Cambridge, also known as University City, is known for its charming beauty; thanks to the weeping willows, Gothic buildings, and wide open spaces. It is the city’s unique amalgamation of innovation, tradition, and English style that makes this city popular among the travelers. When you are in this beautiful city, you also get to stay at some of the finest hotels and the best part of these hotels is that they are located near the popular tourist locations.
So, if you have plans to visit Cambridge, here is the list of some of the best hotels to stay.
1. Hotel Tamburlaine
This is one of the recently opened hotels and it is located near the railway station of Cambridge. The hotel is surrounded by various tourist sites such as the botanical gardens of Cambridge University, the Market Square, Fitzwilliam Museum. This 155-room hotel is made by Dublin-based O’Callaghan Hotel Group. The group has spent £50 million on this project and it certainly pays off. Its grand entrance has a double height lobby area along with the staircase and overlooking the library above.
The hotel has so many elements that add on to its overall charm including – beautiful hanging chandeliers, lush velvet furniture, and wood -paneled walls. At the horseshoe-shaped cocktail bar, you get to enjoy a wide range of spirits, wines, beers, and the classic cocktails. The Garden Room, flaunting lush foliage and the Colonial-styled decorations, serves afternoon tea and cocktails. With wood-panelled headboards, leather chairs, and glass-fronted balconies, the rooms are quite stylish.
2. The Varsity Hotel & Spa
This is one of the fashionable urban hotels in Cambridge and it is centrally located in the city. Cambridge Hebrew Congregation Synagogue, Magdalene Colleges, St John’s, Trinity and King’s are located at a walking distance from the hotel. The architects have successfully managed to squeeze in this striking hotel into the city’s center site. The décor looks classy and understated, it has academic-theme giving it a unique look. The visitors are given a warm welcome and they are invited to make free use of the Glassworks Gym and Spa. It offers a steam room, bike machines, sauna, and even a hot tub. The valet parking is quite efficient as well.
The upper stories of the hotel have the rooms & suites. The rooms are quite roomy and they are named for varied colleges along with corresponding decorative touches.
3. Hotel Felix
Hotel Felix is situated near the historic center of Cambridge. This hotel has an award-winning restaurant and the boutique bedrooms are its specialty. You only need to take a half-mile stroll to reach the famous Ascension Burial Ground where Wittgenstein and various other luminaries of University, including the members of the Darwin family are buried.
The generous staff and their focused services at Felix will surely make you feel valued. Some of the welcoming touches are the fridges with complimentary fresh milk and also a choice of bedside reading. With its huge free car park, parking will not be a problem. The hotel has 52 spacious rooms with 4 junior suites and a penthouse and they are clean, stylish, and fresh. Hypnos king-sized bed, White Company toiletries, and smart TVs are some of the facilities you will be offered at the hotel.
4. Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford
The hotel is located close to Whittlesford Parkway train station; this will help you to explore the city’s various attractions in around 7 minutes. The city is also home to the popular Imperial War Museum and it is a perfect destination for the families and it also hosts ‘Flying Legends’, one of the major displays of legendary aircraft, bombers, and piston engine fighters. Once, you have explored some of the key tourist attractions of the city, you can rest at one of the luxurious rooms of Holiday Inn Express Cambridge Duxford. The hotel has a total of 73 stylish rooms and there are lifts to all floors.
The public areas are air-conditioned. The rooms offer some of the amenities in the industry including – television, walk-in power shower, Wi-Fi access, Tea & coffee making facilities, air conditioning, hairdryer, cable/satellite TV channels, direct dial telephone, and free parking. It is also ideal for the business travelers as the guest rooms have roomy work desk and lamp.
5. Holiday Inn Express
Whether you are visiting with your friend or family, Holiday Inn Express is an ideal place where you can unwind and have a relaxing time after spending your day exploring the city’s best attractions. You get to enjoy a nice & relaxing sleep at one of the modern hotels in Cambridge. The hotel makes you feel at home by offering some of the best amenities including – en suite bathrooms, satellite TV, air conditioning, free & high-speed internet access, and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel only allows guide dogs and offers free parking as well.
6. Red Lion Whittlesford Bridge Hotel
Located at a 10-minute drive from Whittlesford Parkway railway station and located next to junction 10, the hotel is known for its welcoming hospitality. The hotel offers plenty of free on-site parking, it boasts 18 individually designed bedrooms and 3 private rooms as well. These private rooms can easily seat around 200 people for meetings, social events, or marriages.
The rooms at Red Lion Whittlesford Bridge Hotel are divided into – Cosy Single, Cosy Double, Regency Room, Royal Room, and Red Lion Feature Room. Every room comes with iPod docking stations, flat screen TV, Seal Kelp toiletries, luxury duvets, bathroom with power shower. And the hotel’s in-room refreshments include a selection of Artisan teas and coffee.
7. Hallmark Hotel Cambridge
Covering a total land area of 200 acres, this 4-star hotel is located near the historical city of Cambridge. You will find some of the popular landmarks and day outs near the hotel such as Cambridge University, Imperial War Museum, and Newmarket Racecourse. You also get to discover charming walks and breathtaking views at Wandlebury Country Park and Wimpole Hall Estate.
Their enthusiastic and committed staff make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel has a total of 136 en-suite guest rooms and every room offers all the latest and modern facilities including – tea & coffee making facilities, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, around the clock room service, 24-hour front desk, direct dial telephone, separate smoking rooms.
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Updated: June 21, 2017