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University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD England
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#10 of 38 hotels in Cambridge
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Voted “City Hotel of the Year 2018” by The Sunday Times, The University Arms is Cambridge’s leading hotel. First established as a coaching-inn in 1834, the hotel was recently re-opened following a two-year refurbishment led by Royal architect, John Simpson, and interior designer, Martin Brudnizki. The hotel is also home to Parker’s Tavern, Tristan Welch’s quintessentially British brasserie, which has rapidly established itself as the city’s hottest bar and dining experience. Situated on historic Regent Street, in the heart of the city and adjacent to Parkers Piece; the hotel enjoys an enviable location in walking distance to the best the city has to offer. The full-service property offers 192 individually designed en-suite bedrooms and suites; a majestic ballroom and other meeting rooms, together with in-room and private dining facilities provided by Parker’s Tavern; as well as a well-stocked library, curated by Heywood Hill, the Mayfair booksellers, and a fully equipped gymnasium
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Charliemcc wrote a review Yesterday
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Very disappointing stay! We had the most uncomfortable 2 night stay in this hotel! We left the hotel with back pain and exhausted from not sleeping! The bed was rock hard, regardless there was a topper, the hotel outside was noisy! No one hardly wore masks, we had room service entering our rooms without wearing mask! Over all very disappointing and I wouldn’t waste your money on staying here! Very unhelpful staff, the fact we didn’t sleep sums up it’s NOT 4star luxury!!?
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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hijabi_86 wrote a review Jan 14
London, United Kingdom25 contributions25 helpful votes
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Booked this hotel on the way to Cambridge which was very easy. Upon arrival we were greeted by someone taking our bags. The reception staff were very friendly and explained the details of our upgrade to us. The hotel is very clean and traditionally English looking. It’s a classic hotel and our room was a decent size with a balcony facing the green. The breakfast was ok and the lunch menu for vegetarians was also ok. I would definitely recommend this hotel but parking is a bit pricey at £40 for the night.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is charged at £40. Pay and display is available but only for 4 hours
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Dear hijabi_86, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at University Arms. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and thank you for your kind comments. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in a near future. Kind regards, Ian James General Manager
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David9 wrote a review Jan 14
Kent, England304 contributions91 helpful votes
Great hotel for a one night stay passing through Cambridge. Staff were helpful and friendly. Room was lovely ( a cosy double ) perfectly big enough for a single traveller. Very comfortable bed, great bathroom with underfloor heating and powerful shower with high class toiletries. Only reason I didn’t give it five stars was the total lack of Covid protection in Parker’s Brasserie, where only one waiter was wearing a mask for dinner service and even then most of the time it was hanging off his ear. I mentioned it to the lady on the desk as I was leaving and her response was some of them have problems. This was not the case in the hotel where most staff were wearing masks. I would stay here again but maybe eat elsewhere?
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Room on 8th floor with a view of the green had a large concrete area outside window and a metal...
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Dear David9, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at University Arms. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. In regards to the face masks in the restaurant, please note we are following the Government guidelines. The face masks are mandatory in the hotel but not in the restaurant, therefore we cannot oblige staff and guests to wear them. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back to Cambridge. Kind regards, Ian James General Manager
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Darren Riley wrote a review Jan 3
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great Hotel. This Hotel is extremely well run and all the staff were very attentive and polite, throughout from Reception, Concierge, Bar and Restaurant. Will definitely be visiting again. Had a great two night stay, thank you. D&L room 607
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Vacation18254903556, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am very pleased to hear that your recent stay wit us was a memorable one and thank you for the positive comments. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Ian James General Manager
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James G wrote a review Jan 2
Stourport, null, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
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New Years Eve. We had the pleasure of staying in the Wordsworth room for one night. Wow. Couldn’t fault it. So many thoughtful touches. Porters there to open the doors on arrival. Champagne and a personal card in the room. Wind in the Willows playing softly in the hallways and restrooms. A log fire in the library. Full gym access. Newspaper … What a uniquely stunning hotel this is. The decor, everywhere you look is just so tasteful. It’s evident that a fortune, a lot of time and thought has been put into the renovation of 2018, and the continued upkeep. Set menu in the restaurant was cooked to perfection .. Fresh, high quality ingredients combined thoughtfully and fantastically presented with service staff in great spirit and willing to make it a really special night. Breakfast the next morning, again just of a really high standard with a wide variety on offer. Exactly what you’d expect for such a refined hotel. We’d love to visit again in the future! Hopefully there’ll be live music in the ball room next NYE!! We snook in for a peek! Wow!! Thank you for super stay!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$194 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel de vere university arms
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
University Arms Hotel, Cambridge
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCambridgeshireCambridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
192
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Frequently Asked Questions about University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include LockHouse Escape Games (0.1 miles), Fitzwilliam Museum (0.3 miles), and University Museum of Zoology (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include DoppleGanger Burger, The Oak Bistro, and The Clarendon Arms.
Is University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Cambridge.
Are any cleaning services offered at University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection?
Many travelers enjoy visiting University of Cambridge (0.5 miles), Kettle's Yard (0.8 miles), and St. John's College (0.5 miles).
Does University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.