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Bells Court. What you see from your dining table and your bedroom! Charming oasis in the centre!
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Bells Court. What you see from your dining table and your bedroom! Charming oasis in the centre!
A big bedroom with king sized bed and a single and space. Two windows for a nice breeze in summer. Two of the Three large windows!
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Bells Court. What you see from your dining table and your bedroom! Charming oasis in the centre!
A big bedroom with king sized bed and a single and space. Two windows for a nice breeze in summer.
Two of the Three large windows!
Views onto Castle Street and Bells Court.Double sofa bed
The 3rd large window to this room giving lots of light and fresh air.
Kings: 10 mins walk.
Bells Court from Castle Street. The flat has two windows onto the green
Magdeline; See it from our window!
The Backs: 10 minutes.
Bridge of Sighs. St Johns. In Venice prisoners walked over it to their executions (and sighed).
St Johns: 5 minutes
2 of our close neighbours: Folk museum and Kettles Yard. 100 yards.
When we say central we mean CENTRAL: no taxis : no buses. 5-10 minutes' easy walk to the market squa
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

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ktsaxton1...
San Leandro, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Utterly fabulous central and reasonable rental in Cambridge!”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This property is, unlike almost all other advertised ones, utterly central! The flat is light-filled, roomy, and well appointed (well set up kitchen, blow dryer, adapters, washer and drier, etc). Tony is gracious, hugely knowledgable and helpful. He will answer questions and also leave you be as you see fit. The flat is just minutes (walking) from everything, and when you've returned from a day punting or walking to Granchester, touring colleges, or eating out, you can relax in comfort. The many windows, comfortable seating and beds, and spacious interior make the flat a good place to recharge your batteries. I will never stay anywhere else in Cambridge! This flat is ideal!

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Liked best: Light, space, and access to city center
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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12 Nov 2015
Thank you!
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AliOnTour
1 review
“A really great place to stay in Cambridge”
Reviewed 16 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Cambridge. The apartment was extremely comfortable, in a traditional Cambridge house full of character. The location was ideal for us, very close to the city centre - we stayed in the apartment for a month, and after the first day we already felt like we lived in Cambridge. The landlord, Tony, was very kind and generous, from our first contact with him by email - he helped arrange a taxi from the airport, made sure we had everything we needed, and was extremely helpful and friendly throughout our stay - more like a friendly uncle than a landlord - which again made us feel very much at home. We recommend this place unreservedly!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Dec 2014
Thank you very much!
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BCThorpe
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very attentive host. Good location”
Reviewed 31 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Had a brilliant time in Cambridge, and a very comfortable stay in the flat. Our host/landlord even helped arrange for carparking, which is a highly prized commodity in centre of Cambridge.
Thanks very much, Tony!

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Management Response
15 Dec 2014
Nice having you!
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123_Mike...
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment, excellent location, nice owner”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this apartment for 6 weeks in June and July. The location is absolutely ideal, just a couple blocks from Magdalene, St. John and Trinity Colleges. The owner is a very nice gentleman who went out of his way to be helpful and accommodating. The apartment is bright and airy, well maintained, and well appointed. The bedroom upstairs comfortably sleeps 3 on a king size bed and a twin. The adjacent bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet. Directly below is the open combination kitchen/living room. The kitchen is complete and well furnished with a washer/drier which I found very useful for the long stay. The sofa folds out to accommodate one or two more guests. There are several excellent gastro pubs within a couple blocks, as well as an excellent Indian restaurant. Groceries and a pharmacy and other shops are in easy walking distance. I would recommend this highly and look forward to staying there again.

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Liked best: Nice, clean, bright apartment and great location
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Aug 2014
Thank you very much!
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BSmiths
New York City
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Romantic Cambridge”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I stayed in week in the truly comfortable upstairs unit. Loved the light, the spaciousness, the comfortable bed and furniture, all the necessaries, as well as the proximity to the oldest and best part of Cambridge. Felt a true resident for our short week! Tony, the owner, wonderfully responsive and a very soulful character too. Very happily and enthusiastically recommend!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
6 Jun 2014
How Kind! I knew were a thoroughly noble individual at first sight!Please do come again!
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adventure...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect location for exploring Cambridge and a comfortable setup”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed at Bells Apartments for 7 nights last week. The purpose of my visit was part-holiday and partly to prepare for upcoming relocation to Cambridge - I was trying to find an apartment to rent for end June and purchase a car.

The apartment itself is accessed from Castle Street and is on two main levels (1st and 2nd floor). There is a studio apartment on the ground floor directly below that is also rented out by the landlord Tony. The location is fantastic as it is a 5-minute walk down to the Cam River and the town centre beyond. There are a couple of pubs nearby the apartment and also a pretty good Indian restaurant a hundred yards down the street. There's also a barber across the street.

The apartment has all amenities you need for a comfortable stay (TV, DVD player, washing machine etc) and the landlord Tony is always available by phone and he lives only 50 yards away so he is onsite to solve any problems you may have or help with advice.

Tony was extremely helpful and he assisted me to find a rental apartment just round the corner from Bells Apartments. This was a huge relief for me before I start a new job. My mother also visited for 2 nights during our trip and Tony very graciously allowed her to extend her check out as her train was not until the evening on the last day. He can also give expert advice on the best places to visit during your stay.

I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment, due to the location, the amenities and the helpful and friendly attitude of the owner Tony.

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Liked best: Location and landlord attitude
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
18 May 2014
Many thanks!
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Amblethew...
The World
2 reviews
“Practically perfect: Convenient, Comfortable, and Clean”
Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This is a perfect place to stay while visiting Cambridge. It is a mere three minute walk to the city center and all of the various colleges. We were using the university library during our stay, and that is only a ten minute walk. The room is comfortable, with an adequate kitchen and all of the amenities to be very comfortable. It had plenty of room for the two of us and all of our luggage. There really was no down side at all. We will definitely stay here for our next visit.

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Liked best: Comfort and convenience
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jun 2013
Thank you very much. Always welcome!!!
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