How you are greeted when you first arrive at a hotel is a significant indicator of how you will be treated for the rest of your stay. We were pleased with the way we were received: professional, thorough, informative. Every question cheerfully
answered, we settled in for our one night stay.
The hotel is conveniently located just outside the centre of Cambridge. We abandoned the car at the Felix, and caught the bus. Driving in Cambridge is not a good idea, with so many cyclists around. Shopping was very pleasant, with enough shoe
shops to satisfy even my discerning wife. A taxi back to the Felix cost just nine pounds, including tip.
Our evening meal was delicious, although I found the main course a tiny bit too small. I started with duck; slivers of succulent, moist breast cooked pink. Main course of pork was perfectly cooked, neatly presented and very tasty. A rhubarb
dessert rounded off the meal. Overall, a clever combination of flavours provided a satisfying experience. A decent bottle of red wine cost £19. Not bad, given the prices some restaurants charge.
Our room was well appointed, exceptionally clean, with a large comfortable bed. We loved the fact that the shower and bath were separate. As my wife soaked in the bath, I was able to use the shower. This kept us both happy. Overnight, the hotel was peaceful, with no noise from passing traffic, other guests or other sources. We slept well. Our only criticism is that shared by a previous reviewer; the lack of a 'good light' for applying makeup, doing hair etc. Personally, I never found this a problem, since I have no hair and stopped wearing makeup when 'Glam Rock' went out of fashion, but life is not all about me.
Breakfast, my customary full English, was good but spoilt by leathery bacon. Please Mr. Chef, at least make it chewable.
(I have my own teeth, for the record).
So, a very good hotel, a great location for shopping/visiting Cambridge, easy to park and wine reasonably priced. What more do you want? Oh yes, good service. We had that in spades. Thanks guys, we enjoyed our stay and will be back.
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- Also Known As:
- Felix Hotel Cambridge