This seemed to be a brand new hotel, on a business park about 2 miles outside Cambridge City Centre. All in all it was just ideal for an overnight stop and way, way ahead of competitors like Premier Inn or the dreaded Travelodge and well worth the higher cost. Like all Holiday Inn's I've been to, the staff were pleasant and helpful and the wifi, although a bit slow, worked both in room and in the common areas. A big plus over the competition is that HI Expresses have a large, comfortably furnished lounge and bar area which is welcome after a hard day's work. I ate in the restaurant. The food was basic but pleasant enough and not too expensive. The inclusive breakfast was fine for a freebie. The cooked items were nothing special but the croissant, for example was actually very good.
The room was not enormous but quite big enough and very smartly and cosily furnished with sofa, desk and chair as well as good double bed. Very large TV and ample tea/coffee, soaps, shampoos, etc.
I would have preferred a bath to a shower and I found it quite hard to get to by public transport from the city centre but those are just a quibbles. Otherwise a place that's entirely fit for purpose.
- 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