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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returned to this hotel after a bad experience last time. I must say that the room we had on the 4th floor was excellent. Newly refurbished with everything you need for a comfortable stay.the breakfast was first class and the staff were friendly and helpful Now the negative - the room was very small and no opening windows which personally... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff was very helpful and accommodating, especially since we checked in with 25 students. But the hotel does not offer anything beyond bare minimum of what you might expect from a major hotel in an historic city with many tourists. It's a conference (airport style) hotel with a trashy pub on the ground floor, nothing more. Rooms are large... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think staying at Cambridge city Hotel complements the atmosphere of this outstanding academic and research environment. Friendly staff and excellent breakfast. Location is wonderful as it is on the gate to the city center and 5 mins away from the main collages including King’s college. I would definitely recommended for people visiting Cambridge and want to enjoy its unique... More

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miami florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been hear when it was the Royal Crown Plaza..and liked it. however..my husband and I arrived from the airport, very tired, and the bell men ignored us, and we had to drag our heavy bags upstairs. then we were told if we wanted a later checkout..of only 2 hours, it would be 20 pounds. The final thing was that... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great experience with a short stay in Cambridge City Hotel, wich is really in central place and located simply to find it from/to train coach stations. Most of surprising and very very special - great staff, - smiling, welcoming, "can do" atittude, atention and professionalism, especially at the restaurant. We had extraordinary dinner, and extra thanks for it... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the stay at the hotel! Members of stuff were very friendly, especially our waitress Mariya who took really good attention to us and her advises on dishes were very helpful. Rooms very clean and we really enjoyed the sleep!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I organised a conference here in August for 21 people and it was the most seamless event I have run. Alicia, my conference organiser, was amazing. Quick with responses to my never ending questions and changes and there before the event to meet with me and run through the details. I stayed over too, in a newly refurbished room. The... More

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14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little tricky to find in the car, this hotel has valet parking (£18) so pack appropriately (not like me with arms full of clothes!) We could check in early and have a ground floor room or wait and have a higher floor which has renovated rooms. Opted for the early one and no issues with the non renovated rooms... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location, good breakfast, helpful staff. Atmosphere was welcoming, even towards homely despite being a very large hotel. This hotel is within walking distance of everything. Found it by car easily using the directions provided by the hotel. Enjoyed this hotel.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay, room was clean if a bit basic, paid for an executive room, not really sure what the extra money was for. Breakfast very good, they are well used to dealing with large numbers of people. A nightmare to find on sat nav with my sat nav insisting there is no CB2 3DT. Gym good. Only complaint... 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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Also Known As:
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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