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Granta Place Mill Lane Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RT England
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#15 of 39 in Cambridge
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"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.

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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Pool with view
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Paid public parking on-site
Wifi
Adult pool
Private pool
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Aerobics
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Gwenhwyfar D wrote a review Yesterday
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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.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Greenbag Lady wrote a review Yesterday
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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.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Chris H wrote a review 12 May
Montreal131 contributions81 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Aitziber H, Other at Graduate Cambridge
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Chris, thanks a lot for all your lovely comments, this means a lot to us coming from a loyal patron to the hotel. So happy that you really liked the new vibe of the hotel and overall you enjoyed very much your visit. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Warmest regards,
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Harold D wrote a review 11 May
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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.
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Response from Aitziber H, Other at Graduate Cambridge
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Harold, we are really happy to see that overall you had a great stay and the hotel and staff were all fabulous. Sorry to hear that your experience at the restaurant was marred by the loud music, your constructive input is much appreciated and I will ask the team to look into it. For now, we hope to see you again very soon, regards
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susanmcd0ugall wrote a review 11 May
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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.
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Response from Aitziber H, Other at Graduate Cambridge
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Susan, thanks so much for all your lovely comments, we are delighted that you were most pleased with the hotel and enjoyed very much your visit. The hotel is indeed in an idyllic location, not just really central to all of Cambridge amenities but within a beautiful green area great for walks, so glad that you were able to make the most of it. We hope to have the pleasure of your company with us again very soon. Thanks
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Charlietownend89 wrote a review 9 May
St. Neots, United Kingdom1 contribution
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!
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Response from Aitziber H, Other at Graduate Cambridge
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Charlie, we are loving that you loved your stay so much! Thanks a lot for all your kind comments, we definitely look forward to seeing you again very soon! Warmest regards,
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bougivalbob wrote a review 9 May
Thorpe Bay, United Kingdom299 contributions167 helpful votes
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.
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Response from Aitziber H, Other at Graduate Cambridge
Responded 1 week ago
Hiya, thanks for your input, this is much appreciated and we will analyze it with the team and make improvements where necessary. For now, we are really happy that overall you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again, maybe at the restaurant?! Kind regards,
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DavidSincSteve wrote a review 8 May
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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.
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Response from Aitziber H, Other at Graduate Cambridge
Responded 1 week ago
Hi David, thanks a lot for your lovely review. We are delighted that your college banquet was most enjoyable thanks to the accommodation arrangements at the Graduate Cambridge, glad to hear that the team and facilities made your experience one to remember. We will love to see you again soon!
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Thomas B wrote a review 7 May
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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).
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Aitziber H, Other at Graduate Cambridge
Responded 1 week ago
Hiya, thanks a lot for your extensive review. We are really glad that you had a lovely weekend in Cambridge and pleased that you liked the hotel in general. Duly noted your comment about the Bar service which we'll put into place and hope to have you with us again soon for an all round fantastic stay. Thanks
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herve127 wrote a review 7 May
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
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Responded 1 week ago
Hiya, thanks a lot, we are glad to hear that you liked the hotel very much and the great location. We have duly noted your comments about the service received during your busy stay and offer our apologies for the waiting times during your visit. We are working hard recruiting staff and training the team continuously and hope that you will see improvements on your future stays. Regards,
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US$198 - US$397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
doubletree by hilton cambridge hotel cambridge, hilton international cambridge, cambridge hilton international, doubletree cambridge, hilton cambridge
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Cambridge Hotel City Centre on the River Cam
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United KingdomEnglandCambridgeshireCambridge
NUMBER OF ROOMS
148
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Cambridge
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Cambridge?
Nearby attractions include Fudge Kitchen (0.5 km), King's College Chapel (0.4 km), and Fitzwilliam Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Cambridge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Cambridge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Cambridge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Cambridge?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Cambridge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bread & Meat, Jack's Gelato, and SmokeWorks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Cambridge?
Yes, guests have access to an adult pool, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Graduate Cambridge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Graduate Cambridge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Graduate Cambridge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.