Like many reviews on here, I must praise the excellent customer service of this hotel.
The food was good and the public areas were well presented. The website is careful to avoid the hideous 60s extension, which is a little naughty, but you only have to Google the hotel to know what you're really letting yourself in for.
Unlike others, I had no problem with the carpark, finding it easy to get around and find a space. The charge of £16 felt steep initially, but we arrived before noon and left just before noon the following day and you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the city that would charge less.
The rooms were tired, with stains on the ceiling, cracked bathroom tiles and a general feeling of neglect, but that is far more the fault of the past than the future and I wish the current owners the best of luck in refurbishing a once great hotel.
If the new decor matches the high quality of the staff, they'll be on to a winner.
- 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