Providing free WiFi throughout the property, The Orlando is situated in Cambridge, 24 km from Audley End House and 45 km from The Apex. The property is around 46 km from Stansted Mountfitchet Station, 47 km from Hedingham Castle and 48 km from Ickworth House. The property is allergy-free and is located 2.2 km from University of Cambridge. At the guest house, rooms include a desk and a flat-screen TV. Each room has a coffee machine and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, while selected rooms come with a kitchen equipped with a microwave. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Knebworth House is 49 km from The Orlando, while Cambridge Train Station is 300 metres away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Cambridge
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  • Delphine
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Convenient location close to train station, parking in the street if you come by car or big parking lot close-by. Very clean, good mattress, coffee and tea in the room.
  • Helen
    Location near rail station was excellent Breakfast available nearby
  • Mike
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Excellently appointed with a modern design and facilities. Really comfortable and also well set out to work. So convenient for access to and from the station.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Claire

Company review score: 8.2Based on 274 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

The Orlando is managed by Claire Bracher, whose first career was as a professional viola da gamba performer, and for ten years as a professor of the viola da gamba at the Royal College of Music in London. The 'Orlando' Hotel is named after the renaissance composer Orlando Gibbons (1583 to 1625) who studied at King's College Cambridge.

Property information

The Orlando is self-checkin. Guests will be sent a pincode up to 48 hours prior to arrival in the 'welcome email', along with my mobile number, should you need any help, or if you have any questions either before or during your stay. I live closeby, and so I am available if you need me during your stay. The Orlando is a newly renovated eight bedroom boutique hotel with 'room only' i.e we do not provide breakfast. Each room at the Orlando has a private ensuite glass walled bathroom, large flatscreen TV, room fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, complimentary wifi, and a keyless 24hour entry system. We can not accommodate hen-dos, stag-dos or any large groups coming to Cambridge to celebrate such or similar occasions. We can not take children below the age of 6. Rooms that have sofa beds: the sofa beds are intended for bookings over two people and not as a twin room. The sofab will automatically be set up if you have booked for 3 or 4 guests in one room. A request will need to be made if you wish to use the sofa bed for a two person booking.

Neighbourhood information

The Orlando is only 3 minutes walk from Cambridge central train station, and a 10 to 15 minute walk to Cambridge city centre and the iconic Cambridge University colleges.

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of The Orlando
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

The Orlando takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00


Available 24 hours



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 6 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 6 and older are allowed)

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that this property can only accept children over the age of six.

The Orlando is keyless and has a 24 hour pin code entry system. After booking, the guests will receive a message with a personalised 6 digit pin code, to access the room at any time during the stay.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 08:00:00.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.