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“Friendly and handy”
Review of Hamden Guest House

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Hamden Guest House
Grimsby, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Friendly and handy”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Very friendly guest house which is biker friendly, provided a nice flat area that was secure to park motorbikes. Rooms cleand and spacious with lovely view over garden. Breakfast super.
Very handy for visiting Cambridge. There is a great steak house just down the road for evening meals
We stayed for 3 nights for the Duxford Flying Legends show and are hoping to book in for next years

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights and couldn't have been more satisfied. The Guest House is situated in a regular 'bus sevrice into Cambridge some 2.5 miles away and there are ample places to eat and shop locally. The room was spacious and provided every facility one could hope for, including a small 'fridge and ample storage space. The room and fittings were spotless and well presented. This family run hotel represents extremely good value for money and includes a comprehensive choice of fresh breakfast options together with free wi-fi. The proprietors couldn't be more helpful or accommodating. We shall certainly make it our first choice when next visiting Cambridge. Doubt if any reasonable person could find any fault with this establishment. Gordon & Jenny

Room Tip: Room(s) overlooking the garden offer a sunny aspect
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I suffer from eczema and was told that I could not stay at Hamden Guest House in future as it dirtied the sheets. I have never heard such complete nonsense in all my life.

Appalled. Totally disgusted. Discriminating against a customer on health grounds. Disgraceful behaviour.

This is a great shame as the B&B is clean and tidy if a little basic. Just a terrible shame it is run by such a vile human being.

Karma will have him.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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59 reviews
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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
7 hotel reviews
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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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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