25 Mar Where to sleep in Cambridge
Would you like to discover one of the most historical cities in the United Kingdom? And yes, we are talking about Cambridge, one of the most prestigious centers in this island.
Near Regent Street you will find some of the most popular hotels in this locality. They offer all the 5 star facilities you would expect by way of off street parking, restaurant and room service. These hotels also benefit from being within walking distance from all the major attractions such as the Colleges and the River Cam and you can expect to pay anywhere in the region of £80 (€120) to £180 (€260) for a double room.
Good examples of this type of Cambridge Hotel are the Regent hotel and the De Vere University Arms.
If you are on a limited budget and don’t mind a bit of a walk there are plenty of B&B’s and Guest Houses concentrated around Newmarket Road and Cherry Hinton road. These are both on the way into town and a walk into the centre shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes depending on which end of the street you are on. Alternatively, both streets are on major bus routes which would take you 5-10 minutes and cost no more than a couple of pounds (€3-4).
Prices range from £50 (€80) a night, to £120 (€200) for some of the larger Guest Houses. One of the benefits this type of accommodation is the family run atmosphere and the often invaluable local knowledge of the owner, so they are definitely worth considering. The Fairways guest house on Cherry Hinton Rd is a classic example of this type of accommodation
If you want somewhere in between the two there are a number of Travelodge type accommodation providers in the area. These offer the look and feel of a Cambridge hotel, but usually at B&B prices. The only downside to this type of accommodation is their out of town location, but if you have your own transport this is not a problem.
The Sleep Inn Cambridge is just 6 miles north of Cambridge and also offers you the chance to explore other areas of this great county that you wouldn’t see staying in the town centre.
Overall, you will not be short of choice when it comes to Hotels in Cambridge.