an ancient College was very special. We shall certainly return and my French Friend was eqally impressed: a bonus for her was the proximity of M&S!
Most highly recommended!
Mr Graham Sunderland, September 2011: What an ideal location in the centre of Cambridge in such a historic seat of learning. Beautiful buildings, good facilities, gorgeous gardens and atmosphere and very friendly Porters in the lodge. We were able to explore Cambridge completely on foot from this location. Very enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone with a love of history and lovely architecture.
Mrs Susan Kennedy, September 2011: We had an excellent stay at Christ's College. We were delighted with the standard of accommodation offered, the friendly and helpful staff and the substantial breakfast we received. We will certainly be back and have already recommended the college to several of our friends.
Mr john holmes, September 2011: excellent friendly yet professional service. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable experience at a central and historic location--many thanks.
Miss Claire Green-Wilkinson, September 2011: Great booking facility with lots of information - room was exactly as expected. Very pleased with overall experience.
Mrs Gillian Cook, September 2011: As student accommodation, the room was excellent - very spacious and had everything I expected. The grounds were fantastic and the porters very friendly. Would definitely use again.
Mrs Julia Sexton, September 2011: Staying in a Cambridge college proved a very enjoyable experience and likely to be repeated. The College staff were particularly pleasant and helpful.
Mrs Susanne Knights, August 2011: Beautiful gardens friendly lady gardener and chatty helpful porters.
Hairdryer and mirror in room would have been useful
Mrs Ilka Hillbrecht, August 2011: The room was clean and quite spacious with the window front to King Street, not the college gardens. The staff was very friendly. I knew before the bathroom had a bath, not a shower. But I did miss a handshower in the bathtub. Breakfast was, compared to other stays in England, really good.
Miss Danielle Grover, August 2011: A brilliant location for the city centre and very reasonably priced. The porters were very friendly and helpful.
Miss Anne-Catherine Vanhove, July 2011: I enjoyed my night there very much. Extremely friendly staff, especially the porters. Looking forward to spending another night there next week! Simple room in a superb setting! You don't need any more...
Dr Michael Thorne, July 2011: A very enjoyable stay. Porters and kitchen staff very helpful.
Mr Steve Richards, July 2011: The location was brilliant and the Porters extremely helpful and friendly
Ms Feona Crawford, July 2011: a great place in the middle of the town also the porters are very helpful
Sandra Peduzzi, July 2011: Fantastic place although the rooms are very simple shame no bath but Shower in bedroom. Amazing surroundings, gardens, very quiet. I warmly recommend it !!! Good experience which took me back to my college years !
Anthony P Coates, December 2010: A very enjoyable stay. The college staff made us feel most welcome.
M. van Zutphen, December 2010: We found it very enjoyable to stay in the heart of Cambridge, in our spacious double overlooking second court, and to walk around the college and pay a visit to Chapel and Hall. Staff and porters were very friendly. For the visitor with a social-historical interest, we recommend the well-written book about Christ's (for sale at the porter's lodge). One point of comment: a clothes-hook on the inside of the shower-door to hang up one's towel would have been welcome.
Lucy Mannion, December 2010: Great, lovely experience
Olaf Steinke, October 2010: Very helpful porters, nice room, good breakfast, altogether recommendable
John Roland Arnott, September 2010: No television or radio, and only a small bathroom mirror. Otherwise the room was well prepared and very clean, with a good shower.
LAW YUK HEUNG, September 2010: Excellent experience for I and my daughter's staying at the room D4 at Christ's College, Cambridge. It's a pitty that we stay only for 1 night. I should stay for 2 or 3 nights if I already know that splendid room. It's extremely suitable for studying which my daughter loves very much.
David Meads, September 2010: I would recommend the college to others - very pleasant experience and great location
Stella Silvester, September 2010: Overall a very enjoyable experience
Judith McCabe, September 2010: Thank you very much for a lovely stay in Christ's College. Thank you for facilitating an early check in on our date of arrival as we were attending a wedding that same day. The college grounds are stunning, the Porters very friendly and helpful and the room was very clean and comfortable. We would consider staying here again on our next trip to Cambridge. Thank you.
Francoise Close, September 2010: My son and I, inveterate trevellers both, were very impressed with the standard of the rooms (would that Oxford had had such student accommodation when I was an undergraduate there), and we congratulate you on the courtesy of the porters, the bedders and the kitchen staff, who I understand are experiencing tourists at Christ's for the first time.
Linda Friend, September 2010: Really enjoyed staying at Christ's College. Wondeful ambience and gardens. Amazed at how quiet it was even though in the centre of town.Had problems with non functioning WC but porters dealt with swiftly by tranferring us to another room which was fine. Would certainly use the University Rooms website again.
