We booked two rooms for New Year's Eve and like some others we were a bit concerned about some recent reviews. We needn't have worried we were given a four poster bedroom (room 214) and our daughter and her partner were given the same on another floor, that overlooked Parkers Piece and yes, some things are looking a bit tired and the room was a bit dark, but it was very clean and comfortable with nice toiletries and lovely clean, soft white bath sheets.Great choice of teas and plenty of them. This is a Victorian hotel and there are a few things that let it down but on the whole it was fine and I believe refurbishment will begin sometime this year.
The entrance, reception and ball room alll looked great and the "open fire" in the hallway was very welcoming on a cold and windy night.
The New Years Eve gala dinner was great. Good food, good band and a lovely atmosphere.
Every member of staff that we came into contact with was brilliant - nothing was too much trouble for them and they are a credit to this hotel.
Breakfast was great - buffet style, so as much or as little as you wanted and we could not fault it.
There have been a number of bad reviews for this hotel but this is not one of them.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel De Vere University Arms