The 10 best Hotels in Cambridge for 2024 - Voyage Privé

The 10 best Hotels in Cambridge for 2024

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The top 5 hotels in Cambridge

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.

Our best hotels in Cambridge


The Gonville Hotel 4*

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 moACdern furnishings which are a real treat to return to. 2.

The Gonville Hotel 4*

Cambridge City Hotel 4*

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. 3.

Cambridge City Hotel 4*

University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection 4*

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. 4.

Tamburlaine Hotel 4*

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. 5.

Clayton Hotel Cambridge 4*

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.

Services will you find in our hotels in Cambridge

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Room service
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Rainfall showers
  • On-site bar

Going on holiday in Cambridge

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.

Hotel offers at Cambridge convenient for all kind of travel

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.

The range of hotels we offer at Cambridge

  • Historic hotels
  • Country house hotels
  • Waterfront hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • City hotels

Cambridge: What should we bring for a hotel stay?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Waterproof coat
  • An umbrella
  • Change of evening clothes
  • Charging cables
  • History guides

Your best hotel at Cambridge: how to get there and make your booking

How to get to Cambridge

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.

How to book your hotel in Cambridge

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The opinion of the Voyage Privé travel expert on Cambridge

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 – a premier city of culture

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.

The 10 best Hotels in Cambridge for 2024, customer reviews

Hallmark Hotel Cambridge (Cambridge - United Kingdom)

Customers testify
The Hotel was brilliantly situated for visits to Cambridge, but is right next to a very busy road, so you can hear road noise a little but it did not bother us too much. Staff friendly and Leisure complex very good. Fab breakfast.
Reviewed on 2016-02-18 22:42:13 Jean H, travelled as a couple
Excellent location. Bus stop at top of drive takes you directly into Cambridge. Room clean and adequate. Staff helpful and friendly
Reviewed on 2016-05-05 00:22:34 Caroline B, travelled as a couple

Clayton Hotel Cambridge 4* (Cambridge - United Kingdom)

Customers testify
Value for money, all inclusive also of local spirits. The animation and diving guys who made up for the shortcomings of our Voyage contact without on site
Reviewed on 2021-12-18 15:26:38 Barbara L, travelled as a couple
Beautifully furnished hotel, super friendly staff, amazing food, right next door to train station, 15 minute walk to Cambridge centre could not recommend more highly.
Reviewed on 2021-10-13 10:24:25 Neil W, travelled as a couple
The meal was amazing. The whole deal was good value. Cambridge is a lovely city.
Reviewed on 2022-04-04 14:23:57 Simone B, travelled as a couple
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