Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 190
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 10rob04 An OK hotel for an overnight stay
The hotel is convenient for the station next door and the Red Lion Pub which serves reasonable food. Of course, the station can also be a source of noise as trains go past so if that might affect your ability to sleep, you might want to ask for a room on the other side of the hotel - the noise levels there are much less as they only come from the road adjacent to the hotel.
The hotel staff are just OK.
Overall, if you need somewhere to put your head down this is an OK place but nothing special.
September 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CB1984 Cannot sleep
On arrival the hotel is stunning, the room is perfect for business use and could almost make it home. The restaurant/pub next door was excellent food, a great wine list and fantastic service. Could not have been happier on my first impression
However the following morning things turned sour
The proximity of the hotel to the railway station needs to be better advised or a solution to be made. I note that there were earplugs left in the room but this does not constitute the vibrations which woke me up abruptly
The breakfast seemed a disaster with very little choice and poor quality. The whole buffet area was unclean. I marked my shirt when I lent against the table and the remnants from the previous diner was there. Not great when about to go to a business meeting.
Such a shame from how great the evening was to how poor nights sleep and the morning service was
September 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janette4 Handy for airshow
A great hotel in excellent location. Very close to Duxford air museum, trains to Cambridge and motorway. Great welcome from staff. Loved the meal they booked for me at the pub next door. I will definitely return for next year's air show weekend and have already recommended it to others.
September 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zaplutus Clean and comfortable
Had a good stay - room very clean and the property looked quite new. Breakfast service was a bit "school dining hall" but food was perfectly adequate. Hotel is a bit isolated if you don't have a car but rail station is just next door.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kenny4060 Staff very helpful and polite
Staff very helpful, polite on arrival everything was ready the room was really clean and the beds comfortable and relaxing after l long drive good all round also kept informed regarding booking etc.
September 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roosterjay Convenient for Red Lion functions
Nice hotel and well positioned if you're at a red lion function. Right on top of Whittlesford railway station, so much so that they provide you with ear plugs, not that we needed them as trains are very quiet. Also be aware that the hotel is right on top of a busy road so some rooms are noisier due to this. Rooms were well appointed although our bed was definitely due a mattress change. Other than that, all's good.
September 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Speedyone Good staff but bed too soft for us
We are used to firmer bed for a comfortable sleep, but never the less we enjoyed our stay with friends and found this to be good location for visits to Duxford and Cambridge. Railway journey was quick and close by. We may well stay again to explore more of Cambridge.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 321Steve Excellent Location
We enjoyed a 2-night leisure stay. This hotel is a few yards from the Whittlesford Parkway rail station, which was great for us to travel into Cambridge city centre, and the proximity did not disturb our sleep. It is also only a few minutes from the M11, so just what we wanted. The only aspect which lowered our rating score was due to the inefficiency of the air-con. Even though the maximum outside temp never got above about 24C during our stay, the air-con struggled to maintain our room temp below 21C - only a small issue, but it did prevent us from awarding 5 stars.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cints Overall Stay
This was the first time we had stayed at the Holiday Inn at Duxford and we will certainly return if we are in the area. We found the hotel very comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. Overall the hotel was very clean and tidy.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GieK Nice and close to IWM Duxford
Nice, good for short stay, keeping the standard, clean bathroom, nice Staff.
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pollyann Relaxing trip
High standard of cleanliness. Very comfortable. Breakfast could have offered more choice. Muesli was poor quality and fresh fruit consisted of just cling peaches and grapefruit.
August 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chester 31 Pillow-fight .
Uncomfortable pillows made sleep difficult but generally the stay was O.K. Despite facing the rail line, I was not disturbed by train noise. Self - serving breakfast was a bit shambolic as I and several other guests moved from one counter to another.
August 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by greenerm Pick the front of the hotel......
If staying here make sure you get a room at the front of the hotel as the rooms to the rear all back onto a very busy railway line - the free ear plugs in the room are really needed.
Staff are polite - TV screen is small but building and rooms very clean.
Cook food at breakfast was just to say warm - all self service with limited choice.
August 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Peter.er Great room, terrible breakfast
Check in Saturday evening was first class. Staff were extremely helpful, polite, friendly, professional – a credit to your organisation.
Room comfort and size very good. Shower excellent.
Breakfast Sunday morning was abysmal.
Breakfast finishing at 10 am on Sunday is too early and not good customer service. Resulted in too many guests trying to use the service before the ten o’clock deadline.
We had been warned to avoid attending between 7 and 9 as likely to be busy, therefore went down for breakfast at 09.20. No seating available as all were occupied, after waiting for 10 minutes we were asked to sit in a ‘meeting room’ for our breakfast. Air-conditioning not turned on, no windows open, very hot and uncomfortable (turned on A/C myself to try and make conditions tolerable).
Self service breakfast area was more akin to being part of a rugby scrum, far too many people trying to serve themselves from facilities that were not suitable. The catering provision was not adequate for quantity of guests and unless you were prepared to be forthright and assertive you were not able to get to the toaster, coffee machine etc. The experience was very unpleasant and negated all the good points I attributed to the hotel.
