Things to do in Cambridge

Cambridge is re-opening, we’ve taken a look some of the best places to stay in the City, (until we reopen that is!)

University Arms Hotel

Since the beginning of pandemic Christ’s College Bed & Breakfast, like many others, has been closed to bookings. We’ve missed our guests but until we are able to re-open here are some ideas of places to stay that re-opened on the 17th May 2021. If you want a place to stay in Cambridge for a weekend or longer take a look at these top picks, there is something to suit every budget.

Perhaps a stylish Hotel could be an option?

Rooms at the 4-star University Arms boutique hotel offer fantastic views, plush linens and furnishings, and stunning modern bathrooms. It’s decorated in a quintessentially British style, with an excellent bar & restaurant on site too. On re-opening they are offering a ‘Staycation’ package which includes a locally inspired welcome drink, walking guidebook of our medieval city and a historical tour of the University Arms and Parker’s Piece.  Head over to – 

Next could be a stay at the elegant Clayton Hotel which promises luxury. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure plenty of natural light, and the rooms are decorated stylishly to a high standard, plus each has a beautiful marble bathroom, some rooms feature a balcony and separate lounge area. Running a Re-Opening offer of 20% off of bookings, with free cancellations up to 2pm day prior to arrival, this perfectly positioned hotel right next to the train station is certainly worth a look –

Another top notch hotel in the centre of the city is the stylish and modern, Gonville Hotel which has a selection of rooms ranging from standard to high-end, all with floral themes and state of the art amenities. There’s also a luxurious spa on site, a fine dining restaurant, and a swanky brasserie, as well as a fully-stocked bar.

If you prefer not to stay in Cambridge itself and explore the wider area then located in Ely, about 15 miles from Cambridge, Poets House is a beautifully romantic property. With William Holland freestanding copper baths in each room, plus rainfall showers and the softest linens and towels, you’re guaranteed luxury here. Offering a number of deals from when the re-open

Maybe a B&B would be more suitable for your visit in which case Cambridge still has plenty of options!

Found in the centre of the city, is Duke House is a quaint B&B offering wonderful service, characterful modern rooms, and a great homemade breakfast made up of local ingredients. Lounge in the drawing room with a tea (or something stronger), and get ready to explore the city.

Alternatively there is the unfussy, clean and well-furnished rooms await at A & B Guesthouse, which is at a short walking distance from the train station. It offers excellent hospitality, a filling breakfast, and everything you might need for a brief stay in Cambridge.

You may prefer to visit our beautiful city and go completely self catered in which case the Family-run business Camstay provides excellent self-catering serviced apartments in five locations within a mile of the city centre, all very well reviewed. If you’re planning a longer stay, these comfortable and modern properties are the perfect option for a home away from home.

And finally for a completely unique stay, Hotel Barge Waternimf has five cabin rooms on – you guessed it – a barge! Breakfast (catering to all diets) is served in the barge’s lounge, afterwards you can float upon the River Ouse in Ely – relax in style on either the deck or a riverside hammock! Bookings via


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