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Clare College (Memorial Court), Cambridge
Offering a variety of clean and comfortable rooms which are available during vacation periods, and only a short distance from the town centre.
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- 17th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
- Minimum age 16
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access
- Shared gardens
- Luggage storage
- Linen included
- Towels included
Food and Drinks
- Continental breakfast (included)
- English breakfast (included)
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Tennis courts (a short drive)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
Clare College is Cambridge's second oldest College, boasting 17th century architecture and gardens just a 5 minute walk from central Cambridge with sites either side of the River Cam.
We offer comfortable student accommodation during vacations. Single and twin rooms are available with either ensuite or shared bathroom facilities.
Please note: We are unable to accept bookings for stag and hen parties or similar.
Please note; during term there will be Clare College students in the rooms nearby. As this is exam term, we politely request that guests are as quiet as possible when leaving or returning to their rooms.
History to the present day
Clare College is the second oldest of Cambridge’s thirty-one colleges. It was founded in 1326, and generously endowed a few years later by Lady Elizabeth de Clare (Lady de Burgh), a granddaughter of King Edward I (1272-1307).
The College was founded in 1326 and was the first of the Oxford and Cambridge foundations to provide for a Master, Fellows and Scholars in a single community. It remains today a society of teachers and students brought together by a common interest in learning, teaching and research.
In 1336 King Edward III (1327-77) granted licence to his cousin Elizabeth de Burgo to establish a collegium (the word originally meant ‘a corporation of scholars’). Although it was in the first instance referred to unspecifically as 'the House of the University of Cambridge', it became known as Clare Hall as early as 1339.
Food and Drinks
A full English breakfast is served in Old Court Buttery (self-service cafeteria) each morning from 7.45-9.00am. This is a 5 minute walk from Memorial Court.
Grounds and gardens
The gardens of Clare College are some of the most admired in Cambridge and reflect a beauty and repose which belie their position, situated as they are in the middle of the city. Sited on the ancient fenland and bounded on three of its four sides by dykes and on the fourth by the River Cam, the garden stands as a fine example of a twentieth century English garden.
Our gardens are open from the end of March to the end of September.
Free wired broadband in bedrooms.
Parking is available a 7-10 minute walk from the College. Please select the parking upgrade. You are welcome to drop luggage at the College before parking at the sports ground.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Clare College, Memorial Court, Queens Road, Chesterton Lane, Cambridge, CB3 9AJ, United Kingdom
Check in: From 3.00pm. Check out: By 9.30am on weekdays and 10.00am on weekends.
Please check out promptly. If you do not check out of your room by the time shown above, Clare College reserve the right to charge you for an additional night's stay. This charge will be made to the card which was used to book your room and you will be notified by email.
Please note if you are using a sat nav this postcode will take you to the rear of the College where parking is prohibited. Please do not park in the University Library car park.
Once you get to Queens Road just follow that along the backs until you reach a black and yellow sign saying Clare College, Memorial Court. This is the main entrance.
On Arrival: Visitors register at the appropriate Porters' Lodge, where a room key or access card will be issued. Rooms will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival. Please note delegates should register at Memorial Court or the Colony and not at Old Court, Trinity Lane. Please note a £20 charge will be made to your credit card if your room key is not returned.
Security: The College gates will normally be locked at midnight but the Memorial Court Porters' Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day. It is strongly recommended that delegates lock their rooms at all times. The College is not insured for loss or theft of any items belonging to visitors to the College.
Parking: Parking is usually available for an additional charge at a car park in Adams Road which is 0.5miles from the College (approximately 7-12 minutes walking depending on your speed). The post code for the car park is CB3 0EQ. If you require parking, please choose the parking upgrade. If this upgrade does not appear on the day you have selected, unfortunately this means none is available. You are welcome to drop bags at the College before parking.
Cycles: There are cycle racks at the front of Memorial Court where delegates are welcome to leave their bicycles. Please note that the College cannot accept any responsibility for bicycles and delegates should ensure they use a secure lock. Cycles may not be taken through the College grounds or courts.
