Wasted 1/2hr or more trying to find hotel, but worth the effort.
Futon for 3rd person in room well past its sell by date.
A couple of the seats in the bar room need re-upholstering.
Generally speaking its O.K. most certainly at the price.
The hotel accommodations and the staff were pleasant and helpful. The mattress in our room was very poor. I've never stayed in a hotel with such a poor quality mattress, it had minimal support, there was a tendency to slide downward when you laid on it and when two people laid on it, we fell into some kind of sink hole, not the quality I have come to expect from a Marriott Hotel. Everything else was top notch.
Our overnight stay at The Willow provided the perfect rest place after a slow, stressful drive down the M6 and A14. Every aspect of The Willow brought calm, order and tranquility back into the world, the beautiful garden, trusting welcoming message, nice comfortable room with a generous provision of coffee, tea and milk, all just part of the overall ambiance. Everything about the village represented Olde English Charm, it was such a treat to be able to walk along the public paths through unspoiled countryside. We have already recommended The Willow to family and friends and look forward to returning there ourselves. Although breakfast is set at an early time, ours was a veritable feast, good quality, tasteful food that 'set us up' for the day. Don't miss it - worth the early rise, especially if taking the bus into Cambridge for a day out at this beautiful, bustling city.
Stewart & Nikki made us very welcome, The Thorpe is a lovely comfortable place to stay. Stewart gave us suggestions on what to see in the surrounding area, also suggested The Cock for dinner, the food was excellent
Chose this place due to proximity to "The Old Ferryboat Inn" which was a building I wanted to see. The Falcons Nest is a little out of the way with not a lot nearby in terms of restaurants, but it is a nice quiet facility and suited the one night planned in the area.
The first night started well with the faultless housekeeping and recently refurbished décor. We had dinner in the restaurant which was very good and well presented.. The Black Bull has some first class wines too. However, the master timing to shut off the heating did not work and the radiator was noisy with lots of air moving about until well past dawn. The manager was sympathetic and undertook to get hold of a plumber. The second night was, if anything, worse. We mentioned the problem again and were assured that something would be done. The third night an engineer had, apparently, been working at the problem all day and we were moved to another room with equally good cleanliness. Bliss - a good night's sleep. This hotel has been around for some time with black beams holding it together so room dimensions are what you expect in a 200 year or so old building. Despite our one problem we will certainly return.
The hotel is in a very quiet location down a secluded lane. There are two country pubs/restaurants within a 15 min walk. Otherwise it is a short drive into St Ives.
The land lady made amazing breakfasts and was always on hand to answer questions.
If you want a quiet location, without being too far out of the way, then I really recommend this place
Huntingdon is a thriving market town about 20 miles northwest of Cambridge. Its most celebrated resident was Oliver Cromwell who was born in the town in 1599. Huntingdon retains its medieval bridge across the Great Ouse, and boasts England's largest meadow. The George Hotel stages Shakespeare plays in the summer, and horse-racing fans can enjoy a meet at the local racecourse.