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Carlton Lodge

245 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1A5, England
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Carlton Lodge
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Ranked #66 of 118 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Derbyshire, UK
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99 reviews 99 reviews
20 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Note this is a B&B and you get, to an extent, what you pay for. Given I paid £35 for a single room with shared bathroom, my expectations were for a basic hotel with average or worse facilities and condition. I was happily contradicted by a warm welcome, clean room and bathroom and a good continental breakfast. I felt safe... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My fiance and myself were up for a concert, and after a near miss experience with another B&B in Cambridge, I booked this one with just over a week's notice. It was quite a way from the rail station, but worth it. The owner and his wife were very nice people, and our room was lovely. Nice small ensuite bathroom... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I booked a single room for 2 nights, for a citybreak in Cambridge. The room was very small, but very clean, did the job. Toilet and shower shared, on the same floor, also very clean. Breakfast not cooked, but a wide choice of cereals, cheese, ham, salami, plenty of tea, coffee and toast, butter and jams. Close to the city... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

As I was feeling ill, it was late in the day and I was tired of driving my girlfriend & I decided to stop In Cambridge for the night. We saw the sign and stopped. Only a family room was available but the owner gave it to us for the double price. Good start. The owner was friendly & helpful... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Please note I'm a generally positive reviewer so please take this into account when you're weighing up your options! I realised that it was better value for money to stay at the Lodge than train and bus it to my place of work, due to a night out with colleagues in the city. The lodge is well sign posted, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If you don't mind small basic rooms and tiny bathrooms, this B&B is a good choice in Cambridge. Everything was very clean. Flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee facilities in room, but bring hair-dryer. Rooms are very quiet, at least no.4 was, no traffic noise from the main road. Very well served by public transport to central Cambridge (buses 1... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I spent one night at Carlton Lodge. It is well placed for central Cambridge, the technology park etc.All exactly as described on their website. If you are looking for something 'flash' it's not for you. The accommodation is simple, has a very friendly owner, is warm and clean and provides a substantial, though not cooked breakfast. I would definitley stay... More 

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Athens, Greece
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I stayed 3 nights there. The room was clean with tea and coffee. The owner is very friendly. Surely at Carlton Lodge I found the best value for money option. I really liked it and recommend for short stay.

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ACT, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I had one night here only, directed there by the Cambridge Tourism Office. The good points - the room was quiet, the owner is friendly and welcoming, the rooms have flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. But this is a very basic B&B, rather dated and with otherwise minimum facilities. The very small ensuite (ie no room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

My stay in Cambridge was necessitated by working in the area for a few months. I stayed in various other establishments in the area before staying at Carlton Lodge and did not find the same value for money anywhere else. Carlton offers (to the best of my knowledge) the most affordably priced short-medium term accommodation in the Cambridge area. The... More 

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