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Cambridge City Hotel

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20 Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is situated right in the heart of the city of Cambridge, less than a 5min walk into the centre, where the beautiful cathedrals/punting/colleges/markets and all your local shops are all at your feet! The hotel was well looked after, the room (executive) was well laid out and had all the mod cons that you needed (TV,ironing board, hairdryer,... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The attention to detail and service provided by the Hotel Staff was excellent. From our original booking, we had good support and from the moment we arrived at the hotel the staff could not have been more attentive and courteous. The rooms were excellent, and the catering for our special event Drinks reception, Dinner and a final lunch the following... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights in May. Right from arrival the service was excellent, with all the staff doing their utmost to help, right through our stay. The room was well equipped; the bed extremely comfortable and the bathroom very well appointed. A real plus was the illuminated magnifying mirror, a real bonus for me. The breakfast... More 

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England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is excellent, and the hotel is clean and feels very new. My room (a queen) was spacious and included a desk and armchair. The major con is the Irish pub/nightclub underneath the hotel. The music can be heard late into the night even four floors up. I'd advise asking for a room away from the bar or taking... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think there have been three name changes to this place. My main grouse is the first floor entrance whether by elevator ir escalator,however I use the open plan seating area bynthe bar a great dea especially when I have marking to do. It is usually empty and very quiet. A sofa by a window with a view of Downinf... More 

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Surrey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is basically in the centre of Cambridge. You will not need to drive or catch a bus or taxi during your visist. There is valet parking ( not cheap but no parking is cheap in Cambridge) so if you drive you dont have to worry about that. The hotel is exceptionally clean and efficient. The staff on reception,... More 

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Darryl H, General Manager at Cambridge City Hotel, responded to this review

Jaycee - Thank you for your great comments and we are delighted to read you will be returning. I have spoken to our head housekeeper regarding the additional toiletries as this should have been picked up when the room was readied for your arrival with additional adults but I am sorry for the oversight. It may also be worth asking... More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel seems overwhelmingly geared to business travellers on a lavish expense a/c. In that, we imagine it succeeds very well. It was not, in our opinion, for anyone expecting something really special for the exorbitant prices. It has an excellent location, friendly staff, but the dreary decor in muddy Browns and neutrals did nothing to lift the spirits. Our... More 

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Darryl H, General Manager at Cambridge City Hotel, responded to this review

CapePointers - Thank you for sharing your comments following your recent stay with us. We regret that you found our recent refurbishment not to your liking but we are pleased to read that the staff and service met your needs. In respect of our valet parking, the hotel charges less than the city centre car parks although we recognise this... More 

UK
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Short stay back to beautiful Cambridge. Hotel is clean, bedroom quiet, free Wi-Fi, generous breakfast, great central location, polite and helpful staff AND car parking is simple - give the keys to the concierge!

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Darryl H, General Manager at Cambridge City Hotel, responded to this review

Elizabeth - Thank you for sharing your recent experience, delighted that the hotel meets your needs and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Darryl Holdnall More 

Mojacar and Cornwall
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on the eve of my son's Graduation from Cambridge University as Doctor of Philosophy. We arrived on the hotel's forecourt to be greeted by a uniformed, smiling member of staff offering to park our car. Aware of all the 'baggage' we had we asked if we could park ourselves, which we could and were directed to the... More 

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Darryl H, General Manager at Cambridge City Hotel, responded to this review

Terri - Thank you for sharing your great feedback. We are really pleased to hear you had such a great stay here at Cambridge City Hotel. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Darryl Holdnall More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely room helpful staff excellent breakfast. Great central position for a stay in Cambridge,just around the corner from John Lewis! On site valet parking which was very helpful but expensive. Will definitely return!

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Thank you for sharing your feedback. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again on a future occasion. Kind regards Darryl Holdnall More 

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