ARUNDEL HOUSE HOTEL

45 61 Chesterton Rd., Cambridge CB43AN United Kingdom (GBR)
3 Star Hotel
52.21286720.1196243
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78
Good

Good city hotel. Great eating out nearby together with excellent sightseeing and excursions. Popular among solo travelers.

“Within walking distance of town centre” “Easy walking distance to colleges”

Good Overall Ranking Top 48% in city
Excellent City Hotel Top 4% in city

Good to know

  • Affordable parking

    “Car park included” “Free car parking”

  • Accessible parking

    “Great car parking” “Excellent parking facilities”

  • Unpleasant entrance area

    “Lack of lifts” “Lack of elevator”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated interior”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
694 reviews

Good location, close to public transport. Parking is good and affordable. Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping. Great nearby restaurants and bars with excellent excursions. Reasonably accessible by car.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

71/100
560 reviews

Service is welcoming but the reception is bad. Service acceptably professional, with acceptable housekeeping and decent restaurant service. Hotel security is ok.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Breakfast

53/100
337 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Gluten free toast” “No cooked breakfast” “Soggy croissants”

Room

45/100
699 reviews

Cramped, badly-maintained rooms with bad beds and A/C. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms. Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views. Out-dated rooms with substandard TVs, kitchenettes and furnishings.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

WiFi

40/100
84 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“Wi-fi does not work” “Absence of wifi in the rooms” “Poor wifi Connectivity”

Amenities

38/100
331 reviews

Great terrace but old facilities with a poor entrance area. Bad architecture. Pleasant hotel grounds.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Comfort

36/100
396 reviews

Generally poor comfort, particularly the beds, and A/C is lacking. Noisy, cramped rooms and bathrooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Vibe

33/100
274 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated. Unstylish Hotel. Good choice for a city trip.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Ranked top 32% by couples, with a score of 78

Good to know

  • Interesting excursions

    “Right on the riverside” “Nicest walks”

  • Great view

    “Excellent view” “Wonderful view of river”

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “Right on the river front” “10 minutes walk from city tourist centre”

  • Great desserts & fruits

    “Home made jams” “Reasonable selection of fruit”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
309 reviews

Great location. Parking is good and affordable. Central location with great excursions and sightseeing.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

70/100
217 reviews

Service is welcoming but the reception is bad. Service is quite professional and decent in the restaurant.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Cleanliness

64/100
69 reviews

Room and bathroom cleanliness is lacking. Clean hotel facilities.

“Clean facilities” “Wet bread” “Stained bed linen”

Breakfast

55/100
124 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Gluten free toast” “No cooked breakfast” “No croissants”

Room

52/100
285 reviews

Acceptably clean, but old and small, rooms, and poor A/C. Excellent views but scruffy beds and furniture in run-down rooms. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms.

“Excellent shower” “Shower room was tiny” “Toilet didn't flush”

Comfort

43/100
157 reviews

Generally poor comfort, particularly the beds, and A/C is lacking. Noisy, cramped rooms and bathrooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Amenities

42/100
132 reviews

Subpar entrance area and ancient facilities, but wonderful grounds. Bad architecture.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Vibe

39/100
101 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated. Unstylish Hotel.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

WiFi

39/100
28 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“Wi-fi does not work” “Absence of wifi in the rooms” “Poor wifi Connectivity”

Ranked top 40% by solo travelers, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Free internet

    “Free Wi-fi” “Free wi fi”

  • Old rooms

    “Aging fittings” “Old cupboard”

  • Bad internet service

    “Wi-fi does not work” “Absence of wifi in the rooms”

  • Old facilities

    “Old building” “Dated interior”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
178 reviews

Great location. Parking is good and affordable. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

73/100
166 reviews

Friendly, mostly professional service, and so-so reception and restaurant service.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Bar

59/100
15 reviews

Standard bar.

“No latte” “Coffee Poor value” “Poor bar service”

Breakfast

54/100
105 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“No cooked breakfast” “No croissants” “Soggy toast”

WiFi

40/100
38 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“Wi-fi does not work” “Absence of wifi in the rooms” “Poor wifi Connectivity”

Room

35/100
185 reviews

Excellent views but scruffy beds and furniture in run-down rooms. Acceptably clean, but old and small, rooms, and poor A/C. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Amenities

32/100
89 reviews

Subpar entrance area and ancient facilities, but wonderful grounds. Bad architecture.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Vibe

30/100
77 reviews

Poor vibe. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated. Unstylish Hotel.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Comfort

