Located on the rural outskirts of Cambridge, Hotel Felix provides a blissfully quiet and relaxing place to stay while visiting this historic English city. Just a ten minute taxi ride from the main train station, it feels removed and calm yet is close enough to enjoy all of the city’s activities and attractions.
We were upgraded to a lovely suite (room 17), near to the reception and overlooking the hotel’s entrance. The room was spacious and yet cosy, decorated in beige and champagne hues with soft and luxurious materials, with a huge plush bed with soft Egyptian cotton sheets and bouncy pillows, a roomy desk and a lounge area with comfortable armchairs and coffee table. The design was simple and elegant.
The bathroom was almost spa-like in its grandeur. I loved the indulgent bath with a waterproof TV facility for ultimate relaxation. There was also a powerful walk-in shower and high quality toiletries by the White Company.
Art plays a big part in the decor of the hotel, local artists’ work is on display throughout and is also available to buy. I particularly liked the iridescent constructions at reception.
The hotel’s restaurant, Graffiti, is a great asset offering fine British bistro-style food at reasonable prices. We ate breakfast here in the morning and enjoyed the wonderful natural light streaming through the large Victorian arched windows. Breakfast is a leisurely occasion at Hotel Felix, the buffet offers cold delights whilst a hot menu lists more substantial dishes from the kitchen. I had a delicious bowl of Greek yoghurt with mixed berry compote and an assortment of perfect flaky mini pastries. Freshly squeezed orange juice and strong coffee completed my morning meal.
After breakfast we took the time to explore the lush green surroundings and breathe in the fresh dewy air. Hotel Felix offers the best of both worlds, an isolated retreat that works as an excellent base for a short city break.
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