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The Waterman

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Front of property
Double or Twin Room (Super King) | Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room | Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room (King Room) | Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Waterman

The Waterman

3.5 star property
3.5-star inn in Cambridge City Centre with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.4/10 Very good

142 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, England, CB4 3AX

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cambridge City Centre
  • University of Cambridge - 1 min drive
  • Addenbrooke's Hospital - 20 min drive
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) - 13 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 42 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 51 min drive
  • Cambridge North Station - 13 min drive
  • Cambridge Station - 13 min drive
  • Shepreth Station - 16 min drive


  • Hakka - 2 min walk
  • Fort St George - 4 min walk
  • Midsummer House - 5 min walk
  • Polonia Club - 5 min walk
  • La Mimosa - 8 min walk

About this property

The Waterman

A great choice for a stay in Cambridge, The Waterman is only 3.1 mi (5 km) from the airport. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit The Waterman, which serves British cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.



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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop


  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Waterman – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Number 30 – This café serves breakfast and lunch. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between GBP 4 and GBP 12 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Waterman offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Waterman does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Waterman?
As of 2 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Waterman on 2 January 2023 start from NZ$162, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Waterman?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Waterman?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at The Waterman?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Waterman.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Waterman?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Waterman and nearby?
The Waterman has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Waterman?
Yes, The Waterman offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Fort St George (4-min walk), Midsummer House (5-min walk) and Polonia Club (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Waterman like?
The Waterman is in Cambridge City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from University of Cambridge and 14 minutes' walk from Trinity College. Travellers say that this inn is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Perry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice room. Liked the location. It was a tad loud in the morning being above the kitchen, but wasn't a deterrent. Just got us up :)
Rachael, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Michael, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay. Very friendly staff. Lovely food and great location. Would recommend.
Linda, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

A very old pub just has 8 rooms hotel on top in walking distance to all interesting points! Food are delicious and garden is nice and crowded. Everyone worked there are friendly and helpful, especially l have a wheelchair to be stored down and forced to abandon it when our rental car couldn’t pack it in. Apologize to the managers! If you cannot take the noise, this street corner is not for you.
Hsuanwen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Needs a facelift
Really nice staff but definitely not worth the price. It was ok, but the room was really tired, paint chipped, tiles chipped, frayed furnishings. The room was also on a main road & it was hot so windows were open & the traffic is relentless as we’re people shouting & chatting although the night. Overall we were tired the next day so never a great stay if that’s happened. Didn’t try the cafe as it was shut for breakfast.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nadine, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Dongsuk, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Great staff, food and location.
Fabulous staff, great food. Perfect location if you are wanting to go to a gig at the Portland Arms, which is a great little venue! We found out on arrival that we would have got better rates - and breakfast included - had we booked direct with them.
Andreas, 1-night trip
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