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Time to Relax at the University Arms

After the rush of the festive season, January can be a long, tiring month. Back to work, back to school, back to life!

Well, if you’re lucky enough to be passing through Cambridge soon, make sure to make a little time for yourself. Last month, we told you all about the magic of December at the University Arms Hotel - but the magic doesn’t stop there. In partnership with one of Britain’s finest wellbeing brands, Aromatherapy Associates, they are proud to host a series of award-winning treatments in purpose-built rooms nestled inside the heart of the hotel. 

Furnished with luxurious velvet loungers and designed with the most calming of experiences in mind, the two treatment rooms provide a perfect escape for a whole range of needs. Starting at only £60, the hotel offers an extensive menu of treatments, from general wellbeing massages like the ultimate aromatherapy massage, to more specific treatments like an extensive muscle release, pregnancy massages and immune support treatments! 

We are particularly intrigued by the hotel’s Treatment and Winnie the Pooh Afternoon Tea Package, a relaxing aromatherapy treatment, followed by a delightfully whimsical Afternoon Tea at Parker’s Tavern inspired by A.A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. From Winnie the Pooh macaroons to Tigger’s chocolate and orange swirl cake, the restaurant offers a delicious selection of savouries & sweets created by chef Tristan Welch and the pastry team. What better way to spend an afternoon? Book here

Whether you want to pop in for a quick half-hour treatment after some shopping or you need a few hours to relax and unwind with a full massage and afternoon tea experience, the hotel will be waiting for you in the heart of the city. Read the treatment menu and book here - your future self will thank you!


Cosy and sophisticated, The University Arms truly is at the heart of Cambridge’s hospitality scene. So whether you’re dropping in for jazz nights on a Friday evening in the bar or booking a week-long stay with a treatment or two, they’ll be ready to welcome you… and don’t forget to pop into our store just round the corner!