Hotel Review – Hotel Du Vin, Cambridge

February 1, 2016

Hello and happy February!

I haven’t done a review type blog post yet but as I’ve got a few breaks and trips planned for this year, I thought I’d give it a go and you can let me know if you find them interesting or boring snoring so let’s get going!

Hotel review – Hotel Du Vin

My boyfriend, me and our friends chose to go to Hotel Du Vin in Cambridge for New Year’s Eve this year so we were all in one place, could have a nice dinner and drinks and not have to wait around for taxis at the end of the night. It’s probably been the most adult New Year’s Eve I’ve ever had, gone are the days of spending NYE in a packed club (although that’s still really fun, let’s be honest).

The Hotel Du Vin group is made up of 16 luxury boutique hotels. This is the only one I’ve been to but I must say, it was a little dream…

General decor and feel

The decor is just gorgeous. It’s got an old country vibe but with very chic, modern touches which I loved. It felt like complete luxury and the building is an old town house so it’s very tall with lots of little unexpected doorways and stairs leading to other parts of the hotel which made it feel comfy and cosy.

The rooms were my idea of perfection from the stand alone bath to the luxury coffee machine and snacks!

Hotel review - Hotel Du Vin

Hotel review - Hotel Du Vin

Hotel review - Hotel Du Vin

Hotel review - Hotel Du Vin

I mean, just look at it.

Hotel review - Hotel Du Vin

Hotel review - Hotel Du Vin

Service and dinner

We had dinner in the restaurant which was a bistro. I had scallops to start then a seafood tagliatelle plus lots of prosecco. I can’t fault the food and the restaurant had a really lovely atmosphere. The service at dinner was good and 99% of the staff were helpful and welcoming. (One member of staff down at in the bar was a bit rude/think she was annoyed she was working NYE…)

Because of the building, everything is in sections if that makes sense. So the restaurant was separate to the bar and the dancefloor/New Year countdown area was separate as well. This was fine but it did feel a bit like the New Year’s celebrations weren’t made the most of. I was expecting a New Year’s Eve event to be in an open plan setting with dinner tables and a dancefloor but this building just didn’t allow for that. We spent most of our evening in the bar down in the cellar which was great and we did have a really good time.

Hotel review – Hotel Du Vin – Overview

Overall I would give Hotel Du Vin 4.5 stars. It’s a gorgeous boutique hotel, our rooms were amazing, the food was lovely and we really enjoyed our stay!

Service – 3.5* – That one member of staff let this rating down a bit.

Food – 4* – Yum!

Hotel atmosphere and decor – 5* – Just loved it.

Value for money – 3.5* – Was rather pricey. Eeeek.

Would I go there again?

I personally would as I thought the overall decor and style of the hotel was right up my street. Even though it was pricey, I think for a special occasion it’s worth it.

I hope you enjoyed this little review. Let me know if you did and if you’d like to see more!

Have you ever stayed at this hotel? Do you agree with the ratings I gave it?! Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @lizzydrewett

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