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University Arms Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD, England
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Ranked #23 of 34 hotels in Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Duncan W Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have just had my last stay at this hotel before it closes. As an individual and as a family we have used this hotel for last forty years and will be very sad to see in close at the end of September. The staff at the hotel have ways been great and have been a credit to the hotel... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The University Arms may occupy a prestigious position in Cambridge but the hotel quality is in decline and not up to the standard expected. We parked in the convenient undercroft parking but nobody answered the internal door so we had to drag all our luggage back round to the front of the hotel; not a big distance but it was... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were slightly sceptical booking a room here after reading some of the recent reviews so I only thought it was fair to add a review myself. The location of the hotel is excellent, everything to see in Cambridge is within walking distance, we parked our car on check-in and didn't use it again until we left to go home.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a relaxing break to an historic city, and this deal at 99 pounds to stay at 'probably the best hotel in Cambridge' seemed to good to be true. And it was. The pictures on the website are very misleading as they show one side of the hotel overlooking a pleasant green area. What they do no... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location. 2 minutes walk to the centre. Breakfast pretty good too with reasonable choice and very attentive staff. Rooms are a bit tired and could do with a freshen up, so knocked a star off. Ask for a room that doesn't overlook the air conditioning units.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we booked the hotel I made the mistake not to read the reviews...so based on the pics i thought it would be luxurious and posh. I was so so disappointed!! Its location is great! But that is about it.... 16 pounds for parking a night! Come on...! The room was old, furniture was run down...showerhead had not been cleaned... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The exterior of the hotel is ugly in places and the room I staid in dated, however, the room was beautifully clean and I had a number of luxuries provided. I was particular impressed that they ran an extension board to one side of the four poster bed where no plug socket was otherwise provided. The communal areas of the... More

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Ross on Wye, United Kingdom.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was comfortable and relaxing. We found the staff friendly and helpful. Ground floor is very impressive, but on the first floor, our room, corridor areas and others we saw were very dated and in need of URGENT refurbishment. We over-looked Parker's Piece which is a lovely location with small balcony, but very noisy at night and in the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the dreadful reviews, I stayed here with my eyes wide open. I found a deal on lastminute top secret hotels so selected it purely on location (which is very central). There is indeed a fairly serious problem with the standard of customer service provided by staff. On my two occasions visiting reception, I have couples to either side... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get a good nights sleep, please don't stay here. We were in the newer part, near the street. The window opened 2 inches, but we had to keep it closed as there was so much noise coming from the street, there was an air con unit in the room but it didn't work, there was a... More

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Address: Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — University Arms Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Hotel De Vere University Arms

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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 with 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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