Hotel Review: The Fellows House Cambridge

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The Fellows House

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Tucked away in the heart of Cambridge and just a short stroll from the River Cam and Jesus Green, you’ll find The Fellows House. An apartment-style hotel, with rooms and suites named after influential Cambridge Fellows, it celebrates the rich history of the city in elegant comfort and stunning style.

The impressive building welcomed us under blue skies as we stepped into the marble-floored lobby and took in our surroundings. The hotel is filled with artwork and books, a tribute to the academic history of Cambridge, and an invitation to curl up in a cosy nook and lose yourself in a story. Luca checked us in with a warm welcome and showed us around.

Hotel Revew: The Fellows House
Hotel Review: The Fellows House

Exploring The Fellows House

Perfect for a romantic break or hen weekend, The Fellows House has an inviting bar with lovely lighting and a clean and spacious feel, as well as a sweet café, The Sage, selling gorgeous treats and drinks. Up to our room, which was a lovely apartment-style, with a compact kitchen and all the amenities that you’d need for a city stay. Furnishings are fresh and modern, with dark wooden accents, grey tones and cool marble worktops; just a really relaxing and comfortable space.

Hotel Review: The Fellows House
Hotel Review: The Fellows House
Hotel Review: The Fellows House
Hotel Review: The Fellows House – Swim and Spar

We explored the indoor pool with calming décor, and the hotel also has a sauna and steam room as well as a gym that’s open 24 hours a day. Then it was time for a trip to the restaurant, and a chance to sample one of the hotel’s signature cocktails.

The Folio Bar & Kitchen

Named after famous writers, poets and literary creations, the cocktails are deliciously intriguing and gorgeously crafted. We sampled an apple cocktail, wrapped with a snake, called Paradise Lost – a tribute to the John Milton classic – with apple liqueur and Southern Comfort, designed by bartender Marta. Modern cocktails with lovely flavours, but in line with the theme running through the hotel, each gives a nod to tradition and a reminder of the city you’re in. There’s always a reminder, wherever you go, with prints and pictures of words displayed on the wall alongside bicycles, perfect for a literature lover or wordsmith.

Hotel Review: The Fellows House
Hotel Review: The Fellows House

Dinner in The Folio Bar & Kitchen was a treat, with a menu full of home-cooked British classics and plant-based dishes. I started with the smoked salmon and avocado which was delicious, followed by fish and risotto – a gorgeous spelt risotto with green beans and the freshest catch of the day. A lovely cappuccino roulade finished the meal perfectly.

The Fellows House is a cosy, modern retreat, ideal for a romantic city getaway or a chilled hen weekend. With academia running through its veins and luxury touches, you’ll be warmly welcomed for a relaxing stay.

Hotel Review: The Fellows House
Hotel Review: The Fellows House
The Fellows House – twenty2degrees Design Partnership

Our 5 Star highlights:

  • Superb signature cocktails – we could have stayed for a week and tried each one! ‘Paradise Lost’ is highly recommended.
  • The apartment-style rooms, with really convenient kitchen areas – perfect for a midnight snack!
  • The cosy bar area with plush seating, wing-backed chairs and a welcoming atmosphere. Curl up with a good book and let the hours drift away.

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