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“A fantastic introduction to Cambridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Veritas

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Hotel Veritas
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A fantastic introduction to Cambridge”
Reviewed 25 April 2011

I stayed at The Hotel Veritas before heading to Harvard Business School and was pleasantly surprised. The website only half sells this place - it's even nicer in reality. It's smart, friendly, well located, beautifully furnished and perfectly balanced between attentive and private. I (like the reviewer before me) stayed in room 205 and had nothing but good things to say. The rooms are small but not prohibitively so. If you specifically want a large room, book a king or one of the rooms with outdoor space via a terrace etc. Do check out Zoe's Kitchen for breakfast and make sure you head to Mr Bartley's for the best burger in the US (as voted for by the Boston Globe). Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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BensonWillis, General Manager at Hotel Veritas, responded to this review, 27 April 2011
We are so very glad that you stayed with us and that enjoyed your visit. Your comments describe perfectly the type of experience which we try to provide for our guests at Hotel Veritas. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Regards,
Benson Willis
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Hotel Veritas in Harvard Square
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London, Uk
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Reviewed 20 April 2011

My review will be short because I really enjoyed this hotel and I really can't say anything bad. I was in room 205 - sure, it's a little small but my room was very bright and I found it comfortable. Service was great. Location is fine - bit of a trek to the subway but not that bad. Try Zoe's cafe next door for breaky (don't use the toilets though - they're filthy). I would definitely stay at the Veritas again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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BensonWillis, General Manager at Hotel Veritas, responded to this review, 21 April 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor about our little hotel in Cambridge. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We love our neighbors at Zoe's, but perhaps can give their building management some housekeeping lessons.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Harvard Square.

Regards,
Benson Willis, General Manager
Hotel Veritas in Harvard Square
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Rolle, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2011

Veritas is wonderfully located, the decor is discreet and charming, and the hotel provides guests with access to a gym across the street. But above all it is the fine work of the staff that is distinctive; they are gifted hoteliers, who know their street, neighborhood, and city, and do everything possible to make the city accessible to visitors.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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BensonWillis, General Manager at Hotel Veritas, responded to this review, 3 April 2011
Thank you for your extremely nice words about Hotel Veritas and our incredible group of concierges. The diversity of our guests and their needs makes our daily interactions very interesting. We strive to be the best hotel in Harvard Square and are very pleased when we connect with our guests. We appreciate that you shared your comments on Tripadvisor and we hope to see you again soon.

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Benson Willis, General Manager
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Blandford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2011

The hotel is so well appointed, quiet, and an excellent level of service. The hotel was nearly full, yet, you would not know there were others there. Once we arrived, we had our bags taken up to the room, and I enjoyed an excellent glass of wine, and my wife had a very interesting and delicious cocktail in their lobby/lounge area. The location of this hidden hotel (looks like a large 4 story house) is only a 6 minute slow walk to Harvard Square. Excellent Restaurants close by, and we highly recommend "Harvest".
Again, overall, this is a truly great jewell of a small, luxury hotel, that has a very relaxing feel to the stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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BensonWillis, General Manager at Hotel Veritas, responded to this review, 18 March 2011
We love the title of review: "“Quiet, low key, and luxurious.” Thank you so very much for your kind words about your experience with us at Hotel Veritas. We hope that you and your wife are able to return soon to our little hotel in Harvard Square.

Regards,
Benson Willis, General Manager
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2011

Stayed on Valentine's night. Everything was just perfect. Staff is outstanding, courteous, always smiling. Rooms are not huge but very comfortable. Does not feel like a hotel room. Wonderful little romantic location...a short walk to Harvard square. Just a fantastic experience.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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BensonWillis, General Manager at Hotel Veritas, responded to this review, 11 March 2011
We like being an oasis! We're very glad that your stay at Hotel Veritas was such a nice romantic experience for you - and thanks for your gracious comments about the service, We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.

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Benson Willis, General Manager
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New York
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

After a tough day of meetings, what a relief it was to check in to the Hotel Veritas. The service was impeccable, staff very welcoming and the room was so comfortable. As noted in the hotel's materials, the room was very small, but perfect for a solo traveler. The room was perfectly organized and laid out, and very comfortable, and I settled in immediately. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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BensonWillis, General Manager at Hotel Veritas, responded to this review, 8 March 2011
We are so very pleased that Hotel Veritas was able to provide you with a relaxing escape after a hectic day. Thank you for sharing your comments regarding the service that you received during your stay. You apparently were in one of our Petite Queen rooms, which are undeniably fairly small - and we were glad that you were comfortable within it.

Thank you for your recommendation and we look foward to welcoming you back to our hotel in Harvard Square.

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Benson Willis, Hotel Veritas
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

What a delightful place! From the moment I stepped in the lobby, I felt welcomed. Sarah, the desk attendant, was friendly and efficient. Although my room was small, a "petite Queen" I found it to be adequate for my stay. I liked the little extras, fresh flowers, free Internet and the quality of the room and room furnishings to be quite nice. I liked the option of the free gym use across the street. The lobby was inviting, and free beverages were offered.
I will wholeheartedly recommend this quiet boutique hotel.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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BensonWillis, General Manager at Hotel Veritas, responded to this review, 28 February 2011
Thank you for your nice words about Sarah and the Hotel Veritas. We've tried to include so many amenities in the room rate: wireless Internet access, Nespresso coffees, teas, sodas, juices, bottled water, and access to the Gym at Karma Yoga Studio. We strive to make our guests feel very comfortable and we're pleased that you were.

We sincerely appreciate your wholehearted recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again soon in Harvard Square at Hotel Veritas.

Regards,
Benson Willis, General Manager
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Property: Hotel Veritas
Address: 1 Remington St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5202
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Veritas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Veritas is a 31-room independent upscale hotel located in Harvard Square offering intimate service in a hip Cantabrigian setting. The entire look and feel of the hotel is elegant and current, but with a respectful nod towards our traditional and historic neighborhood. The guest rooms are designed with the fine detailing of an old New England residence and furnishings that are interesting contemporary pieces with rich fabrics and textures. ... more   less 
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