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For those wanting to make up for lost time (and lost holidays) post-lockdown, booking a staycation in a fabulous location will certainly be high on the agenda in the months to come.

There is after all nothing better than exploring a new destination, sampling the delights of its food and drink scene, indulging in a sightseeing, and living it up by night too.

Making time for some rest and relaxation during your staycation is however a must, and will be well-deserved after the unfortunate events of the past year.

But why is planned relaxation such a necessity? We’ll let award-winning therapist, Dr Barton Goldsmith, answer this poignant question:

“We need to give ourselves a break, and a little downtime works well for almost everybody. It doesn’t really matter what the activity or inactivity is. The idea is to give your body, mind, and heart a chance to relax and recharge. If you keep going at full speed every day, it can be really hard on you, both physically and mentally.  We were not designed to go 24/7/365 (even though that’s become a popular modern-day mantra).”

Those visiting Cambridge will have plenty of opportunities to indulge in a bit of me-time, so how can you make your Cambridge stay extra luxurious and relax on your staycation?

Book yourself into a Cambridge spa

A spa is a great place to soak up the serenity on your staycation, and thankfully Cambridgeshire is full of them.

Whether you’re looking to revive your tired lockdown look with a couple of treatments or want to refresh yourself with a few lengths of the pool, a day spa at one of Cambridge’s wellness retreats is the perfect way to indulge.

The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Y Spa, Sandpiper Pool and Spa, Aqua Sana, Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, Congham Hall Hotel, Weavers’ House, The Glassworks, and The Gainsborough Health Club Spa are all just a stone’s throw away from the city.

Indulge in some retail therapy

If stocking up your wardrobe is your idea of heaven, Cambridge offers plenty of places to shop ‘til you drop.

Along with the city’s mainstream shopping areas – namely The Grafton, Lion Yard and Grand Arcade – you’ll find an array of independent boutiques selling stylish gifts, fashion. and unique accessories.

Spend your staycation with us

Choosing your home away from home wisely is the key to making your staycation as luxurious as possible.

But contrary to popular belief, luxury doesn’t mean spending a fortune on a 4- or 5-star hotel stay.

Our serviced apartments are the epitome of luxury. As well as feeling right at home thanks to our hotel-inspired surroundings, you’ll have the freedom to indulge your way.

Our apartments provide all you need to prepare and enjoy a great meal in, relax in pure comfort, and sleep in complete peace and harmony.

By staying with us you’ll also receive a range of luxurious Citystay extras. A complimentary welcome pack full of goodies, a weekly maid service, advice. and support from our clued-up concierge, and luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen are all a part of the package.

There’s more, our long weekend in the city staycation deal means you’ll receive bathrobes, prosecco, chocolates, and Sky Movies on Demand free of charge – and that’s all you need to enjoy those big, indulgent nights in during your stay.

Explore our staycation deals and find the luxurious post-lockdown holiday you’ve been searching for.