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“Stupendous!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hobsons House
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Hobsons House
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“Stupendous!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

I visited Cambridge with my partner, and we stayed there for 2 nights.
I felt like my Cambridge trip really only began upon arriving at the Hobsons House. The reason is the attention and the care to the guests that the owner reveals.
The room was confortable and big enough for me and my partner to be in. The window has a great view to the garden, and the garden is really a thing to be seen.
The bathroom was good enough, I can't say I felt uncomfortable in any way.
The continental breakfast was the best meal I had through the day.
Location wise, it is pretty good. You can visit the city center by foot, while enjoying the views of the beautiful gardens of Cambridge, and some education facilities along the way.

As someone in Cambridge for the first time, the owner guided me through some places to visit and some things to do. We saw and did most of them, and I regret I didn't stay longer.

The things I liked the most were the conversations with the owner. They were wonderful, and I learned a lot about many things. That kind of attention made me feel like a special guest, and that is priceless. There was even a personal touch we left there, in the end.
The downside was the negligible spider web we found on the wardrobe, and some dust yet to be cleaned. Nothing that made regret ever staying there.

Definitely it will be a place I will stay on if I ever visit Cambridge ever again. Thank you.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

I cannot share previous reviewer's opinion. Have just returned from a stay at 96 Barton Road. The room was grubby, as were the toilet and bathroom. Shower control ok as long as you didn't try to move it. One coathanger in wardrobe. Cobwebs in the room and dust on the light fitting. Cheap ill-matching furniture, scruffy dining room, dirty windows. Breakfast - cheap white toast + small amount of marmalade constituted a 'Continental breakfast'. All this for £90.00 (paid up front at owner's insistence)!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hobsons House

Property: Hobsons House
Address: 96 Barton Road | Newnham, Cambridge CB3 9LH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hobsons House is situated in a quiet tree lined road, set in a picturesque garden. We have 1 double and 2 twin rooms available. Our twin bedrooms can be arranged as double (super king beds) or twin. One of which is also available as a family room (double with cot or pull-out bed). All rooms have flat screen television, Wi-fi access and tea/coffee making facilities. Hobsons House is 50 yards from Wolfson College and a short walk away from: Sidgwick Site, Newnham, Selwyn, Clare Hall, Robinson Colleges, West Road, University Library, Cambridge University Rugby Club, Tyndale House as well as the city centre. Bicycle hire is available near-by. We have on-site parking and we are in the vicinity of 2 pubs and 3 restaurants, there are also punting facilities nearby. ... more   less 

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