It is nineteen years since the first of our sons began his studies in Cambridge, our younger one has now completed his doctorate, married a fellow Cambridge doctor and, still working sometimes in the University, with a brand new family. We tried lots of B & Bs and Cambridge hotels in the early years and were often disappointed by the rooms, the lack of parking, the poor food, the high price and so on. Finding Victoria Guest House was a brilliant stroke of good fortune and we have been staying there regularly for at least ten years. It really is like staying with the family. We find the price very reasonable compared with, for example, the University Arms which was impersonal and slightly grubby or the Ashfield, which was far more expensive and produced nothing like Duncan and Emma's fabulous breakfast (a sneaky tip - Duncan will add fried bread to the copious and tasty menu if you twist his arm!) Indeed, the rooms are small, but, over the years, we have probably stayed in all of them and found the beds comfortable, the decor being regularly updated with lovely bright and fresh linen, and the hospitality astonishing. How can they bear to greet another twenty or so people every day and retain their warm welcome and superb service? We have always found the rooms spotlessly clean and appreciated all the helpul advice and the tea, coffee and tasty biscuits that are regularly renewed. I have just read the other reviews and was rather astonished by the third - there is a kettle full of boiled water in every room and the en-suite facilities certainly allow even my fairly large husband to shower comfotably. The fact that parking is always available right in front of 55/57 Arbury Road or just round the corner is yet another plus. Carol E's review more adequately reflects our experience as, when Duncan and Emma had no room for one of our family after my son's wedding, they found a nearby room for her and invited her to join us all for breakfast the following day. If that doesn't earn five stars, I don't know what does.
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