Stayed here 23/3/13 and had the double room. The room is OK in terms of size and is equipped with tea and coffee, towels and you can borrow an ironing board, iron and hair dryer if required. Our room was directly above the pub, so quite noisy as it is open until at least mid-night, but just bring some earplugs if you want to sleep...or have a drink!
The bathroom and toilet is out in the corridor (not en suite) but this was OK for one night and didn't have to wait to use them. No noise from other guests when we stayed.
The room itself could do with a bit of a tidy up in terms of a lick of paint and a deep clean, but as it was cheap, so you get what you pay for. Bring some flip flops as it is lino flooring and you need to get between the room and the bathroom. The floors are clean but its cold on your toes! No toiletries were supplied for our stay but you can buy them from the bar if you don't bring them with you.
Staff were very friendly, helpful and polite, and nothing was too much trouble.
(Breakfast not included in our tariff.)
Good central location as the pub is about a 15 minute walk through Jesus Green to city centre.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Portland Arms is a traditional pub serving fine real ales, home-cooked food and a warm welcome. 2 minutes walk from the river cam and a 10 minutes walk from the historic city centre the Portland Arms is in easy reach of all Cambridge amenities, is on major bus and cycle routes and is easy to reach via the A14 and M11 motorway. There is parking available in the local area along side streets. All rooms are room only board basis. We have 3 letting rooms consisting of 1 double and 1 twin room and 1 with a double bed and sofa bed. All rooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, TV and use of free Wi-Fi internet. Note: rooms are not en-suite, bathrooms shared between the three rooms. We are a noted Live Music Venue with entertainment most nights of the week. Check our website for current program of events. The pub is also famed for the quality of Its Ales and food with two bars with wood panelling and real open fires, pool tables, and sky sports. Please note that the pub is not open for breakfast but there are a couple of excellent cafe's nearby serving food early. Due to the age and nature of the building, rooms are unsuitable for mobility impaired or young children. Parking: No parking on site, street parking or pay and display available opposite. ... more less
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- The Portland Arms Hotel Cambridge