The Royal Cambridge Hotel was shortlisted for an award at the prestigious Cambridge BID Awards.

The annual event, now in its sixth year, took place at St John’s College with awards handed out in a variety of categories to businesses in the city. Six Cambridge hotels were shortlisted in the Overnight Accommodation category following a series of mystery guest visits to hotels in the city.

The mystery guest visit, conducted by Storecheckers commented on their stay: “The room was exceptionally clean and well laid out, as was the bathroom. The staff were, I felt, very professional in their interaction.”

Despite the glowing praise, The Royal Cambridge Hotel narrowly missed out to eventual winners, Hotel Du Vin.

Stewart Rushton, General Manager of The Royal Cambridge Hotel was pleased nonetheless with the nomination and positive comments. He said: “Obviously we’re disappointed not to win but being nominated for awards of this nature just shows how far we’ve come in the past few years.

“To be rubbing shoulders with the other big named hotels in this category is very pleasing. Likewise, I’m delighted with the fantastic comments made about the hotel team and cleanliness of our bedrooms.”