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The Earl of Derby - Inn

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Property grounds
Double or Twin Room | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Bar (on property)

Overview of The Earl of Derby - Inn

The Earl of Derby - Inn

3.0 star property
3-star guesthouse in Cambridge with restaurant and bar/lounge
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

22 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is £127
Price available on 13/6/2023
129 Hills Road, Cambridge, England, CB2 1PG
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Garden
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • University of Cambridge - 1 min drive
  • Addenbrooke's Hospital - 3 min drive
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 11 min drive
  • Newmarket Racecourse - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) - 14 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 38 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 63 min drive
  • Cambridge Station - 5 min walk
  • Shelford Station - 11 min drive
  • Cambridge Waterbeach Station - 12 min drive


  • Caffè Nero - 5 min walk
  • Pret a Manger - 5 min walk
  • Old Ticket Office - 6 min walk
  • The Station Tavern - 6 min walk
  • The Light Cinema - 4 min walk

About this property

The Earl of Derby - Inn

A great choice for a stay in Cambridge, The Earl of Derby - Inn is only 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the airport. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge.



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
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 50+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit/debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Earl of Derby Inn
The Earl Of Derby Cambridge
The Earl of Derby - Inn Cambridge
The Earl of Derby - Inn Guesthouse
The Earl of Derby - Inn Guesthouse Cambridge

Frequently asked questions

Does The Earl of Derby - Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Earl of Derby - Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Earl of Derby - Inn?
As of 30 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Earl of Derby - Inn on 13 Jun 2023 start from £127, including 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Earl of Derby - Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Earl of Derby - Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Earl of Derby - Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Earl of Derby - Inn?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Earl of Derby - Inn and nearby?
The Earl of Derby - Inn has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Earl of Derby - Inn?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around The Earl of Derby - Inn like?
The Earl of Derby - Inn is a short 5-minute walk from Cambridge Station and 7 minutes' walk from University Botanic Gardens.



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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Friendly staff & good location
Great location - near station (walking distance) Free car park Greeted by friendly gentleman who showed me to my room & passed on all info well Large room with nice bathroom Only improvement would’ve been a fridge and microwave in the room
Emily, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Chris, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Robert, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location
Great location. On-site parking. Lovely breakfast. Comfy beds.
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Two thumbs up for the Earl.
I often visit Cambridge on business from abroad, and have a limited budget, which often leads to me staying in allegedly quaint bed and breakfasts that inevitably have unpleasant surprises such as shared toilets. This was my first time staying at The Earl Derby, and I can say that for the price, this pleasant tavern by the train station is fantastic. The staff are great, if you are hungry you can pop down to the pub and be treated to interesting Portuguese-inspired foods from Madeira. The place is quiet and has large rooms with nice bathrooms. Definitely a gem.
Jeremy, 12-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very helpful staffs
Friendly, helpful, and cleaned hotel. I very recommend it for couples or solo. Thank you for having us.
Ahmed, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Yanny, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very welcoming
We loved this place! The staff was amazingly friendly. Beds were comfortable, the food was amazing, and you just had the feel of being welcomed. They even had a beer garden and bbq the night we were there. Would definitely recommend! Loved it!
1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Wouldn't go back
The unfriendly woman first told me that they didn't have our reservation for two rooms. Then when I provided proof, another woman stepped in and helped us find our rooms. Unfortunately the room we were in was on the street and very loud. You had to keep the shades down in the bathroom or offer a free show to buses going by! The breakfast turned out to be not included...but that wasn't obvious from the paperwork and hotel signage. It was all very disorganized and not very friendly.
Dana, 1-night family trip
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