The Waterman

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

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The Waterman

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Double Room | Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Lunch and dinner served, British cuisine
Double Room | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Waterman

8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, England, CB4 3AX
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • ATM/banking services
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Deluxe Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Double Room

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Double Room (Super King)

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Double Room (King Room)

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cambridge City Centre
  • University of Cambridge - 1 min drive
  • Addenbrooke's Hospital - 9 min drive
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) - 12 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 41 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 67 min drive
  • Cambridge Station - 11 min drive
  • Cambridge North Station - 11 min drive
  • Cambridge Waterbeach Station - 15 min drive


  • Thirsty - 1 min walk
  • The Maypole - 10 min walk
  • Bould Brothers Coffee - 12 min walk
  • Las Iguanas Cambridge - 11 min walk
  • The Portland Arms - 2 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.



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
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop


  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

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

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
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.
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. Food and water bowls are available.
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.
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 5 minutes' walk from Jesus College.



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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay in Cambridge
Hospitality excellent, room service excellent, room immaculate, decor lovely, bed, sheets and linen to die for, food very good, location perfect, pub itself is tradional, comfortable, uniquely quirky and atmospheric. I don't know when I'll be coming to Cambridge again but when I do, this is where I want to stay.
Sadie, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Jenny, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jack, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fergal, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Kirsty, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely accommodation - would highly recommend!
Good sized room set above a lovely pub with a great beer garden and food options for both breakfast and evening. Good location near the river to easily walk into town.
Maria, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Great pleace to stay!
Nice comfortable room except from it being uncomfortably hot when I arrived. As the main window had the handle missing, a fan in the room was a huge relief. Service was friendly and the food in the pub was good.
christopher, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Amanda, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice and comfortable
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8/10 Very good

Eugene, 1-night trip
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