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“Not as described in the booking details.” 2 of 5 stars
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Mowbray B&B
32 Mowbray Rd., Cambridge CB1 7SY, England   |  
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Ranked #100 of 118 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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“Not as described in the booking details.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

There was no warm welcome just a phone call to tell me the code to get in the house which was quiet clearly a student home.
Clearly no maintenance carried out to the property.
Lots of noise when the students came in and stayed up till late.
I never saw the owner over the 3 night stay.
Breakfast was dismal.
Money was taken from card prior to commencement of stay.
Never again.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

In their defence , the room was warm and the bed was comfortable.

On the downside , the "breakfast" is laughable. The breakfast tray consisted of one cup , one spoon , one bowl , one small box of corn flakes, one small carton of orange juice. One cup between two people is unacceptable. My advice to the owner would be , get yourself to Netto's , spend 49p , and buy another cup.
There was some sachets of jam , but the only thing to spread the jam on was my girlfriends breasts, but she wasn't keen because there was no plug in the bath , so washing it off was going to be difficult.

This place has the potential to be good , but the owners penny pinching attitude drags it back. Why was the bill deducted from our card before we booked in ? This is not normal practice in the Hotel industry.

Customer care just does not exist in this establishment. Never again.

Stayed March 2009
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2008

The house was warm and clean, which is about as far as I can go in the positives.

On the other side, the staff (who weren't the owners as they seem to live elsewhere) were not friendly, especially the man who took our key in the morning, and the house has barely been converted from its original purpose. There was virtually no storage space for clothes, there was only one bedside table and light for the double bed and the whole place had the air of a (non) conversion done on the cheap.

And the "continental breakfast" was a bad joke: packets of instant coffee (which weren't replenished overnight) long-life juice and milk, a couple of packets of cereal, two packets of biscuits - and two packets of jam (what were we supposed to do with this: spread it on the biscuits?).

Finally, at £58 a night this wasn't cheap and it certainly wasn't cheerful. We wouldn't stay there again or recommend it to anyone else, and giving it a two-blob rating is being very generous.

  • Liked — It was at least clean and warm
  • Disliked — Everything else!
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Mowbray B&B

Address: 32 Mowbray Rd., Cambridge CB1 7SY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #100 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Number of rooms: 5
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