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Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel

Unit 15-17 Coldhams Business Park Norman Way Unit 15-17, Coldhams Business Park, Cambridge CB1 3LH England
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#18 of 32 hotels in Cambridge
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Choose Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, a convenient hotel three miles from the city centre. The hotel is near the M11, 35 minutes from Stansted Airport and Cambridge train station is close by for trains to London.

We're ideally located for a city break. The infamous University of Cambridge, famous for its stunning architecture and world-renowned academics, is a 15-minute drive away. Beside that is the Fitzwilliam Museum; wander around the exhibitions and galleries and admire art from across the world.

Cheer on your favourite music and comedy acts at Cambridge Corn Exchange or watch iconic aircrafts take to the skies at the Imperial War Museum. Enjoy the sights of Cambridge with a traditional punting tour. Spot King's College Chapel, Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs during a chauffeured punt tour along the River Cam.

For some fresh air, walk around Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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Ellen M wrote a review 19 Apr
Glasgow, United Kingdom75 contributions64 helpful votes
Looks ok from the outside. Interior is in need of renovation. Lift had a sticking door that was badly scratched where it was catching. Paintwork in the bedrooms was scruffy. One feature I’ve never seen before was the light fitting was installed through the curtain pelmet. It was clean however and all of the staff were helpful. Breakfast was the main reason I gave two stars. Poor selection of cereal and only sausage, bacon, hash browns and beans on the hot plate. No eggs of any description. We tried it two days and avoided it on day three although it is included in the price. Usual cheap fruit juice from concentrate. There was a dish of apples on day two. We were uncertain if they were plums because of their size. Don’t know what anyone who was hoping for a continental breakfast did. No cheese or ham.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mitchell C wrote a review May 2023
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom20 contributions33 helpful votes
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Excellent location if you are visiting Cambridge for a couple of days on businesses or pleasure. Standard HIX rooms clean, comfortable beds, excellent air conditioning and a hearty breakfast. Bar is good at reasonable prices but it is cashless and no booking to rooms unless you are a IHG member. Car parking is £5 for 24 hrs. However, before you roll your eyes please be aware if you park in the city you will get no change out of £25 for half a day; Cambridge is not a car friendly city.. My recommendation is…arrive early, pay £5 for 24 hrs parking at the hotel then take the footpath 10 mins alongside the reservoir to Brookfields and take the number 2 bus into town for £2pp. Walking into town will take 45 mins or an Uber costs circa £12. Enjoy it’s a great location.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hotel Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel
Responded 30 May 2023
Mitchell, thanks for your top marks. It's lovely to see our handy location was a highlight of your trip. Thanks for choosing our hotel and we hope to welcome you back soon. All the best, Hannah - Hotel Operations Manager
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jeremy_hartigan wrote a review 10 Apr
Chester, United Kingdom960 contributions350 helpful votes
I booked three rooms online via my IHG App sadly I messed up and got the dates wrong Calling ahead to prepay as my colleagues would arrive before hand and i hold the registered card This was quite easy but making two bookings one for one night and two for 3 nights seemed to confuse the IHG app Despite agreeing a fee of £814.73 for the full account awoke to find I had been charged twice for my room Upon questioning this this morning I was informed that my account could not be reconciled until Friday when my colleagues depart To date I am £116.39 out of pocket The hotel is itself very clean and welcoming The hotel is far above the average Holiday Inn Express Sadly their accounting isn’t
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from General Manager, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
jeremy_hartigan, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that your experience didn't live up to standards. Please drop us an email on manager@expresscambridge.co.uk so we can rectify this. All the best, Mairead - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Louis C wrote a review Mar 2024
Margate, United Kingdom801 contributions318 helpful votes
Great location parking free and easy 20 min into city centre. Price excellent, room clean, bed comfy and breakfast an added plus. The price I paid was very good value, due to the location. Staff helpful. Did not eat so cannot comment on the bar food.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your fab feedback, Louisc. See you soon. All the best, Mairead - Hotel Operations Manager
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panda45 wrote a review Mar 2024
london18 contributions27 helpful votes
Went there on saturday 30th march just for the weekend such lovely time we had free parking breakfast included lovely beds and linen friendly staff what more do you want keep it up. Will keep on going there again and again quit reasonable as well we both enjoyed our stay from mr and mrs vaja.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Travel by bus or taxi to town centre as parking is difficult to find and expensive.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your lovely review, Panda. See you next time. All the best, Mairead - Hotel Operations Manager
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Penny R wrote a review Mar 2024
