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Elegance and style with a twist in beautiful and historic Cambridge

Loved by both discerning locals and visitors, The Tambulaine is a stunning and elegant hotel in an ideal location close to the centre of Cambridge. This beautiful hotel takes its inspiration from its namesake, 16th century dramatist and Cambridge alumni Christopher Marlowe’s most famous character, with an elegant, comfortable décor that fuses together local old-school charm with a touch of the exotic. A wide range of shared spaces over two floors, including the iconic Library and a buzzing bar and restaurant, and a choice of stylish and versatile event spaces, make The Tamburlaine the perfect choice for meeting, dining, staying and enjoying. Plus, thanks to its location adjacent to the beautiful Botanic Garden and just a short walk from the city centre, The Tamburlaine is the ideal choice for visitors looking to explore historic and scenic Cambridge.

Relax & Unwind

The Tamburlaine’s 155 guest rooms are comfortable, gracious and exceptionally spacious. Beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that every room is bright and inviting, while our suites also feature balconies for private outdoor space. Décor is charming and full of character, with a base palette of Cambridge blue highlighting dark wood panelling, polished concrete, gleaming brass and richly patterned fabrics. Bespoke furniture and standout retro pieces are added to make these rooms truly special. Comfort is our focus, with every room featuring King Koil beds, irresistible duck-down mattress toppers and the finest Egyptian cotton sheets.

Eat & Drink

A range of distinctly different eating and drinking areas offer The Tamburlaine’s guests the ultimate in choice. Our bustling Bar and Restaurant is popular with visitors and guests alike, both during the day and late into the evening, and offer seasonal and tasty food, along with a comprehensive drinks menu. The Brasserie-style dining room features a majestic carved marble bar, along with accents of soft leather, gleaming brass and salvaged timber. The Library is a relaxed and intimate space featuring leather armchairs, an open fire and curated period prints. Why not sample our famous Afternoon Tea, a wonderful English tradition served with a twist in the relaxing surroundings of The Tamburlaine? Wherever you choose, you’re guaranteed some tasty food and a refreshing drink.

Meet & Mingle

Add elegance, charm and understated luxury to your next business meeting, event or social gathering at one of The Tamburlaine’s dedicated and flexible meeting and event spaces. With the ability to cater for groups as small as 12 and as large as 144, these versatile spaces can seamlessly transition from elegant conference-style facilities into stunning settings for glamorous parties, launches and receptions. Our state-of-the-art facilities are complemented by exceptional service and spectacular dining options, with tailor-made menus expertly curated by our Head Chef. From canapés and champagne to Brasserie-style dining, let us create an event that will be the talk of the town for months to come.

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