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Lovell Lodge Hotel
Ranked #31 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
Oxford
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69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Avoid”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Stayed September 2012. Male receptionist rude. Window catch in room broken, light in bathroom didn't work, toilet seat adrift, toilet roll holder broken....Hotel generally dingy, dirty and cheap-feeling. Miniscule car park. Probably The Worst Hotel that I've had the misfortune to stay in over the last 20 years. Makes Fawlty Towers look good.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Arrived and shown to room by staff member with no customer service skills.
Room was dusty,carpet needed a good hoover and I have no idea what was splashed over the walls!!!!!
Would have left if we were able to get another hotel but as a bank holiday weekend we couldn't find one.
We had a family room with 3 single beds.
Sheets were clean though.
En suite was a cupboard with a shower and toilet and sink outside was unsteady on wall.
Breakfast however was pleasant enough.
Checked out by same staff member who checked us in with not so much as a thank you.
Location handy for Newmarket and Cambridge.

  • Stayed August 2012
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cardiff
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364 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2012

stayed for one night in august 2012, two adult for £85. the hotel located outside city centre but quite easy to find. there was a small coop supermarket opposite the road and a bar/ restaurant down the road. the hotel had a few parking space, bed and breakfast and that's about it. internet was not free, £1 for 24 hours, £1 was nothing but seemed rather unnecessary and trivial. everything was very basic but acceptable. it was not a comfortable cozy type of hotel that you could enjoy the facilities. it was just a bed and shower. rooms decor was very dated, shower was also old and the toilet felt like that in a student accommodation rather than a hotel. there was only one type of toiletry, shampoo and nothing else, and there were 4 little bottles of them. so use it for everything. free tea and coffee making facilities and one small biscuit. bed was ok. breakfast was also very basic. staffs in day time was very smiley and friendly, evening staff was a bit grumpy.

this is a come and go hotel that you will forget about it the next day. bit too pricey for what it is but maybe it is cambridge price.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

I stayed at Lovell Lodge hotel on 10 July 2012.

The hotel is quite a distance from the centre of Cambridge but since my work was taking me to the Science Park (which is just across the road), it was ideal for me.

My stay coincided with all the beds in the hotel being replaced so it was pretty hectic and quite messy one morning but on my return from work, all the mess (cardboard and plastic) had been cleaned up and I had a new bed to sleep in, so that was a bonus.

On my arrival there was no one at reception but on ringing the bell, a member of staff was quick to attend.

The room I stayed in (Room 303) was clean and tidy with clean ensuite shower, a small flatscreen TV and it was spacious enough with good Internet connection (£1 a day).

Breakfast was excellent (quality sausages, not the cheap budget ones!) - I'm very particular about my Full English...

Staff can be difficult to find but when you they are always friendly and accommodating. The feel of the hotel is friendly and informal (which may not suit everyone).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Having booked the hotel then read the reviews, I was little concerned that it would not be very nice but it turned out to be very good, spotlessly clean, staff very friendly and attentive and a lovely breakfast, checkout time at 10am was alittle early but apart from that enjoyed our stay and would come back again

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Rooms were ok apart from one bed in our room being broken with matters falling off. Breakfest was basic. Staff where all friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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98 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2012

I stayed here one night for work. I selected it as it was one of the cheapest I could find and I wasn't sure what to expect. The hotel was fine, it was nothing fancy but for the price it did what it said on the tin. The rooms were warm and the bed was comfortable; perfectly ok for a one night business trip. I am a good sleeper but if you sleep light this may not be the best choice as the rooms are not sound proofed very well and I head alarms and snoring when I woke up in the morning! The staff are friendly however and the breakfast was nice so no complaints. I am in Cambridge again for business in a couple of weeks and will be staying here.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Lovell Lodge Hotel
Address: 365 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1SR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #31 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Lovell Lodge Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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