Best Luxury Hotels In Cambridge

Probably most famous for its prestigious university, Cambridge is a place that offers visitors culture, adventure, romance and family fun. Set on the River Cam River Cam in eastern England, the beautiful and historic city is compact but exudes character from every corner; from the ancient Colleges, stunning architecture and leafy surrounds this is definitely a city break that deserves to be on your UK hit list. Discover our pick of the most luxury hotels in Cambridge and add that extra touch of finesse a visit to this renowned university town warrants.

Hotel Du Vin Cambridge

Situated in the heart of Cambridge, a stone’s throw away from the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Hotel Du Vin Cambridge is a great place to stay if you want to explore the delights of Cambridge. Its 41 exquisite and decadent rooms are welcoming and cosy with every care being taken to preserve the buildings history whilst fitting it with every modern amenity one could want. The centrepiece of the hotel is the Bistro du Vin whose inviting interior pays homage to natural light and strikes the perfect tone between informality and elegance. The bistro offers both French and British classics which are simple yet delicious with chefs using only the best seasonal produce. The hotel’s vast wine cellar and expert sommelier also make dining at the Hotel du Vin an experience to remember.

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The Fellows House Cambridge, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Fellows House Cambridge is a modern and stylish experience offering guests the ultimate contemporary luxury experience. Its rooms are all modern studio and one-bedroom apartments which have fully equipped kitchens making The Fellows House the perfect destination for professionals. Though for guests not wanting to cook the hotel has the excellent The Folio kitchen which serves British classics which are locally sourced and healthy. The Folio Bar offers guests a place to relax and rewind over exquisite cocktails which take inspiration from the Fellows of the University. The Hotel also boasts a tranquil garden for guests to relax in with an indoor meeting area called the Observatory at one end. For guests wishing to stay active throughout their visit, the hotel has a gym, and indoor swimming pool and even offers guests the opportunity to rent bikes on which they can explore the majesty of Cambridge.

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Clayton Hotel Cambridge

Situated in the heart of Cambridge, the Clayton Hotel is a great place from which to explore the city. Nestled between the train station and the botanic gardens the Clayton Hotel is only a 10-minute walk away from the centre of Cambridge. Its rooms have been designed to prize comfort above all else with their light and welcoming appearance making guests feel at home. The rooms also benefit from fast Wi-Fi and have dedicated work areas making the Clayton a great option for guests wishing to work on their trip. The hotel’s Tamburlaine Restaurant and Bar with its simple yet delicious menu provides dishes to suit all occasions from quick bites to formal dinners. The Clayton also offers an afternoon tea service which is the perfect way to unwind in luxury after a day of exploring Cambridge.

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Hyatt Centric Cambridge

The Hyatt Centric is a relaxed and welcoming upscale hotel which is the perfect place for all types of travellers. Perched just 2 miles away from the city centre the Hyatt Centric is the perfect place for travellers wishing to explore both the town and the surrounding countryside. The art deco-inspired rooms are inviting and luxurious with some rooms enjoying charming courtyard views. The hotel’s The Astronomer Bar and Brasserie offers excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner options whilst the Dutch bar provides guests with a place to unwind over a drink and some delicious nibbles. The hotel also has its own artisan coffee shop called Brew, which serves speciality coffees and delectable pastries. Finally, the hotel is home to Douce which is an innovative take on a hair salon as it not only offers haircuts but also offers artisan coffees and craft beers, it is truly a place for any occasion.

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Graduate Cambridge

The sophisticated boutique hotel overlooks the River Cam and offers stunning views of the local area. Just a short walk from the University and close to the historic centre, the hotel presents guests with a convenient location. The four-star hotel takes inspiration from the prestigious University and throughout the hotel, there are nods to college architecture and crests, and discoveries like the DNA double helix. Rooms are refined and comfortable with upgraded rooms boasting a private balcony and river views whilst the 2-room penthouse includes a private roof terrace. Riverfront dining (indoors and outdoors) can be enjoyed in the hotel’s restaurant Garden House. The restaurant serves a seasonal flame-focussed menu with a great range of British, European and New World wines and creative cocktails to complement at the Garden Bar.

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University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection

Following a complete redesign of the property by architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki in 2019, the University Arms Hotel part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection portfolio has reestablished itself as one of Cambridge’s most remarkable destinations. The property offers 192 rooms and suites across four floors, with views of Park’s Piece and historic Regent Street. The property is undeniably British through and through. Classic Edwardian interiors are combined with bespoke, leather-padded writing desks, low ottomans and tiered chandeliers in playful colours and rooms full of natural light. We love their suites each individually named with a bookshelf of books curated by Mayfair’s Heywood Hill, large sitting rooms to relax in, while some also include walk-on balconies. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served at their brasserie Parker’s Tavern, which has a menu of British classics made with seasonal ingredients sourced from England.

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The Varsity Hotel and Spa, Thompsons Lane

The Varsity is one of the city’s most luxurious properties and also conveniently located in the city centre close to St John’s, Trinity, Jesus and Magdalene College. King’s, Christ’s, Queens’, Gonville and Caius, Clare, Corpus Christi universities. Boutique in size with just 44 rooms, each being individually designed and celebrating the heritage of the city. Their Superking Rooms feature four poster beds and gorgeous free-standing hot tubs with walk-out balconies, while their fellow suites is set over 80sqm, include private terrace, 19” Apple Mac roll-top bath and a monsoon shower. The hotel includes two dining options SIX their brasserie on the top floor includes 360o views across Cambridge and serves dishes from their Wood Stone oven, Grill and Rotisserie, while their Steakhouse The River Bar down at the river Cam serves 28-day dry aged steaks. If you are looking for some pampering head to the hotel’s spa The Glassworks which includes an Elewmis Spa, Gym, Steam Room and Jacuzzi.

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Gonville Hotel

Looking out on the southern corner of the 25-acre Parkers Piece Park the Gonville Hotel offers a truly unique experience in the heart of the city. It is just a short walk from the hotel to Market Square and Cambridge’s colleges. The hotel has been recently renovated and the finished look is both contemporary and in keeping with the history of this historical city. if you want complete luxury book one of their eight feature rooms in Gresham House the stand alone villa in the hotel. Each room has been individually styles and features extras like Bose speakers, cashmere beds, and glorious ESPA toiletries in the bathroom. Foodies can rejoice as the hotel has some of the best dining in Cambridge. You can have Fine Dining in the hotel’s Cotto Restaurant overseen by Master Chef Hans Schweitzer and lunch in the Atrium Brasserie. They also have a comprehensive wellness spa offering a large range of spa treatments, and to top things off they offer complimentary picks up and drop-offs in the hotel’s Bentley.

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One of the city’s newest luxury hotels The Tambulaine is a stunning and elegant hotel in an ideal location close to the centre of Cambridge. The hotel takes its inspiration from its namesake from 16th-century dramatist and Cambridge alumni Christopher Marlowe’s most famous character. The hotel offers 155 guest rooms, which include floor-to-ceiling windows to let in maximum light. Décor is charming and full of character, with a base palette of Cambridge blue highlighting dark wood panelling, polished concrete, gleaming brass and richly patterned fabrics. The hotel’s bar offers seasonal menu options, while the Brasserie-style dining room features a majestic carved marble bar, along with accents of soft leather, gleaming brass and salvaged timber. And if you want somewhere to go away in head to the library which features leather armchairs, an open fire and is where their Afternoon Tea is served each day.

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