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129 Chesterton RoadCambridgeEnglandCB4 3BAUnited Kingdom, ‏‎800-491-6126
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2.7 / 5Fair

Score breakdown (from 84 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    2.9
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.7
  • Condition
    2.5
  • Neighborhood
    3.1
2.0 / 5Fair
Zimmer für eine Nacht ausreichenden. Parken in der Umgebung möglich, aber fast ausschließlich auf kostenpflichtigen Parkstreifen (frei von 8pm bis 9 am).
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Aug 12, 2015
A Traveler
DE
2.0 / 5Fair
"Rampzalig hotel"
Een hotel met wel 3 kamers en 1 gezamelijke badkamer en wc. Kamer boven de pub waar tot half 1 's nachts muziek werd gedraaid. Kamer was erg vies overal spinnenraggen en spinnen zelf. Ventilatie met veel viezigheid erop. De kamer was zo klein dat de een op het bed moest zitten, zodat de ander erlangs kon.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 25, 2014
Stéphanie
NL
3.0 / 5Good
"Bom"
Boa localização e quarto limpo. Valeu pelo preço.... não é um Hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 18, 2014
Alessandro
BR
3.0 / 5Good
"Günstig und okay"
Alles in allem ist es im Portland Arms okay. Positiv anzumerken sind kostenlose Handtücher, ein großes Bett, ein verfügbares Bügeleisen und gutes (kostenloses) W-Lan. Negativ waren die unzähligen Ameisen im Bad - die sind dort überall! Dass es abends etwas lauter überm Pub wird, sollte man natürlich erwarten.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 22, 2014
Andreas
DE
3.0 / 5Good
"Fint hotel til prisen"
Ligger i gåafstand til centrum. Personalet flink. God-hyggelig morgenmad på bar "Tivoli" - 2 min. gang derfra. Godt at have fået tip om at medbringe badesko og et lille håndklæde til håndvask.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 13, 2014
Inge
DK
1.0 / 5Poor
"Hotel bien situé - seul avantage"
Une chambre sans salle de bain, au dessus d'un pub bruyant, mauvaise isolation
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 2, 2014
Ele
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"Funcional y barato para visitar Oxford,"
LA habitacion triple es un poco pequeña pero muy bien de precio, mejor si es doble. REalmente es la parte alta de un Pub que cierra a media noche.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 1, 2014
A Traveler
ES
2.0 / 5Fair
"Mehr Pub als Hotel"
Mein Zimmer lag direkt über einem Pub, in und vor dem sogar im Winter jeden Abend das Leben tobte. Am Wochenende kam noch lautstarke Musik dazu. Außerdem liegt das Haus an einer stark befahrenen Straße, von der zusätzlicher Lärm dringt. Die Heizung funktionierte nicht richtig und wurde nachts ausgestellt, so dass es sehr kalt wurde. Auf meine Bitte erhielt ich eine unbezogene verwitterte Bettdecke. Einen Fön konnte ich nicht bekommen.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 10, 2014
Nane
DE
2.0 / 5Fair
"its on top of a pub - and thats noisy"
The location is great. Not spot on in the center but face it, unless you are living at a college nothing is... The rooms are cheap and clean but they are on top of a pub and that you can hear, till around midnight. It's and old English house and the sound carries... The pub however in itself has excellent atmosphere and if you are having a pint or two before sleeping, I am sure you won't be disappointed.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Jan 12, 2014
Jonas G
DK
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Sehr gutes Preisleistungsverhältnis!"
Wir würden für den Preis 5 Sterne vergeben! Super süßer Pub! Haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt! Waren angenehm überrascht!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 25, 2013
A Traveler
DE
3.0 / 5Good
"Bra läge inget för den som inte är kvällsmänniska"
Bra läge och trevlig personal. Man måste dock vara kvällsmänniska eftersom ljudet från puben kan vara störande. På fredagen blev det inte tyst förrän kl 01.00.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Oct 16, 2013
Resnär
SE
2.0 / 5Fair
"Slidt"
Værelset var rent, men noget slidt, hvilket gav en oplevelse af, at det ikke var rent. Toilet og bad var ikke helt funktionsdygtigt - det ene fælles WC ville ikke skylle og håndvasken på det fælles badeværelse kunne ikke bruges. Stedet er brugbart som billig overnatning centralt i Cambridge, men ikke bekvemt. Jeg ville nok have været tilfreds, da jeg var yngre....
