|Helen Hotel Cambridge Helen Hotel, 167 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 2RJ|
"Cambridge is where the charm and elegance of university combines with hi-tech industry and commerce. The meeting of Town and Gown serve to provide the city with a unique culture, charm and atmosphere."
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|Cambridge is where the charm and elegance of university combines with hi-tech industry and commerce. The meeting of Town and Gown serve to provide the city with a unique culture, charm and atmosphere.|
The Helen Hotel, has become a relaxing, well-appointed sanctuary for business travellers, visitors from overseas and many college undergraduates and their parents. The building dates back to around 1850 and is situated near to the station and within a few minutes of the university.
|The owners take pride in giving friendly and efficient service to all guests - and are always available to provide local information.|
Easy access to the M11 and M25 motorways, and the mainline railway station, mean that guests are ideally placed for business or pleasure. Air travel, to and from Cambridge airport, with its regular flights to UK and overseas destinations, is quick and easy.
|The international airports of Stansted (30 minutes) and Luton (60 minutes), are nearby, whilst the new A14 dual carriageway, links both the M1 and east coast ferry ports.|
For those residents with the time to enjoy the attractions of the city, there are fine college buildings and architecture; museums; university Botanic Gardens; the river; Warner multi-screen cinema; theatre - and much more.
|As well as offering a range of activities in and around the city, there are superb National Trust houses and gardens at Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey, both within 20 minutes drive. There is also the Imperial War Museum at Duxford where historic aircraft and flying displays can be enjoyed.|
The hotel is under family ownership and has been subjected to a recent and tasteful programme of modernisation and enhancement.
|Travellers can enjoy a high standard of service and comfort. The hotel and all 22 bedrooms are fully centrally heated. Each has private shower or bathroom, direct-dial telephone, colour satellite television and full tea and coffee making facilities.|
In keeping with many of our guests wishes, there are smoking and non-smoking rooms available. Particular requests should be made at the time of booking.
There is a comfortable resident's lounge with wide-screen colour television and an informal bar serving fine beers and wine.
|During many years of hosting visitors to Cambridge, we have found that there are recurring areas of common interest. The following highlights a few of the most sought after places, designed to provide an easy to follow guide used in conjunction with a Cambridge map. We are pleased to assist in any way we can - just come to the reception desk and ask!|
University Botanic Gardens - BG
Situated about 10 minutes walk from the hotel, and well worth a visit. Beautiful!
Castle Mound - CM
Situated next to Shire Hall and shows some of the original city walls.
Fitzwilliam Museum - FW
Only 15 minutes walk from the Helen, often featuring major exhibitions.
Parker's Piece - PP
This is just fifteen minutes walk past the Catholic Church and provides many acres of park where cricket, hockey and summer fairs are common.
The Scott Polar Research Institute - SP
This is just 15 minutes down the road, towards the Catholic Church and Parker's Piece.
Shopping - SH
No more than 20 minutes walk takes you into the heart of the Lion Yard shopping centre and Market Hill, featuring many individual stores as well as a large Mark's & Spencer. Plan your walk past King's College, situated on King's Parade and enjoy the numerous stylish clothes, footwear and general interest shops en route. There are various outlets offering traditional tea and coffee refreshments.
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