This hotel is convenient if you have a car but not if you do not. It is ok but the beds are not great and the pillows are awful. It is not a bad price and the breakfast is good. It also has a very good gym and nice pool. Overall I would say that this hotel is perfectly fine it is just that the bedrooms are ok but not of a 4 star standard. Also on weekends there is always noisy groups who seem to come back to their bedrooms in the early hours which is rather annoying.
The staff are friendly though. It takes about 15 minutes to drive into Cambridge so long as there is no traffic.
On arrival you drive up a long drive past the lake and the main house looks wonderful - I was excited.
But then I realised it's a study centre that also does B&B and not a wonderful stately home hotel. So, expect good basic accommodation, not 4 poster beds and leather Chesterfield chairs in the lounge bar - my fault I suppose for thinking I'd got a 4* hotel at bargain prices.
This is not a chain hotel, therefore is different with quirky features. It is clean and tidy with lovely antiques and very old paintings. The Waitrose next door is very convenient (it's not in view though). There is an honesty bar, just write your room number and what you have served yourself! Breakfast is good with a selection of cereals, bread (butter and orange juice in the fridge - help yourself) and hot food available in 2 hot trays.
I stayed here for 7 nights while attending a conference sponsored by the Fitzwilliam Museum. The hotel is less than two blocks away. My single room was very comfortable and clean. Excellent housekeeping services. I ate dinner in the hotel four nights; the food was fine and the service mostly very attentive. Front desk was helpful.
I stayed one night with my partner and we were welcomed and shown to our room in annex. It was a very cosy room with lovely view. Even though you are close to the M11 it's very quiet.
The only negatives were the breakfast is a little pricey and the floorboards were a little creaky and that's just being picky.
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Floating in the misty fens, this beautiful university city attracts hordes of visitors to its gothic spires, shady cloisters and wide open parks. In the summer, sun seekers punt along the Cam or picnic under the willows that line its banks. Strawberry Fair free music festival takes place early in June and the city's famous folk festival is in July. The view from Castle Hill is worth the climb.