Parking is at a premium in Cambridge and having it available at this hotel so close to the city centre was fantastic.
The other main plus was the location. It was only a 5 min or so walk to town. Having Parker's Piece across the road also meant we could take the kids down for a quick game of football and some general running around.
The family room we stayed in was very sizeable - if a little too close to the road. The noise that came through on the Saturday night disturbed our sleep somewhat.
The cooling in the room was poor when we had a hot day on the Sunday. When we asked how to get the air-conditioner working we were told it wasn't for cooling. Reception eventually (after some prodding, it has to be said) provided a small table fan - which helped a little. I think the is a little poor when you are paying 170 pounds a night.
The beds were reasonably comfortable.
The ensuite bathroom floor squeaked noisily at every step and it was strangley uneven.
The breakfast was pretty decent but nothing special - with the usual continental and cooked options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned and run 4 star 84 bedroom hotel, with recently refurbished public areas and rooms. Virtual concierge system in all rooms via Apple Ipads make service requests easy by the touch of a button. Free Fibre Optic high speed Wifi throughout. Limited on site car parking for residents. Located in central Cambridge overlooking the famous Parker's Peice a 25 acre open park, near to the rail and coach stations. Ideal for visiting the many Historic University buildings and close to the main shopping areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cambridge Best Western
- Best Western Cambridge