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Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationJesus College12 min walk
    Popular LocationCastle Hill14 min walk
    Popular LocationBridge of Sighs18 min walk
    AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)39 min drive

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About this area


Located in Cambridge, The Waterman is in the city centre and near the airport. Cambridge Corn Exchange and Imperial War Museum Duxford are cultural highlights of the area. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Newmarket Racecourse or Fenner's.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Jesus College - 12 min walk
  • Castle Hill - 14 min walk
  • Gonville and Caius College - 15 min walk
  • Cambridge Market Square - 16 min walk
  • Bridge of Sighs - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Cambridge Station - 13 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LTN-Luton) - 51 min drive


  • The Waterman — 1 min walk
  • Number 30 — 1 min walk
  • Old Spring - 3 min walk
  • Fort St George - 4 min walk
  • Midsummer House - 5 min walk

About this property

The Waterman

3.5-star Cambridge inn in Cambridge City Centre, near University of Cambridge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free inn. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking and a garden. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. For a bit of entertainment, Smart TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find coffee/tea makers and hairdryers.
The Waterman offers 8 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. This individually decorated accommodation includes desks. Smart televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Cambridge inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking
  • Self parking: GBP 12.00 per day

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–noon on weekdays and 8:00 AM–noon on weekends: GBP 4.50-9 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • Polish


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 4.50 and GBP 9 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 12.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Waterman and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Waterman offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Waterman cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Waterman?
As of 27 Nov 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Waterman on 3 Dec 2020 start from £85, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Waterman pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Waterman?
Self-parking is available for GBP 12.00 per day. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at The Waterman?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 11 PM.
What time is check-out at The Waterman?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is The Waterman located?
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Jesus Green and Trinity College. University of Cambridge and King's College are also within 1 mile (2 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Really lovely room a stone throw away from the Cam and a short walk in to the town. Very covid friendly! Felt very safe.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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We enjoyed a one night stay with the waterman, It was a lovely room with an alternative interior which we loved. Only a few little things cropped up, the WiFi connection in our room wasn’t great. This was ok for us as we were away for leisure. Our remote control was filthy, this is not a complaint to the hotel as I wouldn’t think I’d have to clean a remote control either. I would just put this down to a build up previous guests. Our king bed was actually two singles, but again it was comfy so not the end of the world! It was a great location for a city break and their processes to avoid unnecessary contact due to covid were appreciated. Can’t comment on staff as we didn’t see any this time around :-) Tip. We decided to park at Castle Hill Car Park which was only a 10 minute walk & £9 for 24hrs.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

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Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Not as expected
Venue was shut Monday Tuesday and Wednesday , No tea or coffee making facilities in room or no bottled water as stated on room details in booking , bed very uncomfortable as were the pillows. Was in a front room on main road very noisy , communication was by text message , parking is free on street after 5pm-9am Would return ? No
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

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