The Moller Centre - part of Churchill College in Cambridge - offers a wonderful contrast to those of us fed up with boring hotel rooms, over-charging, nondescript service and penal charges for car parking, WiFi and lots of other extras. A previous review called the Moller "a little gem" and I whole-heartedly agree. It is my accommodation of choice in Cambridge - a city I know and love and to which I return on a frequent basis. So where does the value for money come from?
1/ Free car parking - never a problem - a generous car park and safe too
2/ Free WiFi - fast, reliable - no fuss, the centre is a highly rated training centre and they have responded over the years to the changing needs of delegates when providing rooms that de-stress and allow you to work productively. The rooms are a generous size - all have great views through large windows, fresh milt supplied and the bath rooms are fine - power showers are standard, there is plenty of space to unwind
3/ A superb breakfast - served in a light and airy location, circular tables for ten that actually encourage you to chat to fellow travellers - the food is well presented and the upstairs Tower Bar provides excellent coffee and tea on demand for those wanting to read and work in a relaxed environment
4/ Great views (for all seventy rooms) of the Churchill College playing fields - enticing to jog around
5/ Within 15 minutes walking of central Cambridge - even closer to the main university hubs
6/ Free access to the Churchill College gym (at last ... a gym that has an erg!) - 24 hours a day - just use your room key. This is shared with students but don't let that put you off!
7/ Excellent front of house, quick, efficient, knowledgeable about Cambridge and the surrounding area. Good facilities for baggage storage if you are heading into town for a meeting and need to pick up your belongings later after checking out
8/ Although part of a mainstream Cambridge college, it is quiet, stunning in the summer sunshine - the nature of the guests (delegates, business people) means that you are rarely if ever disturbed
Booking online is easy - I always come away from the Moller refreshed and having got a lot done. Overall - a place that does that little bit extra without fleecing you - rare when you find it but so welcome nonetheless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Venue: PLEASE NOTE THE MØLLER CENTRE DOES NOT PERMIT CHILDREN ON SITE. The Multi-award winning Møller Centre is a dedicated residential training and conferencing centre with 19 flexible meeting rooms and a 100-seater lecture theatre. Clients have a wide choice of rooms to hold meetings, conferences, events and private dining. The Danish design of the Centre provides a light, clean and airy learning environment, with meeting rooms overlooking the beautiful grounds of Churchill College. The meeting rooms all have direct access to networking areas with unlimited refreshments, such as bean to cup Fairtrade® coffee. We provide all inclusive day and residential packages, with free Wi-Fi, parking and gym access for all delegates. We have pro-active IT/AV support and cutting edge equipment such as paperless conferencing using iPads and a dedicated microsite, audience participation technology and Apple® AirPlay. On-site accommodation comprises 92 stylish en-suite bedrooms with iconic Danish Hans J. Wegner furniture. Among these bedrooms, we have three beautiful suites. Our bedrooms combine style, comfort and attention to detail; they are designed to include large desks as well as room to relax after a hard days work. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have beautiful views of gardens or the impressive grounds of Churchill College. The Centre also includes vibrant networking areas, three bars, a restaurant and roof Terrace. Leadership Development Programmes: We typically partner with CEOs, Heads of Learning & Development and other senior executives to design and deliver practical leadership development programmes for their current and future leaders. Our experienced faculty work alongside these clients to understand and address specific business needs and challenges through practical, highly-customised programmes, which create positive outcomes for individuals, organisations and their communities that have a lasting impact. The Møller Centre has a strong association with the University of Cambridge. This means event organisers have a unique opportunity to access speakers who are academic, business and cultural experts. ... more less