This hotel is very much on the Travelodge spectrum. It's quite modern and the bedroom and bathroom were clean. However the facilities were basic with no proper wardrobe and drawers. There was a choice of hard or soft pillows but the mattresses were hard. Although here was a flat screen TV in the room, there was only one chair and no room safe. The hotel is located on a business park which is a £2 bus ride or £10 taxi ride from the centre. I wouldn't have felt happy walking back from the bus stop (10 min walk) at night. There isn't a pub restaurant close by and, although the bar and lounge area in the hotel was pleasant enough, I wouldn't have wanted to eat in. The breakfast was disappointing. Watered down fruit juice, reconstituted scrambled eggs and sausages which had been over peppered. The hot drinks weren't brilliant either. There was free wifi in the lounge area but not in the room. On the plus side there was a very good ice machine in the lobby, the staff were lovely and friendly, the bunnies at the back of the hotel were cute, and there was the coolest lighting arrangement for the bathroom - a small blue ceiling light which could be left on overnight without disturbing sleep and which would guide you to the bathroom. I wish other hotels would do this. We visit Cambridge quite a lot and probably wouldn't stay this far out of the centre again. If you add the potential taxi fares and cost of a good breakfast to the hotel rates, you wouldn't save much over central Cambridge hotel prices. Plus they are building a massive new Premier Inn and Travelodge being built closer to the centre so this hotel may need to raise its game.
- 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, well-equipped bedrooms with comfort cooling and free onsite parking. A continental buffet breakfast with hot items is included for all guests and is served in our sociable Great Room. 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 Wi-Fi. 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