Ratings based on 251 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Studentsby A verified traveler
Posted Apr 26, 2015
zeer simpel, personeel heel aardig. gezien de prijs/kwaliteit wel aan te raden.
by A verified traveler
Surprisingly basicPosted Apr 25, 2015
It is a very basic B&B which is fine if you don't want to spend much time there. It ticks all the boxes with a TV in the room etc, but there's not much else there! Breakfast is cereal and toast with some interesting condiments like cheese slices, humous and olives, but there's plenty food, and tea and coffee available all the time. My bed was very creaky, and door shutting was loud, but it was all clean and warm.
by A verified traveler
Posted Apr 20, 2015
Pros: Pros - comfy bed, friendly check-in, good wifi, good price
Cons: Cons - weird/creepy buildings, weird/creepy clientele, outdated decor, weird/creepy breakfast
I was greeted with a friendly welcome at Shelford Lodge, but something about the place immediately felt distinctly odd. The weird layout and the dubious clientele gave it a vibe that was somewhere on the scale of 'community-centre-meets-refugee-camp'. But if you can get past the superficial impressions of the place it isn't really too bad as a cheap place to rest your head. Later on, I worked out what was weird about the place and Google confirmed it for me: Shelford Lodge was previously an old people's residential home that was closed down a few years ago after failing inspections. As far as I can tell it has not been renovated and is basically in the same state it was then - assistance railings along the corridors and a chair in my bedroom was like a hospital chair. The decor was like my gran's house, by my gran has better taste. On the plus side, there was good wifi and and new double bed in the ensuite room I stayed in (room 9). The breakfast was served in a creepy breakfast room and (alongside toast and cereal) included such gems as two kinds of olives, a bowl of hummous and some dairylea triangles. It would probably be better described as 'mediterranean' than 'continental'. In summary - if you dont care about looks and just need a cheap place to sleep and some toast in the morning then this is the place for you. If you you want a 'nice' environment, a good shower or a cooked breakfast then go elsewhere.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom yorkshire
Does what it says on the tinPosted Mar 16, 2015
Pros: The staff. The room. The price and the location.
Cons: Could do with decor updating but only a minor thing
Location: Location is good. A great pub nearby.
This was the second time we have stayed at Shelford Lodge. We will definately use them again. A basic hotel but dont let that put you off. The rooms are comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful. I have stayed in worse places costing much more. We had an en-suite room and the level of cleanliness was brilliant with a great shower. The breakfast is help yourself buffet style but there was plenty and the member of staff monitoring replaced items which had run out promptly. All in all a very enjoyable stay. If you are after a relatively cheap place to stay then do consider them.
by A verified travelerfrom Bedfordshire
Don't do it!Posted Mar 15, 2015
Cons: Customer service, room cleanliness, making sure everything works
Location: Easy distance to everything of interest in Cambridge by car.
I've never, ever stayed in a worst place and I've stayed in some poor places before! Never met a member of staff upon arrival or departure so took a key from the hook hoping it was mine after waiting fifteen minutes and rang hundreds of times. Curtains wouldn't shut. Wifi didn't work. At breakfast a very grumpy man grunted at the tables when asked where breakfast would be served. Truly horrible. I was on my own as a middle aged man who's travelled the world and who's happy to go down-market for price and a quick place to get sleep before resuming my journey. This should have been an easy win for the Shelford Lodge but they managed to disappoint a traveler who doesn't have high expectations. Honestly: if You're looking for somewhere to stay, go up the road to somewhere else. It looks cheap but it's worse than the price. Don't do it!
for Couplesby A verified travelerfrom California
Good for a short stay.Posted Mar 11, 2015
Pros: The staff was courteous and helpful. The breakfast was plentiful and well done.
Cons: Needs some sprucing up.
Location: It's a 30 minute ride into City Center, to see the universities, churches and old town center. Take in the nightime Evensong at Kings College Chape
We spent 2 nights here. The staff was helpful. The room was very small, and the bathroom very small. The room was adequate for a night or two, but would have felt very cramped if we had to stay for a longer period of time. We learned many companies use this lodge for their employees staying in the area, rather than tourists staying there.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom wales
Somewhere to stay whilst working in the areaPosted Mar 11, 2015
Reasonabley priced and comfortable and handy for where l was working. Also near to train station and buses.
by A verified traveler
OkPosted Feb 23, 2015
Ok,nice and quite surroundings. Good selection at breakfast time.
for Couplesby Eileenfrom Deeping St James
Disgusting Disappointing hotel for the moneyPosted Jan 31, 2015 on Hotels.com
This Hotel is in a terrible state Curtains hanging off the rail in our room so could not be drawn was on Ground floor so couod not put the light on as the front drive went right by the window and workmens vans coming in and out, no tea facilities only upstairs in the shabby small breakfast room with workmen eating their lunch and acroos the floor right outside our room was a wire plugged in to a switch in the hall leading right across and out the front door which I nearly tripped on, and a tap in the tiny shower /toilet and the carpet by the toilet was wet from a leek and,a running tap all the time we used to run a small hotel and we would have been closed for half the problems we found there with the British Tourist Boardwe, if we had not have paid in advance and I wasn't having an operation at Addenbookes at seven in the morning we would have left
by A verified traveler
Shelford LodgePosted Dec 17, 2014
Pros: Warm. pretty good selection at breakfast
Cons: a phone no. is all very well but a person to speak to face to face would be so much better.
No towels in room and no one on reception to speak to the manager. He couldn't find the night man and so I had to be directed to the linen room. next morning the shower wouldn't work - nor the tv - and there was no one around to report the problem all the rest of our stay.