Ashley Hotel has been formed by the skilful conversion of two very fine Victorian houses built around 1900.

The bedrooms are beautifully proportioned and are attractively furnished, with a variety of different bed combinations. We have some very large family rooms which offer a double and a single bed and a large bathroom, which in some cases also have a separate WC for use while the bathroom is occupied. One of our double rooms with en suite shower room has an interconnecting door to the adjacent triple bedded room, which is ideal for parents with three children (or four with an added babies cot), something that is virtually impossible to find in most hotels. This pair of rooms offers a generous sized bathroom, a shower room and a separate WC, to provide three options for one family. All for a very modest price.

All of the 16 twin, double and family rooms have private bathrooms with either a bath, a shower or a combination of both, together with a WC and basin.

All the rooms have television, direct dial telephone, radio, hairdryer and there are facilities for making your own tea and coffee in the room.

Ashley Hotel is not licensed and does not have a bar. The dining room is for breakfast only but the Bar, Restaurant and Conservatory of Arundel House Hotel, which is within easy walking distance, all welcome Ashley Hotel residents.

As an Ashley Hotel resident you can charge any food or drinks consumed at Arundel House Hotel to your Ashley Hotel bedroom account.

There is car parking space for 12 cars at the back of Ashley Hotel, together with a small but attractively planted garden. Beyond the garden is a short path to the river and the Cambridge University Boat Houses. This path can be followed to the city centre across open parkland (approximately a 15 minute walk).

As Ashley Hotel operates on a bed and breakfast basis only, it is able to offer very attractive, generously proportioned bedrooms, inclusive of full English breakfast, at very modest rates.


Bedrooms are available from 3.00pm (Sunday-Friday) and from 1.30pm Saturday. If you would like to arrive earlier than this, please discuss this with our Reservations team, who will do everything they can to get the room ready for you as soon as possible after the previous departure.

Because of the historic nature of the building, it has unfortunately not been possible for us to install a lift anywhere within the building. If you have any difficulty with stairs please let us know when you are making your booking so that we can try our best to accommodate you on the ground floor, or somewhere with the minimum number of stairs.

Late Arrivals

If you plan to arrive at the hotel after 9pm please inform Reception.


Check out time is 10.30am Monday – Saturday, 11.00am Sunday and Bank Holidays. If you wish to check out later than this, please confirm that this will be possible with Reception on arrival, or as soon as possible during your stay.