From the moment you walk in the door you have a set of rules to live by and if you like rules then this may be for you but not for me. The establishment was very clean and fresh but lacked any ambience at all. In Cambridge you hope for a place with character unfortunately this accommodation is set in a modern housing estate with a view of a business opposite. The rooms had an African theme, which was out of place. The landlady expected you to eat with the other guests whether you wanted to or not and said at 8am but we said we were on holiday so a compromise was sought. Nice small garden with friendly cats but the breakfast room had a sofa to sit on and but no guest sitting room. The landlady was rather officious on welcome and seemed to want our money before we had even stayed for an hour. She gave very useful information about where to eat in town and did try to make us feel at home by the end of the stay. It was overpriced and no cooked breakfast offered although advertised. The rooms were very clean but mattresses on beds should be renewed. Children welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fifty One B&B is temporarily closed whilst the Proprietor is away in New Zealand. Will reopen on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend 2017. Fifty One is a delightful, uniquely furnished townhouse in a quiet residential area run by the owner. It is a brief walk to the City Centre along the River Cam and across Midsummer Common. All guests receive an individual and warm welcome tailor made where possible to their specific requirements. The comfortable rooms have international themes, free Wi-fi access and a delicious breakfast and off-street all-day parking is included. ... more less