Turing Locke – Aparthotel Review

Turing Locke - Aparthotel, Eddington, Cambridge


Turing Locke’s aparthotel opened in Cambridge’s Eddington last year, a real gem that left us wanting to go back.  Eddington is a new sustainable district in the north west of Cambridge and is about a 15minutes bike ride to the city centre. Named after Cambridge Alumni and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, this is the 12th property of the Locke hotel brand and it didn’t disappoint.  

An aparthotel that can flex to your needs 

A clever take on aparthotels it offers a space that can flex to any needs. Made up of 180 very thoughtfully designed apartments, it is as good for families with kids as it is for the business traveller looking for a less hotel feel, yet all the facilities and services that a hotel offers.  The building itself surrounds a large courtyard and shares an outdoor space with the next door Hyatt, Kota restaurant as well as cocktail bar Dutch. 

They offer a quick self check-in with two machines at reception, you can even make your own keycard that gives you 24hours access to the building. Nearby reception is a light and airy co-working space, filled with comfy sofas, chairs and a long table that is open to guests and non guests. Arched wall spaces that act as comfy zones are a real draw with plenty of bloggers and influencers observed taking selfies and generally enjoying the beautiful space.  A zoned meeting room and co-working space behind doors is located behind the self-check in machines with plenty of people seen in and out. 

Turing Locke, Eddington, Cambridge

Turing Locke, Eddington, Cambridge

An impressive, spacious feel

We stayed in what seemed like an unusually large suite, upon opening the door and walking past the most beautifully tiled bathroom the space opened up to reveal a bed, with its own shutters for privacy if required, and then a large open plan living-dining space. A fully equipped kitchen with hidden nooks and crannies, this was an impressive space that also had a medium fridge freezer and plenty of space for shopping to self cater.  We think a week’s worth of food shopping would fit comfortably. A washing machine and dishwasher is included as standard. 

There was a comfortable sofa and the dining area kitted out with a smart table and chairs with views out to the balcony. Blush curtains and soft pastels make the room pleasing to the eye and taps into the ongoing and popular Scandi feel that we all know and love.  

The bedroom area felt spacious even though small in footprint. Wardrobes were plenty large enough for 2, and there were lots of drawers and extras such as a safe,hair dryer, iron and ironing boards etc.  Being able to draw shutters for extra privacy, to create quiet or to create darkness if taking a sneaky afternoon nap was a lovely touch. The bathroom featured wonderful terrazzo tiles and again aligned to the blush palette for a muted calming space.  Who gives a crap toilet paper and Kinsey Apothecary brand soaps and lotions were all carefully thought out small touches. 

Wifi is fast and provided free, each room is provided with its own password and there are plenty of sockets and USB ports throughout. Any information and details about services can be found via QR code and Smart HD TV provides internet and various streaming apps. 

Turing Locke, Eddington, Cambridge

Turing Locke, Eddington, Cambridge

Conveniently located

Nearby restaurant Kota serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides seating at booths or at a window. The food is sourced locally and with an emphasis on independent and sustainable supply. A scandinavian merged with British style, the menu is superbly curated with flavour in mind. 

If you are staying for business

There are two private rooms on the ground floor, each one seating up t0 14 people. Kota restaurant, the co-working space and roof terrace can all be hired privately also. 

It also scores on sustainability

Cleaning takes place every 7 days and fresh supplies of Apothecary products can be picked up at reception as needed.

The building uses lighting and furniture from responsible sources, energy from renewable resources and provides 200 bike spaces and charging stations for 20 vehicles. 


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