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Superior Double Room, Ensuite (Red Lion Feature Room) | Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Red Lion

The Red Lion

3.0 star property

7.2/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Bar
Station Road East, Whittlesford Bridge, Cambridge, England, CB22 4NL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSawston Hall3 min drive
  • Popular LocationImperial War Museum Duxford6 min drive
  • Popular LocationWandlebury Country Park7 min drive
  • AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)28 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Cambridge, The Red Lion is near a train station. Market Square and Cambridge Market Square are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Wandlebury Country Park and RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Fenner's or Abbey Stadium. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Sawston Hall - 3 min drive
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 6 min drive
  • Wandlebury Country Park - 7 min drive
  • Gog Magog Golf Club - 9 min drive
  • Chilford Hall Vineyard - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Cambridge Whittlesford Station - 2 min walk
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 28 min drive


  • Jade Fountain - 3 min drive
  • Red Lion Inn - 3 min drive
  • The Plough - 5 min drive
  • Three Tuns - 5 min drive
  • Zara Indian Cuisine - 6 min drive

About this property

The Red Lion

3-star hotel near a train station
A cafe, a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services are just a few of the amenities provided at The Red Lion. The on-site British cuisine restaurant, Red Lion, features light fare. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, with a speed of 25+ Mbps, and guests can find other amenities, such as a fireplace in the lobby and a bar.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Self-parking (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk and smoke-free property
  • Luggage storage, 4 meeting rooms and a banquet hall
  • Wedding services
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the location
Room features
All 18 individually decorated rooms offer amenities such as free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with baths or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with digital channels
  • Electric kettles, daily housekeeping and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 25+ Mbps
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (GBP 7.50 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Red Lion

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Banquet hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space (2141 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 4


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: GBP 10.00
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Holiday Inn Express Duxford (across the road)
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 7.50 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 15.00 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

Property is also known as

Red Lion Cambridge
Red Lion Hotel Cambridge
The Red Lion Hotel
The Red Lion Cambridge
The Red Lion Hotel Cambridge

Frequently asked questions

Is The Red Lion pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 15.00 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 3 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 22 Feb 2023 start from ₹5,857.41, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Red Lion?

Self-parking is available for GBP 7.50 per day.

What time is check-in at The Red Lion?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Red Lion?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM. Late checkout is available for GBP 10.00 (subject to availability).

Where is The Red Lion located?

Situated in Cambridge, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Sawston Hall and within 6 miles (10 km) of Imperial War Museum Duxford and Chilford Hall Vineyard. Wandlebury Country Park and RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve are also within 9 miles (15 km). Cambridge Whittlesford Station is only a 2-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Red Lion and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Red Lion offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Red Lion cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Second time here. Room was ok, very comfortable bed, but check-in process was annoying. Even though both times I arrived after 6pm, both times I was sent to get my keys at Holiday Inn. It’s ok if weather is no problem, but not so much when it’s raining. Ah yes, and £7.50 parking charge. Really?! I’d rather pay more for the room than parking charge, but that’s just me. Will I stay here again? Of course.

8/10 Good


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Generally a good option for a few nights for a work trip. The room was functional, but the shower and curtain needs some maintenance. The noise from the pub below and train station nearby was only in the early evening. However, the place was clean, well connected to nearby roads/rail, and had a pub/restaurant on site.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
excellent all round

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice clean room. Very comfy bed. Tea & coffee making facilities. Few minor issues - no chair to sit at the desk, and LED mirror in the bathroom didn’t lit up. Cannot comment on staff, as the only person we spoke was barman who sent us to check-in to Holiday Inn.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

6/10 Okay


Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
My room was very small single room not worth the money I paid.

6/10 Okay


Business traveller
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
the room i Stayed in did not have a shower, just a bath. The tap water was not cool, not cold.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Don’t bother
Customer service at pub terrible-told that there was notice on door to go to adjacent hotel to get key no offer to look after disgusting very expensive for frozen food! Bed terrible small /no bedside lamps/mirror to far away to dry hair in /although shower was good too powerful for tiny cubicle and risk of flooding-one window no catch on -dangerous ,ceiling lampshade falling apart and dirty cups.we booked 2 nights for a special occasion but refused to spend anymore time than necessary and booked a wonderful place ( cheaper) and more luxurious with fabulous food The red lion classed our room as regency -in there dreams basically don’t waste your money !!!!
Small notice to go elsewhere to book in the hotel your staying at !!!!!
Dirty disgusting windows no catch
Only light in room falling apart
More disgusting windows
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022