Check in The trademark vast beds and monsoon showers are present and correct. If you can splash out on a sumptuous suite, do – the best has an en suite cinema!
Chill out A cosy library and labyrinthine cellar bar mean afternoon tea merges with pre-dinner drinks.
Go explore For a true-blue Cambridge experience, take a King's College tour, browse the revamped French Impressionist Gallery at the Fitzwilliam Museum and hire a punt on the river.
Chic eats The hotel's bistro swings at weekends. Delight in rich dishes such as coq au vin and tarte tatin.
What it costs Doubles from £145 per room; from £290 in a king-cinema suite with terrace garden; breakfast from £10.95pp. Call 01223-227330 or hotelduvin.com
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