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“A quirky hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Arundel House Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AN, England   |  
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Ranked #21 of 34 Hotels in Cambridge
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A quirky hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have stayed here on a number of occasions as it is good value for money. A big plus is that it has a large car park so even if you arrive late in the evening you know there will be a space for you. Not all Cambridge hotels are like this! The staff are friendly and the food, especially breakfast, is good. Make sure you don't get a room near the kitchens extractor fans as they are noisy until about 11.00pm. The hotel is good value for money and I will continue to use it.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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12 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Avoid this hotel at all cost. The room resembles a Turkish prison cell: small, hot and old. Squeaky floors, toilet not flushing, shower cramped and no heat control and low water pressure. Service is poor at best and to top things off, a false fire alarm woke the whole hotel and put me in my pj's in the parking lot at 5:25am last night.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Booked this hotel for a weekend away with some girl friends. The location is spot on only as short stroll through the park, along the river to the town centre. Ample free parking and the staff courteous and friendly. Our room tariff included a free continental breakfast which was more than adequate and for just over £76 per night, I feel this was a real bargain. But, and this is a BIG but . . . my room was up 3 flights of stairs, almost in the attic (at least in the attic there was a large window) but in my room (the smallest single room I have ever seen) there was only a small porthole sized window and with the sun blazing on that side of the hotel all day it was like a sweatbox. The size of the room albeit very small wasn't a problem but the heat was unbearable and that coupled with the noise of a boiler cranking to life at 7am, I thought we were under attack. But bad show really on the part of the hotel as this room is totally unfit for occupancy and how it ever passed a fire inspection I'll never know and there is definitely no way you could escape if there fire was on the stair case. Also I feel I must add the food in the restaurant was very nice indeed and the staff every so helpful and friendly - unlike some of the other reviews I have read.

Room Tip: Noisey on the front of the hotel as its on a main road, but avoid at all costs Room 325.
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The hotel is located in a fairly quiet location but is no more than 10 minutes walk away from King's College etc. (the touristy part of the city). My room was clean and spacious. The hotel has a lovely conservatory and lounge style area which is perfect for work and meetings. Breakfast staff were very friendly and provided a great start to the day. Good selection of cereals, breads, cheese, fruit and yoghurts for breakfast. Overall, a nice hotel although a little pricey.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Generally a good hotel experience all round: good location, large room, good facilities. Very good parking. I thought it was reasonably expensive (around 150 pounds per night), but it seems this is standard for Cambridge. Hotel staff ranged from the very good and friendly (breakfast staff) to the absolutely disinterested verging on rude (person that checked us in - after a 2 hour drive, the last thing you need is abrupt, one word answers to questions).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gloucestershire
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86 reviews 86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The hotel occupies a line of Victorian houses overlooking the river, only a few minutes walk from the historic college area across the green. Reception was reasonably speedy to check in, although later on pretty slow to check out. My room was first floor overlooking the road, but was quiet, more so than I had initially feared. At breakfast there was an unexplained length delay in finding seats, never did see why. Breakfast buffet was better than usual and the full English was the usual. At £125 per night the value for money was only average.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Hotel was clean, room was large especially the bathroom, checked in early room wasn't ready but receptionists very helpful gave us a map of the city and took car details, there was plenty of car parking spaces. Hotel was full but very quiet, hotel very well located 10 minute walk to quayside across a lovey river bridge and park. All staff were very polite, friendly and helpful. Although only continental breakfast, (we knew this when we booked) the breakfast was adequate, good selection of cereal, fruit, yogurt, bread etc.Altogether a very pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Our room was good, at front of hotel overlooking the river on same level as reception, it was not n...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Address: Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 34 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Arundel House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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