I stayed at the Lensfield for six nights in July 2012 and overall, the reviews from the last couple of years paint an accurate picture of the hotel. It's not a luxury hotel, and because it's fused and reconfigured terrace houses, the rooms are very small. They are not, as the hotel advises "on the small side". They are tiny. But they have everything, even if the furnishings are a bit dated. On the plus side the hotel is well managed by profesional staff, is very clean and is in a great location.
But there are a couple of negatives - all of which have been remarked on. The room I was in was very warm, even with the windows open I slept without a sheet over me. But leaving the window open wasn't desireable either, because the road at the front is a very busy ring road. With the windows open it was impossible to sleep through the night without being woken by a vehicle or pedestrian. Because of the peculiarities of the building the hallways are narrow and th stairs are narrown and winding. I wouldn't think the elederly or infirm would feel particularly comfortable on the stairs.
I am also at a loss to understand why anyone would criticise the breakfast. It's sensational. The food served didn't change in the six nights I was there, but the quantity, quality and variety of the food couldn't have been better. The quiches and dessert dishes were odd, but the continental choices and hot selection were sensational.
Would I stay there again? The experience wasn't so positive that I would make the Lensfield my automatic choice for the next visit. I'd look around, but ultimately if the Lensfield represented the best value, I'd be happy to stay there again.
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- Also Known As:
- The Lensfield Hotel Cambridge
- Lensfield Hotel Cambridge