Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TigerT Spotless Rooms and friendly staff
The chosen accomodation for the Para Sqn OCA 2013 ,from check-in to out for the third year running the Holiday Inn under the steerage of Ross and his team have made us extremely welcome, the rooms were of a high standard.
We look forward to returning.
June 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lucy2013 Disappointing breakfast at Red Lion
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express at Duxford on Friday May 31st and Saturday 1st June 2013.
The room was clean and comfortable, but unfortunately facing the train line directly next door. The staff at the Holiday Inn were very friendly and helpful. My only criticism of the Holiday Inn was that after I told the staff that no more drinks were to be added to my room bill I was presented with a bill for further drinks, that had been added to our room bill, AFTER we had gone to bed! I obviously refused to pay for these on checking out but the girl on reception wasn't overly friendly and took her time checking us out. She wasn't the usual staff that we dealt with whilst staying at the Holiday Inn.
My major criticism was with the breakfast that I had to pay extra for at the Red Lion. I asked for the vegetarian full English and all I got was 2x paoched eggs,2 x slices of toast and one veggie sausage. Not the full veggie English that was on the menu and that I had asked for (mushrooms, tomatoes, beans etc).
Also, the continental breakfast bar was very poorly stocked on both mornings during our stay. I had to ask several times for cutlery, water, cups, glasses etc... which all took a very long time to arrive. The staff at the Red Lion were slow at best. A very disappointing venue I shall not be returning to any time son.
June 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Barney123 Excellent staff but insufficient breakfast foodstulff
The hotel was well situated, very close to the railway station. The noise of the trains was always in the background, but did not cause problems with sleepless nights. Our issue was with the breakfast service, with only two staff on duty who worked like trojans throughout our three day stay.
The first morning the juice dispenser was not working and the orange & apple juices were in jugs. Almost immediately after being filled the orange juice jug was empty, I asked one of the staff to have it refilled, which she did by going outside the hotel and returning with some juice cartons. As before, the orange juice quickly disappeared. It was a constant battle for the staff to replenish the hot food, juices and croissants etc.
The second morning arrived with the same problem with an empty jug of orange juice, once more one of the staff went outside to get more juice. The milk dispenser then ran out of milk, a jug of milk arrived, which was quickly used. I had milk for my breakfast cereal but one customer gave up waiting and left. There were no sachets of tomato sauce, which was mentioned to one of the staff. My wife went up to our room and brought down some sachets of tomato sauce, which we had left over from a recent visit to MacDonalds. She also brought down a few of the small milk cartons to add to our tea as there was still no milk. Lastly, there was no fresh fruit.
The third morning was a repeat of the previous days with the lack of orange juice, milk, hot food, pastries and no tomato sauce! No sooner as something was replenished it was quickly emptied, the staff tried their best but it was an impossible task for two. There was a wedding party in the hotel who became quite vocal with the lack of breakfast food.
June 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by andrewvm Great place to stay at a great price
Stayed there for one night with golfing friends. Super hotel, rooms very good and the en- suite facilities were 5 star.
Excellent breakfast. Hotel modern,clean and tidy.
June 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marle Comfortable room
I stayed at this hotel during a course and it was a nice place to stay for this purpose, friendly staff, clean.
There are some disadvantages:
- the hotel is located next to a railway station, which is nice to get there but make sure to bring earplugs for the night
- the variety of breakfast choices is good but the food is of average quality
- the heating/airconditioning is sometimes very noisy and you need a trick to shut it down (the trick was kindly provided by a staff member)
- the sink inside the toilet/douche in my room was a bit smelly
Nonetheless, if I would need to visit Whittlesford again I would go back to Holiday Inn because overall it was nice.
May 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jacky271 Relaxing
I stayed here two weeks, while doing an intensive course in the area. The room was very relaxing to come home to, with a comfortable bed and shower. Overall my stay was very pleasant. The only remark perhaps is that the bathroom could have been better ventilated, as it was still wet after a day when I showered in the morning, and smelled a bit damp.. For the rest it was very good. I can recomment this hotel.
May 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OldSkroo Two visitors from Portugal
My Portuguese friend and I stayed for 2 nights at the hotel whilst visiting the U.K. and the I.W.M. at Duxford. The only problem we had with the hotel was that our room overlooked a railway line and therefore the trains caused unwanted noise.
However, on a more serious note. The hotel itself has no facilities for an evening meal, and we were reccomended to a facility just over the road. Having paid nine pounds fifty for two pints of Murphys and over twentysix pounds for a couple of burgers we considdered we were ripped off.
So in conclusion, if you stay here you will need to commute if you want to eat.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carole27 Convenient and great value
An excellently placed hotel for Duxford or Cambridge. The train takes you close to the centre and then a 10 min walk and you will be in the centre of cambridge. The hotel was clean, with friendly staff and plenty of parking spaces. The breakfast was good and we found it a very economical hotel. Excellent value.!
May 1, 2013