Checked in later than we had expected and the room was ready for us with spare bed made up. The room was a bit small and nowhere else to sit except for on the beds. Generally clean and serviced. Poor reception on TV (BBC1). Not a power shower as described but lots of hot water.
The hotel was convenient for where we wished to be in Cambridge and in a quiet area although we were woken in the early hours by man next door on his mobile phone - so had to make our annoyance felt by knocking on the wall! The walls may be thin but this was a room with an adjoining door (locked) which probably made it worse.
Reception staff were helpful and the breakfast provided was very good and served in an airy eating area. Did not eat in the restaurant in the evening as it seemed quite expensive for basic fare. However, there is nowhere else in the immediate area to go for a meal. The complimentary morning newspapers were also a nice touch. We had a good deal for the night having booked ahead and would do that again but the walk in rate was up as £150 and no way should that be justifiable. The hotel was quite new and preferable to a recent stay at a local Travelodge. Free parking is available.
Booking through the central reservations was not the easiest experience - with operators passing the buck and costly call charges. Best to do it direct with the hotel if possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a peaceful stay at the modern Holiday Inn Express Cambridge hotel, just 2 miles from Cambridge city centre. Holiday Inn Express Cambridge is a good-value choice with free Wi-Fi, newly refurbished bedrooms with comfort cooling, free onsite parking, a daily complimentary continental breakfast with hot items served in our sociable Great Room and discounted local fitness centre rates. Our handy location means you are just 15 minutes from the heart of historic Cambridge with its river punting and university buildings. Host a presentation in one of Holiday Inn Express Cambridge's 3 naturally lit meeting rooms, all with free wireless Internet. We're easy for your delegates to reach, just 24 miles from Stansted Airport on the M11 and 1.5 miles from Cambridge train station. It's just a short walk from the hotel to meetings with companies based in Coldhams Business Park. Cambridge's focal point is its beautiful university campus, packed with medieval college buildings and the Gothic King's College Chapel. Sail along the tranquil River Cam by punt for a city tour with a difference, passing picturesque parks and beautiful bridges. After a day's sightseeing, sink into a leather sofa in Holiday Inn Express Cambridge's welcoming Great Room, where helpful staff will take your order for dinner. The Great Room opens out onto a peaceful terrace and garden and you can mingle over drinks till late in our sociable bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Hotel Cambridge
- Holiday Inn Cambridge
- Cambridge Holiday Inn
- Express Cambridge