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University Arms Hotel

Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were delighted when we arrived, but things went downhill quickly. The rooms are exhausted and crying out for refurbishment. If your room is on the street or overlooking the Commons, then late night revelry of the young folks may result in less sleep than that for which you hoped.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had travelled to Cambridge to meet some friends. At the last minute we decided to include an overnight stay, when booking our choice was very limited. A few years ago we had attended a wedding in Cambridge, as we had a rough lie of the land from the previous trip we knew the hotel was handily located. After a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This hotel is a true reflection of the Empire - fallen from olden days of grandeur into crumbling ruin. The once grand rooms smell of mould, the staff couldn't care less and you will get bitten by bugs. In a way a stay is thrilling as a pure dystopian experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The University Arms closes today for a two year refurb - thank God. We arrived saw the room and left. My partner remembers going their for tea in the 70's and swears nothing had changed. To echo other reviews the room had too many faults to mention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This fabulous olde worlde Hotel may have fallen a little from grace but the staff were professional 'till the end; and the building inside and outside still shone with that elegance lost to the old empire a long long time ago. I only hope I can afford to re visit after the restoration. I am told at least 3 years.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It is clear from the very first step into the University Arms that it is delusional in the respect that it thinks that it's greater than it actually is. This includes the staff. Great location but that's about it! Don't bother eating the 'food', not nice. I wish I hadn't bothered. Sorry there is nothing good or positive I can... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Stayed here just for the night. Hotel and room very dated but I guess that's the style of the hotel. Great location and easy access for the city sights and shopping. Fairly expensive considering the state of the hotel. Properly wouldn't stay here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Stayed for a couple of nights during a work trip to Cambridge. Great location. Walking distance to centre etc and overlooking the green which is very relaxing as well. Rooms dates but clean. Most windows has secondary glazing. Breakfast was good and staff friendly. Would return to this hotel. Ask for higher level rooms especially if facing street as can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Looks good on photos but entrance is from mid sixties, rooms rather tired and asking for paint. Breakfast good , nice dinning room with nice view. Hotel is in town centre with free carpark (bonus). Generally a tad pricey. Unfortunately I can't give more than 3 stars

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London, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Today was the last day before being closed for refurbishment and it will be even more difficult to book a room in Cambridge. When it reopen sit will still have it's brilliant position close to the City centre and a history dating back to 1834. Amazing views over the birth pace of soccer as we now know it, Parkers Piece.... More 

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