Decided to stay here after reading various unflatering reviews of other places to stay in Cambridge but after my stay I have to say I am quite amazed at some of the other positive reviews of this establishment and wonder if some of these people actually stayed at the same place as me.The only other explanation is that others standards and expectations are totally different to mine.
I came here for a 2 night stay specifically to attend the Duxford spring airshow, Duxford being relatively close to Cambridge.For anyone wanting to go to a Duxford airshow it would mean a taxi fare unless one took a bus trip to town first and then another to the airfield, a pain to say the least.
As far as location to Cambridge is concerned it was a 25 minute bus trip from the railway station and the buses dont exactly go frequently. For anyone wanting accomodation central to Cambridge attractions this would not be a good choice.
I was booked for a single room and it certainly lived up to its name in this regard.Smallish would be an understatement. Bed was not at all comfortable[small even for a single] and you literally hit the wall if you rolled over. Light slab of a cover is all you got as a sheet etc.Sleep quality was accordingly not the best.Room was not cleaned or rubbish emptyed each day and the shared bathroom was only just bearable. Shower extremely small and toilet dirty -in fact leaking on one occasion . Totally unacceptable in a place for the public to stay. First and foremost toilet and bathroom cleanliness is a .prerequsite -period!!!
Breakfast was only just OK with not a great selection but also one of my pet hates is for the host to be continually hovering around near guest tables and the breakfast bar and this was the case here.The lady host was not especially welcoming or even friendly. In most B&B's the owners have organised breakfast and then left guests to their privacy as it should be.
Overall my impression was that this estabishment badly needs a major overhaul,even then its location would stand against it. Having stayed at 100's of hotels and B&B's over many years of travelling this one would be definitely be in my bottom 10%.
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