Off the beaten track
09/11/2015 Micheál M, Belfast, United Kingdom
This hotel was a mixed bag for me. It's one of those place that's been updated and extended bit by bit over a period of time and some of the updates just clash and create a strange vibe or atmosphere.... more
This hotel was a mixed bag for me. It's one of those place that's been updated and extended bit by bit over a period of time and some of the updates just clash and create a strange vibe or atmosphere.
Check-in was a pleasant experience - fast with no issues so got to my room in a matter of minutes. The room was quaint, to say the least. In the original part of the hotel, the room had a a four-poster bed and a very small TV. The bathroom was very outdated, but served its purpose. The room had a great view.
The bar in the hotel was the worst I have been in - zero atmosphere with very few patrons. I was on my own on most occasions, and because of the location of the hotel, getting into town wasn't easy and always requires a taxi. The staff were friendly though.
I ate in the restaurant which was really surprising as it was excellent. The food was almost fine dining, well presented and tasty.
I wouldn't stay here again as it is too far away from town and the was extremely quiet. less
Tony M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cambridge Quy Mill Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Michael M
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am delighted you enjoyed the food in the restaurant, we have once again this year retained 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence, I also note you found the staff friendly. We are a country house hotel located 5 miles from the centre of Cambridge set within 8 acres of gardens and grounds and although the hotel is busy the location does lend itself to guests looking for a quieter location and wanting to avoid the often heavy traffic of more central locations. Thank you again for your review