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“Chris, Cheshire, Room 160 the best” 4 of 5 stars
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The Lensfield
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   53 Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1EN, England   |  
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Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Cambridge
Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Chris, Cheshire, Room 160 the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Just returned back from Cambridge. Stayed in the Lensfield Hotel.
Excellent service. Rooms updated. Breakfast everything you need and very good service.
Excellent location for walking to River and colleges.
The Spa is a must to visit. I had one of the best 'Scrubs' ever with all the little things added.
If the car park full, they offer you parking permits to park on the nearby roads.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front noisy at night as the road is noisy. We upgraded room and it was superb.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

* hotel very dated - stayed in 137 and it looked like it hadn't been decorated or updated since 1960s
* room 137 up a very steep and in my opinion dangerous flight of stairs - I hurt my shoulder on a bit of random wall that jutted out and husband hit his head on a low ceiling
* bathroom MINISCULE!
* plastic cups given in bathroom appeared used and dirty
* curtains not black out - room bright very early on.
* about 5 narrow parking spaces outside. Needed to be a gymnast to get out of my car once parked.
*breakfast only 7-9.30. most hotels seem to offer until 10am these days
* towels practically thread-bare
* thin walls - could hear cleaner hovering in nearby rooms very early.
Paid £110 for this delightful experience.
I understand from a friend who also stayed that her room over the newer part of the hotel was not as bad.

Room Tip: ask for a new room if you dare to stay here.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The hotel room is comfortable and I loved its decoration. The hotel location could not be more perfect: it's close to almost famous attractions in Cambridge. I did not spend a pence with transportations. There are restaurants and pubs nearby as well. The breakfast is perfect! You will, definitely, enjoy your stay there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Having stayed in several hotels and one very poor B&B in Cambridge, we stayed in the Lensfield for our son's graduation. We were met by a very friendly receptionist who smiled every time we entered or left the hotel. The beds were comfy and more importantly we had a room at the back (no view) but it was lovely and quiet. The best night's sleep we have had in Cambridge over the last 4 years!

The breakfast has lots of choice and a nice selection of fresh fruit. The sausages were very tasty.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Becoming regular visitors to this hotel which we now know counts for nothing. A mix up with rooms with no one accepting whose fault it was resulted in us been offered an upgrade for an additional £50 which then increased by another £20 whilst we were deciding!! Inflation!
We did not get the best room in the hotel with walls so thin we could hear next door brushing their teeth very early.
Decent breakfast and decent location but staff and management clearly not interested in any customer loyalty.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a 3 star hotel and meets those standards. On a busy June weekend we paid £49 per person bed and breakfast, a lot less than most of the other 4 and 5* hotels in Central Cambridge(over £100) for the same weekend. Yes its quirky and dated with 1980's decor (satin and lace frilled toilet roll covers anyone?) and needs a bit of TLC but our room was very clean and the breakfast copious ,though not top quality, ie its carton orange juice not freshly squeezed - but adequate. The staff were friendly too and posted back the phone charger I left behind promptly without additional cost. As a base for a night (we had several functions to attend) it was fine. Also , for those people commenting about road noise, it is on one of the busy main thoroughfares in Cambridge - so very central and an easy stroll into town - its hard to be in a central location and quiet at the same time !

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

stayed here for the strawberry fair and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. the rooms are clean. the breakfast is excellent and the staff helpful and friendly throughout the hotel. will stay again. thank you to everyone at the hotel

Room Tip: stayed in room 157 had air conditioning very comfortable this warm weekend
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 53 Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lensfield 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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