From budget rooms at some of the city’s colleges, to tranquillity and comfort of the city’s top hotels, there is Cambridge accommodation available to suit your budget and your lifestyle.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary, or just want to take a city break, Cambridge is a great destination to soak up the culture and relax by the riverside. It’s not only for leisure either and the Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge has a number of dedicated venues to accommodate business meetings as well as social gatherings. A more intimate experience is available in the Marlowe Suite which accommodates up to 50 people in a space filled with natural light spilling in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The Master’s Suite is a versatile venue that can provide the perfect space for a group of 12 or for a big bash with 120 people in attendance.
Guests can also opt to snuggle in the library with its open fire and oversized armchairs or relax in the opulent garden room, both of which can also be booked for private gatherings.
The hotel’s rooms have a continental collegiate feel to them, with Cambridge blue incorporated into the colour palate, harmonised with wood panelling and retro furniture. The 155 rooms range from the spacious Fresher rooms and their full-length windows to the airy Scholars rooms which enjoy views over the city. The Dean rooms are a lot more than merely a bedroom, with refined living areas incorporated into these stylish suites which occupy the sixth and seventh floors, allowing guests to gaze out over the neighbouring English countryside. The beds are all hand-made and you won’t want to leave after you’ve spent a night or two snuggled under the duck-down duvet, on top of soft Egyptian sheets.
Although the city has lots to offer in terms of trendy eateries, roof-top cocktail bars and fine dining venues, it’s hard to tear yourself away when your hotel provides a bustling restaurant, in addition to more serene dining experiences in the Garden Room. The bar and restaurant are frequented by locals as well as guests, many drawn in by both the atmosphere and the menu. Stone bass, pork cheek and loin of venison are some of the more carnivorous temptations on offer, while vegetarians can feast on cèpe (porcino mushrooms) and roast pumpkin. Make sure you leave room for one their delectable desserts, though!
If this doesn’t sound tempting enough, many of the best restaurants in Cambridge are within walking distance of the hotel, including the contemporary Alimentum which is half a mile away. Enjoy a full tasting menu or indulge in some of their tantalising starters and pair your main meal with one of the wines recommended by their charming sommelier.
In a city full of historical charm and picturesque river views, hotels in Cambridge are popular all year round so booking well in advance and planning your trip to include all the city’s highlights is a must. Don’t forget to secure your punting trip along the River Cam, passing under the famous Bridge of Sighs and the quirky Mathematical Bridge, it’s a must for all visitors.