Set in the heart of historic Cambridge is The Tamburlaine Hotel. Bursting with a mix of traditional English charm and contemporary glamour this is quite simply the perfect place to stay when the call for exploring the city must be answered. Just a short stroll away from the nearby Botanic gardens and a lively neighbourhood the Tamburlaine promises a luxury stay that you won’t forget.
With its name derived from the Christopher Marlowe play, a literary alumni of the city, the Tamburlaine has a polished, contemporary look with accents of Persian influence and a pinch of Cambridge’s charm. The beautiful grand entrance to the hotel sets the tone with soaring double-height ceilings, a sweeping spiral staircase, and cascading chandeliers. Oversized antique silk rugs and inviting leather armchairs encourage guests to relax by the open fire. Staff members sport a menagerie of stylish velvet, traditional plaid, and tasteful college stripes.
The Tamburlaine is complete with 155 guest bedrooms, a selection of which offer views of the city and countryside, while the suites boast private balconies. Each room has been designed for maximum comfort, from the handmade beds to the soft luxurious linens which encase duck down mattress toppers. All of which certainly promises for the most blissful night’s sleep.
Bespoke furniture and a collection of retro pieces distributed around the hotel brings a real sense of character and personality to the space, and natural light floods in through floor-to-ceiling windows in each room.
The elegant bathrooms are bright and adorned with marble with the added luxury of deep pile towels and exclusive toiletries to give your stay an added touch of opulence and comfort.
A sophisticated colour palette of Cambridge blue is complemented by dark wood panelling, polished concrete, gleaming brass, and richly patterned fabrics. The pairing of textures works beautifully, each space is individual and captivating.
Rewriting the rules of hotel dining the hotel’s bar and restaurant is busy both during the day and well into the early hours. The menu is changed frequently with seasonal, locally sourced produce which is prepared by the head chef and prized for its excellence, you can even observe the busy kitchen through a wall of sheer glass.
The legendary cocktails from the bar are also not to be missed and are prepared by a skilled mixologist. Negroni, please!
The garden room has a dedicated dining terrace which is quiet and discreet with lush plants, ornate victorian wallpaper and velvet sofas.
Cambridge is associated with libraries, universities and offers a wealth of culture and the library at the Tamburlaine is a definite homage to the charm and sophistication of it’s home. The leather armchairs, open fire and period prints create an intimate private lounge with a light menu of sweet and savoury dishes complimented by coffee, teas or sommelier wine pairings to top off what already expects to be a fantastic experience.
To find out more about the Tamburlaine or book to make a booking visit the website here. Alternatively you can call the hotel on 01223 792888.
Images kindly by The Tamburlaine Hotel .