Refined and Luxurious – Hotel Felix Cambridge
By Maria Fedele
Finding solace in a bustling city which was once the home of some of the most influential minds in history – such as Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and 15 British Prime Ministers – may seem like a large feat if it weren’t for the charming sanctuary that is the delightful Hotel Felix Cambridge.
With 13 world-class colleges and some of the most beautiful architecture anywhere outside of London, swarms of tourists’ flock to this university city daily. But a mile down the leafy Huntindon Road, Hotel Felix feels like a country retreat, worlds apart from the hubbub of the city centre.
Set amongst manicured gardens, this impressive traditional Victorian structure was once a stately family manor, and this feeling of remote grandeur remains unchanged. Keeping its wonky beans, enormous fireplaces, and light-drenching bay windows, the splashes of vibrant reds, pinks, and purples freshen up the interior while the contemporary artwork, which adorns every blank surface, adds an element of modern sophistication.
Dining Al Fresco at Hotel Felix Cambridge
A visit to this top luxury hotel in the warmer months will have you enjoying meals and sipping aperitives on the hotels spacious terrace while you soak up the blissfully sparse rays of English sunshine and melt into the tranquility of life in the countryside.
Each of the hotels 52 spacious rooms have been designed with comfort and luxury in mind. Sprawling king-size beds guarantee a good night’s sleep, and the small touches such as the underfloor heating and rain-showers in the bathrooms are welcome additions. The penthouse suite is the cream of the crop, tucked away in the eaves of the hotel with a bathtub-mounted TV and an oversized marble bathroom.
The Felix Hotel is the perfect spot for exploring Cambridge and the surrounding area. To learn more, check out our feature story on LuxuryUK.com
Contributor Maria Fedele is an adventurous traveller and freelance writer from South Australia who has lived in Paris and currently calls London home.