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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   24 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH, England   |  
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Ranked #19 of 118 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Delicious breakfast cooked and served by the warm and friendly owner Julie, very very clean, very tastefully decorated and pretty rooms, with an equally clean and well-equipped ensuite. It was a marvellous and comfortable stay throughout. There is also a real handsome cat called Max who lives there : ) I would definitely recommend Benson House.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Benson House is an excellent B&B. Our ground floor room was smart and clean. The breakfast menu had a nice selection of dishes, all freshly cooked. Julie was delightfully welcoming and friendly without ever being intrusive. She entertained us with some very funny and charming tales. Max the cat is a beauty - but quite shy and you really have to try hard to entice him over to you. I can't imagine him being a problem to anyone who doesn't want attention from a cat. The price of our room was ok for a Cambridge B&B, but a bargain for a B&B as nice as this one. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

A great B&B within walking distance of Cambridge city centre. We stayed in superior twin room, which had been newly refurbished. Very comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, exceptionally clean and a delicious cooked breakfast. To top it all, Julie provided a glass of wine and nibbles at 6pm! Would definitely recommend and would happily revisit!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I endorse the comments of previous reviewers. I thoroughly enjoyed my 6 night stay at Benson House. Julie provides exceptional service, a marvellous cooked breakfast (of your choosing), and my room was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The ensuite bathroom is immaculate, with a true power-shower. As others have mentioned, little treats are standard - biscuits and hot chocolate are provided in addition to tea and coffee; French toiletries & bathrobe etc. Julie is happy to assist with information and tips for visitors to Cambridge and is a friendly and professional host. While there is a local bus service past the door, I walked and cycled to college nearby and to the town centre. I was able to secure my hired bicycle on the street in front of BH without any problems. Max the resident cat is an added attraction for pet lovers! Benson House is highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 1 on the ground floor is delightful and very handy if you have heavy luggage.
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Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

This is a lovely old house, gradually being renovated. Good location, a nice walk into the centre of town. 1 night not long enough - if we're able to come back, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

Everything has already been mentioned in the previous reviews, we can only confirm that this B&B is really worth a stay : location, comfort, breakfast, the little attentions and, last but not least, Max the cat... Thank you Julie for your cordial welcome, we really had a great time at Benson House !

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

What a bit of luck that whoever was going to stay at Benson House cancelled because we were lucky enough to fill the vacancy.
We found the guest house through a hotel search site and as others have written, were swayed by the very good reviews.
Benson House could not have been more conveniently placed. Just 10 minutes walk into the centre of Cambridge. We had a lovely room at the very top. The room is tastefully furnished and decorated and the ensuite shower room is very modern and stylish. Fantastic shower, big fluffy white towels and high quality toiletries made us feel very pampered. The bed is amazing-huge! And wonderfully comfortable. Our hostess was delightful and couldn't have been more helpful. Breakfast was delicious and served in another delightfully decorated and furnished room. The breakfast menu was varied. We were spoilt for choice. There was an assortment of fresh fruit including strawberries and blueberries, yoghurt and cereals. This was followed by a self serve choice of hot dishes.There was also a menu which we could have made a choice from had we wished. The linen and crockery was good quality and stylish (the plates were even heated!) There being parking certainly was another advantage. We highly recommend Benson House.

Room Tip: The room at the top has a nice view of the area.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Benson House

Address: 24 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Benson House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Benson House Hotel Cambridge

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