Accommodation and en-suite bedrooms

Newnham College offers up to 300 bedrooms, of which there are 82 double en-suite bedrooms and 4 single en suite bedrooms, within the stylish Dorothy Garrod Building.  The remaining bedrooms are single rooms, with shared facilities, in other areas of the College.

The College has 82 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 of Cambridge and all that this beautiful city has to offer.


Please note that bedrooms are available out of term only. Alumnae of Newnham College are invited to contact the College directly to book accommodation.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept under 16 year olds in our bedrooms.

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.


Continental Breakfast is available from the Iris Cafe.

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.

Some lovely feedback from our guests:

“The room was very clean and so quiet at night.The location is fabulous ,five minute walk into the centre of Cambridge.Breakfast in `The Buttery`were amazing!Cereal,fruit, croissants plus full English were all on offer.The staff there were all lovely”

“Breakfast was lovely, good choices, well presented. Staff were very helpful, giving advice about location of sights snd how to get there . Loved the garden at Newnham College, especially being able to walk on the grass!!. Thank you.”