About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This hotel -- which cost £50 million to build -- opened in spring 2017
- You'll be within 25 minutes' walk of Cambridge University Botanic Garden, King's College Chapel and the Fitzwilliam Museum
- Tamburlaine is named after a 16th-century play written by Christopher Marlowe, who studied in Cambridge
One of Cambridge's newest hotels, Tamburlaine opened in March, 2017. This £50 million property has caused quite the stir, with The Daily Telegraph claiming it "represents a remarkable step forward" for the city's hotel scene and describing it as the "most exciting opening in years".
Tamburlaine is next to Cambridge railway station, and most of the city's attractions, including Cambridge University Botanic Garden, King's College Chapel, the Fitzwilliam Museum and Trinity College, are within a 25-minute walk.
The hotel is named after "Tamburlaine the Great" -- a 16th-century play written by Christopher Marlowe, who studied at the city's Corpus Christi College. The play is set in central Asia and there is an Asian influence in some of the hotel's décor -- The Times notes the "geometric patterns on carpets, neat hexagonal tiles in the lobby, and fine bone china with Middle Eastern designs".
There are 155 bedrooms, a lobby with modern chandeliers and a library with a "cosy atmosphere... induced by sagging bookshelves, panelled walls and snug furniture" (The Daily Telegraph). There's also a brasserie restaurant, a cocktail bar, a deli and a colonial-style garden room where guests can enjoy cream tea -- Stylist describes the room as a "visual dream".
Update (4pm, 31 October): the garden room is now closed to the public.