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Had a family wedding on Cambridge. . Stayed over for 2 nights. All of us were so well looked after. Staff, went out of their way to help all of us. Especially, those with limited mobility. Every thing was first class . Accommodation , Food, Customer Service . A real home from home. Well worth a visit ! Thanks from all of us. Sarah Robinson, Reed,and,Rivers families
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your top marks, Penny! All the best, Mairead - Hotel Operations Manager
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Phil H wrote a review Mar 2024
Barnsley, United Kingdom74 contributions44 helpful votes
Clean hotel with friendly and helpful staff, a good value base for exploring Cambridge and the surrounding area. Let down a little by the attention to detail at breakfast, ie no orange juice fo r two days, ran out of scrambled eggs and butter on on day.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
philJ9399PL, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad our location was convenient for exploring the area. We're glad you felt the team were friendly and helpful. That's what we like to hear! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again. All the best, Mairead - Hotel Operations Manager.
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jackc_1992 wrote a review Mar 2024
Lancaster, United Kingdom8 contributions
Ground floor room so was loud with the car park literally a meter from the window. Room was warm and couldn’t seem to get it any cooler. Room doesn’t look like advertising pictures, seems very worn, carpet especially. Water pressure was poor the next morning too. Bed was relatively comfortable and breakfast was nice too. Overall, it was okay, just tired furnishings
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
jackc_1992, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We want every guest’s stay to be perfect, so we’re sorry to see this wasn’t the case for you. Please feel free to reach out to manager@expresscambridge.co.uk with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you’d like to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance. All the best, Mairead - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Cheekycockney190757 wrote a review Mar 2024
Basildon, United Kingdom8549 contributions376 helpful votes
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Stayed for 1 night whilst visiting Cambridge on Friday 08th March 2024. This is the third Holiday Inn Express I have visited and they have all been to the same high standard (the others being Portsmouth & Burton on Trent). The location was convenient for the city, with great free car parking and a modern clean exterior look. The reception was open and airy given it incorporates the casual dining and breakfast/bar area. The access hallways were a little bleak and could do with brightening up having a hospital corridor feel but this is a minor quibble. The room (259) we booked was a standard double but I believe we were allocated a double inc sofa bed which was even better as the sofa bed when retracted is a great double sofa. The look and feel of the room was spacious and high-end compared to competitors in this sector, including bedside 3-pin chargers as well as USB points. The bathroom was lovely with a beautiful double shower and lovely soft lighting options. The Dove soap and shampoo were appreciated and sleep was excellent with the top and bottom quilts making you feel well cushioned. Usual Tea & Coffee making facilities, as well as iron and ironing board (again not always included in other hotel chains of this type). A/C was fine and we had a separate spare mobile heater in the room which wasn't necessary but nice to have. No spare pillows which was a shame but again only a minor gripe. In the morning free breakfast was included and a good selection of hot and cold food and drink was available as well as fresh fruit. When items ran out they were replaced which was good to see and the only suggested change would be the addition of granola as that wasn't available. Check-out was simple and the staff on duty in the night and morning were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Wow, 5-stars! Thanks so much, Cheekycockney190757. It's good to know that our location was handy for your trip. We appreciate your kind words about our bedrooms. We're glad to hear you were impressed with the facilities. We're pleased to hear you were impressed by the options at the buffet breakfast. We hope to see you again and All the best, Mairead - Hotel Operations Manager.
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htuppy6 wrote a review Mar 2024
Swindon, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a Super stay for three nights. The rooms are clean and comfortable with towels and washing extras. Breakfast is good but dinner needs improving. Staff extremely helpful, friendly and kind especially Marvin, Patrick and a man in reception that is from Kasicstan went above and beyond. Hotel does have a limited number of disabled parking and whilst it doesn't have charging points for car's there are some at BP garage 5 mins down the road near Cambridge airport and the Volvo show room. Anything you need staff are happy to help, you only need to ask. We will be back. Possibly by September. ❤️
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 6 Mar 2024
Thanks for the 10/10 rating, Htuppy. We're thrilled you had a fab time in our hotel! We built this company to provide the best possible service to every customer who walks through our door. We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share your feedback with us and reminding us why we do what we do. Hoping to see you again soon. All the best, Mairead - Hotel Operations Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cambridge Escape Rooms (0.7 miles), Central mosque Cambridge (0.5 miles), and Cherry Hinton Hall Park (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Red Lion, TZATZIKI, and The Brook Indian Gastro Pub.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting University of Cambridge (2.2 miles), St. John's College (1.9 miles), and Kettle's Yard (2.4 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.