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The Waterman

3.5-star3.5 stars
32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, England, CB4 3AX, United Kingdom

3.5-star inn with restaurant, near St. John's College
  • Free WiFi
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From 128 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Tasty breakfast
Bar is awesome
Great location
More comfort would be nice

The Waterman

from $136 CAD
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Classic Double Room
  • Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room
  • Double Room (King Room)
  • Double or Twin Room (Super King)

What’s around The Waterman


  • In Arbury
  • St. John's College - 12 min walk
  • Trinity College - 14 min walk
  • Church of St Mary the Great - 16 min walk
  • King's College - 17 min walk
  • Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences - 18 min walk
  • St Catharine's College - 19 min walk
  • University of Cambridge - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LTN-Luton) - 51 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 33 min drive
  • Cambridge (CBG) - 7 min drive
  • Cambridge North Station - 4 min drive
  • Cambridge Station - 6 min drive
  • Cambridge Waterbeach Station - 10 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Polish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Waterman - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Number 30 - This café serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Open daily.

The Waterman’s small print

Also known as

  • Waterman Inn Cambridge
  • Waterman Inn
  • Waterman Cambridge
  • The Waterman Inn
  • The Waterman Cambridge
  • The Waterman Inn Cambridge


This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 12.00 per day

Breakfast costs between GBP 4.50 and GBP 9 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 78 reviews

Good 6.0
The establishment, which includes a pub and coffee shop, is overall very cute and quaint with a wonderful vibe and very friendly staff. The bathroom was very modern. I did find, however, that the room was not quite worth the price. There was a coffee or tea stain on the carpet by the bed with some of the dried liquid visible on the adjacent rubbish bin, making me wonder how well it was cleaned. The couch also seemed like it could use a good steam clean. One of the curtains was broken, which on its own wouldn't have been a problem, but in combination with everything else, it added to an overall grimy feeling. The shower did not drain well and overflowed after the first shower (there were two of us, so the second shower had to be rapid). I found some false eyelashes on one of the counters in the bathroom. The toilet seat was broken and permanently askew. I found that the walls of the room were very thin and could hear the couple in the next room clearly, which made us feel uncomfortable in our own room. Certainly the sound is a more difficult problem to fix, but if the room were given a good scrubbing and the shower fixed, it could have been a more pleasant experience.
gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Ok stay, overall disappointed
THIS HOTEL HAS NO PARKING!! I only stayed hear as the advert suggested there was parking at the property. There definitely is not and I would not consider the paid parking on the side of the road up the street adequate it’s an extremely busy road I would not leave any cars here. Room was small so with 2 full grown adults you couldn’t spend much time in there. The shower was good however I would suggest shower caps as no way to escape water if you don’t want to wash your hair. Nice stay, I wouldn’t stay again given the parking and size of the room which cost £125 and then I spent a further £40-£50 on overnight parking in Cambridge.
gb1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Enjoyable Stay
Close in to Cambridge, good breakfast next door.
William, us2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Oriented to being a tavern not a hotel
Bathroom, especially the sink, was TINY and hard to use. Staff seemed totally focused on the pub operation and only one made any effort to be helpful re information, directions, transportation. Location not bad, but lots of traffic once you got outside. Quiet enough for sleeping however.
Peter, us2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Just a bit sticky.
Sticky and not very clean. Decent breakfast and service though.
gb1 night trip

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