How to Find Us:
By rail: Cambridge Station is about a 25 minute walk from Clare, but buses run every 8 minutes into the centre of Cambridge and taxis are available for hire at Cambridge Station.
By road: Cambridge is linked to London and the M25 by the M11 motorway. Exit at junction 12 for Barton Road or Junction 13 for Madingley Road.
By coach: There are frequent services between London's Victoria Coach Station and Drummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge. Most services will terminate from Cambridge Bus Station, from here it is only a 5-minute walk to Clare Old Court.
NB: If taking a taxi from the city centre, be sure to ask to be dropped off at Clare College, Memorial Court in Queen's Road.
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Mrs Marilyn Robins, October 2013: Fab.experience that of a student,close to the city but away from the noise,comfy facilities and a pleasant walk through the gardens (immaculately kept)to breakfast.A big thanks to the Porters in the front office for all their help/advice.There is a product to be enjoyed by anybody here.
Mr Michael Hawk, October 2013: Everyone was great! My Cambridge experience was by far my favorite time I spent in the U.K. and I am already looking to return next summer. The breakfast was terrific the room was comfortable and the setting at Clare College was beautiful. My most enthusiastic thank you to everyone there!!
Dr Lidia Duncan, September 2013: The room and the college environment were delightful. The porters were very helpful and polite. The bathroom was clean and in perfect order. Walking through Clare gardens in the morning to breakfast in Old Court was a pleasure. Thank you for the experience.
Ms Sally Davies, September 2013: Breakfast was a bit early- especially for a weekend! Otherwise excellant
Ms Pauline Graham, September 2013: The porters and catering staff were very helpful and pleasant.
Ms Lindsay Richards, September 2013: My only small complaint is that I was cold on the first night in bed and thought that the provision of an additional blanket would have been appreciated. (I know there was a heater, but it's not my habit to have heating on overnight). Otherwise, it was great! The porters were excellent - very friendly and organised.
Ms Carol Saller, September 2013: I was delighted to stay at Clare College. The room was very comfortable, though without all the amenities of a hotel, of course. If I have another chance to visit Cambridge, I would hope to stay at Clare again. The staff were extremely helpful and kind and the location is excellent. I felt privileged to be able to stay there!
Ms Sue Connolly, September 2013: A real privilege to stay in such historic surroundings. Special thanks to the porters; they couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.
Mrs Valerie Taylor, September 2013: helpful and pleasant staff in porter's lodge - provided tea bags & milk when I ran out! long walk to breakfast, but was fine on two clear, sunny mornings. would have liked a radio or TV (or common room with same)
Mrs susan Clarke, September 2013: A very enjoyable stay
Dr Michael Allen, September 2013: I thought the porter on duty on the Sunday night when I arrived was particularly helpful, he was a real credit to the university.
Mr Geoff Riley, September 2013: Really enjoyed my stay - as always the Porter's lodge was on great form!
Mr Alexis Gillett, August 2013: Very friendly and charming welcome from the college porter. Room was of a generous size and clean. The bed and en-suite bathroom were below hotel standard, but that was to be expected.
Mr Graham Wood, August 2013: A very appropriate stay for a visit to Cambridge. The porters made us very welcome.
Only criticism was the shower room could have been nicer
Mrs Ann O'Shaughnessy, July 2013: Not only a great bed and breakfast but such a different experience too....and what a walk to breakfast over Clare Bridge on a summer morning
Miss Ceris Borthwick, April 2013: Excellent customer service from the porters.
There was no cooked breakfast available as the kitchen staff had not been informed of any guests staying.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay.
Dr James Matthams, April 2013: Fantastic stay. I was delighted to be able to stay in my old room.
Miss Kathryn Mitchell, March 2013: Thank you so much for giving me my first year room again!
Mr Q Li, March 2013: Very warm room even in the coldest snowy weather of March 2013. Good facilities in the room and very spacious. Everything's just spotless.
Miss Laurence Ghier, March 2013: Very helpful porter. Very quiet room in staircase I.