26/100
100 reviews

Generally poor comfort, particularly the beds, and A/C is lacking. Noisy, cramped rooms and bathrooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Ranked top 28% by families, with a score of 78

Good to know

  • Bad architecture

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated decor”

  • Unstylish Hotel

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated decor”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Visit Clean” “Clean facilities”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated interior”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
43 reviews

Great location. Parking is good and affordable.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

71/100
36 reviews

Service is welcoming but the reception is bad.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Breakfast

49/100
23 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No cooked breakfast” “Soggy croissants” “Toast would have been nice”

Room

43/100
44 reviews

Clean rooms, although poorly maintained and cramped with small beds.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Amenities

42/100
30 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area. Bad architecture.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Comfort

36/100
22 reviews

Small, uncomfortable rooms with bad beds and too much noise.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Vibe

34/100
25 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Unstylish Hotel. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated interior”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

63/100
6 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security” “Miserable staff”

Breakfast

55/100
6 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Gluten free toast” “No cooked breakfast” “Worst croissants”

Room

46/100
8 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Comfort

39/100
9 reviews

Uncomfortable.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Amenities

35/100
6 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Vibe

33/100
6 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Good to know

  • Affordable parking

    “Car park included” “Free car parking”

  • Accessible parking

    “Great car parking” “Excellent parking facilities”

  • Unpleasant entrance area

    “Lack of lifts” “Lack of elevator”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated interior”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
607 reviews

Great location. Parking is good and affordable. Near downtown with great sightseeing and shopping. Great nearby restaurants and bars with excellent excursions. Bad accessibility by car.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

73/100
508 reviews

Service is welcoming but the reception is bad. Service acceptably professional, with acceptable housekeeping and decent restaurant service. Hotel security is ok.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Cleanliness

65/100
150 reviews

Bathrooms, dining area untidy; rooms relatively untidy. Clean hotel facilities.

“Wet bread” “Stained bed linen” “Stained carpets”

Breakfast

54/100
300 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“No cooked breakfast” “Soggy croissants” “Wonderful complimentary breakfast”

Room

44/100
611 reviews

Cramped, badly-maintained rooms with bad beds and A/C. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms. Rooms are somewhat clean but have fantastic views. Out-dated rooms with substandard TVs, kitchenettes and furnishings.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

WiFi

41/100
67 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“Wi-fi does not work” “Absence of wifi in the rooms” “Poor wifi Connectivity”

Amenities

37/100
284 reviews

Subpar entrance area and ancient facilities, but wonderful grounds. Bad architecture.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Comfort

36/100
342 reviews

Generally poor comfort, particularly the beds, and A/C is lacking. Noisy, cramped rooms and bathrooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Vibe

31/100
239 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated. Unstylish Hotel.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Ranked top 34% by couples, with a score of 77

Good to know

  • Interesting excursions

    “Right on the riverside” “Nicest walks”

  • Bad air conditioning

    “No A/C” “No air-conditioning”

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “Right on the river front” “10 minutes walk from city tourist centre”

  • Great view

    “Excellent view” “Wonderful view of river”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
279 reviews

Great location. Parking is good and affordable. Central location with great excursions and sightseeing.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

72/100
202 reviews

Service is welcoming but the reception is bad. Service is quite professional and decent in the restaurant.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Cleanliness

63/100
64 reviews

Room and bathroom cleanliness is lacking. Clean hotel facilities.

“Visit Clean” “Wet bread” “Broken glass in window”

Breakfast

55/100
113 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“No cooked breakfast” “Worst croissants” “Wonderful complimentary breakfast”

Room

51/100
256 reviews

Great views from the small rooms, kept up acceptably but with subpar beds. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms. Rooms are neglected and poorly furnished with unacceptable air conditioning.

“Spacious single room” “Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain”

Comfort

44/100
138 reviews

Generally poor comfort, particularly the beds, and A/C is lacking. Noisy, cramped rooms and bathrooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Amenities

43/100
119 reviews

Subpar entrance area and ancient facilities, but wonderful grounds. Bad architecture.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

WiFi

39/100
26 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“Wi-fi does not work” “Absence of wifi in the rooms” “Poor wifi Connectivity”

Vibe

36/100
88 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Unpleasant entrance area. Unstylish Hotel. Hotel is outdated.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Ranked top 29% by solo travelers, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Old rooms

    “Aging fittings” “Old cupboard”

  • Free internet

    “Free Wi-fi” “Free wi fi”

  • Bad internet service

    “Wi-fi does not work” “Absence of wifi in the rooms”

  • Old facilities

    “Old building” “Dated interior”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
158 reviews

Great location. Parking is good and affordable. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

