This is a really mixed review.
Normally I go to chain hotels and staying here made me realise just why I do. They deliver a level of consistency that these sort of places can't and ultimately there are few surprises.
So, I booked here last minute and didn't have many options as I needed a family room.
The initial impression was not good. When we arrived, the room was only made up for three, not four as requested, and there was a foul smell from a drain.
That said, when we spoke to the lady (I assume the owner) she could not have reacted better and gave us two double rooms instead (at the same price) which worked out better for us.
It has to be said that this is a very old property and therefore it is compromised. I found the room ok, if a little tired, but it is not as well insulated as modern buildings, so you hear noise from the traffic outside as well as the drains. It's not really loud, but it is there, so be warned. There are also not many electrical sockets and it is a little draughty, but not really a problem. The rooms were clean but the paint and grouting peeling away, making it look grubby.
Indeed, the detailing is what lets the hotel down. Electrical appliances show PAT testing dates which have passed and the breakfast, while fresh and very good, was served in a filthy room with dead insects lying all over the window sills.
Stuff like that is not good enough and lets down a hotel that has the potential to be really nice with a little bit of love and a little bit of money spent on it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the charming village of Great Stukeley, only 5 minutes from the A1 and 30 from Cambridge, this former 16th Century Farmhouse offers home-made food, free Wi-Fi and parking. The Suffolk pink, ivy-covered building is a welcoming beacon on the road north from Huntingdon and attracts an eclectic mix of travellers and local residents. Infused with the warmth and character of its historic past, great care has been taken to preserve the original brickwork, solid oak beams and large fireplaces. With an abundance of attractions just a short distance away the Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the beauty of Cambridgeshire. Each of the 7 en-suite bedrooms has a character all of its own with many featuring exposed wooden beams, fireplaces and countryside views. Comfortable and well-appointed they all include free Wi-Fi access, HD flat-screen TV, telephone, comfy bedding, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. Both Double and Family room types are available and they can also accommodate well-behaved pets. ... more less
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