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Hilton opens The Fellows House hotel in Cambridge

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Hilton has been on a bit of a roll with new openings in the last couple of weeks, and we have got a bit behind in covering them – not that you can get to most at the moment. I will do a catch-up next week.

One new Hilton hotel which you can visit is The Fellows House in Cambridge website here.

We first mentioned this in our round-up of ‘the top 10 new Hilton hotels opening in 2021’ which we published last November.

Fellows House Cambridge hotel

The Fellows House is part of Curio Collection by Hilton. Curio is Hilton’s brand for upmarket independent hotels which want to retain their own indentity whilst also being part of the Hilton ‘system’. This includes allowing the earning and spending of Hilton Honors points and respecting status benefits.

It is just a short walk from the River Cam and Jesus Green and offers a good opportunity for a staycation.

It is worth noting that The Fellows House is a good option for longer stays or families due to a large number of one-bedroom and duplex apartments. All studios and apartments have fully equipped kitchens.

There is also an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room.

The website is here if you want to find out more. Combined with Marriott’s The University Arms which I reviewed here, Cambridge now has two high end hotels for points redemptions.

EDIT: We reviewed The Fellows House in August 2021 – click here

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Comments (23)

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  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    Originally staycation meant staying at home for holidays but exploring the local area. I know some people who holiday in the UK who don’t like the staycation tag because it implies they’re not proper holidays. But I’ve seen the word staycation used to the extreme in a Hilton marketing email I got a few weeks ago where it listed staycation ideas across Europe

    As my current registered address is in Italy it might explain why I was given ‘staycation’ ideas for Barcelona, Geneva and Budapest perhaps a US based marketing team sees the EU as one country.

    Did anyone from the UK get any out of country staycation marketing?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      “where it listed staycation ideas across Europe”

      That’s an issue because it’s members might not be dotted all around Europe? You’re assuming it was only sent to British based English speakers not Irish or “ex-pats” abroad?

  • Dwadda says:

    There is also a brand new Novotel in Cambridge, which looks a lot more stylish than the usual UK variety (more like the ones in Asia). It too has a swimming pool.

  • Si says:

    I’m currently eating breakfast in the Cambridge Holiday Inn (about 15min drive from centre). Hotel is looking tired and worn but perfectly acceptable if can pick up a cheap rate. [They are close to completing renovation of entrance/bar area, maybe rooms are next??].

    Stayed here for cash on Friday and points last night. Classic IHG were high points on Friday while dirt-cheap cash rate, then complete reverse last night where cash required was just daft for a Holiday Inn not in the city centre and next to a major trunk road while points weren’t too bad

  • Mikeact says:

    Re Laithwaites / Amex deal.
    I guess I could make up 4/5 bottles of Gin to get me over the line, but why are they always 70cl instead of a full 1L. It’s pretty easy to get the larger bottles in various supermarkets and at very good prices by hunting around ie
    Tanqueray @ £22 and its 43.1% proof.

    • Crafty says:

      No it isn’t. If you insist on using the outdated “proof”, then the product you’re referring to is 86 proof. Proof is defined as ABV * 2.

      • Mikeact says:

        Sorry, meant Volume…got mixed up with a bottle of Rum brought home pre Covid and marked as Proof.
        What would Gilbeys gin marked at 37.5%V, be in Proof ?

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Proof is defined as ABV * 2 (in the USA)

          So 75% proof ?

      • Chrisasaurus says:

        It’s not – well, it is in the US but over here it’s lower by a good few percentage points.

        But if anyone has ten mins read the history of how we’ve tested and defined alcoholic content A really interesting (to me at least) evolution as chemistry knowledge grew.

    • Pete says:

      £20 in Amazon for the same.

    • Louie says:

      You lucky lot. A litre of Tanqueray over here is usually the equivalent of about £35.

    • RussellH says:

      I was taught that a “bottle” is 750ml, while a litre is 1l.
      A bottle is actually a very convenient measure, as it it almost the same as the traditional English lemonade bottle, which was 1.333 pints = 757.1ml, and the US “fifth” (often used for whiskey etc), which is 0.2 of a US gallon = 756.8ml.

      • Andrew says:

        It was in the olden days.

        Then the EU redefined spirit bottles as 700ml whilst wine and Irn-Bru bottles remained at 750ml.

  • Harry T says:

    Good to see some more competition at the higher end in Cambridge – hopefully this will help drive prices down a bit.

  • Roger W says:

    Thanks for the Laithwaites Heads Up! Used the Amex offer combined with DEfence Discount code and £80 for 12 bottles of good Kiwi Savvi Blanc.

    I find Laithwaites reds outstanding for the price (I would not spend excess of £20 for a bottle of wine at home). Rarely get a bad bottle for the price. Try the Cabalie.

  • Gareth Morgan says:

    I bought another Eto decanter. Amazing way to keep wine for much longer in the same condition. I use one for vintage port, which otherwise deteriorates within a couple of days. The new one will be for my wife’s white burgundy. Etos not normally discounted but at £125 here it’s a good discount.

    • YC says:

      Thanks this looks really interesting. Have been tempted by corovin but this seems like a better option for my purposes. Interested if others have compared the two

  • BuildBackBetter says:

    Cambridge – The Fellows House seems a good option for families, but is walking the only option to reach the attractions in city centre? Are there any car parks in the city centre or the other side of the city?

    • Stuart Evans says:

      I’m a long term local resident. The walk is pretty pleasant and not too long. Parking in Cambridge is generally expensive/difficult. But the Fellow’s House is on the Milton Road, with an excellent and frequent bus service into town, and which goes onto the main Cambridge train station if needed. Going out of town gives you access to the Cambridge North train station and the Milton Park’n’Ride to leave your car during your stay. Plus, there are taxi’s/Ubers which are not too expensive in the context of the overall cost of a stay in the city.

    • Harry T says:

      Personally would walk around Cambridge to see the sites – it’s more pleasant and it’s really not a large place.

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