There is very little choice when it comes to hotels in Cambridge city centre, so the Hotel du Vin chain is most welcome. However, we booked a saturday night stay including dinner and I was astonished at how expensive it was, which I didn't discover until afterwards because it was a birthday treat. My husband was assured over the phone we would have a big room because of the price we were paying and because we were travelling as a family with two kids. Looking at the fire exit map on the back of the door showed that in fact we had, at best, a standard sized room. To say there wasn't room to swing a 375ml half bottle of wine would be generous. There was one small single fold up bed for the two kids, and we had to climb over it to get to the other side of the double bed. In retrospect, it looks like we were gazumped from a bigger sized room or suite, but it being a gift, I didn't feel it appropriate to complain. The bathroom was down some stairs into a dreary tired dark room that smelled a bit dank. Our friends had a similar problem with their room, into which was wedged a cot. But as I say, in Cambridge, you can't be fussy for your money. The bar area was appealing with lots of little dark snugs, although it was very busy with hen parties the night we were there. The food that evening in the busy restaurant was good, and the breakfast was absolutely superb, with spot-on service and effortless catering for special diets. Hotel du Vin Cambridge gets 3 stars because of its pokey rooms and extortionate prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful hotel in Cambridge city centre was a former University-owned building on Trumpington Street which has been transformed to enhance its many quirky architectural features.Forty one bedrooms and suites, some with private terraces, have been carved out of the former University-owned building, alongside our trademark bistro with the first Hotel du Vin open-style kitchen and curiously labyrinthine cellar bar. Dating back in part to medieval times, Hotel du Vin Cambridge boasts a cosy library, private events room perfect for special occasions, meetings and events. The bistro and bar are available for residents, locals and visitors alike at Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cambridge. ... more less
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