I stayed at the Regent Hotel on 3/21-3/24. I originally planned on staying at a B&B out of the city center, but decided I needed lodging closer in to coordinate with a friend who was working in Cambridge during my visit. I checked several hotels and decided on the Regent, both for location and character. I liked the idea of staying in an old, renovated building, and also in an independent hotel rather than a chain.
My initial online inquiry was quickly responded to by receptionist Liz Skeels, Liz continued to provide assistance throughout my stay as well as some interesting chats. She is a delight to deal with and a real asset to the hotel. I stayed the first night in a standard double overlooking the street, but heard very little noise. It was good sized with a spotless bathroom and a design of mathematical formulas, which I thought was perfect for a university town. It also reminded me of how poor I was at maths.
I moved to an executive suite on the 3rd floor for the next two nights. The room was large enough for two to stay comfortably, with a balcony overlooking Parkers Piece. The weather did not allow use of the balcony, but I enjoyed kicking back in the comfortable chairs and observing all the activities. I also enjoyed the tea selection and water (still and sparkling) provided with the suite. The walls were papered with scenes of Cambridge which I enjoyed, but thought the formulas of the previous night were more creative. The suite had a larger, but also spotless bathroom, and combined with the other amenities I thought was a good value for Cambridge, a not inexpensive city. I slept soundly all three nights in the very comfortable beds, which is unusual for me when away from home.
Breakfast was the same each morning but I found the selection allowed for some variation. I had some combination of cheese, toast, fresh fruit, pastries and tea. There was also several types of cereal and meat. The servers were pleasant and efficient and the area was very clean. An adjoining room had newspapers and tourist information, which I read in comfortable chairs next to a fireplace. It was a nice place to relax as was the breakfast area, which was very bright and overlooked the park. The free wifi throughout the hotel was consistently strong in the rooms and common areas.
I was very pleased with my stay at the Regent and would recommend it to others. It is an excellent base from which to enjoy the attractions of Cambridge. The staff responded quickly and graciously to my requests (e.g. an adapter, more tea) and also moved my luggage when I changed rooms. I walked everywhere within the city, from the airport bus to the hotel, to the sights, shopping, restaurants and just wandering about to see how the city has changed since my previous visits. Thank you to the team at the Regent Hotel for an enjoyable stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This fine listed building is situated in the heart of Cambridge. As a privately owned hotel we take pride in offering a personal, efficient and competitive service at all times. The Regent Hotel is completely non-smoking and all of the 22 bedrooms are fully air conditioned for your comfort and convenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regent Hotel Cambridge
- Regent Cambridge
- Cambridge Regent