After my first two days in Cambridge I have moved to a new hotel. This of course was planned as I needed to be closer to downtown and the railway station over the weekend. It is also a new hotel that has only been open since September.
I was a bit confused when I walked into the lobby of the hotel. I did not see a place to check in. However, I quickly spotted Leonardo who was wearing a Check-In With Me shirt. He checked me in using a mobile device and I was soon on the way to my room.
A quite modern way to check in.
One interesting thing that the room is lacking is a phone. Of course, I rarely use a phone in a hotel room, but what if I needed to ask for a foam pillow or extra towels?
How do you contact the front desk? You use the wi-fi with your phone or computer and use a chat app on their web page.
The bathroom reminds me of some that I see in Japan. It looks to be a pre-fab capsule that is manufactured off-site and then placed into the room during construction. A good way to shorten construction time at the site.
You step up into the bathroom, so I have to make sure I remember to step down when I go out 🙂
I have two nights here and then it is on to Sheffield for the next course I am teaching. Today I will visit some of the colleges of Cambridge University.
Above is the Cambridge station where I will be catching a train on Sunday. This will even out my arrivals and departures from the station.
The first time I came to Cambridge I came and left by train. (See: Punting on the Cam)
Now to get some breakfast and start wandering.