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“OK if you can bag a bargain price” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Travelodge Newmarket Road Cambridge

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Travelodge Newmarket Road Cambridge
180-190 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8HF, England   |  
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Ranked #16 of 34 Hotels in Cambridge
Solihull, United Kingdom
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“OK if you can bag a bargain price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights as we were going to a wedding. We'd booked well ahead so got the room for £36 a night - obviously with such a cheap rate you can overlook things that would otherwise irritate.

So - easy to find, plenty of parking underneath the hotel, and friendly staff. The room was ok - very clean but small and basic. No hairdryer or iron although these can be borrowed from reception. Lack of aircon was a real problem in the current heat, and the window can only be opened about 4 inches, so it was quite stuffy. 24hr bar service was good and preferable to sitting in your soulless room. Didn't eat there so can't comment. Very easy to get into town - either walking or jumping in a taxi.

All in all, it did exactly what we needed it to. However, I would really resent paying much more than we did just because it's so basic.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A very typical new style travelodge located near the city centre. Clean but basic. No air-con in the rooms and with windows only opening a few inches, heat was a slight problem. Ideal for a one night cheap city break where you wont be spending time in the hotel.

Room Tip: In the summer, take a fan!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We recently stayed at this brand new Travelodge and were disappointed
This 4 story hotel does not have air conditioning and we had to keep the widows opened which let the noise in from the smokers and drunks in the courtyard.
We would have called down to complain but there are no phones in the room.
Rooms 330 and 334 are handicapped rooms. The shower enclosure area did not drain properly as the drain was not located at the low point of the floor! We switched rooms and had the same problem, our friends across the hall had the same issue.
The staff were friendly but it seemed overwhelmed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chinnor, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

A large group of my friends stayed at the The Travelodge, Newmarket Road, Cambridge from the 11th July to 14th July 2013. The hotel is brand new and as a result in immaculate condition. The rooms are spacious and the beds, pillows, bathrooms and fittings are excellent. My only gripe is the distance it is from the centre of Cambridge, a brisk walk still takes you 20 minutes, a taxi costs £6-£7. In all, the hotel is good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Newmarket Road Travelodge is brand new so splotlessly clean, room 323 modern and ideal. Car park underneath building free and parks about 40 cars again ideal. Bus stop right out Travelodge on main Newmarket Road fir buses into town...it's a good 25 min walk.
Downside i had a main road facing room and as Travelodge do nit ave air conditioning I opened the window for free air but the noise from the traffic from 0630 onward is horrendous!
Also no bath towel and no cups to make a drink in the morning.
Would stay again as half the price of Travelodge Central in Cambs but £8 taxi to / from town all adds to the price.

Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed 2nd July for 1 night after going to a concert at Wembley Stadium, a cheap place to lay our heads to save us driving home after a 2 hour coach journey. Booked well in advance we paid a very good price for the area, and we were not disappointed.

Everything was very fresh and new looking on arrival, we didn't drive there but had no problems finding the place. The chap on reception was very chatty and helpful, checked in very quickly and the procedure for coming back into the building was also explained. Room was fine, basic just exactly what you would expect from a travelodge, although the decor was a lot nicer than some of the more dated hotels.

We were unsure whether to eat lunch there as the restaurant was completely empty so we decided to give it a miss and head straight for our lovely evening out. (we did look at the menu and prices/choice seemed reasonable) We then returned to the hotel in the wee small hours. Bar was still open, fortunately,(I think they are open 24/7) so we grabbed a soft drink and headed to bed. No problems with comfort or noise, our room faced the back of the building so may have been quieter than the front, but a good nights sleep was had so no complaints!

We decided to eat breakfast in the hotel for convenience, usual plentiful breakfast items to be found. Hot food was ok, but the sausages seemed to have been there a while (they were dry and hard!) but again nothing really to complain about. Only slight niggle, which is definately worth a mention, is that all of the cutlery looked dirty. Some of it may have been water marks, but the first spoon I picked up definately had food still on it so I was somewhat put off, however its no biggie, just attention to detail!

Check out was just as easy as check-in and again, the same chap that booked us in was very helpful and happy to book us a taxi, which arrived promtly. He also took on board our mention of the bedroom door sticking slightly, and explained that things were still 'settling in' which is only to be expected!

We would probably stay again, if ever the need arose.

Room Tip: quiter rooms are at the back of the building, as they are away from the main road.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

It's a budget Travelodge hotel in a town setting, so start by managing your expectations accordingly - it's neither luxurious or charming, but it is cheap (when bearing mind that hotel prices in Cambridge are always high). My needs were simple, not too much noise and a basic but clean room - anything extra to be regarded as a bonus when staying in a Travelodge. To be honest, based on past experiences, I usually avoid this brand; but on this occasion I needed a cheap family room at very short notice, and this was the only option available. It had been open just over a week, and clearly was still getting into the swing of things with the landscaping still being finished off. However the staff were friendly, and the rooms very clean and quiet at night - despite a lot of weekend party groups staying in the hotel. Key criticism are inadequate parking which is not secure and the lack of free WiFi. In Travelodge terms, it does what it says on the side of the tin, if you want more than such a basic experience, go elsewhere and be prepared to pay a bit more.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 180-190 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8HF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
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Ranked #16 of 34 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 219
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