I agree with most of what has been written so far about the B&B at the college. I did not find the room overpriced as I got a conference rate, but would if it were higher. The room itself was delightful, nicely laid out, very good bathroom in particular, and with a funky large green night-light fitting. Rooms were newly renovated in that building. No slumming it for these students! But I also agree that they lacked any character that could be associated with a grand old College in the best English tradition. I found the breakfast fairly ordinary, not helped by the utilitarian setup of the serving area.
I was there for a conference, and loved wandering the campus. It is as others have noted, wonderfully close to the downtown streets and sights. Good to have free parking, that close to the centre. I also found the porters to be funny, informative, capable and a highlight of the stay. My only bugbear - they should give GPS coordinates to get there. They not only do not give a street number, and with shops either side of the gate this is surely possible, but the gates themselves are not labelled, and you get caught in one way streets etc. trying to go back and have another look to see if it is the destination. The website maps and those we received for the conference only really made sense afterwards - i.e. the classic mistake of giving instructions for those who already know how to find the place.... In particular they need to label the entrance, which is not large and can easily be missed on the way through. But overall, I found it a very enjoyable and slightly different B and B experience.
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