The term 'spartan' could have been invented to describe the room I stayed in. I booked at short notice and theirs was the only accomodation in the city on a busy weekend - for which genuine thanks - but for £55 i got a tired, noisy room with no trimmings at all apart from a tv, and with the smell of ancient after shave clinging to every surface , including the bed linen. Come on Portland - a helping of new sheets and a duvet and a bedside lamp wouldn't cost the earth surely...
- 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