Philip Ainsworth, September 2010: Enjoyable and quiet stay at Christ's College. Helpful and very obliging proters and staff. Would strongly recommend a stay here.
Christine Prentice, September 2010: Will be more than happy to visit again and to try accommodation at other Universities now. The Porters were wonderful when we had great difficulty with the lock to our room. Christ's College is particularly handy for the bus station and central for everything else too!!
Jean Carroon, September 2010: We were struck by the extreme quiet in the courts and felt privileged to walk straight in. The Porters were very pleasant and welcoming.
Ayse Tuzlak, September 2010: My only complaint is with the sheer number of stairs to the rooms (I counted 35 outside, with more inside), which is a great inconvenience for anyone with luggage, pushchairs, or even the mildest of mobility problems. Otherwise, though, the room was spacious and clean and the porters were very kind. Thank you.
Dawn H. Ballantyne, August 2010: I am so glad I discovered this booking on the internet. I felt like I got an authentic experience by staying at Christ's College. Everyone was wonderful, from the guards to the kitchen! I will certainly recommend this website to anyone who is coming your way. Thank you for everything. p.s. I did leave my raincoat in the closet when I left and my son stopped by later-no one knew what happened to it. I do take responsibility for leaving it behind., but I wish it had been found!
Hillel Weinberg, August 2010: I felt warmly welcomed and well cared-for by the Christ's College staff. The room was snug but quite adequate and modern. Visitors should be prepared to climb steps. The location was, in a word, perfect.
Andrew Pethebridge, August 2010: Porters couldn't have been more helpful with information and always with a smile.
Cecilie Solvang, August 2010: We had a wonderful stay, and give our thanks to the most friendly, helping and welcoming porters :)
Miss Karen Beament, August 2010: Room comfortable, spacious and very clean. A huge ensuite but with no cupboard or shelf for tiletries. A useful welcome letter and good map of Cambridge and details of restaurants. A very good breafast. Delightful lady working in dining hall(who had worked for the college for 30 years), who was very helpful and also gave us tourist information. Please pass on our thanks. College very central, within easy walk of all sights, bus station, taxi rank. Thank you. Would certainly use the accomodation again.
Richard Gilby, August 2010: We had a wonderful experience. Christ's College is truly beautiful but the people at Christ's made the visit very special. Everyone from porters to the lady running the breakfasts to the curator of the Darwin room were friendly and helpful. We shall certainly use your service on future trips to UK.
Mrs Caroline Vizard, August 2010: From the time of booking and interaction with Teresa and Bill for car park assistannce the whole experience was excellent. I would reccommend this type of break to all of my friends . Thank-you
M/S Gladys Ball, August 2010: We picked this college because it was very central and we very pleased with our reception . The porters were very helpful and the facilities OK.
We were impressed with the garden and especially the window boxes.
Full marks to the gardener.
Susan Walker, August 2010: We enjoyed the experience very much. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. We loved the peace and quiet. Teresa McManus and Porter were extremely helpful and we much appreciated being able to park the car at the college. Thanks for a memorable stay.
Michael Crawford, August 2010: We thouroughly enjoyed our Cambridge experience staying in Room E2. This was a sedate and plesant time for us and so different to anything that we had done before. Your porters were extreemly helpful at all times. Thank you.
Leung Tak Yee, August 2010: The breakfast was excellent. The transport is very convinience for the tourists. The staffs are polite with genuine attitude. The double room is warm with the peaceful scenary of the college. If we can use the internet service(we had brought a note book) , it would be better.
Aisling Quinn, August 2010: We'll be back!
Julie Lunn, August 2010: We had a fantastic experience at this college and will highly recommend to our friends - thank-you! The porters were particularly freindly and helpful, as well as the staff we encoutered in the dining hall.
Edward Gildea, August 2010: A joy to be back in my old college and on my old staircase too!
No breakfast on Sundays a bit of a disadvantage, but college staff deserve a break.
Beautiful view out into second court and such a pleasure to stroll around first court - Cambridge's jewel, especially when the wisteria is in flower in April/May.
Janette Duigan, August 2010: Very peaceful and comfortable rooms and we appreciated being right in the heart of Cambridge. The staff at the Porters Lodge were very helpful.
Georgia Hölzel, July 2010: It was a wonderful experience to stay at one of the famous colleges - at least for one night.
Dr Geoffrey E Reid, July 2010: Bare essentials in the room, but entirely adequate. A splendid location which we greatly enjoyed.
Elizabeth Edwards, July 2010: Christ's College was simply an exceptionally beautiful place to stay--it was a privelege.
