Hotel Shelford Lodge (Great Shelford, United Kingdom)


Hotel Shelford Lodge (Great Shelford, United Kingdom)

About Shelford Lodge

The Shelford Lodge is a traditional Cambridge lodge in the village of Great Shelford, located near the University of Cambridge. The Shelford Lodge offers room options for singles, couples or families, with options for either a shared toilet and shower or a full en suite. The lodge is wheelchair accessible, with ramps and lifts for disabled guests. Each of the two floors has a sitting/quiet room, as well. Also featured is a garden with seating, walking paths and landscaping. Complimentary self-serve breakfast is offered, and there is a microwave, refrigerator and toaster provided for the preparation of heated snacks and hot beverages throughout the day. The Shelford Lodge is three miles south of Cambridge city centre. There is a country park two miles away, in the grounds of the Iron Age fort at Wandlebury. The tearooms of Wimpole Hall, the village of Grantchester and Byron’s Pool are also close by.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


144 Cambridge Road, CB22 5JU, Great Shelford, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Fair  7.4 / 10
  • Rooms
    Okay  6.9 / 10
  • Service
    Okay  6.4 / 10

Positive Reviews


Convenient to Cambridge.

The Shelford Lodge is three miles from Cambridge city centre, and that is the main reason most guests report staying in this hotel. It is a short bus ride or drive into the city.


Snack Facilities Available All Day.

Guests have been pleased with the self-service option that allows for heating snacks or beverages throughout the day. There is a shared refrigerator, toaster and microwave that guests may use if they have dietary restrictions or just need a hot afternoon tea.


Price of a Room.

Guests have also provided positive feedback regarding the cost of letting a room at the Shelford Lodge. It seems to be budget-friendly.

Negative Reviews


Run Down.

Many guests have been turned off by the appearance of the facility. Guests have complained that the building looks run down and the grounds are not kept up, to include rubbish in the overgrown garden. Guests have mentioned that it reminds them of a youth hostel.


Some Guests Didn't Feel Safe.

Some guests have complained that they did not feel safe staying overnight in this hotel due to the run down manner. They have reported that they were unable to relax.


Small Rooms.

Reportedly, the rooms are very small and there is little space between the bed and the wall in several of the rooms.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance Hall/lobby
  2. Express check-in
  3. Lift
  4. Parking
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Electric kettle
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


144 Cambridge Road , CB22 5JU , Great Shelford , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1223)500400 | 

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