Royal Cambridge Hotel

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PY, United Kingdom
+44 122 335 1631

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7.4

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based on 1,069 reviews
Royal Cambridge Hotel - Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Priceline C$ 158
Expedia C$ 162
KAYAK C$ 188
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Distance to city centre 0.7 km
Location rating 9.0
Nearest Airport London Stansted
Distance to airport 35.6 km

Rooms

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C$ 158+

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Executive Rooms

C$ 224+

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Reviews

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air conditioning in 13 reviews
bar and restaurant in 42 reviews
bit dated in 13 reviews
breakfast was good in 100 reviews
car park in 28 reviews
centre of cambridge in 56 reviews
cleared away in 4 reviews
comfy bed in 68 reviews
good hotel in 86 reviews
good value in 9 reviews
great location in 193 reviews
hot water in 35 reviews
latches broken in 4 reviews
needs refurbishing in 6 reviews
room very hot in 19 reviews
room was very small in 180 reviews
staff very friendly in 120 reviews
window not closing in 4 reviews
  • Okay
    Jul. 2019
    5.5

    The central location was perfect. The staff were friendly and helpful, and - due to the hot weather - kindly accommodated our request to put some of our chocolate in their fridge. Being able to park in the hotel car park was terrific. Dinner was good. Breakfast was also quite reasonable, despite the background music (see below).

    There was no air conditioning in the room. This was appalling, considering that we arrived on the hottest day on record in the UK. Not only that but Cambridge - at 38.7 C - was the hottest place in the UK! We had just one fan and our sash windows hardly opened, so we had an extremely uncomfortable night. Emergency air conditioning should have been provided by the hotel. At the very least, additional fans should have been provided. Intriguingly we discovered that there was air conditioning in the basement meeting room. In retrospect it would have been better if they had given us camp beds down there instead. Apart from the lack of air conditioning, we found our room was noisy. We had been placed in a room at the back of the hotel where the noise of an adjacent building site was very intrusive. My partner was unable to have an afternoon's sleep, which she desperately needed as she wasn't 100 per cent well. It wasn't just our room that was hot and sticky. We found that there was no air conditioning in the hotel restaurant or bar. There was a ceiling fan in the bar, but it wasn't operating. If that wasn't bad enough, throughout our stay the hotel's background music was wall-to-wall Sade. There was no let up from the mournful 1980s soul-jazz songstress. She was in the restaurant, the bar, the lift and even the loos. I believe we endured more than three hours of Sade - including a live album that I wasn't aware of - and to add insult to injury we heard her live album again at breakfast too. All in all our stay was a very unpleasant experience, which could have been vastly improved with emergency air conditioning, working ceiling fans and some different background music. This hotel needs to get its act together very quickly, especially considering the prices that it charges.

  • Good
    Jul. 2019
    8.0

    The location is very good, right next to the Fitzwilliam museum

    The parking costs £15 per night, which is very expensive considering the room was almost £100. The hotel is very tired and requires a lot of upgrading and modernisation.

  • Good
    Jul. 2019
    7.5

    All good, but tough sledding when its 90+ degrees outside!, Great English breakfast

    Shower plumbing

  • Okay
    Jul. 2019
    5.5

    Older style room and bathroom, needs updating, good size though

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019
    8.8

    It was hot and there is no air con but the staff had very thoughtfully placed a spare sheet and fan in my room and left the window open.

    Unfortunately, 3 out of 4 times I needed reception there was no one there and I had to go and find someone elsewhere in the hotel. I understand that staff need to address other issues, but it seems that during the day at least the staff could cover reception or at least have a bell at the desk.

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Overview

A stay at Royal Cambridge Hotel places you in the heart of Cambridge, within a 10-minute walk of University of Cambridge and St Catharine's College. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

7.4 Good

based on 1,069 reviews

9.0

Location

8.0

WiFi

4.2

Vibe

3.5

Amenities

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Disabled Access
Internet
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
24hr front desk
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Elevator
Business centre
Express check out
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Concierge service
Safe

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Fitzwilliam Museum 249 m
  • University of Cambridge 304 m
  • Musuem of Archaeology 0.5 km
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden 0.6 km
  • Parker's Piece 0.6 km
  • Whipple Museum of the History of Science 0.7 km

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Getting Around

Cambridge 3.7 km
London Stansted 35.6 km
Cambridge Station, Cambs 1.3 km
Cambridge Shelford 5.6 km

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