Christopher Marlowe, Elizabethan playwright and Cambridge University scholar was a trend-setter and genre defying writer whose work is still performed today, having as much relevance today as it did in the 1500s. Marlowe’s third play, Tamburlaine tells the story of an ambitious shepherd who rises to become a country-conquering emperor, defying expectations to become the stuff of legend. Much like its namesake, the Tamburlaine with its unique style aims to set new standards in hotel living. So what is it exactly that puts the Tamburlaine Hotel, located in one of the UK’s most beautiful cities, at the forefront of four star accommodation?
With great vistas of Cambridge, there are three types of room. The aptly (and humorously) named Freshman, Don and Dean suites all have their own individual styles. The 155 bedrooms are spacious, with dark wooden headboards and are fitted with King Koil’s handmade in Ireland International Chiropractor Association endorsed beds for the deepest of sleeps. The marble clad bathrooms will have you showering for hours and the sleek furnishings will have you reluctant to leave the room.
An Open Plan Ground Floor to attract guests and locals alike
The stylish ground floor of The Tamburlaine Hotel is made up of an open plan double height lobby with a library above, attracting both guests and locals to socialise. Each communal space in the hotel has been meticulously designed by the well-renowned Bryan O’Sullivan Studio to have its own identity and character. For instance, the Garden Room with its lush foliage and beautiful colonial style, will also serve Afternoon Tea whilst the adjoining rooms to the library are open for drinks receptions and events, each with their own distinctive look.
Eat in luxury
With a bar offering small plates for a quick bite with sharing platters, alongside the best in signature cocktails prepared by our world class mixologists, you’re sure to enjoy your leisure time at Tamburlaine. The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus also offer a unique range of dishes with a variety of locally sourced produce. With a 150 person brasserie – style restaurant fitted with a glass wine room, you can be assured that not only the food will be great, but the atmosphere too.
With all of this, and the great university city of Cambridge right at your doorstep, Tamburlaine would be fit for the legendary emperor himself.