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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Benson House

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Benson House
Ranked #21 of 122 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Sydney
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely accommodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

I endorse the comments of previous reviewers. I thoroughly enjoyed my 6 night stay at Benson House. Julie provides exceptional service, a marvellous cooked breakfast (of your choosing), and my room was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The ensuite bathroom is immaculate, with a true power-shower. As others have mentioned, little treats are standard - biscuits and hot chocolate are provided in addition to tea and coffee; French toiletries & bathrobe etc. Julie is happy to assist with information and tips for visitors to Cambridge and is a friendly and professional host. While there is a local bus service past the door, I walked and cycled to college nearby and to the town centre. I was able to secure my hired bicycle on the street in front of BH without any problems. Max the resident cat is an added attraction for pet lovers! Benson House is highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 1 on the ground floor is delightful and very handy if you have heavy luggage.
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Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012 via mobile

This is a lovely old house, gradually being renovated. Good location, a nice walk into the centre of town. 1 night not long enough - if we're able to come back, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012 via mobile

Everything has already been mentioned in the previous reviews, we can only confirm that this B&B is really worth a stay : location, comfort, breakfast, the little attentions and, last but not least, Max the cat... Thank you Julie for your cordial welcome, we really had a great time at Benson House !

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

What a bit of luck that whoever was going to stay at Benson House cancelled because we were lucky enough to fill the vacancy.
We found the guest house through a hotel search site and as others have written, were swayed by the very good reviews.
Benson House could not have been more conveniently placed. Just 10 minutes walk into the centre of Cambridge. We had a lovely room at the very top. The room is tastefully furnished and decorated and the ensuite shower room is very modern and stylish. Fantastic shower, big fluffy white towels and high quality toiletries made us feel very pampered. The bed is amazing-huge! And wonderfully comfortable. Our hostess was delightful and couldn't have been more helpful. Breakfast was delicious and served in another delightfully decorated and furnished room. The breakfast menu was varied. We were spoilt for choice. There was an assortment of fresh fruit including strawberries and blueberries, yoghurt and cereals. This was followed by a self serve choice of hot dishes.There was also a menu which we could have made a choice from had we wished. The linen and crockery was good quality and stylish (the plates were even heated!) There being parking certainly was another advantage. We highly recommend Benson House.

Room Tip: The room at the top has a nice view of the area.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

A very very good bed and breakfast. A very skilled, helpful and friendly hostess, smart decor, lovely touches like fun size bars of chocolate, a glass of sherry and a robe. Very good breakfast menu, again served well in a very smart room.

Having read the revues from jinlil. KRR 1961 and Ian F - they have said it all.

Just wish we'd met the cat!

C & K

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

I chose this from the reviews as well, and wasn't disappointed. Beautifully decorated, clean, quiet, conveniently located, fabulous breakfast. All the special touches were there. Perfect!
Ah, there was a lovely cat, which I appreciated, but allergic people might need to take note of that.

Room Tip: I had the single room, and it met my needs perfectly. They all looked nice.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

We chose Benson House from the reviews on this site and they were correct, it is extremely good. We stayed one night in the black and cream room on the top floor. It was very clean and nicely decorated. The bed was huge - two 3 ft beds together but felt like one large 6 ft bed - and very comfortable. Lovely cotton bed linen and soft blankets, felt very luxurious. The bathroom was very clean and the shower was powerful. Nice quality complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Coffee/tea making facilities (nice china cups), some chocolates and a flatscreen TV all helped to make us feel very comfortable. Julie was an excellent host, bringing us a glass of wine when we arrived, lending us her iron and ironing board, and letting us vary the cooked breakfast a little to what we really fancied. Breakfast was very good, with tables laid out with nice china and good quality cloths. A good range of cooked food on the menu, as well as the usual cereal/toast. Nice to have yoghurt and fresh fruit. It's an easy 10 minute walk into the centre of Cambridge, and the parking at Benson House is very valuable - you don't want to have to find somewhere to park in Cambridge!! I would happily recommend this as a place to stay - it's not cheap, but it did feel like a treat for us.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Benson House

Property: Benson House
Address: 24 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 122 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Benson House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Benson House Hotel Cambridge

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