Ratings based on 204 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Comfortable self catering in Bird Sanctuary

Posted Oct 19, 2017
Pros: Tranquility. Self catering on daily basis. Beautiful birds. Good mattress. Comfortable furniture.
Cons: Finding room after dark. WiFi.
Location: Magnificent raptors, restaurant open for lunch on the same site.
This is lovely self catering accommodation sold, as it should be, by the night. It is at the Raptor Foundation, a sanctuary for large rescued birds, a substantial proportion of which are beautiful Eagles and Owls. The problem is the marketing. It is sold in such a way as to rival Travelodge and other competitors as an overnight stay near Huntingdon and the A14. It is not really that sort of accommodation at all. Whereas is is sold as B&B, there is no sign of breakfast. On the other hand, if you do your research, as I did, you can buy your dinner and breakfast from any supermarket, and use the microwave and fridge provided at a fraction of the cost of a restaurant. The WiFi was very erratic during my stay, and there is only a very slight mobile phone signal. Arriving after dark is tricky. You cannot see the signposts if you are blinded by the lights of the traffic on the B1040. Once you have found it, there is free parking, but I could not find a sign showing that this was "Falcons Nest". I could only see "Raptor Foundation". I phoned from the parking lot, was given my room number and a code to open the key safe outside reception. Then the problem was how, in the dark, to find reception. And, having done this to fit the room key into the lock. The TV has all the Freeview channels. The mattress is firm enough and in a good condition. The area is wonderfully quiet at night. You are entitled to free admission to see the birds for the duration of your stay. .
5 out of 5
by p

A rest at the nest.

Posted Aug 22, 2017 on Hotels
Lovely place. Would recommend to others.
4 out of 5
by Mark

Great for the Raptor bird zoo park

Posted Aug 11, 2017 on Hotels
Basic accommodation but fair value given the price Excellent and comprehensive raptor bird sanctuary so kids spent time there every day
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Aug 6, 2017 on Hotels
1 out of 5
by Julie

Posted Aug 3, 2017 on Hotels
Unfortunately this was the worst night I have ever had in a hotel. The chalet walls were so thin that when the 4 women next door came in at 11pm I heard every word they were saying which woke me up. They were so loud I had to put the mattress off the bed into the bathroom to sleep as I was working the next day. The bed mattress was disgusting with springs that had broken. You had to keep moving on the mattress until you found a place you could sleep on that was comfortable. The fire alarm started at 5am and because there is no over night caretaking someone from one of the chalets had to run around the site to find someone to inform. It took about half an hour to silence the alarm.
5 out of 5
by Cindy

Great room

Posted Jul 26, 2017 on Hotels
This was by far my favorite place we stayed while in England. The aviary was great and the staff was so kind and helpful. I would stay there again if I ever return.
5 out of 5
by Lily

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jul 19, 2017 on Hotels
4 out of 5
by Daniel

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jul 13, 2017 on Hotels
3 out of 5
by Janet

Posted Jul 10, 2017 on Hotels
The room was a nice size the two armchairs in the room had seen better days and need changing, the toaster was disgusting luckily we didn't need to use it. it was all rusty with melted plastic on the outside. the towels were really hard. Breakfast was quite expensive over £12 for two days of toast and jam and tea for 2 people. The center was lovely, though further from Cambridge than I thought.wfi kept cutting out.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Extra night booked at the last minute

Posted Jul 8, 2017 on Hotels
Great location and the Raptor Foundation really made it for a family stay and a look around St Ives.