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Stay Here: University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection, Cambridge

Alongside its prestigious university and Gothic architecture, the English city now has a world-class hotel to shout about with the University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection

What’s the Deal?

Cambridge has been powering ahead in recent years, thanks to housing one of Europe’s biggest clusters of tech firms. But there was a ‘but’. Cambridge has long lacked a really great city centre hotel. Now after a seven-year, nearly HK$800 million overhaul, the University Arms is finally a hotel worthy of its location.

University Arms Cambridge entrance


We loved the wood-panelled cosy-contemporary rooms: your surroundings make you feel a bit like a professor with impeccable taste and a handy trust fund. The brasserie, Parker’s Tavern, does a roaring trade in proud parents and their hungry offspring. Like the rest of the hotel, the cooking and service are assured and unflashy, with a double-first in provenance and presentation.

University Arms Cambridge suite room


Elsewhere in the University Arms, facilities include a fitness centre and a ballroom with a fireplace and sweeping views for entertaining. The city centre location also places you within easy reach of the prestigious university campuses, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the River Cam.

University Arms Cambridge library
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