The 10 best Hotels in Cambridge for 2021/2022
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Escape to the leafy green splendour of Cambridge with a luxury stay. These 5 top picks include decadent country manors and perfectly placed city retreats.
Ideally situated in the heart of Cambridge beside the centuries-old Downing College, it's an easy stroll to many of the city's top attractions. Indulge in the 25 acres of open parkland nearby, or enjoy a romantic meal in the welcoming hotel brasserie. The Gonville’s rooms are elegantly decorated with plush and modern furnishings which are a real treat to return to.
This stylish hotel in Cambridge's city centre is the perfect stay for sightseers. Just moments from highlights like King's College and the Fitzwilliam Museum, the hotel itself contains a delightful bar and lounge to unwind in. Rooms are impeccably designed in a cool, modern style, complete with contemporary furnishings and serene city views.
Enjoy the delights of Cambridge on your doorstep with the University Arms Hotel. Situated in a resplendent Edwardian country-style manor, the hotel radiates sophistication through its luxurious lounge and dining rooms. The bedrooms themselves are welcoming and modern with delightful old-school décor.
The Tamburlaine is a remarkable hotel overlooking Cambridge's tranquil Botanic Gardens. With spacious bedrooms complete with bespoke furnishings, the hotel is one of Cambridge’s most unique and elegant options. One of its highlights is the serene Garden Room, the perfect space to indulge in an afternoon tea.
The Clayton is among Cambridge's most captivating offerings, with alluring mid-century furniture blending seamlessly with more traditional English country décor. The lounge is as sophisticated as it gets, with tweed and leather armchairs surrounded by an eye-catching library of classics. Guests can enjoy an exquisite local menu in the hotel’s bright and modern dining room.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Luxury toiletries
- Room service
- Flatscreen TVs
- Rainfall showers
- On-site bar
Cambridge is delightful throughout the year. The most popular times to visit are between July and August when the parks come to life with outdoor activities and events. To avoid the crowds, you should consider travelling in spring and autumn, when punting and picnicking are still prized activities. Cambridge also puts on a real show in the lead-up to Christmas, with markets, lights and fairs throughout the winter. As for day trips, you may want to consider travelling during the week to avoid the weekend crowds. If you’d like to explore more of Cambridge’s historic university, it’s best to travel during term times when the colleges are open to the public. You should avoid examination periods (late-April to mid-June) as colleges are closed.
Cambridge has much to offer all types of traveller. For families, there’s a wealth of museums to explore, including an excellent university museum of Zoology. As for couples, Cambridge is among the UK’s most romantic spots. You can indulge in delightful cuisine or punt along the serene River Cam, a top spot for marriage proposals. Architecture and history fans are sure to get the most out of their trip, as the university’s colleges are among the UK’s oldest and most prestigious. You’ll also find lively bars and pubs that have catered to the world’s best thinkers for centuries.
- Historic hotels
- Country house hotels
- Waterfront hotels
- Boutique hotels
- City hotels
- Comfortable shoes
- Waterproof coat
- An umbrella
- Change of evening clothes
- Charging cables
- History guides
Cambridge is a small but well-connected city with easy links to the rest of the UK by car, rail and bus. For arrivals via air, the closest airports are London's Stansted and Luton airports, both of which have direct train links. Cambridge’s rail station is located 1 mile from the city centre, with bus links on to the old town. Once you’ve arrived in Cambridge, you’ll find the university and attractions easily navigable on foot, but you may want to travel by cycle too. Bus routes are very convenient, with cars necessary to visit the surrounding region - just avoid driving in the city centre.
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With resplendent architecture and a picture-postcard river setting, Cambridge is among the UK's most charming destinations. The historic core of the university will likely be your primary port of call, and you'll find a pleasant array of soft meadows surrounding the city to walk in. It’s a delightfully romantic destination with an air of relaxation, despite the occasional bustle of students. Take your time to explore the many captivating colleges and stately facades on a punting journey along the Backs.
Cambridge is absolutely brimming with museums and attractions for culture vultures to enjoy. From wonderful displays of archaeology and anthropology to the fascinating Kettle's Yard Museum, there are ample indoor attractions when the weather turns sour. By far the most impressive cultural institution is the Fitzwilliam Museum, one of the most sophisticated museums in the entire country.