Stylish hotel located in the heart of this famous university town
Guests staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Cambridge will find it suitably located to access all of the citys splendid attractions as well as a number of other locations outside of the city limits.
Situated on Downing Street amidst the classic Cambridge University buildings and the citys green parks, this 4-star establishment offers a comfortable stay with an element of luxury.
The hotels 198 en-suite guestrooms include a whole host of amenities to make the stay that much more hassle-free. Individually controlled air conditioning makes for a more comfortable environment, whilst iron, hairdryer, trouser press, and separate hanging closets allow guests to look their best. Satellite television with pay-per-view movies, telephone with voice mail, minibar, and mini refrigerator are also included. A work desk and lamp is useful for those visiting the city on business.
Located on the first floor, guests will find the Bloomsbury Restaurant and Bloomsbury Lounge Bar. The restaurant serves a selection of international dishes with seasonal ingredients. Diners can look out over the grounds and buildings of some of the most spectacular university campuses. The bar lounge offers slightly more informal dining and drinking options, catering more for those looking for a light bite or a relaxing drink. Those hoping for a livelier atmosphere can try Quinns Irish Pub on the ground floor. Room service is available from any of these eateries 24 hours per day.
The hotel is also equipped with a sauna and fitness centre where guests can keep in shape.
With its city centre location, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Cambridge offers visitors a varied choice of attractions and sites. As well as the numerous college buildings (of which Peterhouse and Kings College must be seen), Cambridge also houses a wide range of museums, theatres, and galleries. The Sedgewick Museum of Earth Sciences lies on the same street as the Crowne Plaza and contains over a million rocks, minerals, and fossils. Other museums of interest include Cambridge and County Folk Museum (looking at local history), the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (which includes artefacts from around the world), and Cambridge University Library.
The town centre is made up of a number of picturesque streets, many of which are cobblestoned, mixing modern day retail stores with independent boutiques, stalls, and quaint little shops. A wide range of restaurants are available for dining whilst numerous pubs and bars can be found.
For those looking for an activity a little more unusual than most, head down to the River Cam and try out punting. Similar to gondoliers in Venice, punting involves a small boat and a pole, not an oar, in which people propel themselves along the river. You can choose to take change of the boat yourself, or allow somebody a little more trained to usher you along.
During the year visitors to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Cambridge should also keep an eye open for the many festivals that visit the city. Film festivals, beer festivals, and Shakespeare festivals are amongst those hosted. Perhaps the largest and most popular two events are the Cambridge Folk Festival (the largest of its kind in the UK) and Strawberry Fair (a free music and childrens event).