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“Spotless, reasonably priced, great breakfast and convenient location”
Review of Hamden Guest House

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Hamden Guest House
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Spotless, reasonably priced, great breakfast and convenient location”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed at this guest house one night while we visited out daughter who's studying at Cambridge uni. We arrived by bus #1 which was literally door-to-door from the railway station.

The room was spacious, spotlessly clean and had plenty of storage space. It was a little utilitarian-looking but nevertheless perfectly pleasant, and the en-suite, although perhaps slightly cramped was absolutely fine.

Breakfast was very satisfying and served in the bright breakfast room at the front of the property.

The only minor niggle was that the bed was too soft and springy for us but that did not stop us having a good night's sleep.

The hosts were friendly and welcoming, and we'll definitely stay there again the next time we need to overnight in Cambridge.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, UK
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Was visiting friends in the area and a quick Google search turned up this guest house.

If you are coming into Cambridge via train, there is a bus that goes from the train station which literally stops outside the guest house.

Room was spacious, bed comfortable and the hosts were friendly. Breakfast was tasty in the morning - choice of cereals and a choice of cooked breakfast. Like most B&B's, wi-fi was free and reliable (crazy that most B&B's provide this when more expensive budget chains rarely do).

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Easy to find, this guest house is perfectly run. On a bus route, with both bus stops right outside, to centre of the city in 15 mins. You won't want to try to park in Cambridge, we tried and gave up. Take the bus - all day for under £4.
Room has TV, alarm, fridge and use of ironing facilities. Plenty of storage space too.
Breakfast was good, cooked or cereal with fruit, juice and tea/coffee.
Good location, reasonable rate and friendly.

Room Tip: Room upstairs at the front, for a view of the bus queue!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Belmont, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Found this B & B at short notice after rejecting a nearby "B&B" which we had booked online from Australia. It turned out to be a workers accomodation type guest house with no live in host. And our room was double booked.
At Hamden nothing was too much trouble for our willing and friendly hosts. Could not complain about anything. Great food cooked the way you like it. It was so good we stayed a couple of extra days. Off-street parking was a welcome bonus.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

I used this b&b for 5 weeks before moving to the area. I can't fault the service provided and the location was perfect for me. I booked a single room and had a couple of different rooms while I was staying there and they were all clean and comfortable. The rate was good value for money as I was paying myself! Recommended b&b.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 November 2011

First class venue. Clean, comfortable & an easy place to stay. Friendly. Breakfast can be big or small, as you wish. On site parking.

Easy & frequent buses into Cambridge, which is just a few miles away.

Only one potential problem - only one local restaurant/ pub with food in the area.

I would recommend Hamden House to others.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

Very clean and comfortable. We had a room view of the garden, on the first floor, lovely and quiet. Breakfast was nice and lots of it. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank remi106
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Property: Hamden Guest House
Address: 89 High Street, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge CB1 9LU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge > Cherry Hinton
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cherry Hinton
Hotel Class:3 star — Hamden Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 4

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