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"Great location but decor was tired and the establishment is in much need of an overhaul on the evidence of our room. Relatively dated look about the p ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 04 Feb 2019

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Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy Royal Cambridge's good location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from University of Cambridge. Features include free self-parking, plus a restaurant and a gym.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • WiFi in some public areas for a fee
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and a concierge
  • On-site recreation includes a gym
  • Guests speak favourably about the area's walkability and the helpful staff
  • Steps from University of Cambridge and The Backs

Royal Cambridge ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.7 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Royal Cambridge

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Sep 2019

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3 out of 5
Great location but decor was tired and the establishment is in much need of an overhaul on the evidence of our room. Relatively dated look about the place. That said, Staff couldn’t do enough for us and we spent a great afternoon in the bar watching Six Nations. But they are playing with one arm tied behind their backs. Too many competitively priced eateries elsewhere in the city to keep us in the hotel at mealtimes.

Posted by on 4 Feb 2019

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1 out of 5
Hotel employees were so rude. Never experienced anything like it.

Posted by on 7 Jan 2019

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3 out of 5

Was centrally located.

Staff was cranky. Need to update hotel if they want to stay in the game. Hotel had a distinct odor.

Posted by on 16 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5

Conveniently situated Hotel

Pros: Convenience to the city centre
Cons: For a 3 star hotel it was fine.
Location: As noted the hotel is convenient to the colleges, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the city centre.
Entry to the car park was simply operated and booking in for our stay was carried out efficiently. We visited the Fitzwilliam museum which was about 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Later we ate at a busy restaurant in town. We concluded our visit to Cambridge by making an early start the following morning.

Posted by on 15 Dec 2016

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3 out of 5

Handy location, clean room

Pros: Location
Cons: Reception assistance
This is a good location close to the train station and an easy walk to Colleges and restaurants. Basic service, ok if you're staying one or two nights.

Posted by on 3 Aug 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business centre on site. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A fitness centre, a terrace, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Royal Cambridge. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Cambridge hotel is smoke free.

  • 57 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Train station: Cambridge Station (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Royal Cambridge offers 57 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This Cambridge hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Cots (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Royal Cambridge has a restaurant on site.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International and Barclaycard.

  • Staffed front desk
  • Online penalty collection

Hotel Names

  • Cambridge Royal
  • Cambridge Royal Hotel
  • Hotel Royal Cambridge
  • Royal Cambridge
  • Royal Cambridge Hotel
  • Royal Hotel Cambridge
  • Royal Cambridge Hotel
  • Royal Cambridge Cambridge
  • Royal Cambridge Hotel Cambridge
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