Menzies Cambridge Golf Club Hotel
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very good hotel overallfrom bobthestag
Awful, do not stay here!from Penfold07
Mixed reviewfrom Tony-guinness
Good valuefrom Mr-Hanky
We paid £140 for a double room for two nights including breakfast and thought it represented good value for money. The breakfasts themselves were excellent, but I would avoid the peak time, which seemed to be around 10am on the Sunday - as whilst the staff were trying their best, there clearly weren't enough of them and the service suffered as a result.
The rooms were clean and tidy, and we found the staff to be helpful. You can use the gym, pool, sauna, steamroom and jacuzzi for free as well, which was an added bonus - and they were well kept.
Overall, we couldn't find too much to fault, if you're looking for a relatively cheap and clean hotel with decent facilities and a nice hearty breakfast then you should be just fine. If you're looking for the lap of luxury then you'll probably be disappointed, but then what did you expect for £70 a night?
Watch out for the fire alarms!!from Julia01
The hotel was being decorated when we arrived but it did not inconvenience us during our stay. The staff were very polite and helpful although I was not asked if I required a morning newspaper at check in. The health club was also a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours.
The major drawback during our stay was the fire alarms. We stayed Thursday and Friday night. Thursday night we had an alarm at 10.30pm and was evacuated outside for approximately 45 mins. We were given foil capes as it was a cold night and were kept well informed. My 9 year old son however was a little scared at the experience.
We returned to the hotel on Friday night and noticed that there was a management dicussion taking place around the fire alarm centre. Lo and behold at 2.45am the alarm went off again and another evacuation outside. This time we were only out for 10 minutes and the fire crew were not called. We were told that a guest had been showering and set off the alarm. We did not notice any guests with wet hair and who would shower at that time of the morning?!. We suspect that this was just an excuse as the next morning the fire alarm was being repaired again.
It was a sham as the hotel is really pleasant and looks as though it will be even nicer once Menzies have finished their refurbishment. I would definitely go back-if they could assure me that they had fixed the fire alarm!!
Terrible, nothing to commend it at allfrom sprout64
Breakfast was hysterical. I stood around waiting for a table to be cleared for 6 minutes. They kept telling me it was all a bit difficult because someone had called in sick. In the end I cleared my own table. Breakfast was less than inspiring, I took the butter off another table because that never arrived and had to get the coffee changed because it was full of grounds.
They ordered me a taxi into Cambridge that took 50 minutes to arrive (they said it would be 15-20). Not their fault I suppose but don't use the firm they use, book Lion Cabs instead. [By the way this hotel is miles from Cambridge, cab fare will cost you £15-18.] Whilst in reception I enjoyed the spectacle of a young woman from reception called Rebecca telling the plumber in loud echoing terms that he was needed in room 124 sharpish because 'it's really minging' - nice.
They tried to charge me the full rate for the executive suite when I booked out and to top it all I left a linen shirt in my room. When I called up and eventually got to speak to housekeeping they said nothing had been found. I KNOW I left that shirt in the room and I even know where - odd that they didn't find it then.
You have been warned, avoid this place at all costs. Colleagues stayed at The Felix which is lovely and much closer to Cambridge.
Steer Clearfrom sapbloke
The hotel is being renovated ... will take a lot to bring it up to standard. Sports facilities are good ... no lifeguard on the pool though. Evening meal was good , although we got short shrift when asking for wine from the waitress... as it was not her job !. Eventually got white wine , even though ordered red. bizarre.
breakfast very efficient.
Faulty Towers!from CarlaLondon
The staff are rude, slow and appear to not want to make eye contact in case they have to assist you.
My partner and I recently visited on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast weekend. First night at dinner we waited 10 minutes to be seated, 25 minutes to order drinks and when our starters arrived they were nothing like the 'A La Carte Menu' described. On leaving the restaurant our bill had to be corrected 4-times, to which the manager behaved like this was our fault!
Breakfast was a similar scenario with one member of staff using the expression 'For ---- sake' when asked could we order some tea and coffee from him! Apparently this isn't his job, even though we were pointed in his direction after asking one of the other waitresses.
Our room was average (not very clean) with a tiny bathroom, home to Ants.
The best thing about this experience was the massages we had, other than that I would advise to steer well clear.
Could be much betterfrom anon14London
fag endsfrom poppy053
Breakfast was good but coffee was like ink and only got it after asking three times. Very disappointed going back to "sleep inns".
Top Local Tips for Cambridge
Getting to the Menzies Hotel If you must come to this hotel, get a bus from Cambridge. It cost us £12 in a taxi from Cambridge to Bar Hill [where it was situated] and of course you are then miles from anywhere [except an out of town Tesco supermarket and Industrial estate]. There are frequent buses back into Cambridge and the fare is £1.60. Cambridge is a lovely city, but to enjoy it to fullest you need to be based in the centre where there are lots of cafes and bars.
Getting to cambridge The hotel is a little way out from the town and even if you drive there is nowhere to park in town either get the bus which runs every 20 mins or a taxi will cost £12 each way. OR drive within a mile of the town park and get a cab for £3.00!!
The A14 If your journey involves the A14, avoid peak times as the traffic is horrendous
Other names for Menzies Cambridge Golf Club Hotel
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- Address: Bar Hill - Cambridge - England - CB3 8EU - United Kingdom
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