Upon arrival, I was a bit surprised to see that the Railway Lodge was in a semi-residential area. A quiet area near the train station, but quite close to shops and restaurants. In fact, it was less than 5 minutes walk to the train station. I took the coach out of town, and that was about 10 minutes walk to the bus terminus. All in all, a nice location.
Mr. King was a very genial guy, and had a great sense of humor.
I lucked out and got a room on the top floor, which had a neat view. The room itself was nice a homy with all the amenities I needed---it was perfect for a solo traveller, though a couple could make it work as well. While the walls seemed a touch thin, I had no issues at all with noise.
To be frank I was a touch bummed that I wasn't staying right in the middle of town. All concerns were dashed when it only took about a 15-20 leisurely walk into the heart of cambridge. In fact, after a brief walk down Tenison I found a little street with all sorts of little restaurants, shops, and a pub which was convenient. Catching a bus to the center of town was also quite straightforward, though I did not have any trouble whatsoever stumbling home from a wedding reception either.
The breakfast was quite nice, with full english offerings or more continental styles---when faced with the option of a bacon butty though, I could do little but to acquiesce, and I did not regret it one whit.
Overall, a fine place to stay, and I would certainly come back.
- Also Known As:
- Railway Lodge Guest House Hotel Cambridge