I stayed in this hotel for a month, weekdays only, and have a fairly mixed review.
The first thing that I didn't like (understand), I have stayed in lots of hotels because of my job, and understand that a print of your payment card is taken when checking in, I have NEVER had not only the amount of the bill but £150 extra pre authorised (frozen) in my bank account before. This caused several problems as my employer was not sending me the funds for the bill until the end of week! I solved this on the subsequent weeks by paying the bill on the evening I checked in. This may help others in my situation.
My second grumble was the astronomical price of the internet. £20 for two days access!
I only had time in the evenings to eat in the bar, but the food here was fantastic if over priced. London prices I would say £12.50 for a double Southern Comfort and coke!!!
I stayed in three different rooms over the course of the month. All were very comfortable, with a comfy bed, a fridge, and a huge TV. One of the bathrooms had a shower that I had to duck to wash my hair but the bathrooms were clean and the towels huge and fluffy.
It can very be noisy at times if you are on the ground floor, the noise from upstairs is very disturbing and in the last room I stayed in you could hear everything that happened in the bathroom next door which was very unpleasant!
Staff were helpful and friendly even when busy, which was often as the hotel seemed on the whole pretty under staffed. One person on reception on a Saturday morning in August is not a good idea. The poor girl was snowed under.
In summary, I would not stay in this hotel again if I was picking up the bill myself, however with the company picking up the bill, it would be a definite yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Cambridge hotel has a great location on the A14, J32 and just 2 1/2 miles from Cambridge city centre and it is an excellent base for visiting local attractions. The hotel offers a range of facilities for both business and leisure travellers including Kids Stay and Eat Free*. Facilities include 161 fully air-conditioned bedrooms, High Speed Internet access in all bedrooms and public areas, conference and banqueting facilities for up to 120 people plus Spirit Health and Leisure Club. The hotel has a state of the art Conference Centre boasting 9 purpose built meeting rooms that cater for all requirements from training courses, boardroom meetings and conferences to weddings and dinner dances. The hotel has 200 free car parking spaces. The Leisure Club offers a gym, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and is complimented by two Beauty Treatment Rooms (advance booking required). Both accessible and family rooms are available at the hotel. The Holiday Inn Cambridge hotel provides an ideal base for visiting local attractions including the colleges of Cambridge University, Duxford Air Museum, Newmarket and Ely Cathedral. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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