This hotel has wonderful staff who could not do enough to help. The public rooms are superb, especially the breakfast room, which looks out over Parker's Piece. Breakfast is very good though slightly expensive. The menu is quite varied and cooked to order so unlike many hotels there is no series of dishes of pre cooked and warmed food waiting to be used. Food cooked to order is a much better system. The buffet for cold food such as cereal is reasonable and I quite like the idea of making your own muesli from the bowls of oats various fruits etc.
The dining room for evening meals is a different room but the menu here is not particularly inspiring and does not seem to change very often, which would be a great shame if one was eating in the hotel over several days.
The public corridors have a series of prints of what look like impressionistic continental landscapes which are very pleasant.
My room was a single and though clean and tidy had rather tired decor. The television was quite large for the size of room and was provided with Freeview and some sky sports channels. The single room had no view as it opened onto a internal courtyard - this was no problem to me as I was in Cambridge on business but if on holiday alone - I would have been disappointed. The bathroom was spacious with a bath with shower over etc. It was easy to control the shower and of course it was a powerful spray.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of medieval Cambridge, set back from the hustle and bustle of the town and bathed in green lawn lies this rather special historic hotel. It’s an education in quirky British charm and is famous for its hospitality, not to mention its guests over the years from the Beatles to the Krays. Luxurious rooms full of character await, spiral staircases and of course all of Cambridge’s attractions right on your marble doorstep. Take a punt on University Arms and you won’t be disappointed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel De Vere University Arms