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Cambridge City Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT, England
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Ranked #6 of 34 hotels in Cambridge
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Cambridge City Hotel last weekend for a mini break. We found the location to be very convenient. We hopped off the bus and walked about 200m to Downing St, where the hotel is located. We arrived about two hours prior to our check in time and were pleased to learn that our room was already ready. The... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a little sceptical about this hotel after reading some reports on Trip Advisor, but these were found to be totally unfounded. We were in a room which had not yet been refurbished, but you would have to be very picky to find anything to complain about. Breakfast had everything you could possibly want, we had one evening meal... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very well situated, although not in the midst of all the famous Colleges, very close to some of the smaller ones. Integral parking, although we did not need to use this, with access directly from inside the hotel. Reception is upstairs or an escalator ride and I am not sure if the lift accesses the ground floor so if you... More

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were helpful, welcoming and pleasant. I didn't eat much in the restaurant because it seemed a bit overpriced. My room was clean, tidy and very spacious. After two weeks, I felt very much at home. The location is convenient: within walking distance of the town.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights in one of the refurbished rooms. It was clean and the air conditioning was wonderful since it was muggy out. The breakfast was a large buffet and included great fresh fruit, eggs cooked to order, pastries. Enjoyed the visit and would stay again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't stay at the hotel this time, but had a drink in their large and spacious bar. After a hot day's visit to the Botanic Gardens and The Museum of Anthropology, this is a relaxing and comfortable space to have a drink, albeit an expensive one: Perroni at £5 a pint. We set by the (opening) windows overlooking Downing... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in two minds about writing this review, but the fact that I still have the disappointment of our weekend stay at the Cambridge City Hotel etched in my mind leads me to believe I need some closure. The City of Cambridge is close to both mine and my wife’s heart, we met in Cambridge, I proposed in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location but that's about it! Jacked prices up due to a lot of local events Graduation , Tour de France Rooms small , nothing special A lot of staff have a poor command of English so communication difficult

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guestrelationscb2, Guest Relations Manager at Cambridge City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DOULL Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback on your recent stay. We were was pleased to read that you thought the hotel was in a great location. However, we were disappointed to read your other comments. Please be assured, our rates are competitive to other 4* hotels in the city centre. Where possible, taking the... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this hotel is exquisite in every sense. The rooms are large, very modern, nicely finished and clean! Can't say enough about this hotel or it's staff which goes above and beyond to make sure the guest is well cared for. Within walking distance of everything Cambridge has to offer, this is the place to stay in Cambridge!

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guestrelationscb2, Guest Relations Manager at Cambridge City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear luv2travel1229 Thank you for your great feedback on the hotel and team . Your comments are really appreciated. always good to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. With thanks again for your time in submitting your feedback. Kind regards - Angela Chapman - Guest Relations Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All in all, just what we were looking for in Cambridge! Staff- excellent. Air conditioning worked great on the warmest day of the year. Great coffee and food in the restaurant. Wonderful valet service for car. Clean, modern rooms. Central location convenient to schools, restaurants and tours!

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Dear Katherine8583 Thank you for your great feedback. Your comments are appreciated. Delighted to read that everything was 'just what you were looking for'! With kind regards - Angela Chapman - Guest Relations Manager More

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Address: 20 Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cambridge City Hotel 4*
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Crowne Plaza Cambridge
Crowne Plaza Hotel Cambridge

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Cambridge City Hotel enjoys a prime location in the heart of the City Centre. Located within walking distance from Kings College and the many universities with easy access to Cambridge Business Park. Punting or Cycling offers the ideal way to view the city. Travel to Ely or historic market towns such as St Ives or Huntingdon. Newmarket Races hosts some of the racing calendars most prestigious racing programmes. Imperial War Museum at Duxford home of the World War II Museum, Concorde, and other famous planes such as Spitfire and Lancaster bomber. Cambridge City Hotel rooms and Suites are available at your request. High Speed Internet access and WiFi is offered in all bedrooms, meeting rooms and hotel s lounge. The Fitness Room offers Cardiovascular and muscle toning equipment, with a sauna also available. The Conference Centre has four well appointed meeting rooms ideal for business and social events. Altogether Cambridge is the Educated Choice. The Grand Arcade is an exciting new city centre retail development that brings a 21st Century Shopping experience to Cambridge. On-site Car Parking available at a charge of £18.00 per night. ... more   less 
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