73/100
154 reviews

Friendly service. Staff is professional enough, with okay reception, housekeeping, and waitstaff.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Breakfast

53/100
96 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“No cooked breakfast” “Worst croissants” “Toast properly”

WiFi

41/100
28 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“Wi-fi does not work” “Absence of wifi in the rooms” “Poor wifi Connectivity”

Room

35/100
161 reviews

Excellent views but scruffy beds and furniture in run-down rooms. Acceptably clean, but old and small, rooms, and poor A/C. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Amenities

32/100
75 reviews

Subpar entrance area and ancient facilities, but wonderful grounds. Bad architecture.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Vibe

31/100
71 reviews

Poor vibe. Unpleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated. Unstylish Hotel.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Comfort

26/100
85 reviews

Generally poor comfort, particularly the beds, and A/C is lacking. Noisy, cramped rooms and bathrooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Ranked top 40% by families, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Bad architecture

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated decor”

  • Unstylish Hotel

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated decor”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated interior”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Aging fittings” “Old cupboard”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
35 reviews

Great location. Parking is good and affordable.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

73/100
30 reviews

Service is welcoming but the reception is bad.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Breakfast

50/100
20 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No cooked breakfast” “Soggy croissants” “Toast would have been nice”

Room

44/100
37 reviews

Clean rooms, although poorly maintained and cramped with small beds.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Amenities

41/100
25 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area. Bad architecture.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Comfort

35/100
18 reviews

Uncomfortable, cramped rooms, with poor beds.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Vibe

34/100
20 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Unstylish Hotel. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated interior”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
12 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

69/100
8 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security” “Excellent welcome”

Breakfast

57/100
4 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“No cooked breakfast” “Stale toast” “Worst croissants”

Room

41/100
16 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Vibe

36/100
5 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Comfort

35/100
6 reviews

Uncomfortable.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Amenities

34/100
7 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Good to know

  • Room is not nice

    “Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain”

  • Great location

    “Excellent city location” “Superb location;”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
4 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Room

45/100
5 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
4 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

72/100
4 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Room

47/100
6 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Good to know

  • Noisy

    “Constant traffic noise” “Noisy road”

  • Near city centre

    “10 minute walk from the historic centre” “Within walking distance of town centre”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Lovely old style” “Old world charm”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated interior”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
21 reviews

Near city centre in a great location.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

66/100
10 reviews

Service is average, but very friendly.

“Excellent security” “Excellent welcome” “Wonderful staff”

Breakfast

51/100
10 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“No cooked breakfast” “No croissants” “Soggy toast”

Room

47/100
19 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Vibe

41/100
5 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Amenities

41/100
8 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Comfort

35/100
10 reviews

Noisy room lacking in comfort.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Good to know

  • Room is not nice

    “Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain”

  • Great location

    “Excellent city location” “Superb location;”

Review highlights

Location

97/100
9 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Room

50/100
9 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated interior”

  • Small rooms

    “Compact shower enclosure” “Shower room was tiny”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
11 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

73/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Superb staff” “Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security”

Breakfast

57/100
5 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Gluten free toast” “No cooked breakfast” “Worst croissants”

Room

44/100
9 reviews

Small rooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Amenities

39/100
10 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Comfort

36/100
6 reviews

Small and uncomfortable rooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Decor needs updating” “Dated interior”

  • Small rooms

    “Compact shower enclosure” “Shower room was tiny”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
12 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Value

73/100
4 reviews

Best value for money.

“Reasonably priced pubs” “Reasonable selection of fruit” “Complementary bottle of water”

Service

67/100
7 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Excellent security” “Abrupt staff on reception” “Wonderful staff”

Breakfast

50/100
7 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No cooked breakfast” “Soggy croissants” “Toast would have been nice”

Room

45/100
13 reviews

Small rooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

Amenities

38/100
7 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Decor needs updating” “Dated interior” “Stained carpets”

Comfort

37/100
7 reviews

Small and uncomfortable rooms.

“Shower room was tiny” “Tiny televisions” “Terrible nights sleep”

Vibe

33/100
7 reviews

Poor vibe.

“Does not have elevator” “Lacking in character” “Aging fittings”

Review highlights

Location

96/100
7 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent city location” “Superb location;” “Superb location”

Service

68/100
7 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Breakfast staff excellent” “Excellent security” “Unhelpful attitude”

Value

67/100
7 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Reasonably priced pubs” “Reasonable selection of fruit” “Expensive evening meals”

Room

44/100
5 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Shower room was tiny” “Shower did not drain” “Tiny televisions”

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