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“Good value, nice hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ashley Hotel
Ranked #21 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good value, nice hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here on 19.10.13 and from reading the reviews on here, I knew we had to check in at the other hotel which was fine. They were expecting us and our key was ready and the staff were friendly and gave us a local map which was really helpful. When we got to the Ashley, I was very pleased with our room. It was a nice big, bright room and was spotlessly clean. The shower room was small but exactly what we needed and again, very clean. There was shampoo, shower gel, towels and a hairdrier all provided. The breakfast the next morning was very nice and plenty of it too.
We were looking for slightly cheaper accommodation and all the B&B's were a 2 night minimum stay and the Ashley was half the price of many of the other hotels in the area. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Recently had two nights here and Andrea at reception could not have been more helpful. We arrived quite late in terrible raining weather. We hadn't booked anywhere and were very tired after a long drive. Came across the Ashley Hotel and luckily they had a room available. The room was comfortable, decor a little outdated but for 80 pounds a night with a good breakfast and helpful, friendly staff we were very happy. It is about a 15 minute pleasant walk to the centre of Cambridge and there a number of good pubs close by as well as a supermarket directly across the street which was very handy

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tracey0421
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed with family two nights and first night it was stiflingly hot, family on the front with windows open were on busy road. The noise also came from creaky floorboards in the rooms above and on stairs. This is sister hotel to Arumdale and it seems they simply have crammed in rooms everywhere for overflow.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Hungrybo
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Overall the location is good and from

Here are some things that made the stay so bad:

1. The decor - Naff is the best way to describe it. The bathroom was a mix between hearing aid beige and washed out pink. The carpets were about the worst I have seen and the actual bed was adorned with the sort of blanket you would expect to see in a tv show set in the 1960s.

2. The bed - This was where things started to get really bad. The mattress was bad, very bad, and old. It felt like I was sleeping on a cheap pull out mattress from a sofa bed. The pillows were again pretty awful and the material used to cover both was very course and felt pretty unpleasant against skin.

3. The fixtures / Fittings - Well, there are no power sockets by the bed (odd right?) so I had to put my phone on the table on the other side of the room which was irritating. The phone didn't work. There was no iron in the room. The TV was the smallest I have ever seen in the last few years. A 15 inch?

4. Tea / Coffee making facilities - 4 types of sugar and one type of tea is frankly odd (white, brown and 2 types of sweetener) for tea you had an option of english breakfast or nothing.

5. Noise - I was in room 10. This is not a good room, you have the constant road noise, there is no air con (not sure why I thought there might be) and every time someone goes in or out you will clearly be able to hear the back door closing with a slam.

6. Service - Actually the staff were very nice. That said the fact that the staff were not in the hotel was less good. Unless you happen to be checking in during the small time window they give you will need to check in at a hotel which is about a 10 minute walk down the road. This is not the end of the world, just irritating.

7. Location - Not too bad really, aside from the kids on scooters whizzing by the window it seemed fine.

Room Tip: Don't take room 10. Do stay somewhere else.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheTechTraveller
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Recently returned from a 2 night stay at the Ashley. I must admit from the outside it didn't fill me with hope, but after booking in at the Arundel and going inside to our room, we were very pleasantly suprised. It is nicely decorated & furnished (a little 80's style but nice). Our room was a good size and very clean. We had a room at the back of the hotel which was very quiet. The breakfast was excellent and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. There are lots amenities in the area with a couple of pubs with beer gardens overlooking the river and only a 10 min walk through the park to the centre. We thought it was excellent value for money and will be looking to stay here again when we visit Cambridge again.

Room Tip: I would request a room at the back of the hotel if you dont want to be on the road front.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank karen p
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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

I got a huge room- 1.
The plus was the size but it was really noisy . I had asked for a quiet room. There was no shower and it was extremely hot. As it was right next to the entrance. Opening a window was not an option. It is ok but too hot.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank nikkic40
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Hong Kong
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

A reasonably priced hotel with walkable distance to Cambridge city centre. Free parking and a co-op shop opposite the street. Wifi is a bit weak on the top floor. Good breakfast. Easy access to restaurants and Punting rides.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joeplin
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Property: Ashley Hotel
Address: 74 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1ER, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
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Ranked #21 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
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Hotel Class:2 star — Ashley Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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