Mr Andrew Day, March 2013: Our rooms (there was a sitting room and a bedroom) in Clare College and the breakfast in Clare College made our weekend in Cambridge the best ever.
Dr Llewellyn Cooper, January 2013: Very convenient for central Cambridge, in a quiet, historically and architecturally interesting location.
Mrs Andrea Pull, December 2012: The porters were particularly helpful and friendly. Makes such a difference.
Thank you for a lovely stay.
Ms Kathryn Myers, November 2012: very good, in lovely grounds, and room was warm, very central, which I love about the university rooms, would definately use again
Mr Hugh Harrison, October 2012: Excellent in all respects.
Mrs Susan Foster, October 2012: This was an excellent way of being in walkable distance to all the Cambridge facilities... pleasant surroundings and excellent value... we will book again when we come to Cambridge in the future
Dr Yaroslaw Bazaliy, October 2012: quintessential British experience!
Dr Leise Christensen, October 2012: We had some wonderful days at Clare College and we enjoyed it very much. We would definately come back and also recommend it to other people.
Mr Marinus Luijpen, September 2012: We had a wonderful stay in Cambridge and a very good accomodation in Clare College (Memorial Court). Porters very helpful and friendly, nice room, very quiet night, a pity that we could not stay a day or two more. Still better it would have been if we had been allowed to park our car on the premises of Memorial Court. We stayed there in the weekend and there were plenty of not used parking places.
Mrs debbie webster, September 2012: Lovely setting, porters in lodge were very helpful and friendly on arrival and throughout stay
Mr Brian Parkinson, September 2012: Couldn't fault the experience. Would do it again.
Mr Ansgar Wenzel, September 2012: a very pleasant experience, quiet room, decent breakfast and very close to both the CMS and the centre of Cambridge.
Mr Bernard Gunning, September 2012: The Porters were very courteous and helpful - we were not mentally prepared for the bun fight at breakfast, but it did bring back fond memories of educational meals from more than forty years ago.
Miss Patricia Snell, September 2012: Excellent in every way, thank you.
In particular the porter was very helpful.
Mrs fiona browne, September 2012: wonderful experience to stay in such a fantastic building and city. The staff were all very helpful especially the porters lodge gentleman. The history and visual look of the building was amazing. My friend who stayed in a single modern room thought it was the cleanest and best equiped she had been in. So much better than a travel lodge !!
Will definately be back.
Mr Matthias Kuscher, August 2012: Absolutely brilliant - central location, lovely rooms and wonderful staff.
Dr Andrew Fleck, August 2012: I was very, very pleased with the room I booked. It was comfortable (larger than I expected, even) and very convenient! I felt as if I had excellent value for my money and will absolutely use the service again the next time I need a room near a university.
Ms Susan Kearns, August 2012: Good value room and very helpful porter. Thanks.
Prof Nenagh Brown, August 2012: THANX EVER SO MUCH. REMINDED US OF BEING BACK AT UNIVERSITY. THE FOOD WAS MUCH BETTER THOUGH.
Miss philomena creffield, August 2012: staff at the college are excellent.
Mrs Anne Goodhew, August 2012: I had to book this at relatively short notice (about 6 weeks) so other places were fairly booked up. This was a cheaper alternative to what was left and it was exactly what I wanted (no tv, somewhere to work peacefully in the evening) apart from being conveniently right in the centre of Cambridge - not to mention the stunning surroundings. Even the construction going on outside the room seemed unobtrusive. Only the other occupants at the weekend (they returned at 12.45am on my last night and were very noisy - clattering on the staircase and banging doors, and calling out to each other between rooms - until about 2.15am) disrupted a very pleasant stay.
Mrs Sheila White, August 2012: Lovely weekend stay in Clare college. Will definitely recommend to others.
Mrs Elizabeth Watson, August 2012: we would definitely recommend clare college, cambridge to our friends. pleasant walk to breakfast (lucky not raining). great central location. our son had a sitting room as well so was very impressed.
