On the plus side:
No noise, air conditioning, coffee/ tea in room, free wifi, nice big lounge area where breakfast takes place, rabbits outside the lounge area, very good breakfast, good coffee, nice big fluffy towels in the bathroom, soap dispenser (saves on soap), coffee/ tea in room. Also nice location, not too far from the centre of town.
On the negative side:
Staff always seem to be very/ too busy, frazzled. They were pleasant but always running. The bartender in particular was tending bar in the evening, taking orders for the restaurant, was also the waitress, and was also the cash register for the snacks, so I ended up waiting quite a while just to pay for a chocolate bar.
Very small room - we had a double bed and the sofa bed was open (equivalent of another double bed) and we couldn't pull the chair to the table, and once our suitcases were on the floor there was about 8 inches to navigate between the bed and the suitcases. Everything was bolted down so we couldn't move things around to try to arrange the space a bit better. Small tv on the wall.
I also noticed dust on the tables in our room, as well as at the bottom of the elevator doors when they close. So could be a bit cleaner, but I should say that the breakfast area was spotless, there is someone in the morning taking care of the area and they do a great job, tables are cleaned immediately when customers leave, the breakfast area is always clean, we came in at the end of breakfast time and there was plenty of everything available.
From reading other reviews where this seems to matter to people, there is only a shower, no bath - I like taking showers so this doesn't matter to me.
- 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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