University Arms Hotel - Cambridge  4 stars

Regent Street, Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 1AD  show mapSave
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The traditional University Arms offers 120 luxury guest rooms as well as a lift, a chapel and a tour desk. Since 1834, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Cambridge.

This hotel is situated 1.6km away from Midsummer Common, Cambridge Community Church and Cambridge Leisure Park. You can see University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum and Cambridge Arts Theatre only 400 meters from the property.

15 minutes' walk to Cambridge Railway train station. Fast access to London Stansted airport within 40km is provided.


This hotel comprises of Single Room and Superior Double Room that come with Victorian décor as well as satellite TV, central heating, ironing facilities, direct dial phone and a trouser press. Some rooms offer great views of the park. They also have private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and bathrobes.


At the 24-hour restaurant guests can enjoy international cuisine.


Guests can find a cocktail lounge and an indoor swimming pool and make use of steam baths and a sauna on the premises. The fitness center features a gym and bicycles.


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

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 16 per day.

Number of rooms   120.

City Center Cambridge - 1700 ft
Airports London Stansted (STN) - 22.4 mi, London Luton (LTN) - 30.9 mi
Train Stations Cambridge Railway Station - 4300 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants R17 (cuisine: British) - 200 ft, De Luca Cucina & Bar (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean) - 800 ft
Parks Parker's Piece - 1000 ft
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  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Tour desk
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
Room view
  • Park view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of GBP 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 15 may stay at the price of GBP 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
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    University Arms Superior Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed
    View: Park view

    University Arms LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

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

    Local Attractions

    • Newnham College
      5100 ft
      Sidgwick Ave., Cambridge
    • Midsummer Common
      1.2 mi
      Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
    • Cambridge Community Church
      1.8 mi
      14 Alpha Terrace, Cambridge
    • Milton Country Park
      2.9 mi
      Cambridge Road, Cambridge
    • Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve
      3.8 mi
      Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge

    Near the hotel

    • Sedgwick Museum of Geology
      900 ft
      Downing Street, Cambridge
    • University Museum of Zoology
      900 ft
      Downing Street, Cambridge
    • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
      900 ft
      Downing Street, Cambridge
    • Parker's Piece
      1000 ft
      Parkside, Cambridge
    • Fitzwilliam Museum
      1400 ft
      Trumpington St., Cambridge
    • Scott Polar Research Institute
      1400 ft
      Lensfield Road, Cambridge
    • Whipple Museum of the History of Science
      1600 ft
      Free School Lane, Cambridge

    Restaurants Nearby

    • R17

      84% likes this, based on 59 reviews
      Cuisine: British
      Price Range: USD 17 - USD 27

      200 ft
      17 Regent Street

      Phone: +44 1223351241

    • De Luca Cucina & Bar

      73% likes this, based on 276 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
      Price Range: USD 16 - USD 41

      800 ft
      83 Regent Street

      Phone: +44 (0)1223 356666

    • The Olive Grove

      85% likes this, based on 221 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian, Barbecue

      1000 ft
      100 Regent street

      Phone: +(44)1223778575

    • Savino's

      73% likes this, based on 69 reviews
      Price Range: USD 10 - USD 20

      1000 ft
      3 Emmanuel St

      Phone: 01223 566 186

    • The Oak Bistro

      86% likes this, based on 377 reviews
      Cuisine: European

      1200 ft
      6 Lensfield Road

      Phone: 01223 323361

    University Arms Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at University Arms

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 566 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Single

      Close to the center of the city. Breakfast is ok.

      Room not clean Room need complete renovation including furnature, electrical wiring, windows, bath room. They say there is wi-fi internat connections but in fact there is only wired connections.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Great location and useful parking facilities.

      We have been staying at this hotel when we visit Cambridge for the last two and a half years because our daughter is at uni there. It would be nice your staff (prompted of course by the computer!) could acknowledge that. Bathroom on this occasion was v small and basic - but then we paid a basic price for the room.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      It was the night before I got married and was booked into a newly refurbished room, executive double. I loved the room. I havent seen the photos yet but the photogragher loved the room. Really very pleased!

      Nothing comes to mind. The front of the hotel has too modern a look compared to the rest of the building.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      In city centre, very convenient.

      My room is very small, no space for anything other than one luggage. I spent 485 £ for 3 nights no Breakfast included and having such a small room. It wasn't worth the money.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      comfort, central location, courteous service, prompt service, clear explanations, nice atmosphere. though to be honest it was just as I expected.

      The shower dripped all night.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Good friendly service in the Breakfast Room

      Very off-hand service in R17, poor value dinner menu. Disappointing

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Lovely view from the ballroom whilst having breakfast

      Decoration was tired

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Great staff and great location.

      The decor in our room was very dated and tired. The bathroom ceiling was in a poor state of repair and the window frames were discoloured and peeling. I decided not to use the shower and wait till I got home!

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Location and staff were good. Hospitality was very good.

      Black mould/scum collected in the shower area (Room 130).

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Convenient location and excellent breakfast.

      Room not fully prepared. No soap or shampoo etc when we arrived but corrected. Link to Wi Fi a problem in the evening but eventually resolved by Night Manager. Should be more readily accessible.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Top of the list - the bed linen - it was amazing - but that's just me!! Cleanliness of the hotel. Went down for breakfast and all the staff were really friendly and attentive. Location was spot on especially with the rain we are having at the moment.

      The only gripe was the check in. Waited a long time. Only one member of staff on who seemed a bit vague.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Lovely character hotel. Old charm and excellent buffet breakfast. Reception staff very friendly and helpful.

      Went in October and think hotel were using their winter duvets as they were very thick and too hot. Minor thing but did make sleeping bit uncomfortable.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Its location

      Very small room, lots of furniture, not very clean and noisy

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Breakfast staff was nice and helpful, lead as to window table in both two days of our stay, very nice.

      Room cleanliness wasn't appropiate, found a tissue on our bathroom floor while entering the room first day.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Very large and comfortable bed, very close to town centre, eccentric lift.

      Rather faded, needs renovation.

      • Average rating
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