The Tamburlaine Hotel, Cambridge
Visualise a whisky on the rocks in front of an open fireplace, limbs folded into a Chesterfield armchair and jazz playing softly in the background, this is the setting that awaits should you find yourself at Cambridge’s finest hotel, The Tamburlaine.
The fit-out of The Tamburlaine exudes a contemporary elegance and old-school charm, rich with materials like deep mahogany timber, lush velvet, vintage leather and brass.
The Shoreditch firm, Bryan O’Sullivan Studio, designed each communal space with the intention of having its own unique identity. Details such as ornate Victorian wallpaper, an abundance of foliage, leather armchairs and open log fires or bustling brasserie-style dining rooms are just some of the design approaches that ripple throughout the hotel.
The grandeur of the Lobby invites you to engage with the dramatic yet contemporary space, featuring a double volume ceiling, bold spiral staircase and beautifully patterned tiles.
The Library is an intimate, cosy space for an afternoon of quiet time to work or relax. Filled with decadent leather armchairs and large ottomans with bullion fringing, the old world feel is further enhanced by period prints and antique silk rugs.
The most picturesque space within the hotel is the Garden Room, where traditional afternoon tea, light lunches or shared plates are served in an extravagant setting. Diners are seated at white cane chairs, pink velvet armchairs and purple velvet couches behind modern marble tables. The finishing touch to this deliciously visual space is the wallpaper – depicting a richly vibrant tropical oasis, perfectly suited to a room that is peppered with lush plant life.
The Tamburlaine has 155 generously sized rooms with beds layered with crisp Egyptian cotton linens and ensuites stocked with exclusive toiletries. The Cambridge theme is uniform throughout the hotel with rich blue velvet, old-school leather, and dark wood panelling, accented with brass.
The Tamburlaine Hotel is a buzzing contemporary space situated in the heart of a vibrant neighbourhood, ideally placed for guests who are spending the night or simply popping in to meet a friend. With enough textures, prints, and colours to give you a palpable buzz, you’ll have to take a moment to pause and enjoy one of their perfectly mixed cocktails at the bar in order to take it all in.
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