We drove to the Benson house from York and arrived at 13:30 to find the front door locked. We rang the bell several times but got no answer. We walked around back to see if we could find someone (got yelled at by the neighbor for cutting through their yard), no luck. Called on the phone (an expensive call with a US cell phone) and just got the voice mail. After a half hour we decided to leave and head back to London a day early. Then Julie arrived at the door. Told her we were not going to stay. She seemed surprised, charged us the full rate anyway and commented that my drivers license photo "must have been taken a long time ago." Of the 6 places we stayed/planned to stay in the UK, this was the only negative experience. Don't do it.
- Also Known As:
- Benson House Hotel Cambridge