Not sure what to say about this hotel. We had a voucher and upgraded it and had wanted to stay in Cambridge for some time so booked into this hotel in spite of all the bad reviews.
The hotel is very run down. We had requested before arrival a quiet room. On arrival we were given room 102 which was 1st floor front facing the road. There were almost full length windows and heavy curtains but no nets in bedroom or bathroom which meant if in the bathroom we had to keep the curtains shut all the time to preserve our modesty!
Although it was a warm weekend the room was extremely hot and we're not sure if it is because the room is over the kitchens - we certainly smelt the breakfast cooking in the morning.
On entering the room the carpet is covered in stains although the bedding was spotless and there were plenty of sockets. The bathroom was "ok" but the side of the bath was wooden and badly warped - didn't impact us at all but just the standard of the whole hotel. I would reiterate - everything was clean - just very "tired" and dated.
Breakfast was buffet style served 7.30 to 9.30 but we arrived at 9 and my husband refused to eat there as everything was dried up so we went out to town for breakfast.
This could be a fantastic hotel - absolutely perfect spot for everything and is a large imposing building. Understand when we got the receipt for car parking (£8 per day) that the hotel group (or could be just hotel) are in receivership which could explain a lot. Needs a good upgrade and then we will certainly be back again! Loved Cambridge (our first visit) and, as I said, absolutely perfect spot for everything.
We worked out we had paid over £100 per night for the hotel using the voucher and upgrading and not sure whether we would have booked if we hadn't had a voucher from our son for Christmas.
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