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Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel

Unit 15-17 Coldhams Business Park Norman Way Norman Way, Cambridge CB1 3LH England
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#16 of 38 hotels in Cambridge
Enjoy a peaceful stay at the modern Holiday Inn Express Cambridge hotel, just 2 miles from Cambridge city centre. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, well-equipped bedrooms with comfort cooling and free onsite parking. An inclusive Express Start buffet breakfast with hot items is included for all guests. If you're travelling for business, we're easy to reach, just 24 miles from Stansted Airport on the M11 and 1.5 miles from Cambridge train station. It's just a short walk from the hotel to meetings with companies based in Coldhams Business Park. Cambridge's focal point is its beautiful university campus, packed with medieval college buildings and the Gothic King's College Chapel. Sail along the tranquil River Cam by punt for a city tour with a difference, passing picturesque parks and beautiful bridges. Order dinner and drinks at the hotel's bar and relax in the Great Room lounge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Flyingred wrote a review 16 Jan
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom372 contributions315 helpful votes
This HIE is in a good location, convenient for the A11. It is served with good footpaths and cycleways connecting with Cambridge and nearby Cherry Hinton (for pubs, restaurants, shops, etc.). Check-in was fast and efficient but didn't follow the IHG protocol – I wasn't welcomed as a loyalty scheme member or offered a welcome drink or points. The receptionist gave us directions to our room which we couldn't follow because the lift/elevator was out of use. The room was standard specification and everything worked. The bed was bouncier than we are used to, which meant that any movement disturbed the other. Breakfast was slightly sad. The scrambled eggs were dry and crummy (should have been replenished) and the choice of pastries/breads fell short. Overall, nowhere near the levels of satisfaction achieved by other HIE locations, in fact, the poorest we have visited in the UK. That said, it was clean and quiet.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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jacinta wrote a review 12 Jan
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
4 week stay during the Christmas period to visit family. Clean, spacious rooms and a large bar area. Friendly staff who provided a good service. Big thanks to Jorgan who took the time to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Great value for money.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking available, breakfast included, bar services and some food available for dinner (mainly...
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Response from Izaskun Olarreaga, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Roam15586327145, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad to hear you loved your stay! Our staff enjoys reading reviews such as the one you left us! It lets us know we are making customers happy! We can't wait to welcome you back in the near future. Take care, Izaskun
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Amanda wrote a review Dec 2021
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This place was busting at the seems weekend of 18-19/12. Unfortunately we had a room on the bottom floor. The lobby was so loud. The door that closed between the lobby and hallway to the rooms was noisy. We could hear everything. People walking in the hall. The hall door opening and closing. The rooms next to us. Their TVs. The dog across the way barking all night. The conversations in the hall, at the bar, outside the window even. Music/bar open way too late. Worst nights sleep I’ve had at a hotel. People throwing up outside our window in the parking lot and driving off at 5am. People talking outside on the phone into the early am. Absolute nightmare. Would pay double somewhere else just to sleep well. Not to mention our room was freezing. The heater was not working. Called down to lobby and they stated multiple heaters were not working….. Never again. Not the best COVID protocols either. Not enforcing masks. Everyone using same serving spoons at buffet breakfast during Omicron. Just no thinking at all…..
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Leicesterfox41 wrote a review Nov 2021
Leicester120 contributions56 helpful votes
We stayed one evening and overall we found the staff very helpful,the room was clean and all in all very comfortable, there was plenty of free parking. We attended an event at the corn exchange and a taxi cost £11 each way. Breakfast was included and had a good choice,the only advice I could give the hotel is to improve the toasters please and to ensure the hot food is hot.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Izaskun Olarreaga, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel
Responded 24 Nov 2021
Dear Leicesterfox41, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your recent stay! We're happy to hear you had a pleasant stay in our hotel. Thank you for your feedback regarding the toasters. We strive for continuous improvement so your feedback will be used to improve our services. We hope your next stay is around the corner! All the best, Izaskun
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Peter Fournet wrote a review Nov 2021
Oxford, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
Clean room, wonderful shower. Great breakfast buffet. Minor issues, the night manager couldn't find my booking as the day receptionist checked me in,so it took some time to get my key. And my son's bed was halfway made. Overall great hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Izaskun Olarreaga, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel
Responded 17 Nov 2021
Dear Peterfournet, Thank you for your superb rating! We're glad to hear you enjoyed our clean rooms, wonderful showers, and delicious breakfast selection! We hope to welcome you back very soon! All the best, Izaskun
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cambridge Escape Rooms (1.1 km), Central mosque Cambridge (0.9 km), and Cherry Hinton Hall Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include TZATZIKI, Indian Palace, and The Red Lion.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting University of Cambridge (3.5 km), Kettle's Yard (3.9 km), and St. John's College (3.5 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.