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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Started off fine, evening staff in pub were friendly, had an evening meal which was just fine. Room was a bit basic and smelled of stale biscuits, but otherwise alright. Separate shared toilet and shower room, which, when we got up in the morning had no lights working. Performing ablutions in the dark was a challenge. Went downstairs for breakfast... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The room was very small and basic but nice and clean. We inadvertently booked with a share bathroom and were unable to upgrade due to the rooms all being filled for the night. However, the share bathroom was nice and clean. Breakfast was good , fresh orange juice very nice.

Thank pamwallace
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Had to cancel a booking due to a death in the family. Charged me £70 Not once did the Waterman contact me. Rang up to explain and the customer service skills were apalling, can,t run a B and B I would avoid at all costs, not very nice at all .Beware they will take your money off you if you... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This pub was on a busy road and near to most amenities, shops, other pubs resteraunts etc. Car parking wasnt easy, but we got lucky and were able to park reasonably close on the main road. Very comfortable and a decent breckfast. Pleasant walk into town, but maybe a bit far for those with walking issues. Riverside walk just over... More 

1 Thank S_Pilchard
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely hidden gem ideally situated 2-3 mins walk to centre and by a lovely river. Clean stylish room highly recommend ! Would stay here again. Great price. Parking is a bit of a problem though, lots of pay stations but you have to repay every two hours during the day

Thank Leah_Jet_11
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Visited The Waterman a few Sunday's ago with a group of friends. I had not been there before, but tried on a recommendation. Lovely pub down by the river, helpful staff, great food and decent prices. Will defo be returning again soon. 5 stars!! ***** -- Try the roasts, excellent portions very tasty.

Thank LH1999
Oxford, UK
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Good location, outside the city centre but plenty of buses, just next to a bridge over the river and very pleasant riverside walk through a park. The Waterman is nicely decorated and fanatically clean - would even pass the scrutiny of those harpies on 'Four in a Bed' with flying colours. Pleasant dining area, excellent breakfast. charming staff. The double... More 

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169 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Staff friendly and helpful, it was his first day though. The pasta portion I got was decent and the sauce was excellent. Beer is good but expensive but for Cambridge probably average prices. Would go again.

Thank Bradstour
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stayed one night at The Waterman. The accommodation was clean, bright and well maintained. Our room had an en suite shower room which was spotless. The staff were friendly and welcoming, allowing us to leave our bags before we checked in and delivering them to our room. Great location on the river and near to a city tour bus stop... More 

Thank Jane W
Tallahassee, Florida
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The staff is very friendly and helpful in all aspects. We did not have one problem. When you stay, just realize that the rooms are above the pub so you will hear people late at night. No complaints here on our end, just a nugget for anyone that is interested in staying. The bed was comfortable, the room was tidy,... More 

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Address: 32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: €64 - €111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Go somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Next time would request an ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles pamwallace, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Although our room was overlooking the road, it was reasonably quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles S_Pilchard, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 has an en-suite - some others have shared bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles jjblue, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just do not be picky or have your nose in the air.”
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