This is a 'live music' venue and we were placed in a room directly above the room the band were playing in. The music, and consequently the vibration it created throughout the room, stopped at around 11.30pm - such a relief! Immediately outside our room was the door to the stairs leading to the beer garden. Every time someone came in or out the door slammed loudly, as did the shared bathroom door due to that door sticking. The room was tiny...although it did have tea-making facilities. The only way I can describe the mattress, is that it was like sleeping on a massive bag of chunky crisps - uncomfortable and noisy. We knew it was a shared bathroom, but didn't realise it was going to be a dank and dirty one - needless to say, we didn't shower in the morning. One thing we did appreciate was that the staff there let us park in the pubs driveway, saving us parking fees.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Portland Arms is a traditional pub serving fine real ales, home-cooked food and a warm welcome. 2 minutes walk from the river cam and a 10 minutes walk from the historic city centre the Portland Arms is in easy reach of all Cambridge amenities, is on major bus and cycle routes and is easy to reach via the A14 and M11 motorway. There is parking available in the local area along side streets. All rooms are room only board basis. We have 3 letting rooms consisting of 1 double and 1 twin room and 1 with a double bed and sofa bed. All rooms come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, TV and use of free Wi-Fi internet. Note: rooms are not en-suite, bathrooms shared between the three rooms. We are a noted Live Music Venue with entertainment most nights of the week. Check our website for current program of events. The pub is also famed for the quality of Its Ales and food with two bars with wood panelling and real open fires, pool tables, and sky sports. Please note that the pub is not open for breakfast but there are a couple of excellent cafe's nearby serving food early. Due to the age and nature of the building, rooms are unsuitable for mobility impaired or young children. Parking: No parking on site, street parking or pay and display available opposite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Portland Arms Hotel Cambridge