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Benson House
Ranked #20 of 121 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't judge this book by it's cover!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

From the outside of this plain row house you'd never have any idea what well appointed rooms and wonderful breakfasts are behind that facade. Was visiting with an old friend for a Cambridge graduation and our both rooms were great. Not necessarily huge, but fitted out with the quality of a very nice hotel. An easy walk to downtown and the colleges.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed just 1 night (21 May) at ths B&B and found our ensuite room to be well appointed, comfortable, clean and on the ground floor level, which was great considering we had 2 very heavy suit cases and a couple of cabin bags to carry around. Julie's greeting when we arrived was friendly and efficient and she took our car and parked it for us at the rear of the B&B. The provided breakfast choices were good and cooked to order. Benson House is conveniently located to central Cambridge, about a 10 minute walk. Overall, a comfortable and efficiently run B&B in which to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

My sone an I shared a twin room for a 2 night stay for a weekend brek in Cambridge. Julie is helpful and the room was clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were good, although the room is a bit crowded. We walked into the towncentre in 15 minutes with no problems. Benson house ia a taxi ride from the station as it's on the opposite side of town.

Room Tip: the rooms at the front overlook the main road
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Benson House is a lovely place to stay. Quite central but peaceful. The owner Julie is a warm,friendly lady,who makes you feel welcome straight away. The rooms are clean and very comfy,tastefully furnished and great value. Breakfast was excellent,lots of choice and well presented. Overall a great place to stay,we will go back!!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
1 review
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed two nights at Benson house and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Very friendly & pleasant proprietor, lovely rooms with first class fixtures and fittings and an amazing breakfast. We would go again. Thank you very much!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had been booked in a B&B In Cambridge but the standard was not of our taste. We called in at the tourist information office for a booklet on the accomedation around Cambrige and called the land lady of Benson House and she told us that she had room.
We got to the guest house and found a real dimond gem it is tastfully decorated,Very clean,superb breakfasts,great service and a wonderfully warm host.
We shall definatley will be returning to Benson House in the future.
Many Thanks once again making our stay a most enjoyable one.
Dawn & David Croft West Yorkshire

Room Tip: I could not choose realy has all the rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I booked this B&B after a horrible experience last November in Cambridge at another place. This time I wanted to make sure I found somewhere good as I was travelling with my very elderly father. I had spoken to the landlady on the phone and discussed his needs (no more than 1 flight of stairs, twin beds etc). We arrived shortly after 2pm, were greeted pleasantly, shown to a lovely room which, despite looking onto the main road was surprisingly quiet due to triple glazing. Comfortable beds, lovely crisp sheets, nice ensuite with excellent shower and complementary toiletries, tea-making facilities & a big comfy armchair in the bay window. Breakfast choice was very good, & our "full English" was cooked to order & very tasty. My daughter who is at one of the colleges across the road joined us for breakfast and was made to feel welcome. The only downside for visitors like us with mobility issues might be the parking, which according to another review is round the back but then involves quite a walk. I didn't check this out with the landlady as I'd arranged to park at my daughter's college and we had very little luggage for one night. Would definitely book again. It's a relief to know there's somewhere to stay in Cambridge that bridges the gap between over-posh grand hotels and tatty, over-priced & grubby guest houses. Thanks for an excellent stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Benson House

Property: 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 #20 of 121 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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