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The Earl of Derby

129 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1PG, England
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Ranked #44 of 119 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris J Lymington, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Earl of Derby for two nights. The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Cambridge. There was plenty of free parking and I would recommend you leave the car here and take the walk as parking is quite expensive in the centre of Cambridge. The hotel is basically a pub with a... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tis is a pub with a extension with all the rooms on 2 floors. There is parking included which is a bonus in Cambridge. The rooms are all on suite and tea and coffee provided. The weekend we stayed was very warm, the rooms had a fan so made sleeping easy. The location is god as on bus route but... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed one night and it was fine. Room was at the lower end of places I have stayed in and only real challenge was that the bathroom sink tap was locked on hot. However it was quiet and conveniently located. Breakfast was quick to arrive and pleasant.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed the night here whilst visiting Cambridge and I was looking for a venue near the centre that was not too expensive. This pub with rooms met both criteria and I was very pleased with my stay. The room was clean and tidy, very quiet and we walked into the centre of the city in about 20 minutes.... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stayed here on our road trip through the country. Found it via the internet because we live in Canada and booked online with no problems. Easy to find, reception was very welcoming. Clean and comfortable with free WiFi. The price was very reasonable and included a generous full breakfast. I highly recommend it and would stay there again in a... More 

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Sinéad M, Guest Relations Manager at The Earl of Derby, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am very happy to read you enjoyed your stay and we hope the rest of your travels are successful. Hope to see you again. Kindest regards Sinéad Moynihan More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Earl of Derby While having a pint in the Earl of Derby last year we heard the sound of an Irish accent from behind the bar. During the ensuing chat we heard about their B+B. We thought it might be ok for a night. And was it? The rooms are through the pub and down a corridor at the... More 

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Sinéad M, Guest Relations Manager at The Earl of Derby, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your nice review of your stay with us. I am very pleased to read you enjoyed it. And hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest regards Sinéad Moynihan More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Having struggled to find a weekend stay in Cambridge for anything approaching reasonable rates I was glad to have found the Earl of Derby. While still not 'bargain' prices they still compare well to what some other places seem to get away with charging. It is a safe and easy 15 minute walk straight down into the city centre, passing... More 

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Sinéad M, Guest Relations Manager at The Earl of Derby, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of your stay with us over the weekend. I am very glad you did not hear any noise from the bar, we have stopped doing live music for this exact reason, so nice to see its paying off. As to the draining of the shower I will look into this and the weekend staff... More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst in Cambridge for an interview. Room was basic but clean, free wifi, hairdryer and good shower! The staff here really make the place; they are very friendly and made me feel very welcome. Breakfast is awesome too!

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Sinéad M, Public Relations Manager at The Earl of Derby, responded to this review

Thank you veryuch for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kindest Regards Sinéad Moynihan More 

London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Earl of Derby is conveniently located 10 ten minute walk from the train station. Upon arrival, we were surprised to find out it has an Irish bar downstairs (which actually sells Tayto crisps and Club Orange!). As we were too early to check-in, the barman kept us entertained by rustling up various concoctions involving whiskey and Guinness. Bonus point.... More 

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Sinéad M, Public Relations Manager at The Earl of Derby, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. I am very happy to read you had such a good stay and hope to see you in the near future. Kindest Regards Sinéad Moynihan Junior More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stayed here at the weekend, the location is great, only. 5 minute walk from the railway station and 15 minute walk into city centre. The pub is ok good selection of drinks and the food is ok. The rooms are ok but basic, a little dusty but overall clean. Breakfast was very good.

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