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The Lensfield

53 Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1EN, England
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Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Berne
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Neither central nor remote, this hotel is pleasingly located, within easy walking distance of the town centre and close to the Fitzwilliam Museum. The place appears to be staffed by non-Brits, but this was no problem, as everyone was very friendly and helpful. The full English breakfast was excellent - everything was fresh and attentively provided. The wifi worked well.... More 

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Hastings
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband treated me to a break here this weekend, we stayed in a newly refurbished premier suite which was amazing, seperate lounge/kitchen/diner, bedroom was air conditioned and all furnishings all high standard. The staff are very friendly and helpful, breakfast was ok, was a buffet and could have been hotter, just a 5 minute walk to the town and... More 

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Norwich,Norfolk
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night on a Saturday when going to the nearby Junction. Room was a reasonable size, clean but tired looking as mentioned in previous reviews. Bathroom clean and shower run hot straight away. Bed was very hard with worn linen. Little extras such as water in the room, biscuits and chocs on the pillow make a nice... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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185 reviews 185 reviews
33 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was good was rather small, and we had to wait for the warm (not hot) water to run for over 3 minutes. The room windows did not close properly. Breakfast was OK, reception service great. And about a 1/3 of the equipment and furniture would deserve replacing soon.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here a few times. Terraced houses joined together as a hotel. A bit of a compromise, but nicely done. It is reasonably priced for the centre of Cambridge. It has always been clean and comfortable. Sash windows proved difficult to close requiring patience, persistence and wiggling and nudging. The rooms are a bit cluttered with (antique repro)... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with a couple of friends for a birthday weekend away. Generally run down feeling to the place. Not much hot water and not much help from the staff to rectify the problem. Nicely located for the city centre but would not return.. sorry.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Location: ok Rooms recently refurbished: Ok Breakfast: poor If you are choosing this hotel because it says 'free parking' then think again. They have 5 bays for 40 rooms on a first come first served basis. I ended up parking in a multi-storey near by, but if I had known I would have chosen a different place closer to the... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My first impressions were of shabbiness. Apart from reception it all seems to be in dire need of redecoration. Stairs up to my room were narrow and steep with a difficult low beam to negotiate, luckily I'm short. The single room was very small and felt very cramped. No bath, just a small shower and little space between that and... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Colleagues and I stayed here for three nights this week. I think I was the lucky one when it came to room allocation though! My room was spacious, although the bathroom and especially the shower, was small! Decor was a little old fashioned and being situated in the front of the hotel on a busy main road did mean there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I ended up in the handicapped room near the "spa", which is pretty smelly, kind of gave a hotel feel like a hospice. Next day I asked for a different room, which ended up the basement in a different building. Nice room, but a basement nevertheless. Breakfast is alright. The location is good, though.

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