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67% would recommend it to a friend
Beautiful boutique decor
The Regency has been impressively refurbished in a retro style.
The standard of fixtures and fittings is high. The framed prints of Cambridge on the walls and scent diffuser on the staircase help make it homely and pleasant. My small room was well thought out and I had everything I needed close to hand. The buffet breakfast is excellent, with classical FM playing on the radio and a chance to talk to other guests at the refectory style tables. This guest house has a nice feel of an independent home from home in Cambridge. I am going back again shortly as the location is excellent, the price reasonable and it provides a pleasant and stylish environment at the beginning and end of the working day. Also, the beds are indeed extremely comfortable.
Great Short Stay
The Guest House is very conveniently situated, very close to bus routes and overlooks the green.
Initially, I had trouble getting in, as my computer was down, so I had missed the email giving instruction on how to get in, but after contacting the manager who was very helpful, I found my key and my room easily. Clean and comfortable room - basic but has all the essentials; wonderful bed, windows that open, a basin and a kettle. The shared bathroom was tolerable for a short stay, but if you are planning a stay of a week or more it could become difficult. Can't comment on the breakfast, as I didn't sample it. Guests with mobility problems might want to ask for a ground floor room, as the house is three stories high. Would I stay there again. Most definitely - thank you!
A slightly strange experience
A Victorian terrace house, in which the principal rooms have been converted into guest bedrooms with some style.
But the oddity is that there are no staff present to welcome guests when they arrive: instead guests are - apparently - meant to receive an email giving them a PIN code to open the front door, and then pick up their own room key from a rack in the hallway. I did not receive the email, and eventually got in by calling the number given - either on the website or the LateRooms confirmation. Later that evening, two other guests found themselves in a similar situation. Since I had the room nearest the front door, I deputized for the non existent receptionist and let them in. One other point: breakfast starts at 8.00 a.m. - which it is rather late, especially for those travelling on business. 7.00 a.m. would be more reasonable.
This place was awful.
We arrived without having been provided with the door code to get in. We eventually had to beg another guest to let us in - he was understandably reluctant. Having negotiated that we then had to find our room key and walk up 2 flights of very steep stairs to get to our room. It was not en suite which came a s a shock. The shared bathroom was next door and we were kept awake all night by other guests using it, and by them trying to work the locks on the doors of their rooms - everyone including us seemed to have problems with that. In the morning the breakfast was down 3 flights of steep stairs in the basement. Definitely not worth the ridiculous amount of money that we paid for it.
Regency Guest House
No parking, overpriced hostel.
No where to park.
Tried to call the hotel for a permit to park outside but couldn't get through to anyone. spoke to the lady serving breakfast about a permit but she said she wasn't sure. Ended up with a £70 parking ticket. The room was very basic with noise from the local pub until after 1am. Also wasn't an ensuite room which wasn't clearly explained. Shared bathroom with atleast 4 other rooms. Wallpaper hanging off the walls and filthy carpets. Continental breakfast was fairly good.
The apartment was spotless and for the price was close to the city center
Great value (for Cambridge)
A very nice, clean, if simple, room in central Cambridge.
Really good at the price.
Lovely little apartment in a good location for transport
I was attending a gig at The Junction, and so found this apartment.
It sits in a very quiet residential area on the far side of the train station, so despite it's close proximity on the map it's about a ten minute walk to reach it. The apartment itself is utterly lovely - the sun terrace looked amazing (although it was too cold to sit out there) and the ned was huge.
However, we did have some problems with the hot water - the signs advised us to let it heat up for 20 minutes, but even after half an hour there was still only a small amount of hot water before it became tepid (not great for a shower or bath). I had to pick up keys from the main guest room (which was in the city centre so a bit of a trek) but they had offered to leave them at the apartment for us. We didn't actually see anyone at the guest house, but the contact we did have with them was excellent and friendly. If it wasn't for the hot water, I would definitely stay here again.
Okay but expensive for a room that is not that great.
Pros: Great location Easy to come and go Nicely decorated rooms Cons: Room lock was difficult to use - very stiff.
Expensive for what it is - £125 for a nothing very special room and hotel.
Toilet seat was broken. Lamp didn't work. Blind was broken and only opened one side. Balcony was littered with cigarette butts and empty plastic bottles. When you run water in the sink, it comes up the shower plughole.