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 14, 2013
A Traveler
DK
1.0 / 5Poor
"No está céntrico, compartes baño, staff incompeten"
Caminata de 15 minutos al centro, está encima de un pub ruidoso y sucio, compartes baño cuando no fue lo que nos avisaron, la persona que nos atendió apenas sabía cómo llegar al centro de la ciudad. Muy mala experiencia
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Oct 3, 2013
dmireles85
MX
3.0 / 5Good
"OK value for money"
The rooms are situated right above the pub which can both a good or a bad thing. Unfortunately the people that appeared to frequent this part of Cambridge brought down the rating for an otherwise good value room (drunkards with angry dogs shouting not so pleasant things to pedestrians walking by).
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 30, 2013
A Traveler
SE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice room above classic english pub"
Small triple room, but it's ok for a 1-2 nights stay "on the road", I liked this "pub with rooms" accomodation at first sight.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 2, 2013
Fabio
IT
3.0 / 5Good
"Basic Zimmer in guter Lage"
Zimmer sind OK. Früstücken kann man in einer Bäckerei um die Ecke. Ins Zentrum geht man 10 Minuten zu Fuß durch einen Park.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 5, 2013
A Traveler
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Just what we expected"
A nice, simple but very authentic room above a authentic pub. Very nice staf. All you need. Nothing more nothing less. We would stay here again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 14, 2013
Gerard
NL
3.0 / 5Good
"Englische Unterkunft, zentral gelegen"
Nettes kleines Pub, sehr zentral gelegen an der Chesterton Road in unmittelbarer Nähe zur Cam, 10 Minuten in die schöne Innenstadt, wenige Minuten zum Jesus Green. Zimmer sind recht klein, aber mit dem nötigsten ausgestattet (inklusive Kaffeekocher, diverse Tee- und Kaffeesorten, kleinem Fernseher), Dusche und WC werden mit den anderen beiden Zimmern geteilt und sind ok und sehr sauber. Das Zimmer wird zwar täglich kurz gereinigt, allerdings eher oberflächlich, die Schränke wurden schon seit längerem nicht mehr geputzt und unter dem Bett auch nicht. Leider sind die Zimmer recht hellhörig und die Straße trägt zum Geräuschpegel bei (je nach dem wie empfindlich man ist kann es stören). Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit, die Abwicklungen sind sehr locker und unkompliziert. Sehr sympathisch. Für Familien ist die Unterkunnt nicht unbedingt geeignet, aber für Alleinreisende, Pärchen oder Studenten auf jeden Fall in Ordnung. Für den Preis kann man die Zimmer auf jeden Fall buchen, wenn man nicht zu viel Komfort erwartet.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 10, 2013
Mary
DE
2.0 / 5Fair
"Pubin yläkerta"
Erittäin ystävällinen vastaanotto, suhteellisen siisti huone, telelevisio ja teenkeitin. Yleisvaikutelmaa madalsi pubin metallimusan mätke, muutenkin ympäristö vaikutti epämääräiseltä.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 13, 2013
A Traveler
FI
4.0 / 5Excellent
Bruyant mais sympathique
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 15, 2013
A Traveler
FR
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Nov 15, 2015
sue
GB
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jan 8, 2016
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 25, 2014
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Mar 13, 2014
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Mar 9, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"interesting people, nice anyway"
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 10, 2013
A Traveler
HK
2.0 / 5Fair
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 7, 2013
A Traveler
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 27, 2013
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 23, 2013
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 21, 2013
A Traveler
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip May 28, 2013
Nina
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 29, 2013
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip May 15, 2013
A Traveler
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip May 12, 2013
A Traveler
US

TripAdvisor reviews for The Portland Arms

Overall rating:Based on 42 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Top live music venue "
04/16/16 fargas100 Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good atmosphere, very good beer, OK food and most importantly great music venue. Saw Teleman for 12 quid - bargain! Good sound and friendly staff. Has a the best sound and gig going experience in town. You really get to see up close at top musicians play. Tickets usually cost between £8 & £12 which is dam good value I think.
Overall Rating
"ABYSMAL!!!"
