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Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
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“modern rooms overlooking the river”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

fantastic modern room decor! loved the furnishings. we stepped outside and walked along the river. going out the front we walked all over the college town. my husband had lived here for a year and chose the location well. saw families with young college aged kids staying here, probably checking out the college. lovely area.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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General_Manager-GC, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, responded to this review, 5 August 2011
Dear melemike
It was good to learn that you appreciated the decor of the hotel and the superb location in the city centre along the River Cam. The hotel is in a perfect location for guests wishing to stay in a peaceful location, whilst still in the heart of the city centre surrounded by the various colleges and universities. I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Greg Crawford
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

Spent just a night at this hotel; was there for a wedding party. It is situated in the wonderful University City of Cambridge, and is right in the middle of the College area, adjacent to the River Cam and the famous "punting".

The hotel was not the first Doubletree I have stayed in, but was the best by miles. Situation excellent, lovely room overlooking the River and the outside gardens (Room 127). Breakfast buffet was bountiful and excellent. Car park available, but as Cambridge has a dearth of parking spaces, expensive even for hotel guests.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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General_Manager-GC, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, responded to this review, 5 August 2011
Dear BarryC2010
Its great to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us whilst attending the wedding. Room 127 is one of our deluxe rooms situated alongside the edge of the River Cam. I do hope we will see you back in the hotel soon. Kind regards Greg Crawford
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

Right next to the River Cam and in the midst of the historic center made it a perfect location for us.It is not a luxury hotel, but we were not seeking that. Our room was basic, and staff were very accommodating about placing a rollaway bed in for my daughter. The breakfast was sufficient, with a buffet of standard cereals, fruit, eggs, pastries, and a make your own pancake that was a hit with our teenager. Wait staff were very eager to provide hot coffee and other requested items. If the weather is okay, you can sit on a patio. Other than breakfast, we did not eat at the hotel, because wanted to see Cambridge. Concierge mentioned the Eagle Pub, which with its WWII pilot names written on the ceiling and the Watson and Crick DNA connection, traditional pub food, and extensive history, was perfect. The hotel is next to Skudmore's punts, which we did both by tour and trying it ourselves-- a lot harder than it looks. The hotel is two short blocks to the main route of the historic area; less than 5 minute walk to Kings College Chapel, and 5 minutes to a more modern shopping area. Right behind the hotel is a field with cows and ducks meandering. We were obviously there for touristing, but hotel looked suitable for business, with quick checkin, modern rooms, food on site, clean rooms, etc. The hotel is not historic, just standard long hallways and basic but clean rooms.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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General_Manager-GC, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, responded to this review, 28 July 2011
Dear parent
Thank you for your detailed review following your recent visit to Doubletree Cambridge. I was pleased to learn that our hotel was ideal for your sightseeing visit and you enjoyed the city centre location as well as the common land surrounding the hotel. Punting is certainly a must when visiting the city and glad to hear you tried it out yourself. I do hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Greg Crawford
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

This hotel was a notch above your typical Hilton. The rooms were comfortable but with no real wow factor, however the location of the hotel was stunning. Th hotel enjoys a great position on the banks of the river and the hotel bar and brasserie make the mst of this very pretty setting with a large terrace and tables on the lawn. The leisure club was pretty good too. Having said all of those positive things, the rates can be fairly high.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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General_Manager-GC, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, responded to this review, 28 July 2011
Dear RKMS151
Thank you for posting a review of your recent experience at our hotel. I was pleased to read that you found the location stunning and that you managed to make the most of our extensive riverside terrace. I do hope we will see you back again soon. Kind regards Greg Crawford
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

We stayed here for one night with my partner and it was just perfect. Room was not very big , but very clean with an amazing river view. Breakfast was OK, dinner was very good quality and great service. Staff were all very friendly and helpful ( especially a Bulgarian couple in the restaurant were fantastic) .We received 2 chocolate cookies on check in ,which we both enjoyed . Overall our stay was a real treat and will definitely come back.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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General_Manager-GC, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, responded to this review, 28 July 2011
Dear LWooduk
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at Doubletree Cambridge. I was so pleased to learn that your visit was a 'real treat' and that you enjoyed our famous chocolate chip cookies. I will certainly ensure that the Bulgarian couple in our Brasserie are appreciated for your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards Greg Crawford
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

We stayed for 1 night midweek. The check in was efficient and we were given warm chocolate chip cookies on arrival which was an unexpected treat. The room was spacious and comfortable and the location was excellent right on the river Cam and within 5 minutes of the main city. Beds were comfortable and the staff were very helpful. You have to pay for parking but Cambridge is very expensive for parking overall below average charge. Would definately stay again. Thanks.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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General_Manager-GC, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Dear Lattinford
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at Doubletree Cambridge. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed our famous Chocolate Chip Cookie which we present on check in to welcome each and every guest. Our location is certainly ideal when exploring the city and I’m glad that you had a comfortable night’s sleep in our ‘Sweet Dreams’ bedding. As you say parking is limited and expensive in the city and we try to ensure our arrangements offer below average charges. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Kind regards Greg Crawford
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

Stayed here one night with Hilton points on our way from Spain back to Canada and the USA. My cousin lives in Cambridge so we stopped to see her for 1 night. Took about 1 1/2 hour by car from London City Airport. Hotel is in a very nice location on the river. Room was adequate but I don't understand the reviews of it being luxurious. However, it was as expected and acceptable by Doubletree standards (Boston and Miami where I have stayed before).

Had some difficulty using hte business center computer to print boarding passes. Several American students were in there updating Facebook and playing around. After 10 minutes one of them got off and let us use the machine. The next morning I went to check email and beat the same students to the machine just in time!

Breakfast was well worth the cost. Excellent spread with yummy hot items and fruit. Lovely view outside to the river and the swans.

The concierge at the hotel was very helpful in providing a map and suggestions for shopping the next day and for lunch. The hotel is in an excellent location but if staying for more than 1 night I might look elsewhere. Hotel is very business-like and I would prefer something more cozy.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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General_Manager-GC, General Manager at Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre, responded to this review, 13 July 2011
Dear Steph2727
Thank you for your recent review. I was pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We have various room types at the hotel from Standard to the Penthouse Suite. The most popular rooms are those which overlook the river and those with balconies where our guests are able to sit back relax and enjoy the sights. Perhaps when you are back in the area again for a longer stay we can encourage you to have one of the upgraded rooms. Amenities vary with the different room types. Thank you for the kind feedback about our concierge team and the breakfast variety, I will certainly pass on your compliments to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Greg Crawford
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Property: Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre
Address: Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#10 Business Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge is a four star hotel surrounded by the River Cam, minutes from the city centre. The 122 refurbished en-suite bedrooms feature a plasma flat screen television, air-conditioning, mini fridge, iron & ironing board and laptop safe. Upgraded executive bedrooms and suites, including the Penthouse Suite are also available. Four air conditioned function rooms are ideal for large or small events and the refurbished Riverside Brasserie is perfect for fine dining. ... more   less 
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