"Welcome to Graduate Cambridge, the only city centre hotel on the River Cam. Kings College and Chapel, Cambridge Arts Theatre, and Guildhall are all within walking distance, as well as many bars, shops, and restaurants. Travel on a bicycle or try your hand at punting. Punting hire and tours can be arranged directly from the hotel.
Our 148 bedrooms are designed for your comfort with king-size beds for a restful night's sleep, air-cooling, and a flat-screen 50-inch TV. Treat yourself to a bedroom with a balcony and river-view and enjoy the stunning location.
Watch the punts as you enjoy lunch or afternoon tea, relax on the riverside gardens with our selection of local gins, or sip a bespoke cocktail made by one of our master mixologists at our on-site dining options. Try the classic Sunday Carvery, a relaxing finish to your weekend break.
Plan a meeting or event in our eight event spaces accommodating up to 300 guests.
My booking ‘disappeared’ and I had to pay double to get a room. The room was so dusty. No hot water for a day and no compensation for it- cold showers expected in a room that you are paying huge prices for. Some of the staff were so arrogant it was shocking. Don’t waste your time and go stay in the Hilton. I was completely ripped off- they charged me on arrival and then said it hadn’t gone through. I checked with my bank and I was charged twice.
We stayed 2 nights in that hotel. My parents had used towels in their room when they arrived. It can happen but I would expect more from a 4-star hotel. At the bar we wanted to get an alcoholic drink. The bartender then said he can't pour us one as he is under age so he had to get someone else to do it. The room rates offered online were excluding vat which wasn't stated properly and is very unusual. When we checked in we were therefore charged 20% more. Usually it's excluding city tax, this is what I'm used to as a frequent traveller. Excluding vat doesn't make sense to me, it makes you feel like you have a good deal and then you realise you don't. Very disappointing. Parking is not included and they charge you over GBP 20 a night. By the way at the check-in it took the guy so long to check us in and then he messed up the hotel key card of my parents room so it didn't work when my parents wanted to enter the room. They had to get down again and he had to redo it. I cannot recommend this hotel due to the high prices and low service.…
This was our third stay at this hotel but our first since new ownership had completely renovated it. Set idyllically on the bank of the River Cam it’s ideal for a visit, Hotel has been transformed and upgraded during the Covid19 pandemic. Service was excellent and very helpful. Great value and strongly recommended
Fabulous hotel. Lovely rooms and staff. Would comment on the food but couldn't stand the communal areas because of the insistently loud and utterly dreadful (and completely unnecessary) muzak that they somehow think will enhance the guest experience. Without the noise it would be a top five stars.
Great place to stay. Excellent service and right on the canal. Short walk to town.The breakfast was lovely. Took an early morning walk along the canal, great way to start the day. Could not find fault with the hotel.
Lovely stay, excellent locations- gorgeous rooms and friendly staff!! Checked in easily- very friendly and polite front desk members. We had drinks at the bar which were excellent! And our room was wonderful with breakfast in bed- which was delicious! Definitely would stay again!
We went into this smart modern hotel for afternoon cocktails to sit in their lovely garden next to the river. Oddly they would not serve us in the garden and we had to order drinks at the bar inside and carry them out to the garden ourselves. They also would not give us the wi-fi password as we were not staying in the hotel. Small issues, and we enjoyed our drinks (bit pricey) but it was a pleasant way to spend an hour or two.
I was invited to attend a banquet at Peterhouse College. The College provided accomodation at the Graduate Hotel. Reception were extremely helpful and had upgraded my room to a river view. The room was spotless and well resourced with free WiFi, coffee, tea etc. Reception staff were very helpful in general and the breakfast bar area was lovely with a good selection of food.
My family and I stayed at the Graduate Cambridge hotel which is creatively decorated with punting boats and nice fabrics throughout. Most staff seem helpful and the rooms are clean. Not on display but hidden away in the draw of your room will be an order form for breakfast which can be nice for a weekend break away with the family (make sure to fill it in and leave on your door before 2am). A few nice things, there was live music in the bar and there are some fantastic views of the river while you sit back and have a drink. We did eat in the restaurant and although the menu was limited especially for children it was exceptional food albeit small portions (I can see why some rich people are skinny). Some points that need a little work however, include the bar area where we experienced some long waits (10 mins) for service, even with 4-5 people working it took a while to be served and occasionally the bar staff were quite rude. Then you may have to borrow a few chairs from here and there to make a place to sit if you go outside. If you intend to use the pool then you’ll be forgiven for not realising it is the building next to the car park as there was no signage (potential hidden gem if you like that sort of thing). The air conditioning although you might think it goes down to 16 degrees, I think that is a bit of a fib (possibly needed maintenance). However not to let those things get in the way of a good trip a few suggestions which made it awesome. Go on one of the scudamours punting boats not 2 mins walk from the hotel and pre book the tour as the guides add lots of local history, fun facts and generally like a good chat (possibly bring a drink on board as it’s nice to sit back and take in the scenery). Secondly we took a picnic to the field left of the boats (My wife ordered a box online (all onboard events) which was dropped off at the hotel in the morning before we left, very good shout), mind the ducks swans and even cows which like to picnic with you. We also walked 5 mins down the road to the Fitzwilliam museum which is free to enter with lots of different exhibits to chose from (Egyptian, Greek etc). For an evening meal I recommend The Ivy which offers some really delicious food and drinks (same as the one in London) book an Uber to/from as they’re cheaper than the taxis. All in all a good weekend despite a few reservations about the hotel (must try harder).…
The hotel is in an amazing spot by the river near all the sightseeing. The decor is amazing with a faultless mix of old and new. Unfortunately, the team is understaffed. Anything you need will feel like an uphill battle. From reception to restaurants to room service. It translates into poor cleaning of the room and bathroom, trays left on the floor for a full day, fight to get a plate at buffet breakfast or 20 mins to pay for a parking ticket