I stayed at the Quy Mill for 5 nights on a business trip.
The location is pleasant, at the edge of a large field, and adjoining a stream. The grounds are nice and the buildings seem well maintained. The hotel has a central building (reception, dining room, bar, etc.) and the guest rooms are spread over several buildings.
My room was clean, everything functioned properly, and the bathroom was pleasantly spacious and well lit. The decor is a bit old, but that does not particularly bother me. There is no safe in the room, but an iron and an ironing board are provided. There is a small flat-panel TV with good reception.
The room has a kettle, and is provided with complementary tea, coffee, milk (UHT), hot chocolate, biscuits, and bottled water, all replenished daily. I liked the shampoo and shower gel--they have a pleasant lemony scent. Nice fluffy towels and an effective heated towel rack.
Lacking in the room? Decent wireless coverage and additional glasses in the bathroom. They are aware of the wireless coverage problem and told me that it is being addressed. They gave me a booster-box for my laptop, but no solution for my other devices. Unfortunately cellular coverage is pretty bad too (not their fault, just a function of the location).
The bed was comfortable and I slept well. It was two twins with a catch to join them together. I'm not a thread-count expert, but to me the linen seemed good quality. There is a ceiling fan (not used), and a heater with a thermostat, but no air conditioning. This was perfectly fine at the beginning of March, but I'm not sure how it would be during a heat-wave. A fellow guest complained that his heater had no thermostat and he needed to open the window...
There is a "continental" breakfast buffet and cooked breakfast. I didn't order any cooked breakfast, but the continental breakfast was perfectly satisfying with good quality offerings, including healthy food.
The restaurant has a limited gourmet-style menu, but everything I ate was tasty. The pub menu is more conventional (hamburgers and chips), but also quite good.
The staff were all cheerful and helpful, especially the breakfast staff. The front desk staff were very efficient, and handled all my requests (mainly ordering taxis) promptly.
There is a heated swimming pool and a small gym. I didn't try the spa...
The hotel is located a bit far out of the city, so my taxi bills were pretty steep.
I wouldn't recommend this hotel to families with young children, but it is good for everybody else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whatever you expect from a four star luxurious small hotel in Cambridge, you will be pleasantly surprised by the Quy Mill Hotel & Spa! Once an historic watermill, Quy Mill Hotel & Spa is a secluded haven which offers charming hotel accommodation in Cambridge, award winning 2 AA Rosette food and unfailing courtesy. It has long been a magnet for visitors from across the world, and they come here to Cambridge for a great many reasons. Guests enjoy the University City of Cambridge, and the easy access to Newmarket and the range of treasures to be found in the area. They appreciate the peaceful atmosphere, the excellent food and the attentive service of the Mill. We often welcome back couples who were married here so they can remember the enchantment of their Cambridge wedding. Our business clients comment on the ease with which any arrangements can be made and how they look forward to a session in our Health Club when the day's business is concluded - available free to guests, it is complete with a stunning deck level pool. Our business clients recall the enjoyment and benefit of corporate team building exercise in our famous 'five acre field' and Quy Mill Hotel & Spa has become their first port of call when looking for places to stay in Cambridge. All our rooms feature en-suite bath and shower and some offer the height of exclusivity with four poster beds and double whirlpool spa baths. Our award-winning restaurant will create a tempting selection of local and international dishes, while room service is on call 24 hours a day. A full list of amenities can be reached here. Welcome to Quy Mill Hotel & Spa. We promise to provide everything you would expect from a luxury hotel in Cambridge - and much much more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Cambridge
- Cambridge Best Western
- Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, BW Premier Collection Stow Cum Quy, UK - Cambridgeshire