04/08/16 maxwell_9 Yorkshire
I have only gone to The Portland Arms once and that was assuredly once too many. I went one Saturday evening on a 'Band' night... I ordered a drink with ice and a slice of lemon...it took 20 minutes to slice a lemon! I had sat down for 15 mins and then waited a further 5 mins at the bar for this solitary slice of lemon! I ordered a 'short' a little later...a single...this was poured for me and my money taken, to which I was told that they only sold it as a 'double'. I explained that I did not want a 'double', to which I had my drink taken away and left at the back of the bar.....I would imagine to be thrown down the sink!! On contacting the Manager via phone...the same dreadful, 'couldn't care less' attitude was displayed...not a 'sorry'...nothing. An absolutely, dreadful place!
Overall Rating
"Perfectly serviceable overnight stay"
03/30/16 Riptor3000 Boston, Massachusetts
Stayed here for one night - reasonably priced and it was pretty awesome having the pub just downstairs. Absolutely nothing to write home about in terms of luxury - the beds are more or less just Ikea furniture and there's shared bathrooms but everything was clean, secure, and the staff was friendly. If you're staying over for a night or something this is perfectly fine. More than that and I'd recommend you spring for a bit more and stay somewhere else however.
Overall Rating
"Popular and friendly"
02/29/16 FergRanson
Tremendous pub for socialising and, critically, music! Lovely atmosphere in the venue with some big names and local bands. Stage is a nice height to make viewing good, but without ruining the intimacy of live music.
Overall Rating
"A great night at the Portland Arms"
02/15/16 purplehouse59 Gravesend, United Kingdom
We went to the Portland Arms on Valentine's night for the Sunday session which is held in a separate part of the pub, It cost us £5 on the door, a bit basic and cold but we had a great evening. The compère and comedian for the evening was George Rigden and he was very good, made me laugh a lot. There were three acts on during the evening, Holly Musgrave, Michael Robshaw and 4th Labyrinth. They were all great but for us Holly Musgrave was exceptional and surely destined for bigger things, a very talented young lady, Basically we had a great time at the Portland Arms, we were thoroughly entertained, a great night, great live music and all for a fiver. If I was local I would be there every Sunday night. Give it a go and support live music at the same time. Best night we had in Cambridge.
Overall Rating
"Good value pub grub"
01/31/16 Karen O Cambridge, United Kingdom
It has greatly improved in the last year or so. We go here regularly for a mid week lunch, which with the buy one get second for £1 offer makes it good value for money. There's plenty of choice on the menu and the food is excellent. I can personally recommend the cajun chicken and the calamari - yum.
Overall Rating
"Sunday Lunch 17th January 2016"
01/28/16 marinajean78 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Came here for Sunday lunch and to watch the football. A lovely pub, a love the old style decor. However was freezing cold. It was a freezing cold day though, so not really an issue. Sunday lunch was lovely, my friend had roast beef and I had the roast pork. We both cleared our plates, was very delicious, although the pork was a little too fatty for me, was still really nice. Was a great atmosphere for the football too. Lovely friendly staff. Will definitely be back next time in Cambridge (my second home)
Overall Rating
"Jeremy Loops rocked the jount"
01/22/16 Gordypix
Came to this venue to see South African musician, Jeremy Loops. The venue holds approximately 200 people packed nicely into a room behind the main pub. The acoustics were great and the stage design allows close up interaction with the performers. Loop's show was brilliant, the sold out venue thoroughly entertained by this talented troubadour on the Cambridge leg of his European tour. A fantastic little venue to really experience good music close up and a most excellent performance on the night by Jeremy Loops and his band. Parking for the venue is relatively easy with free street parking after 5pm in the evening.
Overall Rating
"Sunday lunch"
12/23/15 Jo R Cambridge, United Kingdom
To be fair the Portland didn't have a very good reputation for their food for a good few years but I had Sunday lunch there 2 weeks ago and it was brilliant .I had the nut roast for under 8 pounds and everything on the plate was cooked to perfection, it was a home cooked roast just like your nana would do .I don't know if the chef has changed or the have just upped their game but its well worth the eating and the money .lovely !
Overall Rating
"good veggie food"
11/16/15 Mark A Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
Friendly and helpful bar staff. Nice pint of Greene King Mild. I wanted to eat vegetarian and the blue cheese and mushroom carbobnara sounded good - and it was! Hot, a good pile of food and garlic bread with it too. Very reasonable and very tasty.
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