Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Cambridge
“Former watermill in tranquil riverside gardens makes for a relaxing stay” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Set in open countryside, this 19th-century former watermill is conveniently situated for access to Cambridge. Bedroom styles differ, yet each room is comfortably appointed and brightly decorated; the superior, spacious courtyard rooms are noteworthy. Well-designed public areas include several spacious bar/lounges, with a choice of casual and formal eating areas; service is both friendly and helpful. There is a leisure club on site, as well as a health spa.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 51
- Family rooms: 4
- Bedrooms Ground: 24
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Hearing loop installed
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Indoor Pool
- Gym available
- Spa Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 90
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Single room, minimum price: £120
- Double room, minimum price: £140
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 80
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About the area
To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.
Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.
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