Mrs Sandra Hall, August 2012: Beautiful place fantastic breakfast
A tv in room would have been good for us early birds!!
Ms Gloria Jean Williams, August 2012: I was very pleased with the accommodations. I will do this again in the future.
Mrs janet skeates, August 2012: Very welcoming - thank you
Ms Jill Burrowes, August 2012: An all round excellent experience. The Porters were very helpful and so were any other staff that we had dealings with. Shame about the building work outside the window but these things have to be done and being out of the room most of their working day was helpful!
Mr Rink Gercama, April 2012: A very enjoyable stay. Good service and a fine room!
Mrs Lucy Thompson, March 2012: More than excellent, actually. Delightful staff from booking to breakfast, including a confirmatory email just beforehand with helpful advice and map, enormous airy room, wonderful building, beautiful surroundings, peaceful. Delicious breakfast. Couldn't have been better.
Ms Jenny Glover, March 2012: This was the perfect accomodation for me and I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the facilities, location and ambience of being able to stay here.
Dr Claire Brierley, January 2012: Had a very pleasant stay and will use this service again.
Ms Gretel Watson, January 2012: A very enjoyable stay - the porters at Clare were tremendously helpful and charming. I certainly preferred the experience to staying in a hotel.
Dr Amish Vora, October 2011: Excellent stay enjoyed it. Will visit again with family.
Mr Keith Mears, October 2011: We had a wonderful stay at Clare College.
Mrs caron chalmers, October 2011: Porters at the College were very nice and helpful. The accomodation was a very good standard and the beds were comfy. The shower and toiletries were better than most hotels and it certainly was better than B&B.
Mrs Davina Rees, October 2011: Rooms clean and comfortable - towels changed daily. Kettle, tea and coffee supplied.
Porters very helpful.
Miss Claire Crisford, October 2011: Great stay, location and value for money. Highly recommend it.
Prof valerie worth, September 2011: Very pleased with the arrangement. (I did not take breakfast, so can't comment on this). Shower worked perffectly, room very clean and well provided. Situated conveniently for town, and a fair price. I'd definitely use this system of b+b again.
Dr Dora Wood, September 2011: incredibly impressed with the website and ease of booking.
Mr Matthew Harwood, September 2011: Very friendly and helpful staff, and a great overall experience.
Dr MOHD. IRFAN QURESHI, September 2011: The porters were of great human nature, very helpful and guiding.
Hope to visit again!
Thanks and greetings!
Mr Timothy Hearn, September 2011: An absolutely brilliant experience, cannot think of anything to criticise, will be booking with you again in the very near future.
Mrs Pamela Taylor, September 2011: We had a lovely time, thank you. The porters were friendly and very helpful. No problems at all.
Mr Eugene Suggett, September 2011: The room was a good basic one like you'd expect in university accommodation, looking out on to a pleasing 1920s court. It was very clean. Checking-in was quick and the Porter in Clare Memorial Court was very friendly, helpful and courteous. We enjoyed the breakfast in the college buttery (for veggies, it was a good deal better than many b&b establishments). Just what we were after; many thanks.
Mr Sam Glen, August 2011: Much nicer than a chain hotel and good value for money - especially for single guests.
Mrs Waltraud Gasch, August 2011: The room was alright for one night. For several nights, I would recommend choosing an ensuite room. The breakfast was very good, freshly cooked, very good range of choice. In fact, it was better than in two 4star hotels I stayed in the following week!!!!!
Miss philomena creffield, August 2011: I will be booking rooms again, it is great value and a superb setting.
Mrs Hazel Burnham, August 2011: Room only - no breakfast included. Very happy with booking and accommodation was what we expected. Very convenient for central Cambridge and close to our daughter, living in Old Court.
Mr Martyn Keys, August 2011: I was very impressed by the accomodation, breakfast, and the helpful and welcoming attitude of all the staff members I encountered. Thank you very much for making it a lovely stay.
Mr Simon Brooks, August 2011: An enjoyable stay in the heart of cambridge
Ms Julie Sykes, August 2011: overall I thought the service was great and the accomodation met my needs - I would definitely use the site again
Ms Miriam Tuazon, August 2011: I would stay at your facilities again.
