I want to try and give a balanced review on my stay at this Guest House. I have read many of the reviews and can understand where other peoples points of view are coming from. I actually stayed for around 6-7 weeks. On my initial arrival the greeting I received seemed like I had seriously inconvenienced the owner (Lucia), I think she was busy sorting out some personal stuff and so the pleasantries were minimal. A little taken back by these first impressions I thought to put it behind me.
My room and the rest of the other rooms in my opinion were of a very high standard of decor and cleanliness. I was pleasantly surprised, and immediately thought that it was definitely great value for money in comparison to other priced accommodation in Cambridge. The shared bathrooms were likewise in very good decor and cleanliness, things always maintained everyday or possibly every few hours it seemed.
The breakfast communal area again was accommodating and I can’t say I encountered any unfriendliness during the whole of my stay. It was a pleasure to meet other people sharing the accommodation, and some became quite good friends even though a short time in getting to know each other.
The breakfast was cooked from fresh and was exceptional. I couldn't fault it in any way and it was an added bonus of the stay.
Over the course of the weeks of my stay I got to know Lucia and her husband better and they are really lovely people. Lucia is sometimes a little curt and this just seems to be her way and I don't think she realises sometimes how this comes across to guests, especially as in this industry, such a high expectation of friendliness is the expected standard, but having got to know her I think she is a really lovely person. In terms of manner Lucia is often to the point as I think she has so many other things on her plate that she is juggling. I hope that reading this review will inform her of this and that she may be able to more properly understand some of the criticisms that people are saying.
I do think that it is a shame that there have been a few negative reviews because I have to say that I don’t think there is anything better for value and standard. If Lucia can take onboard peoples reviews of her seeming unfriendliness, then I’m sure that the rating for this accommodation cannot be beat.
I really enjoyed my stay at Tudor Cottage and I hope to be able to stay there again if ever in Cambridge.
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