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“A cosy hotel in an excellent location, offering very good value.”
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The Lensfield
Ranked #21 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
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“A cosy hotel in an excellent location, offering very good value.”
Reviewed 17 November 2009

The reception staff were generally very friendly. The hotel is run by four sisters and is due to expand into the adjacent houses in 2010. The rooms are small but this was clear from the web site. The hotel was very clean and during a two night stay the bed was completely changed as were the bathroom towels. A bath with a very strong shower, with some difficulty finding the correct temperature. Breakfast in the basement dining room was of good quality with cooked buffet and cereals, fruit salad ,toast, croissants etc, tea, coffee and chocolate cake or carrot cake which we found rather odd at breakfast. Staff were very attentive.No evening meals but within a short distance of a variety of good restaurants.The rooms fronting the main road do suffer from some noise but do have secondary glazing, but we needed the window open.Parking is very limited and on a first come first served basis but our party were parked for the whole stay. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

Our party was visiting Cambridge for a graduation. We found the Lensfield to be in an excellent location for our needs. For me it had a really nice guest house feel about it. There are only 5 car parking spaces on the frontage of the hotel, but we had alternative arrangements for our vehicles so this wasn`t a problem to us. The staff were very pleasant. We booked a double room and a twin. The rooms though small were very clean, there was a kettle in the room with coffe/tea/chocolate & biscuits and even chocolates on our pillows! The bathroom was lovely, had an excellent shower, a range of guest toiletries and again very clean. You could order sandwiches on room service though we ate out in one of the many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. The room was really warm but had opening windows and an air conditioning unit. I slept very well so no complaints about the bed! Breakfast was excellent, and the staff very efficient. You were immediately served with tea/coffee and toast then the rest was self service with a fantastic choice, juice, cereals, yoghurts, fruit, cakes, continental meats etc. english cooked breakfast. We were well set up for our day!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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Montreal
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Reviewed 5 November 2009

I agree with bowtie's appraisal. My room was also small, but it had everything. Being November, my price was only 65 pounds. The great surpise was the breakfast: excellent fresh fruit salad, as well as many other buffet options including, rather oddly, chocolate cake and raspberry flan! No complaints.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
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West Midlands
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Reviewed 20 October 2009

I was there for one night and the hotel provided everything I needed: excellent location and service quite friendly and efficient. The room was small but it was fine: well equipped, clean and comfortable. The limited car parking is a slight drawback, but there are ways round this.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
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Andover
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Reviewed 1 September 2009

We stayed at the Lensfield on a Saturday in August as part of a weekend trip and were very pleased with our choice of hotel.
The hotel does not look very impressive upon arrival as it occupies a small space in a terrace of houses on quite a busy road but once we checked in and made our way to our room we were pleasantly surprised. We chose an Executive room at a cost of £110b&b (the standard double was £99) and the although the room wasn't the largest it was very clean, nicely decorated and the bathroom had clearly been recently modernised and was very smart.
The hotel doesn't offer evening meals which wasn't a problem for us as we had planned to eat out anyway but the breakfast buffet was very good and offered all the usual choices. I must make note of the very efficient serving staff at breakfast who cleared up around you very promptly and politely.
It is quite expensive to stay within walking distance of the city so the £110 actually represented reasonable value for money and I should also mention that the University Botanic Gardens are just around the corner from the hotel and are a lovely spot to walk off the excesses of the night before.
One last point to make is that being on a main road, parking is very limited although we arrived late morning and managed to take one of the free places. There are alternatives but these involve either additional cost or a reasonable walk.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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London UK
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Reviewed 28 August 2009

We were so disappointed with the family room we booked for one night. The room itself was small and poorly decorated with wallpaper peeling and paint coming off the ceiling in the bathroom. It bore no resembelence to the smart well appointed rooms shown on their website. The towels must have been purchased in about 1970 they were so thread bare. I asked for a quiet room but spent the night listening to the traffic rumble past the window about 10 feet away! On the plus side the location (although on a busy road) was close to the town centre and the breakfast was OK.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

I booked this hotel as I spent a month as a student at the Summer Schools at the University of Cambridge. It has been a very pleasant stay: my single room was small, but nicely decorated and with all facilities provided. It was at the underground floor. Breakfast was good and the hotel is well located, at fifteen minutes walk from the University. So, I would be really pleased to come back and stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Property: The Lensfield
Address: 53 Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
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Ranked #21 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Lensfield 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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