Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 231
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by stevo3941 EXPENSIVE Uncomfortable
The hotel is easy to find and set out quite well.
We found our bedroom after walking what seemed like 1/2 a mile.
The room was tiny and the bed very uncomfortable.
The entertainment was expensive and you had to pay for Wi Fi.
I was in cambridge for a medical procedure and decided to stay in the hospital rather than come back to this hotel.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Colwol Quiet, peaceful room
Reception staff very friendly. Room was very clean, comfortable and quiet. Breakfast staff were courteous and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast itself was delicious. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
November 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Harris337 Helpful staff
Very helpful staff . The pool was closed at the time of our stay so a bit disappointed . Room service was great but the buffet restaurant food main course was warm not hot
November 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by berem wedding fracas
Food and accomodation good but stay marred by wedding reception which degenerated into fight in foyer including broken glass.management informed.no action.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hypnoman Great experience
This last weekend, the 16th - 17th November 2013 was my first stay at the Holiday Inn at Impington. It was for my son's wedding reception. The experience I had with the staff, that's everyone I came into contact with, was excellent, very professional. The room itself was a delight. I was a bit concerned because it was on ground level but as the weather was chilly, didn't need to have a window open overnight. Compared to a recent stay in a very posh country house, this venue was no caparison. Here, rooms were clean, spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. Breakfast the following morning was excellent and it was really pleasant to chill there with our cuppa. I'd thoroughly recommend this to anyone. Well done to you...
November 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Avril10 excellent welcome and staff
Just had a major family party/reunion in Cambridge with family from all parts of the world in attendance and staying at this Holiday Inn.
The welcome we all received was lovely and staff could not have done enough for us!
I would highly this Holiday Inn for your stay!
November 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 excellent service friendly staff and fantastic breakfast
Will definitely stay again and recommend friends. Service was excellent and very attentive
November 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dom46 unhappy
Heard every footstep around the hotel. 10 minutes to get served at the bar due to just one barmaid, 1 1/2 hours for two courses of a meal is not acceptable. Grubby room. Not impressed at all
November 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by janemac2013 We will be back..........
My two girls and I stayed her earlier this week. We chose this hotel becasue it was close to friends who we were visiting. The girls wanted to stay longer once they saw the pool but this was a whistle stop on route to somewhere else. We will be back again as we had a great stay. The original family room we booked was not available but we were offered an interconecting room which was just great - gave us each our own space. Hotel staff were really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was really good my eldest was very taken by the pancake machine and would now like one at home!
November 2, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nikki73 A disappointing experience
I was disappointed by this hotel. I'm really not a fussy guest but there were so many small things that ruined the quality of our stay. Very slow check in/out because at peak times they inexplicably had only one member of staff doing it. Dirty bath. Newspapers didn't arrive. And on and on. This hotel is very far from a 'cheap option' & should be better.
October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LTO1 Comfortable family stay
My teenage son was very happy to find himself sleeping in a double bed instead of on a sofa-bed, his usual fate in a family room. The room was spacious, quiet and comfortable - we all slept really well. Breakfast was a highlight - friendly, attentive staff and a well-stocked breakfast buffet.
Although a taxi ride from town, this was good value compared to city centre hotels.
My only complaint concerns internet access, which was the least generous I have encountered. No free Wi-Fi in public areas and the price for 42 hours only allowed access for 2 gadgets (with Kindles, iPads and laptop, this family of 3 had 5 between us).
October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pipistrelle Top level standard and service hotel
On arrival we were recognised as a previous guest and a Holiday Inn Reward card holder.
Service levels at all contact points is also a high standard - reception, bar and restaurant
Usually only an annual visit to see our grad-daughter at Jesus College we expect to come more often in 2014 to attend the Newmarket Antique Fairs
October 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bowlmaker Quiet hotel
ideally situated for access to Cambridge city and the country. Good facilities and food
October 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John258 Good Hotel with room Maintenance Issues.
I enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn, Impington, Cambridge. I found the venue to be very good - not a tower block - with great facilities. The breakfast was wonderful. The young lady with the frying pan not only did two eggs hard for me but also fried bread which she then brought to my table. Did have a problem with the tea. First pot of tea turned out to be luke warm so a requested another pot of tea. The second one came and once again was nearly cold. I could put my fingers in it without feeling any heat. I again asked for a hot tea and after a little wait was brought a steaming pot of tea with an explanation that the water boiler was 'on the blink' and they had boiled a kettle.
The room had maintenance issues which I told the Housekeeper about shortly after checking in. I was only there one night so did not expect any resolution. The main overhead light did not work, the toilet seat was so loose it was a bit difficult to use the facilities, the settee in the room was so stained that I was very loath to sit on it. I reported these problems with the room again when checking out.
I know it sounds like I didn't enjoy my stay but that is not the case. I would stay again if visiting the Cambridge area.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Girlies Perfect , well priced weekend break
We were a group of ladies visiting Cambridge to enjoy the sights, the shopping and good food. This was a very good location , with the centre easily accessible by taxi or bus. We all enjoyed the leisure facilities and the calmness of the hotel. Only negative was the price of breakfast which was too much at £ 11.50, but plenty of places to eat in Cambridge.
October 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JohanSebastian Excellent staff, comfortable beds but a makeover needed
First the good news.
Our room was reasonably spacious and the beds were comfortable.
