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“Comfortable, friendly and clean!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cambridge City Tenison Towers

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Cambridge City Tenison Towers
Ranked #39 of 129 Cambridge B&B and Inns
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, friendly and clean!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Very close to the train station, this B&B is probably the best choice if you want a clean and simple room to sleep in without spending too much (in Cambridge also a medium-level hotel is expensive). Our double room was pretty new in furniture, comfortable and clean. The only negative aspect is maybe the bathroom, too small for a double. The owner, Inga, is very kind and her
muffins...delicious! If you are a young couple and you're looking for a room in Cambridge, Tenison Towers is a good deal!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Stayed at Tenison Towers, which is ran by the lovely Inga.
Affordable, comfortable and convenient for the train station. Inga cant do enough for you and her breakfasts were always welcome and filling. Real homely feel about the place

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Wanting to just see some of the university, this B&B is a good place for a stop over in the city if you're taking the train. Five minutes from the station on foot and you're right there. The rooms are nice and the breakfast was excellent. However, I would prefer the owner to mellow out a bit. She seems to be under the constant assumption that something terrible is about to happen. This comment isn't a slight against her, but it can be off-putting as a guest. Perhaps she needs to hire on some help to take some of the load off.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

just got back from a weekend break to Cambridge and we stayed at tension towers b&b. The rooms were clean and well set out, bed was so comfy it was like sleeping in your own. Inga looked after us and made a lovely breakfast. Close to the centre which was a plus as we did not have far to walk to any of the attractions we saw

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed at Tenison Towers for a week in May. The guesthouse is conveniently located close to the train station and it is approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre. The room was a little bit small but very clean accompanied with tea making facilities. Inga, the hostess is very friendly, helpful and polite. When the neighborhood had an electricity problem she was there to provide us with flashlights. As far as the breakfast is concerned besides the typical full English breakfast (with eggs, bacon, sausages, beans etc) there is also the option of cereal, muffins, some fruit and yogurt. Overall, we had a great stay and would definitely recommend it to other budget travelers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

The guesthouse was extremely clean which is a big plus for me. The English breakfast done by Inga ( The owner) was great and so were her muffins!

Only downside was the inability to retain the room past the 10 a.m. checkout. She did however let me stay in the room till 11 a.m. There was storage for my bags as I roamded around Cambridge to pass time. It would be worth investing a common bath/toilet for those leaving later.

And GBP 50 is quite steep for a room where I have to walk across the hallway to the bath and toilet.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

It was a great experience here. We arrived late (at 9pm) but the staff kindly arranged everything comfortably. The English breakfast was great and more surprisingly, when we came back from the town on the afternoon of the second day, we were greeted by yummy hot muffin!!! The starf was very helpful in introducing the town and she was so easy-going to have a chat with.
The room has all what it should have. Wifi is pretty nice inside the room. It is very close to the train station but is 15min walk away from the colleges area.
To sum up, it's a very nice stay here!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Cambridge City Tenison Towers
Address: 148 Tenison Road, Cambridge CB1 2DP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
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Ranked #39 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
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Number of rooms: 6
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