The Terrace Restaurant overlooks the historic Parker’s Piece, and offers a range of seasonal…
“Expect a warm welcome in the heart of Cambridge.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Centennial Hotel is convenient for the railway station and town centre, and is just opposite the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Well-presented public areas include a welcoming lounge, a relaxing bar and a restaurant on the lower-ground level. Bedrooms are generally spacious, well maintained and thoughtfully equipped with a good range of facilities; several rooms are available on the ground floor.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 39
- Family rooms: 1
- Bedrooms Ground: 7
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 28
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Steps for wheelchair: 4
- Single room, minimum price: £95
- Double room, minimum price: £110
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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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