William Copeland, July 2010: All staff very helpful
Lizzie English, July 2010: What a lovely, relaxing and quiet retreat place within the hustle and bustle of Cambridge City. Arriving later than expected was no problem for the night porter. Breakfast was scrumpy, with lots of choice also. The room was clean and warm and comfortable. Certainly we'd love to come back and highly recommend a stay in Christ's. Thank you.
Mary Cotter, July 2010: The Porters were just so kind and helpful and went out of their way to welcome you and sort out any issues.
Breakfast staff were equally nice
Mrs june gibb-low, July 2010: Very much enjoyed our stay at Christs College. Excellent being central and all staff helpful, particularly the reception gentlemen. A small point, a mirror in the bedroom would have been helpful. Would recommend this College accommodation to other friends.
Mr Keith Brookes, July 2010: An excellent service and good value
MARY LAIDLAW, July 2010: Great value stay in a lovely central location, the grounds are beautiful. Room was very large, clean with a comfortable bed.
ROSALIND JANSSEN, July 2010: Greatly impressed by the spacious room, and the beautiful outlook onto the second court. Felt I was much better off that in the new block. Agree with another comment on your website about lack of a mirror in the room.
Joseph Kehoe, July 2010: Porters at Christ College very friendly and helpful. A lovely place to stay
Catriona Stirling, July 2010: What a great location for a visit to Cambridge right in the centre of town but with the quiet of the courtyards and gardens. Accommodation good and would definitely book again if returning to the city.
Giles Ellis, July 2010: My wife and I experienced a level of assistance from the porters at Christ's College Cambridge which was as good as if not better than any we would expect from the concierge of a 5 star hotel. They couldn't have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was excellent. Thank you.
Kenneth P. Wheeler, July 2010: Emphasise the marvelous atmosphere and tranquility of Oxbridge colleges.
It would be useful
 to inform potential visitors of the Cambridge Park & Ride facility.
 to remind visitors to take their iPods, or equivalent!
Dr Alan Thomas, July 2010: Very pleasant staff (porters), beautiful setting, room a bit basic but perfectly adequate, slightly disappointed not to be taking breakfast in the Hall! Pity there is no breakfast on Sundays as we would have stayed another night
Charlotte Clarke, July 2010: I came with my 2 friends and stayed at Christs College for my 30th Birthday. We had a really lovely weekend, the college was beautiful and the Porters were lovely and very helpful
mrs. helen hansen, July 2010: This was a wonderful visit right from the first moment with such a genial welcome from the Porter and his staff, who were so helpful always. My room was very comfortable - right on the ground floor. I looked out of the window and felt I was in "Brideshead Revisited" Thankyou very much.
Elisabeth Cocking, July 2010: Think a shelf over the washbasin would come in very handy. Maybe also a mirror in the bedroom. Very nice stay.
victoria taylor, July 2010: I had a really great stay, lovely view of the darwin garden. Shame about the loud music one night (saturday).
Nick Lansberry, July 2010: This was our firts visit to Cambridge and we were really impressed with our stay at Christs College, The staff were absolutely superb. The Porters Lodge staff, led by Geoffrey were so friendly and helpful. Without any doubt we will be staying at Christs again, hopefully in the very near future.
Dr Finola Cummins, July 2010: This wasa`very good experience. The porters were very helpful ie minding case and giving general information. very enjoyable and excellant value
Leyla Okhai, July 2010: The portes were fantastic, friendly and super welcoming.
Bernadette Murdoch, March 2010: Really enjoyed our time at Christ's Collage, Cambridge and would certainly go again.
Kind regards, Bernadette
Dr Ruth MacConville, March 2010: Lovely visit in excellent surroundings. Extremely helpful staff. Will return.
Robin Magee, March 2010: This was our first visit to Cambridge. As a base Christs College allowed us to explore your fantastic historic city with all those wonderful college buildings at a quiet time of the year. We shall certainly return.
Colin G.F. Brockie, February 2010: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & found the facilities very good.
Revd Sally U Wells, February 2010: We were more than happy with the space, the beauty, the centrality and the peace of our accommodation at Christ's, and would happily go again.
PEDRO DE PEDRO DE DOMINGO, February 2010: lovely experience, nice place, nice guys at the reception
Mrs Janet Maybank, August 2009: I had breakfast too and it was very good.
Jane Penrose, August 2009: Everything fine and v comfortable, just a few small comments:
- website didn't make clear breakfast was included in booking (which it was!)
- room v nice but lacking long mirror - would have been helpful. Students may not need them but visitors do!
- Porters at College very friendly and helpful.