I used Reward Points for this stay but in hindsight should have kept them and gone elsewhere.
August 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MR Mac D One to miss.
Will not get much sleep there , High speed train's out side your bedroom window day
August 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jez1959 Excellent room, very poor breakfast
Arrived at midnight after a nearby wedding.
Staff were very friendly & helpful at this late hour.
Room was excellent, as was the shower.
The "restaurant" was nowhere big enough for the number of guests staying so finding a table was like a rugby scrum.
There was never a full selection of breakfast foods, clearly nowhere enough food.
And who has ever heard of a cooked breakfast without bacon, which was not available.
I would recommend this hotel, but only if you are not bothered about breakfast.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lolo1970 Mejorar la cama
Me ha gustado mucho mi estancia en este hotel, aunque yo mejoraría la calidad del colchón de la cama y del sofá-cama. Por lo demás, y al precio que reservé por adelantado, estoy muy satisfecho de mi estancia. El tren está en la misma puerta y no se oye en la habitación. Precisamente nuestra habitación daba a la vías.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Merlin 46 Good accommodation but poor breakfast
Room was good even though next to railway line, a good nights sleep was had in a comfortable bed, but, the choice
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Macros Deserving of five stars
An excellent base for the Duxford IWM, Cambridge and beyond
August 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 54Martin Not a bad place to stay at all
It's a Holiday Inn Express so no surprises, but very friendly staff and a nice modern feel. Backs onto a railway line so occasionally the earth moves, but not much of a distraction. Very convenient and the pub/restaurant next door is good for a couple of beers before bed, or a deck chair in the summer sun. Liked it
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JSP1981 Excellent service
Stayed one night on business. The room was immaculate, well equipped and very comfortable. The breakfast was pretty average but free and plenty of choice.
Big selling point is your very efficient and friendly staff!
August 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Cama incomoda y desayuno pobre.
Para mi, lo más importante de un hotel es poder dormir bien, pues la cama que me tocó era incomodíssima, me levanté todos lod dias con dolor de espalda. El sofa-cama que le tocó a mi cunyada le tuvimos que poner mantas debajo para poder dormir un poco aceptable. El desayuno no era nada variado, no havia fruta, los croissants estaban crudos y cada dia havia lo mismo. Eso si, por 7,5£ te hacian un desayuno ingles.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vulture68 Great location for Cambridge/Newmarket
Standard HI Express.
Good location for train access to Cambridge - next to station and Newmarket.
Some noise from Train and road next to hotel.
Facilities good and excellent pub next door.
Air Con, but noisy when at full chat.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rockybuck Good overnight stay
a well placed and new hotel with good links to London and Cambridge the station is next door this is our 2nd stay here and would recommend it without reservation.
the breakfast is O K but included in price.
August 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by dennisq Great staff but some problems
Staff overwhelmed by a large party, some problems with the comfort of the mattress, lack of toiletries and function of the hair dryer, lack of TV remote
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ClaireL Quiet , clean and comfy
Excellent hotel, fantastic room very clean and quiet. Would definitely come back
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Graham44 very good service at reasonable price
A very enjoyable visit.
Poor lighting in the bathroom.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tanie H good overnight stay
stayed one night when going to a concert at audley end. it was a little annoying to arrive at 6pm and still have to wait over half an hour for our room. When we finally got our room it was beautifully clean and seemed recently refurbished. We slept very well despite the proximity of the roads and train. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. free wi-fi which worked on two devices was greatly appreciated.
July 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wooligans Not sure what to expect..........But...............
Not being a frequent traveller I was not at all sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised especially as I had read some not-so-good reviews about this hotel in the past. However, staff were welcoming, hotel was clean and pleasant, the air conditioning worked well and the curtains kept out any external lighting., I could not hear the trains, there was little or no noise from the corridors, the bed was comfortable the sheets well laundered and the bath towel of good size..
The breakfast was very good with hot and cold choices, no restriction on the available portion size of food and the coffee was pleasant.
The only real problem was that there was a function at the Red Lion Hotel and as I did not arrive till 8.00pm, parking was well nigh impossible and I had to use a disabled bay as the only option, or else walk a very long way which would have been most inconvenient.. If other guests had actually parked more sensibly, there would have been adequate room elsewhere, so the problem is possibly down to guest selfishness!!. Finding the actual entrance to the hotel was also tricky as I was confused by the signage for the Red Lion being much more prominent than that for the Hotel itself, but this was a minor difficulty.
All in all I would thoroughly recommend this Hotel and would certainly stay there again if visiting Cambridge or Saffron Walden.
July 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Good clean rooms
pity about the train line outside the window with express trains running through, and local commuter trains stopping at the station. It can make for an early wake up!
There was a funny smell in certain parts of the room, but it was clean.
Wifi was frustrating as you have to get a code for each device.
Breakfast was OK, coffee was poor.
July 21, 2014