We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Great all rounder”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Cranfield Management Development Centre (CMDC)
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cranfield
St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great all rounder”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Friendly efficient staff, rooms not huge but perfectly formed, very clean and comfy, and breakfast was very good. One real bonus a coffee lounge which is FREE. You can use this anytime of the day and help yourself to some really nice coffees, and they even have free cakes and flapjacks in the day! There is a gym but it is only very small, this does open at 5.00 AM though which is great if you are an early riser like me. There is a rowing machine, cross trainer, and running machine so there is enough to get a cardio workout. There is also a pool but just a diddy one. The site itself is lovely and in walking distance of a few pubs and shops being on the university campus. Great venue for conferences and courses.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Juliandalehutchinson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

83 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    21
    43
    15
    3
    1
See reviews for
1
12
5
61
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level Contributor
149 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

My colleagues and I stayed for a week at CDMC as we were attending a course at the University.

On arrival my impression was that of a well-maintained accommodation. Check-in was efficient and effortless despite the number of people attempting it at the same time.

The room was ready and well-kept. It housed a comfortable king-size bed, a work desk, LCD TV, coffee-making facilities, ironing board & iron, ample wardrobe and newish bathroom. As the weather was cool and clear I had no reason to use the air-conditioning and merely opened the window.

The accommodation is in one or two wings. The restaurant and bar is in the main central part of the building. The lecture rooms and resource center is in the other wing. This integrated concept means you've always got a roof over your head.

Meals were decent but not spectacular. The beer is ok - White Gold. But I preferred Cornish ale, Doom Bar, at the nearby College Arms pub. Uncle Lim's shares the same premises as the pub and serves pretty good Chinese stir-fried dishes, fried noodles & rice.

Overall a good place to stay when attending courses at the University.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
Helpful?
Thank paulksyin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Level Contributor
511 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Rooms are a bit like dorm rooms, small but are efficient and modern. The staff is vary friendly. The facility has a bar and dining rooms. The breakfast and dinner buffets are quite good. This is a good place for a conference.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Stanner57
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newcastle
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

I stayed at Cranfield for 4 nights over two weeks, the rooms are very clean and the bed is comfortable. The room I stayed in was modern with a televison, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and digital alarm clock, which cut down on the amount of luggage that I needed to bring. All of the staff that I had an interaction with were very helpful and professional.

The facilites were great with a gym, sauna and a swimming pool that you can use. The Development centre is on Cranfield Campus where there is bank, cash machine and bookstore.

I booked in for evening meal which was lovely and buffet style , the buffet style breakfast the next day was nice again you can order fresh porridge and they cooked me poached eggs on toast fresh coffee and toast is brought to your table.

There is a bar in the Development centre also and a machine you can get free tea and coffee. You can get a bus from Milton Keynes bus station but it takes about 45 mins, I used Skyline taxis and paid between £12.00 and £15.00 the taxis were always prompt and arrived on time.

If you get the chance visit Bletchley park nearby it is really interesting and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MungoPNewcastle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
198 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

Helpful friendly staff. Great for courses. Coffee and juice on tap. Room large and comfy. Free wifi through out. Conference rooms well equipped. Good library.
Retuarant self service. Plenty of options. Hot or cold. Good gym anf facilities

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
Helpful?
Thank SouthamptonStarlight
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

This is my second time at Cranfield.
Pros
- excellent rooms with comfie beds and other ammeneties
- excellent wifi everywhere
- very helpful staff
- noise level very low
- food healthy and lots of options available
- bank machine , cafe and botega nearby

Cons-
Not too many options to walk around for excercise but that's excepted since its near an air field

  • Stayed October 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Mariam K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

The center is located on the Cranfield University campus. It's very clean, quiet, and the staff are wonderfully friendly.

The restaurant is a buffet style for breakfast/dinner, and offers a great selection. The staff at the front desk are very helpful, pleasant, and accommodating.

There is a local pub or two down the road, but I didn't have a chance to visit.

The rooms are clean, and quaint (not that big like a standard hotel, but about the size you'd expect while in many parts of the UK).

I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone, and will stay here on any future visits.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank BGBedm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cranfield
4.3 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Milton Keynes
7.5 mi away
Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor
6.3 mi away
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.4 mi away
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes East - M1 Jct 14
5.3 mi away
Woughton House - MGallery by Sofitel (was Mercure Parkside House)
6.5 mi away
Novotel Milton Keynes
Novotel Milton Keynes
#9 of 34 in Milton Keynes
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,112 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Cranfield Management Development Centre (CMDC)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cranfield Management Development Centre (CMDC)

Property: Cranfield Management Development Centre (CMDC)
Address: | Wharley End, Cranfield MK43 OHG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Cranfield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cranfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cranfield Management Development Centre (CMDC) 3.5*
Number of rooms: 187
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotel.de, Odigeo, Priceline and HRS so you can book your Cranfield Management Development Centre (CMDC) reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing