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“Location, location, location - but now rather expensive” 4 of 5 stars
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Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT, England   |  
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“Location, location, location - but now rather expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2010

We have stayed several times at the hotel throughout the years (even before it became a Doubletree by Hilton hotel), and we mainly return because of the location. The riverview from the room we book is also an asset. Sitting on the balcony in the summer is truly nice. This time we spent a night just before X-mas, and the service was again nice. The check-in staff seemed to remember us, and the room was ready upon arrival rather early. It was as usual clean and very comfortable. We like the cookie!

The breakfast was again really good, and we can't understand any of the critical opinions on this issue.

We will be back - and are now about to book a couple of days in September. It has the best location in Cambridge, and we also like the possibility to park at the hotel, even though we fully agree that basically it ought to be free for residents, with the current room rates. But - OK - the roomrate is getting rather pricy for the current standard, and we do expect that we will see further improvments/refurbishments in the future.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Surrey
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36 hotel reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2010

We satyed for 1 night and paid a bit extra for a river view room. The hotel is decorated in a contemporary style like most Hiltons. Room was clean if a little on the smalln side. The 2 negatives are check in was a little slow even though the room was pre paid as the room still wasnt available at 1530 - we were then moved to a different room. Car parking is very very expensive even for residents - £17.50 for 12 - 24 hours. All in all fine for a over night stop.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2010

Booked a 1 night stay, just a sleep station really. Wish I had longer to enjoy leisure facilities. Nice bar and friendly staff. Room was spot on. Clean, spacious, etc, Only down side if I had to comment,, was that the curtains did not close over the net curtains, just there as decoration. (light came in therefore woke early!)
Would use hotel again on subsrquent cambridge trips when visiting my daughter who goes to University here.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

We stayed for our anniversary on on of the "fantastic Friday" deals. We got upgraded to a river view. Room was lovely. Food was simply gorgeosus. Staff very professional and friendly. Mojitos from the bar perfect. Will def be back to dine in the future.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2010

We've just returned from a single night stay at the Doubletree Cambridge. Its a fantastic hotel right in the heart of this beautiful city, but with wonderful views of the river. Having read previous comments on this site I was a bit concerned about the costs, but if you want a budget hotel go to one. You cannot expect a hotel of this quality at a budget hotel price. I suppose the car parking charges are high, but parking in Cambridge is at such a premium its hardly surprising. The staff were all very friendly and the food was outstanding.
If I had to find fault the best I can do is the tinkly background muzak, but thats really nitpicking.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

Had 2 nights on business via late room check in. Good rate but spoilt by geting £35 bill for TWO NIGHTS parking. Not told at check in and made a good rate expensive.
Good hotel and facilities and great location. Food good and room clean and very comfortable. As usual Hilton still charge for internet. When are they going to get their act together and give it free for travellers???

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kent. UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

Stayed here for new year for 2 nights and attended the black tie gala with 5 course meal.

The rooms were smallish but had a balcony overlooking the river. The Hotel is fairly newly renovated and still very well presented. Its location is 5 minutes walk from the shops and has good parking facilities, a fitness centre with a pool.

The bar is nice (a tad expensive) and the food on the night was delicious.

We did take some wine for our room and it starts at over £20 for an average bottle.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge

Address: Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#9 Business Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge 4*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge is a four star hotel surrounded by the River Cam, minutes from the city centre. The 122 refurbished en-suite bedrooms feature a plasma flat screen television, air-conditioning, mini fridge, iron & ironing board and laptop safe. Upgraded executive bedrooms and suites, including the Penthouse Suite are also available. Four air conditioned function rooms are ideal for large or small events and the refurbished Riverside Brasserie is perfect for fine dining. ... more   less 
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