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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#5 of 39 in Cambridge
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.2
Value
3.4
Travelers' Choice
Finding the ideal hotel in Cambridge does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Centennial Hotel, a nice option for travelers and business users. Close to some of Cambridge's most popular landmarks, such as the University Botanical gardens, Queens' College (0.9 mi) and King's College Chapel (0.9 mi), The Centennial Hotel is a great destination for tourists and business users alike. Guest rooms offer flat screen smart TV, safe, hair-dryer, iron and board, complimentary tea/coffee facilities and free high-speed Wi-Fi. You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including our Restaurant and Bar, room service, baggage storage, and newspapers. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay. As an added convenience, there is free on-site parking available to guests. Travelers looking to enjoy some fine Ales and live music can visit the popular 'Flying Pig' pub directly opposite. There is also a variety of restaurants offering food from around the world (Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Indian, Greek, Chinese etc.) all within a short walking distance. If you’re looking for something to do, University of Cambridge (1.1 mi), Fitzwilliam Museum (0.6 mi), and Cambridge University Botanic Garden (100m) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Centennial Hotel. Centennial Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Cambridge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Paid public parking nearby
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Greek
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Sid R wrote a review May 22
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I booked a single room for 5 nights. The room given to me was completely different compared to the pictures shown on the website. The room was extremely small - only a little bit bigger than a box room. The decor was negligible. It felt like I was sleeping in a spare room at someone's house or at university accommodation. When I politely mentioned to the man at the reception that the room is small and significantly different from the pictures, he aggressively replied "It is the same". I knew at that point that there is no point in arguing. So I was stuck in this small room for 5 days paying £110 per night. If they had put the real pictures of their room, I would have never booked this as there are plenty of options at this price. I even left a bit of my luggage in the car overnight so as to not crowd the room. This completely ruined my trip. I feel like I was cheated, therefore I do not recommend staying at this hotel. Furthermore, there are no deliveries or takeaways allowed in the hotel - I think this information is important and should have been mentioned on the booking website!!
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Darren S wrote a review May 18
Holton Le Clay, United Kingdom815 contributions153 helpful votes
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Checked in here 16th May 2022 for 3 nights , Room 214, Only Fault we can give is the sign advertising the hotels name is pretty small so if your Driving be aware because you'll easy pass it by. Now down to the plus points ,,, Free parking in a decent parking area, very friendly welcome on check in and to be honest all throughout our stay. Rooms are , Clean , Tidy , & our room 214 was particularly spacious and Adequate. In all honesty we've stayed in 5 star accomodations in the past and never had so much hot water on demand , Sounds Mad I agree but this can be a problem in some hotel's, Not with this place though. Bathroom was really roomy , clean , nice clean towels. Room has a kettle and tea , coffee supplied , Iron and Board Supplied too in rooms. Freeview TV supplied with enough channels to browse through. Restaurant had a menu on which changed daily set menu of 3 courses £24.50 I think but you don't have to have all 3 courses so price reduces if you go for less courses of course. We had 2 evening meals in hotel and both were fine and filling. Breakfast which was included was spot on. Unlimited Cereal & Fruit + Juices , Tea , Coffee ECT. And I must say the coffee was a Quality Tasting Coffee so credit there. Quality Sausages, Bacon. Fresh Fried Eggs. But other options for Breakfast were offered you just need to ask. Honestly this place for a 3 star is well worth a stay and in our opinion should be 3star+. Really located near to everything you need to be at. 5 minutes walk from the train station so direct trains to Ely and London regular times.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Rob O wrote a review May 15
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Clean, close to station and city center. Wonderful bed and bathroom. Good breakfast and very kind and helpful staff! I only stayed one night but hope te visite the Centennial hotel once more and many see more of Cambridge.