Miss Ellen Milner, August 2011: A bar of soap in the bedroom would have been appreciated/gel in the shower. Overall the stay was fine for my purposes (overnight stay after a wedding) and good value for money for accommodation in Cambridge.
Mr Denise Katchadourian, August 2011: Very nice...I will come back...
Ms Tania Thach-Xuan-Ky, August 2011: We had a very pleasant stay. it was lovely to be inside one of our historic colleges. Thank you.
Mr Jonathan Horrocks, August 2011: I cannot comment on breakfast as I did not have any. The room was spacious and comfortable. The college itself very peaceful and beautifully kept. A very pleasant stay.
Mr Hamish Thompson, July 2011: Booking was very easy and quick. Room was spacious and clean. Service at the college was excellent. Breakfast was average, but still fine. Overall it was well worth the cost.
Tim Flew, July 2011: Very trouble-free booking. Thank you.
Miss MIKU HIRATA, July 2011: It was wonderful experiment to stay at Cambridge accomodation!!
Mrs Joan Rush, April 2011: I enjoyed my stay at Clare College very much. It was a lovely experience.
Ms Louisa Francis, April 2011: Excellent service and accommodation.
Dr Alan Kirby, April 2011: I hope to be back!
Dr Saruhan Mosler, April 2011: I enjoyed staying in the Clare College, very friendly service
Dr Maria Vargas, April 2011: The porters were very kind and helpful. I expected to have breakfast in the hall. Instead we had it in the cafeteria...
Mr Oliver Davies, April 2011: Would use again - prob the best way to stay in Oxbridge!
Mr Douglas Lewis, April 2011: I really enjoyed my stay at Clare(Memorial Court). The porters & staff were friendly & helpful, the room was spacious, comfortable & very clean with coffee & tea making facilities, towels & shower gel satchets(which were replaced if used the next morning) excellent breakfast, free parking is available, if like me you come by car which was a big plus, so to sum up I would highly recommend Clare College if you are coming to Cambridge to visit.
Mr Richard Williams, April 2011: As a University College, you would not expect the room standard to be that of business rooms from the large hotel chains, however we were incredibly surprised at the high standard and size of the room allocated to us at Clare College.
The Porter at the front reception was a pleasure to talk to and a wealth of knowledge of the College and the wider City of Cambridge. The breakfast in the College Buttery was a great experience, although portion sizes of the cooked breakfast were a little small - staff were very friendly and helpful however, so I assume they'd have been fine if we asked for more!
Being based in Clare College, we also had free access to this College's grounds, which in spring/summer are absolutely fantastic due to the Fellow's Garden being planted with a wide variety of spring bulbs and summer plants.
Lorenzo Dematte', April 2011: Room had a funny smell, I wasn't expecting to share a bathroom (it was ok, it was a bathroom for 4/5 rooms), but the settings (the college) was amazing. Breakfast was very good!
Mrs Anna Daurio, April 2011: We enjoyed our stay at Clare College. Everyone we met was helpful and friendly.
Mrs Ursula Potts, April 2011: The staff was helpful and friendly throughout and we had a very enjoyable stay. When the occasion arises we will definitely come back to Clare College.
Judy Simon, April 2011: Thank you for a great experience at a wonderful college
Nick Manning, March 2011: A great place to stay for a visit to Cambridge
Ms Li Chan, March 2011: My neice and sister had a wonderful experience and the Porters and students were extremely helpful.
Mr ALAN CLELAND, March 2011: If you want to see and experience Cambridge then a room at Clare College is the way to do it. You are not only at the centre of things but it makes you feel a part of it in a way that no hotel could possibly match. Well done and very many thanks.
Estelle Wishart, January 2011: would recommend to others and very useful to have car parking provided.
Richard Barnes, January 2011: Enjoyed the stay - room a little too warm overnight!
Elshad Valiyev, January 2011: Very nice!