The staff were uniformly pleasant and helpful and transformed what could have been a ho-hum stay into a pleasant one.
Our room was quiet (though I was woken once by the opposite room door being opened and automatically closed rather noisily)
The breakfast was very good and the service excellent.
The Spa and its staff were pleasant though I found the pool rather short and shallow.
Now the not so good news
Charging £5 an hour for wi-fi is iniquitous. Why don't you charge for electricity as well? I gather the current contract will expire soon and you will not then charge and I hope that is the case.
The public areas particularly the bar and lounge had a rather forbidding feeling. The choice of contemporary art was depressing in the extreme, whereas our bedroom corridor to room 123 seem to go on for ever and the walls were unrelieved by any pictures. The pictures in our room were prints of hunting scenes which some people might find politically unacceptable and they contributed to the 80s feel of the room which had slightly distressed brown furniture.
The background music in the bar was intrusive and did nothing to make the atmosphere more pleasant. Once more however the bar staff were very good.
The breakfast room was very crowded and noisy. On reflection we might have used other parts of the dining area but we were not directed to these and in any case said that we wished to sit near a window.
There was no printed programme guide for the television.
October 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by First99 Convenient location for park & ride and good amenities
Bedroom large so would have expected 2 easy chairs rather than 1 easy chair and 1 standard chair. Bed too firm for my taste.
Liked choice of pillows. Liked pool. courtyard would have been nice in the summertime, but large windows gave light attractive ambiance to rest of public areas. Vegetables at evening meal were sparse.
October 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mickeyc13 A "tired" room but great food
Very disappointed with the room. The furniture was badly marked and looked like it had been delivered by Trotters Independent Traders. However, the dinner served at the Saturday night party we attended was excellent and the breakfasts on both mornings were to die for. Simply the best breakfast in a commercial hotel that we have experienced for years.
October 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jules2106 Great service but terrible sofa bed for my daughter
Good service at reception. I had booked a family room, which had two beds and a sofa bed, which is perfect for my family. However, the sofa bed was the most uncomfortable bed I think that I have ever laid on. There was absolutely no padding to protect the person laying on the bed from the springs... I have mentioned it because it really does need replacing
October 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SandyOwl Comfortable hotel with friendly staff
Spacious clean comfortable hotel. Room comfortable and quiet. Breakfast staff very friendly. We only stayed overnight but very satisfied.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MazzyB Great stay
It takes a lot for me to leave a review and be impressed but the staff and hotel were amazing. Genuinely helpful staff that I haven't seen even in high end state side hotels.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leftkidswithgramps Fantastic surroundings, relaxing environment
You expect a little bit extra when you stay at a holiday inn, but this was a cut above even those expectations. The staff as ever, were exemplary. The hotel grounds were something special and the whole experience was what all hotels should aim for.
October 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by frankath42 Brief but comfortable stay
Quiet, comfortable room, very clean.
Would be great if it was possible to have a light breakfast e.g coffee and toast , the price of the breakfast is extortionate for someone who does not eat a cooked breakfast, other than that it was really good experience as always at Holiday Inn hotels.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 4 nights stay
I have stayed at this location for 4 nights on business as it wasideally located. The hotel is nice, the gym is great but the prices of the food and beverages are too high.
September 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frankel Terrible bed
In this price bracket this was the worst bed I could not sleep on.
A complaint only rendered a partial refund. As apparently they could not change the mattress.
Will not stay again
September 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tooshy Excellent Stay
had 2 nights in a family room and it was almost excellent apart from the shouting and general noise from a hen party at 2 am, otherwise the hotel was excellent.
We would normally stay at the Doubletree but their prices have become reidculoulsy expensive and we thought we would give this a try. Very good value for money, staff very helpful.
My moans are that wi fi should be free and not charged (come on, you can do it) and drop the 0870 premium rate number to contact the parent company.
September 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SLx2 Comfortable room and excellent breakfast
We stayed for one night in a room with a double bed and sofa bed and found the room clean, comfortable and suited to our needs.
Breakfast was excellent with a good range of both hot and cold items to choose from.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grisser Friendly, capable staff who can't do enough to make your stay a good one
We stay at Holiday Inns all over Europe & America, so we have a lot of experience of the chain. This particular one at Lakeside, Cambridge, is up there with the best of them.
This time our rooms were very comfortable, spacious and scrupilously clean. The general areas throughout the hotel likewise as well as being very relaxing. The leisure complex was well run & we particularly like the spinners in the changing rooms. A genius, yet simple idea.
The buffet at the weekends is a favourite of ours too. Maybe there could be a bit more variety on the dessert table - there were a lot of cheesecakes this time.
One of the best things about this Holiday Inn is the staff. They really cannot do enough for you, they are courteous, friendly yet professional. You get the kind of service you kind of expect when you are paying for it, but rarely do theses days. Thank you for yet another brilliant stay at Lakeside Holiday Inn.
We don't feel there's enough recognition for us as platinum priority club members.
September 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by benign0pirate Short Stay
Friendly desk staff, very clean and comfortable. Good location if North Cambridge suits.
September 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KatieD42 Good location, would recommend
Stayed for weekend whilst visiting Cambridge, good location, easily accessible by bus to Cambridge centre avoiding car park charges for the centre, pool and spa very relaxing and enjoyable at the end of a busy day. Buffet menu in restaurant but good value with kids eating free.
September 4, 2013