Ratings based on 152 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Surrey

Smart hotel - but very noisy due to weddings!

Posted 09-Sep-2014
Cons: There must be bedrooms that are not impacted by noise from function rooms. Surely these rooms could be allocated to independent guests?
Location: There's very little in the immediate surrounding area. You'd need transport to visit Cambridge city centre.
We chose to stay at this hotel while visiting friends in the area - the location was very convenient for us. Overall the hotel looks smart - the rooms are comfortable and clean, the public areas in good condition. It's a very large hotel, so a little impersonal and corporate, but we expected that. Our stay would have been good, had it not been for the functions that were going on at the same time. We stayed a Saturday night and there were two weddings in progress. We returned to the hotel just after 11.30 pm, and could hear very loud music, even with all the windows closed. I called Reception to ask when the music would end, but the receptionist confirmed it would stay until 1.00 am. She did however say that she would ask the DJ to turn down both the overall volume and the bass level. If the DJ did make any adjustment, sadly it was unnoticeable from our room. However I was keen to just get to bed in the hope I'd fall asleep with the din in the background. Eventually after 1.00 am I did fall asleep, only to be woken again at 1.45 am by the clean-up operation following the wedding. Furniture was being dragged around and partition walls being moved. The noise was so bad it caused vibrations for the whole room to move. The noise continued until just after 2.00 am. With my partner asleep and at that time of night I had no interest in pursuing the matter further with the hotel at the time.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Out of Town - Not out of place

Posted 30-Jul-2014
Pros: As above.
Cons: May seem petty, but I've had fluffier and nicer smelling towels in cheaper hotels.
Location: Cambridge has much to do, and to much to oust here.
Couldn't find a reasonably priced hotel in Cambridge. This was a much better option and great facility; rooms good, breakfast hotel standard but all you need and staff were excellent.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Les from NV

Spa/Resort Hotel Close to Cambridge

Posted 30-Jun-2014
Pros: Spacious rooms. Good ambience. Great restaurant and bar.
Cons: Could hear our next door neighbours talking and watching TV. Better wall insulation would be good.
Location: 7 miles from Cambridge. What more can I say?
Visited the hotel to attend an Alumni dinner in Cambridge. Found the Belfry to be a very relaxing spa/resort hotel 7 miles from the center of the city. Easy access to central Cambridge by taxi. Very pleasant and accommodating staff. Good bar/restaurant. All in all a very great value for money.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by S from London

Does the basics well

Posted 23-Jun-2014
Pros: The staff are very friendly, the beds are comfortable and the showers are great.
Cons: The evening meals in the restaurant are not the best. Breakfast above average though.
Location: In the middle of nowhere. Cambourne won't be to everyone's taste.
This hotel isn't going to win any awards for glamour, or proximity to Cambridge, but if you're stuck for somewhere to stay and don't think of it as anything more than a motel then it's absolutely fine.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

Overnight stop

Posted 15-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
Only a quick overnight stop, but from looking around facilicities were excellent and the service and breakfast were excelllent..Rooms look like the are getting a bit tired but generally very clean. Will be going back sometime soon i hope.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

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5 out of 5
Recommended
by JP from Suffolk

Great Location

Posted 28-May-2014 on Hotels.com
Excellent location as near to Papworth Hospital where my husband was having heart surgery
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Well situated for Cambridge - 15 minutes by car to

Posted 11-May-2014
Pros: Location, generally very quite, nice leisure centre, very helpful reception staff, especially George
Cons: NO MUSIC IN THE RESTAURANT
Generally very good, but Breakfast on the last day (Monday) was almost completely ruined by the volume and type of "music" being played. I requested twice for the volume to be turned down but this was only done when I finally got up to ask for a 3rd time. No-one wants to listen to electronically generated white noise at 07.30 in the morning. Some of us like to talk to our breakfast companions, not have to shout at them in order to be heard!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by TrevorC from Southampton, UK

Good all-round business/leisure hotel

Posted 08-May-2014 on Hotels.com
Stayed here for 1 night with my son whilst visiting a Cambridge University open day. It's about 20 minutes out of town at Cambourne - a new modern mini-town. The hotel is modern with easy free parking and a leisure facility including spa, and a good sized pool and well equipped gym. It is clearly used as wedding and business meeting/conference venue too. The restaurant has a fairly limited menu, but good quality food - there does not appear to be a "bar food" option. Prices for food and drink are typical for a 4 star property. Room prices are quite reasonable for what you're getting - you pay a lot more for lesser standard in Cambridge city centre and you'd have to pay to park there too. Rooms are clean, and large, bathrooms have separate shower cubicle and bath. It is well maintained, but also well used, so give it a couple of years and it will need a spruce up, but at the moment it's still is good in condition. Recommended.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Shirley from Sussex

Great stay

Posted 28-Apr-2014
Pros: The staff and the facilities
Cons: More staff in the bar when busy
Location: Handy for Cambridge and Newmarket, not a lot to do in the immediate locality
We had a wonderful stay. Comfortable room; good facilities, enjoyed the spa, good breakfast and very friendly staff. Will definitely recommend and hope to stay there again. The staff could not have been more helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and the jacuzzi.