Mererid Hunt, January 2011: An excellent contribution to our 2 day visit. We now want to do the same in Oxford.
Marcel Aries, December 2010: Perfect place to stay
Sharon Hill, October 2010: Being in the centre of Cambridge was a great experience. The room was great but there was no breakfast which was a disappointment since early breakfast on a Sunday AM was hard to find. We did find a good spot about 8 blocks away but nobody we talked to knew were we could go.
Kathleen Bachtell, September 2010: The facilities at the Colony were lovely - just missing an alarm clock. The Memorial Court dorms were obviously a good deal older and understandably less pristine. Overall I enjoyed my stay very much and would be delighted to return some day.
Schulz, Marcus, September 2010: I enjoyed the breakfast very much. The atmosphere in the College was very nice with its beautiful garden and its bridge across the river Cam. The room was cosy.
Lisa Bateman, September 2010: The staff in the porter's lodge were very helpful and friendly
Nicola Davis, September 2010: The whole stay was very good - very central location, clean and great value for money. Our only problem was that check out was so very early, 11am would have been more acceptable.
Susanna Taylor, September 2010: Really enjoyed the stay! Staff in the porter's lodge very friendly and helpful. My only 'complaint' would be that soap/shower gel/shampoo was not provided in the rooms as well as a towel. Because it was advertised as B&B I expected shower gel or similar to be provided and so hadn't brought my own with me.
Mark Skivington, September 2010: Comfortable and modern room in a great location. Good value considering the proximety to central Cambridge.
Terry Rudd, September 2010: We had a very enjoyable stay in clean and comfortable room. In addition to bed linen and towels, facilities included soap, shampoo and tea making equipment and supplies. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast not included.
Chris Myers, September 2010: This is a beautiful and quiet location,hard to believe it is only five minutes from town.
Dr Mark BRosnan, September 2010: There was nothing wrong with it. its was fine, clean - but basic. No frills, and no tv. For those who do not know what 'the Colony' means, it is disappointing to find yourself not in Clare College. The photo implies you will be, but you're not.
Gary Smith, September 2010: We had a very happy and comfortable stay in a very clean room. I have paid far more for far worse hotel rooms. Only problem was a leaky shower door which we advised the porter of.
Thank you very much - we will definitely be back.
Christian Saller, September 2010: It was interesting to stay at Clare College. The standard of the room was authentic and gave a good impression of students housing. If you don't expect a high standard Clare is a good place to stay.
Graham Smith, September 2010: Terrific venue + very close to town centre. We were attending a concert in Kings College Chapel, where our son-in-law was playing. Just a short walk from Clare.
Mudit Ravindrakumar, August 2010: We booked 2 large twin en-suite rooms for a night at Clare College. We had a great time staying here.
The booking process was easy on the Clare College website and the person on the phone was very pleasant and helpful when I called up with questions. The porters at the college were cheerful and helpful - allowed us an early checkin and late check-out which was very nice.
The college is a great place to stay in - esp. as it is in the centre of the town where we wanted to be and the stay included access to Clare College grounds and gardens which are absolutely lovely.
My only gripe: The rooms, though huge (the large twin ensuite had a lounge area + bedroom), are pretty basic (one bed was a guest bed not a proper bed and the room is done-up in a rather cheap way). This'd be standard for a college hostel I presume, but then you'd expect better for the price (or a lower price for this type of room).
Clearly the price is largely for the location and excellent external surroundings rather than in-room comforts.
Susan Foxall, August 2010: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The morning porter was delightful and went out of his way to help us and be helpful. I would recommend this site and the Cambridge b &b to friends.
