Accommodation and en-suite bedrooms

Newnham College offers up to 300 bedrooms, of which there are 81 double en-suite bedrooms and 5 single en suite bedrooms, within the stylish new Dorothy Garrod Building.  The remaining bedrooms are single rooms, with shared facilities, in other areas of the College.

The College has 81 double en-suite bedrooms in the contemporary Dorothy Garrod Building, 5 accessible single en-suite bedrooms, and 300 bedrooms within the historic buildings.

All the buildings are set in 17 acres of secret gardens, undiscovered by Cambridge’s many visitors,  offering a peaceful retreat from the city centre.

Newnham is around 10 minutes walk from the historic centre.

Please note that bedrooms are available out of term only. Alumnae of Newnham College are invited to contact the College directly to book accommodation. 

To make an accommodation  booking, please email:


Wi-Fi is available in the bedrooms, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, fridges (in the rooms in the Dorothy Garrod Building) and vanity packs.


Breakfast is available from the Iris Cafe – Monday to Friday – from 8am. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday in the Buttery.

Sports Facilities

The sports field and tennis courts are available for use. For further details please contact the Conference and Events team on 01223 335 803 or Note that equipment cannot be provided.

Fire & Safety Precautions

The College is fully equipped with addressable smoke and heat detection in all rooms. In the event of a fire alarm activation the buildings must be vacated immediately. More information will be provided for delegates upon arrival at the College.


Coin-operated washing machines and tumble-dryers are available in certain areas of the College.