University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection

Regent StreetCambridgeCB2 1ADUnited Kingdom
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About University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection

Located in main Cambridge and overlooking Parker’s Piece is University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection, a fascinating and historic Victorian hotel. Contemporary facilities and amenities have been skilfully fused with the hotel’s Victorian architecture and inside décor resulting in a fine four-star establishment.

Each room boasts free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with satellite channels, in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, air conditioning, iron/ironing board, private bathroom with shower/bathtub and hairdryer.

Keep fit in the complementary fitness centre and afterwards relax in the lounge which has a TV and fireplace. Luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, concierge, and babysitting services are available.

An international menu is served at Restaurant 17 while light snacks and a variety of beverages are available at Parker’s Bar.

From University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection Cambridge University and King’s College are a 5-minute and 8-minute walk away respectively. It’s a 15-minute walk to the University Botanic Gardens.


Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223606066 | Fax: +44 1223280400 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Supermarket
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon


  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Deaf accessibility equipment

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Location, location, location

The De Vere University Arms is superbly located for sightseeing and shopping purposes It’s a walking distance to the city centre It’s quite close to the colleges and Parker’s Piece The surroundings are elegant and tasteful The building overlooks the serene greenery which makes for a relaxing sight There’s an on-site car park.

The rooms aren’t a complete letdown

Though very dated, many rooms are well maintained and very clean e g the Emmanuel Room The spacious rooms feature nice, big comfortable beds complete with good pillows and clean linens Free Wi-Fi available Lovely piped classical music is played in the public rooms.

Good quality breakfast

The breakfast is well prepared and very hearty The dining room is lovely and has great views of the surrounding area.

Very amicable staff here

The team is cheerful and friendly.

Negative Reviews

Rooms and public areas are dated

Rooms are in need of painting Carpets are dirty and threadbare Bathrooms are small, rundown and dirty Non-functional air conditioning results in hot stuffy rooms and while opening the windows helps you have to contend with the loud noise outside Room furniture, floors, décor, layout and design are outdated The entrance has a 1960s feel Interiors are gloomy and old-fashioned Part of the De Vere University Arms building exterior is an eyesore The elevators are old Fortunately the hotel has closed down for renovations.

Incompetent staff

Though hospitable these guys seem to be poorly trained, clueless and ineffective The service at breakfast is below par.

Noisy neighbours

The nearby bars and clubs are too noisy to allow for a decent night’s sleep.

Expensive car park

The car parking fee per night is on the higher side.

Rating Overview

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7.8 out of 10 based on 748 reviews