Paula Greenlees, August 2010: My daughter and I stayed in Memorial Court, Clare College. The porters were so friendly and helpful. On our arrival the porter was cheerful and made sure we knew our way around. We were very pleased with our room. It was very quiet, and we had a twin room plus a sitting room, (a set), which I discovered later was first year accommodation in the college. We had plenty of space and slept very well. The pillows were a bit on the thin side, but that was fine. I think it is important to remember that one is staying in student accommodation, not an hotel. It was so convenient to be in the centre of Cambridge, as this made our stay easier, as we had lots of errands to do. Breakfast wasn't included, but that didn't matter; there was tea and coffee, and we went to EAT in Lion's Yard to have breakfast. We also had college passes so we could walk through Clare and visit the chapel, library and gardens. I would stay again, but my only reservation would be about staying during term time. Having had a daughter who was a Cambridge student, I know how noisy halls can get with doors banging during term time. Memorial Court was well designed, so maybe this wouldn't be as bad as some accommodation. Thank you to the porters!
David Thomson, August 2010: Enjoyed the stay. Just as good as, if not better than, staying in a B + B.
Dr Judith Frost, August 2010: Everything about the stay was terrific. Only two exceptions: the mattress in the room was very poor, uncomfortable and did not meet the excellent standard of the rest of the accommodatons. I can't comment on breakfast as none was included. I would gladly stay at Clare again. Lovely and helpful staff and lovely accommodations.
Margherita Poggiali, August 2010: The morning in which we stayed there there was no breakfast served, which was a disappointment, as we were looking forward to dine in the hall, but also because we were not offered a discount.
We also had to check-out too early (9:30am), which is not average time for checking out.
The staff however were very friendly, nice and helpful and the rooms were exactly what we expected - students rooms, just vacated. Clean, tidy, and with a touch of nostalgia.
Ursula Engelhardt, August 2010: We enjoyed the experience of "living" in Clare College - although for 2 nights only!
Peter Bolton, August 2010: Very helpful porters. Thanks
Hugh Butland, August 2010: I would rate all aspects as very good, esp. value for money.
john nash, August 2010: Clare College is an excellent place to stay, being close to the Backs and King's Parade but well away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of Cambridge.The room was fairly basic but it was fine for a short break.The provision of soap in the room would be a useful extra.The Porters were very helpful and friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Cambridge
george emney, August 2010: I will certainly do this again!
Mrs Jean C Bateman, August 2010: Didn't know till we arrived that we had to walk quarter of a mile to breakfast, good job it wasn't raining! Very basic accommodation, dripping taps, porters very helpful.
RUTH OGDEN, August 2010: My sister and I had the most enjoyable stay and were very reluctant to leave! Only comment would be that the beds were not the most comfortable. Please thank the porters for being so helpful and courteous. I would recommend a stay at Clare to friends, and I hope to return myself one day.
Andrew Berry, August 2010: Great value accommodation and a very satisfactory experience. The room was clean, well furnished and much larger than I expected, although I'm glad I read in previous comments that no soap is supplied despite there being a washbasin in the room; I took my own so no problem there. The cooked breakfast was delicious and the grounds are very pleasant indeed. The porters were friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again next summer if I come to Cambridge.
Anna Wyse, August 2010: Great that we were able to park, thanks for accomodating
Martin Key, August 2010: Very clean, simple room. Pricey but excellent location
Jessica de Ridder, July 2010: Arrived to find our twin bed room only had one bed! It was quickly fixed by the staff adding a bed to the room. The room was basic and a little stuffy, but this was easily fixed by adding some flowers and letting some fresh air in. Claire is perfectly situated, and benefits greatly from having beautiful riverside gardens! The breakfast was lovely and freshly cooked. When staying in Cambrige the best place to be is in a College, with access to the grounds thrown in with your room rate. We had a wonderful time and would stay in a uni room again!
Miss A Braithwaite, July 2010: Very helpful Porter - no request too much trouble
Dr Robin Thomas, July 2010: The Porters were excellent, the room was clean and it was great to have the opportunity to stay in Clare.
Rosemary Stevens, July 2010: No breakfast on Sunday (I was aware of this from website)
Very helpful when I left my chequebook in porter's lodge.
Alec Graham, July 2010: I enjoyed the college immensely. Just one small thing that would help - soap in the room itself. I forgot to bring mine and it would have been useful rather than to keep going to the bathroom on the lower floor.
Linda Jones, July 2010: we were very impressed with the whole experience