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Basel
Reviewed August 17, 2008

Overall the hotel was okay (clean, friendly staff, everything working, good location etc.). However, I must emphasize the ridiculously small room they reserved for me. Actually, it was more a closet than a room. Be aware of that if you are travelling with a lot of luggage.

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Reading
Reviewed August 16, 2008

We stayed at this hotel for one night whilst visiting Cambridge. I chose it as we have stayed at several DeVeres and always found them to be of a very good standard. Unfortunately, this one was the exception. We went for an upgrade to an executive room and to be honest if that was an executive room, i would not...

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Melton Mowbray Leics
Reviewed July 29, 2008

I stayed in a double room booked by for me as I was on business travel. £135 was expensive for the small double room with no view on a bed and breakfast basis. However I booked the Regency suite overlooking the park with bed breakfast and evening meal for my parents, this was excellent value at £159. My parents were...

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Bournemouth, England
Reviewed July 17, 2008

Stayed here for 1 night midweek for work purposes. I rang a few days prior to arrival to request an early check-in as I needed to prepare for a meeting. This I was told would be no problem. On mentioning this at reception I was greeted with blank stares and apparently there were no rooms available. After much persistence I...

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seattle, wa
Reviewed June 29, 2008

I have just returned from a 10 day stay at the De Vere University Arms in Cambridge, U.K. I believe that the hotel factilities are adequate, although over-rated. My complaint is the service. Some of the staff were very courteous and helpful, but this was over-shadowed by the fact that the front-desk staff were some of the rudest and most...

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London
Reviewed June 26, 2008

The hotel looks fantastic at first glance but various things bring down the overall experience. Cons: Our room smelled pretty musty for example, and they mixed up our reservation in a couple minor ways. Everything was just a little older than it should have been. The advertised satellite TV didn't exist. You cannot under any circumstance order room service by...

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Ireland
Reviewed May 23, 2008

We stayed in an executive room 19-22 May 2008. The location is great. It is only minutes from the centre of Cambridge - five minutes gentle walk to the Tourist Information Centre, for example. They obviously know that the heating/ air conditioning doesn't work. There was a very effective electric heater in our room. It was very useful as it...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 13, 2008

Although this might once upon a time have been the best hotel in Cambridge, it is now showing it's age. Very disappointing. I booked two "standard" rooms for two nights; the double which was about as small as it could be without having to put bunk beds in! The other twin room for my children was larger:- maybe they upgraded...

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berkshire
Reviewed May 7, 2008

For £130 per night, this is a rip off! I'd have been happy paying around £35 for this stay...that's saying something. Hotel looks great in pics, looks out onto a nice park. It needs a lot of investment for it to live up to its rates!!!! Bathroom - outdated, dirty shower area, light on the ceiling was hanging off, toilet...

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Reading
Reviewed April 9, 2008

The rooms were cold; the central heating admitted by them to be deficient. The rooms were late in being available, even for families with children and older guests. The service at dinner was very slow. We had three different bills when we questioned the totals. The car parking fee, 14 pounds, was excessive. The decor was poor (swollen bath panel,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about University Arms Cambridge

Address: Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $81 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — University Arms Cambridge 4*
Number of rooms: 192
Also Known As:
Hotel De Vere University Arms
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
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“Hotel currently closed after a fire, I believe.”
 of 5 bubbles PatriciaB238, Sep 12, 2015 | Read review
“Choose a very, very high room while avoiding overlooking the street or The Commons.”
 of 5 bubbles Gastronaughties, Jun 3, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms over the park, atmosphere and a view of Cambridge in real life.”
 of 5 bubbles ManoirXV, Mar 20, 2015 | Read review
“Stay in the old part of the hotel, not the 1960's addition next to Regent Street”
 of 5 bubbles SimonS634, Sep 25, 2014 | Read review
“As above, if you want a good nights sleep choose a room that doesn't overlook the park.”
 of 5 bubbles Mudeford1965, Sep 25, 2014 | Read review
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