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Greatblackhawk wrote a review May 15
Cobham, United Kingdom1594 contributions441 helpful votes
We were looking for a conveniently located and competitively priced hotel close to the centre of Cambridge. An important factor for us was on-site parking. A nice-to-have was Breakfast being included. The Centennial checked all these boxes. It was also close to the Cambridge botanical Gardens, which we wanted to visit. The owners and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We had a double room on the ground floor which was very nice. The Hotel uses the old-fashioned key “system” which was strange in this day and age but actually quite nice! When you leave the hotel they ask you to hand your key in at reception and then collect it when you return (they operate a 24 hour reception service). The bed was slightly smaller than we expected but this was no big deal. Being so close to the road did cause us some “noise” concern when we were trying to go to sleep but didn’t really bother of us that much (if we were staying longer it might have been more than issue). The Shower/Bathroom was modern and whilst quite small was perfectly adequate. The Room is quite old which earns it a quaint tag and satisfied our needs. The challenge that you find in these circumstances is that there is a lack of wall sockets which, given the day and age we live in, where we have phones and tablets that need to be charged it can be a bit frustrating. Maybe they can look at this in future. There was plenty of cupboard and drawer space which is nice to have. Breakfast was mainly table service and very good. The Service was efficient. For those less “able” the staircase leading to The Breakfast area is quite steep which might be a challenge for some. In summary it’s quite easy to be picky about things but given how close the hotel is to the centre of Cambridge, has on-site car parking and includes breakfast makes it a very attractive option to both casual and business guest. The people who run the hotel seem to genuinely care and this counts for a lot. Should we wish to plan a similar visit to Cambridge we would have no hesitation in looking at this hotel again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Rooms that face the Road will be noisier than at other parts of Hotel. The staircase to Breakfast...
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offbeatkid wrote a review May 13
Sheffield, United Kingdom18 contributions6 helpful votes
I stayed for two nights as it was convenient for both my conference and the train station. It was very friendly and warm. The room wasn't huge but it was comfortable and clean. It was nice to have table service for the breakfast rather than a buffet and the staff were very attentive. The stairs are quite steep and narrow and getting up and down with my case wasn't the easiest but overall, a very good stay.
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Howard B wrote a review May 13
Kettering, England155 contributions93 helpful votes
We chose this hotel as it is within reasonable walking distance (0.8m) of my old college, Emmanuel, and has on-site parking, for us a sine qua non in a town where parking can be a living nightmare. Ours was a one-night stay in clean, quiet and well-maintained attic single rooms where the only problem I encountered was the impossibility of a high position for the mixer-tap shower head on account of the slope of the bathroom roof. The vast majority of the rooms here do not, of course, have this particular disadvantage. Breakfast, included in the £95 cost, was truly excellent with everything you expect to find, a choice of hot cooked dishes and, in my case, rapid, efficient waitress service of a piping-hot, freshly-cooked Full English comparable in quality with some I have eaten in 4* and 5* hotels.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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TravellingRetirees2 wrote a review May 9
County Durham, United Kingdom74 contributions67 helpful votes
We just stayed one night as part of a longer holiday. The hotel is lovely, clean and comfortable. An easy walk into the town. The car parking sold it for us as we were able to leave the car (until 3pm) after we had checked out . So were able to visit the town and do some sightseeing. Car parking in Cambridge is expensive. Breakfast was good and the staff we came into contact with were very helpful.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Craigy25 wrote a review May 9
Llangollen, United Kingdom25 contributions10 helpful votes
What a find, not the cheapest hotel in Cambridge but service and attention to detail unsurpassable. We arrived early leaving the car was not a problem receptionist gave us a map and showed ourselves areas to visit. Booking in was straightforward, reception manned 24hrs so no need to carry your key. Rooms were large and accommodating very clean and tidy with a lovely ensuite shower room. Breakfast was served at a very convenient fine with choice of fruit,cereal or cooked breakfast or all 3 !!! Limitless tea or coffee and juices.evening meals looked good value for money although we did not try one.A nice bar with a congenial barman which we did try. Overall a top notch hotel helping our first time in Cambridge very stress free and enjoyable well done Centennial Hotel.
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Trini M wrote a review May 8
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Attic room was small , but usable for one person. Two people would have been a bit crowded. Room was clean and well maintained, but did smell a bit musty. The location was great. Easy 15-20 minute walk to King's College and the River Cam. Staff was very friendly and quite helpful.
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V R wrote a review May 7
Sydney, Australia41 contributions29 helpful votes
Comfortable well appointed room and ensuite all recently refurbished. Easy flat walk to town centre. Dinning options close by if preferred. Good breakfast and friendly staff. On-site parking if you have a vehicle but close to train station.
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$137 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Centennial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Centennial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Flying Pig (0.02 miles), The Emperor (0.2 miles), and Cambridge War Memorial (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Centennial Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Centennial Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Centennial Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Centennial Hotel?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Centennial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tawa Kitchen, SmokeWorks Station Road, and Rajbelash.
Are any cleaning services offered at Centennial Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Centennial Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Centennial Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting University of Cambridge (1.1 miles), Kettle's Yard (1.4 miles), and St. John's College (1.1 miles).
Does Centennial Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Centennial Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.