Managed to reserve myself a really "hot" deal for a "one-nighter" recently. Next day a contact told me that the Hotel recently suffered a fire on the top floor - so maybe that's why! Still there was no sign of that when we made camp last week. I've visited and stayed here off and on since Lord knows how long - and its best, most enduring feature, is the grand dining room overlooking Parkers Piece. Breakfast therein is always a good experience and I don't think the room has really changed over the last 100 years (and that's a good thing).
However the hotel was done no favours in the late 60's by the erection of a modern carbuncle extension. My room was in this part - huge but very tired as I don't think it's ever been updated. However that's why the deal was so good.
Staff fine, comestibles fine too - nice towels (if this is important to you).
In Cambridge (where it costs just to stand still) this place can be a bargain - so long as you stay out of the busy times.
I have heard that it's recently been bought and will be subjected to a total refurbishment - arising from the ashes (sic) as a 5* hotel. Great! That's another place I won't be able to bring myself to pay for!More
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