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29th April 2019 Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Places to stay in Cambridgeshire

Planning a visit to Cambridgeshire? You’ve made a good choice as Cambridgeshire has it all, there is also a great range of hotels.

You can’t help but be impressed by the majesty of the famous college buildings and architecture, there are quaint streets and passages, beautiful pubs, restaurants and cafes.

You can also soak up some of the culture in the galleries and museums, see a student production featuring (possibly) some of the stars of tomorrow or enjoy live music and comedy at lively venues.

Hotel room

There is a great range of accommodation available in Cambridge

The wider county of Cambridgeshire also offers a wonderful range of things to see and do. Take in a vista of quintessential rolling English countryside, bustling market towns and quaint, tucked-away villages, majestic cathedrals and impressive stately home.

We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.

Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?

Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.

Cambridgeshire has hundreds of places to stay, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including Hotel du Vin and the Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa.

Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin sits snugly among the grade 2 listed buildings of picturesque Trumpington Street, this Cambridge hotel was lovingly converted from old University buildings. Retaining the original character and quirky architectural features, the boutique hotel is the ideal place to relax, celebrate or do business – or a bit of all three.

Lose yourself in a world of nooks, crannies, exposed brickwork, restored fireplaces and dark wooden floors. Take morning coffee or afternoon tea in the lounge, or savour classic French dishes with a British twist in the trademark Bistro – bon appétit for leisurely lunches or candlelit dinners.

Linger over an aperitif or nightcap in deep sofas. Sample some of the finest fizz in the cellar bar or explore terroir and variatels with the expert Sommelier with a wine tasting. And when sleep beckons, retire to one of 41 distinctive bedrooms. You’ll find a comfy custom-made bed, soft Egyptian cotton linen, large fluffy towels, monsoon shower or roll top bath.

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa

Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa in Newmarket, retains the charm and character of a country house yet offers the very best in modern comfort and luxury.

This luxury country hotel, recently awarded the highly prestigious four Red stars by the AA provides a perfect blend of old and new. Set in three acres of secluded gardens and adjacent to some of the most famous paddocks and training stables in the world, it really is a memorable place to hold any event.

The hotel epitomises the finest in contemporary style. Each one of the stylish guest rooms and suites is chic and comfortable and comes equipped with the latest technology.

Cyclists in Cambridge

Explore the historical streets of Cambridge on bicycle

As well as hotels, there is also a great range of hostels, welcoming B&Bs and cosy guesthouses.

And the choice of self-catering is fantastic too, with everything from stunning townhouse properties and gorgeous cottages to converted warehouses and even camping pods!

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Image credits: ©Nikita Adreev/Unsplash; Pellier Photography/Hilton Cambridge City Centre; Rhema Kalianpur

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