Royal Cambridge Hotel  3 stars

1 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 1PY  show mapSave
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Royal Cambridge Hotel is a 3-star traditional hotel offering en-suite accommodation steps away from Homerton College, Jesus Green and Magdalene College. Since 1836, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Cambridge.

Just 1km from the center of Cambridge known for St Botolph's Church, The River Cam and Fitzwilliam Museum.

The hotel boasts close proximity to shopping centers, bars and markets.

5 minutes' drive from Cambridge airport and 15 minutes' walk to Cambridge Railway train station.


This property has 55 guestrooms including Executive Double Room, Standard Twin Room and Standard Double Room appointed with a safe, a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi. They provide bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries.


A continental breakfast is served in the light dining room. British dishes are served in the seasonal restaurant.

A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 10 per person per night.  The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 5 per night per child under 14 years. 


Royal Cambridge Hotel boasts a fax, internet access and a business center as well as a porter service, housekeeping and 24-hour room service.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 15 per day.

Number of rooms   57.

Distance to:

  • City Center Cambridge - 3000 ft
  • Airport: London Stansted (STN) - 22.2 mi, London Luton (LTN) - 30.6 mi
  • Train Station Cambridge Railway Station - 4000 ft
  • Bus stop - 400 ft
  • Restaurants: The Oak Bistro (Food: European) - 1300 ft, The Olive Grove (Food: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian) - 1400 ft
  • Parks Cambridge University Botanic Garden - 2000 ft
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from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request


  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Trouser Press
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Sitting area
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area

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    Royal Cambridge Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Cambridge Winter Ales Festival
      1700 ft
    • Byard Art
      2700 ft
    • Barrel Rolling at Grantchester
      2700 ft
    • Kings College / Kings College Chapel
      2700 ft
    • Artique
      3000 ft
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      2700 ft
    Places of interest
    • University Social Club
      1700 ft
    • Tourist Information Centre & Shop
      2300 ft
    • Great St Mary's Church
      2700 ft
    Sport related
    • Scudamore's Punting Co
      1700 ft
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • King's College
      2300 ft
    • scott polar research museum
      700 ft
    • Fitzwilliam Museum
      1000 ft
    • Museum Of Zoology
      1400 ft
    • Sedgwick Museum Of Earth Sciences
      1700 ft
    • University Museum Of Classical Archaeology
      2300 ft
    • zoology museum
      2700 ft
    • Botanic Garden
      1400 ft
    • Parkers Piece
      1700 ft
    • Christ's pieces
      2700 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
      2000 ft
    • University of Cambridge
      2000 ft
    • The Corn Exchange
      2000 ft
    • Cambridge Corn Exchange
      2000 ft
    • Cambridge Arts Theatre
      2300 ft
    • Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust
      2300 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Magdalene College
      5300 ft
      Magdalene Street, Cambridge
    • Jesus Green
      1.0 mi
      Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
    • Cambridge and County Folk Museum
      1.1 mi
      2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge
    • Castle Hill
      1.1 mi
      Castle Hill, Cambridge
    • Kettle's Yard House and Gallery
      1.1 mi
      Castle Street, Cambridge

    Near the hotel

    • St Botolph's Church (Church of England)
      200 ft
      Trumpington Street, Cambridge
    • Hobson's Conduit
      200 ft
      Trumpington Street, Cambridge
    • Fitzwilliam Museum
      1000 ft
      Trumpington St., Cambridge
    • Scott Polar Research Institute
      1000 ft
      Lensfield Road, Cambridge
    • Pembroke College
      1400 ft
      Trumpington Street, Cambridge
    • The River Cam
      1900 ft
    • Sedgwick Museum of Geology
      1800 ft
      Downing Street, Cambridge

    Restaurants Nearby

    • The Oak Bistro

      74% likes this, based on 393 reviews
      Food: European

      1300 ft
      6 Lensfield Road

      Phone: 01223 323361

    • The Olive Grove

      81% likes this, based on 215 reviews
      Food: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian, Barbecue

      1400 ft
      100 Regent street

      Phone: +(44)1223778575

    • De Luca Cucina & Bar

      85% likes this, based on 276 reviews
      Food: Italian, Mediterranean
      Price Range: USD 16 - USD 41

      1500 ft
      83 Regent Street

      Phone: +44 (0)1223 356666

    • R17

      81% likes this, based on 45 reviews
      Food: British
      Price Range: USD 16 - USD 26

      1700 ft
      17 Regent Street

      Phone: +44 1223351241

    • Dojo

      72% likes this, based on 163 reviews
      Food: Thai, Pacific Rim, Pan-Asian, Noodle
      Price Range: USD 15 - USD 20

      1800 ft
      1-2 Millers Yard, Mill Lane

      Phone: 01223 363 471

    Royal Cambridge Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal Cambridge Hotel

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Based on 129 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      We had asked for a quiet room and the one we were allocated met the bill. Our room was right at the top of the hotel set under the eaves and was delightful and spacious -the only issue,may be becasue we were at the top was a lack of hot water

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Very good hotel - friendly and the breakfast was good - Perfect location. Would go again. Car park bonus at £5.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      The staff was very helpful. The room was nicely appointed and had plenty of space.

      We were on the top floor, and our room was a little hot and the shower pressure was bad. We had a family of 4 and a party of two, but were unable to have have more than 3 in a room which was a little inconvenient.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      nothing except that it had a car park,

      rooms were cramped, only marginally bigger than the beds. there was unpleasant and loud noise from the function room in the basement. the dinner in the restaurant was awful. eventually we were moved to another hotel

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Very nice rooms; average breakfast and service

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Warm welcome - I was told that someone had asked if I had arrived

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Girls at the reception (all of them Hungarians) had been helpful and friendly. Good location, most of the colleges had been nearby.

      The hotel is noisy (no sound protection). I had to repair the toilette twice by myself..Furniture is quite old fashioned and not functional. Room was super tiny. Large white paint stripes on the coloured curtains, left from the last refurbishment of the room. The hotel management obviously is not investing any money to improve the quality of that old hotel. A fee of 6 Pounds per hour for WiFi is day-light-rubbery, I refused to use it therefore.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Ensuite was nice

      No ramp up to hotel-difficulty with heavy bag.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Receptionist's poor grasp of the English language

      • Average rating
    • Single

      An ok hotel but expensive. Good location with own car park.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Very convenient for visiting Cambridge and it was good to be able to leave the car in the carpark. Comfortable room with character. Staff were very helpful.

      I thought it was overpriced. The room was on a main road so a bit noisy.We booked a twin room but when we arrived it was a double room but they quickly changed the beds when we asked.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Central - 10mins takes you anywhere in Cambridge centre.

      Bar staff had a tendancy to disappear for a while - it took 20mins to get a drink at the bar on one occasion. They were however quite friendly and helpful when they did appear. There was no air conditioning in the bedrooms.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      An excellent location for central Cambridge, excellent parking, making this an ideal stop over hotel. The desk staff varied but on the whole were very helpful. The room was very clean.

      The bed was so soft that I had to sleep on the floor.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The hotel is frustratingly stuffy in summer weather. The staff are the same.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Nice, old-fashioned feel and a great location.

      • Average rating
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