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Lynwood House
217 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1AN, England   |  
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Ranked #10 of 118 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very nice indeed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Spotless - with a large room - Lynwood house comes across as a very modern place. I stayed over for 1 night in a twin room with my son. As we entered the room, it was first like a small 'corridor', with the bathroom door to the right and spaces and wall hangers to keep our clothes and suitcase. This small passage then ended/opened into the room itself. It was well decorated and well lit with comfortable single sofas. I liked the fact that there were several nice corners where one could sit and work on the laptop, with a plug-in socket available amply around the room. The son was especially impressed with the bathroom; it was equipped with all the modern facilities. The window overlooked the quiet (and beautiful) garden of the property as well as those of the neighbours. Julie came across as a very warm and kind person. Her breakfast was marvellous and very filling! I didn't feel hungry until well into tea time.
It is a short walk from the University colleges and the river Cam, and there are nice places to eat within 5 minutes walking distance. Also, there is a co-operative just down the road, which is handy to buy some quick snacks.
I now know exactly where to stay the next time I am in Cambridge: Lynwood House.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the room and the en suite, and the breakfast set you up for the day.
We look forward to welcoming you to Lynwood House again in the future.
Julie
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Lynwood House doesn't look amazing from the outside, being on a main road, but inside it is stunning. It's furnished to a high standard with spacious rooms and high ceilings. We stayed in Room 3 at the back of the house and it was so quiet you would think you were in the secluded countryside. The room and bathroom were spotlessly clean, with a good selection on the tea tray.The host was pleasant and attentive without being obtrusive and recommended a cosy nearby pub for dinner.
We had a wonderful breakfast with my scrambled eggs with salmon being cooked to perfection!
There is ample parking around the corner and we left the car there the next day too whilst we wandered around Cambridge. it's a pleasant 15 min walk into town.
I have no hesitation in recommending this B & B.

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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share such possitive feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope the interview went well and we will hopefully see you again.
Many thanks,
Julie
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oswestry
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23 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is a delightful place to stay. Nick and Julie are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. We took Nick’s suggestion and visited King’s College Chapel on the Friday evening for Evensong which was wonderful. The bedroom and bathroom were beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The location is superb, just a short walk across Jesus Green to the centre of Cambridge. The free parking is a bonus. Breakfast was excellent with a good choice of freshly cooked produce on offer and Julie’s honey from her own bees was terrific. All in all we had a great stay and will certainly be booking again next time we visit Cambridge.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
We're so glad that you had a great time in Cambridge.Thank you for taking the time to write review.
It was lovely to meet you and we hope to see you another time.
Best wishes,

Julie
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Very clean, cost and welcoming room. The owners are really friendly and the breakfast selection, quality and portions were great! Just a 10-15 minute walk through a park or along the river into the centre. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Cambridge.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Nick and I really appreciate your great comments. We look forward to seeing you again if you return to Cambridge.
Many thanks,
Julie
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77 reviews 77 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Lynwood house is a great place to stay. Nothing special from the outside but inside its great. The owners are quite shy but pleasant and escort you to your rooms. We were in the family suite which is perfect size for four people. Comfy beds, lots of sockets, decent tv.

Tea and coffee facilities with cookies and sweets. A nice touch is bottled water replenished every morning. The bathroom is really nice and the power shower can be turned on and off from the outside which is nice. They also give you little kits like shoe polishing and shower caps.

The breakfast is very nice. Omelettes traditional good cooked breakfast and awesome porridge! The cereals and juices are also nice.

Its a nice 10-15 minute walk into the centre of cambridge and in the booklet you get it suggests restaurants and things to do in and around cambridge.

Overall we had a great stay with no problems. For a comfortable stay in cambridge look no further than lynwood house!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review. We are glad to hear that you were comfortable in room 7 and that you enjoyed your breakfast.
We look forward to seeing you again if you return to Cambridge.
Kind regards
Julie
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Perhaps a Certificate of Excellence has its drawbacks. In this case we were disappointed.
Because we altered our reservation the landlords changed the confirmed room nr. 3 to nr. 4 without notice. Room 4 was cramped and the website photos are too flattering. The owners forgot that guests do bring luggage! My partner and I were continually in each others way. What really annoyed me was that there was no cabinet to hang your clothes, only a few pegs on the wall straight behind the door. In fact we didn’t unpack. No lounge/sitting-area for guests.
The room was clean, as was the bathroom, which is 2 steps down from the room. Good English breakfast. Friendly but aloof owners who run it as a business not as having paying guests in their house and the contacts that go with it.
At GBP 105 the room is overpriced.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay. We always appreciate feedback as it allows us to see where we can improve.
We’re sorry we didn’t mention the change of rooms when you altered your booking.
It is certainly not our intension for our website to mislead our customers in any way. We have taken our own photographs; these have not been altered or taken with any special lenses. We don’t advertise that we have a lounge. We have refreshments and comfy chairs in our bedrooms.
We are always looking for new ideas and recently attended The Independent Hotel exhibition at Olympia, where we found a furniture company that should be able provide bespoke wardrobes to replace the hanging pegs we have at the moment.
We are always happy to chat and provide our guests with any local knowledge and things to do. We would have loved to talk to you about the problems you said you had with room 4. Nick and I can only apologise that you didn’t get that impression.
Regards,
Julie
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Norwich
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Just returned from a 2 night break away in Cambridge, staying at Lynwood House. Did a bit of research before booking, which paid off, as the Lynwood ticked all the boxes. We stayed in room 4 which is at the back of the property and is a twin room, it was very tastefully decorated with a lovely shower room ensuite, and complimentary toiletries. The B & B itself is only a short walk away from the city centre. Breakfast is excellent, all cooked to order, and offers everything from the full English to Haddock and Poached Eggs,
Nothing seemed too much trouble for the couple who own it, I sprained my ankle quite badly prior to our visit, and they even offered the use of a wheel chair if I needed it. I would not hesitate to recommend this B & B to anyone who is thinking of staying in Cambridge.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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happygolucky50, Owner at Lynwood House, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
We're glad you managed to enjoy your visit to Cambridge even with your sprained ankle. (which we hope is now better). Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review and for recommending us to others.
Best wishes,
Julie and Nick
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Address: 217 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1AN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lynwood house is a beautifully renovated Victorian House situated just north of the river Cam, a short walk to the centre of Cambridge. Our seven spacious rooms have been lovingly refurbished. Luxurious bathrooms with power showers and underfloor heating. Our award winning breakfast is a real treat, with a selection of cereals, homemade granola, fresh fruit, fruit juice and yogurts just to get you ready for our traditional full English with homemade oat crusted potato cake, or choose an omelette with a wide choice of fillings, or haddock and poached eggs or scrambled eggs, our organic breads are baked within 1 mile and delivered straight from the oven to our door. We also have Lynwood house honey from our own bees at the bottom of our garden. We provide modern facilities, free view televisions, media stations, wireless internet access. Hospitality trays with nespresso machine and free parking. No credit card surcharge. ... more   less 
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