TAMBURLAINE HOTEL Opens Its Doors In Cambridge


Tamburlaine has a dramatic double-height lobby area with feature staircase and library above; a 150-cover brasserie-style restaurant, cocktail bar, glass walled wine room, terraces, ornate garden room and a deli/cafe.


Tamburlaine has finally opened in the vibrant, new city quarter close to the railway station as well as the city centre.  Named after a play by Corpus Christi College fellow, Christopher Marlowe, the 155-room hotel is the first UK opening from Dublin-based O’Callaghan Hotel Group.  CEO, Paul O’Callaghan, says: ‘We are incredibly excited about our first hotel opening in England and especially in such a thriving and vibrant city as Cambridge’.

With impressive views across the city, the spacious bedrooms come in three categories: Fresher (Classic), Scholar (Executive) and Dean (Suites).  Each has been individually designed with sumptuous King Koil beds from Ireland, dark wooden headboards, colourfully patterned soft furnishings and marble clad bathrooms.

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Aside from the bedrooms, Tamburlaine has a dramatic double-height lobby area with feature staircase and library above; there is also a 150-cover brasserie-style restaurant, cocktail bar, glass walled wine room, terraces, ornate garden room and a deli/cafe.  In addition, the hotel counts with 5 conference rooms next to the library, which itself can be hired for drinks receptions and events, plus a gym.

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All communal areas in the hotel have been beautifully designed to have their own identity by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio; based in Shoreditch, O’Sullivan has worked at a wealth of leading companies including, Selldorf Architects in New York, David Collins Studio and Martin Brudnizski in London and Laplace&Co in Paris, before setting up his own studio in 2013.

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The restaurant serves an accessible menu of locally sourced, seasonal dishes in an informal environment with pendant light and relaxed leather banquettes; the horse-shoe shaped cocktail bar offers a refined list of classic cocktails from their team of mixologists as well as small plates based on the restaurant menu.

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The garden room, filled with lush foliage and decorated in a Colonial style, serves afternoon tea, Champagne and cocktails.  In contrast, the deli has a more modern feel with vibrantly tiled floors and neon lighting offering both take-away and eat-in options.

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Freshly made salads are piled high in patterned bowls with breakfast options, sandwiches and locally roasted coffee available for commuters to take away.  In the evenings the space transforms into an affordable spot to pop in for a glass of wine and a cheese or charcuterie board.


Photo Credit | Interior: James McDonald – Food: Steven Joyce
 Rooms are  available from a starting price of £200 per night
thetamburlaine.co.uk