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Benson House
Ranked #20 of 123 Cambridge B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 April 2012

I chose this from the reviews as well, and wasn't disappointed. Beautifully decorated, clean, quiet, conveniently located, fabulous breakfast. All the special touches were there. Perfect!
Ah, there was a lovely cat, which I appreciated, but allergic people might need to take note of that.

Room Tip: I had the single room, and it met my needs perfectly. They all looked nice.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

We chose Benson House from the reviews on this site and they were correct, it is extremely good. We stayed one night in the black and cream room on the top floor. It was very clean and nicely decorated. The bed was huge - two 3 ft beds together but felt like one large 6 ft bed - and very comfortable. Lovely cotton bed linen and soft blankets, felt very luxurious. The bathroom was very clean and the shower was powerful. Nice quality complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Coffee/tea making facilities (nice china cups), some chocolates and a flatscreen TV all helped to make us feel very comfortable. Julie was an excellent host, bringing us a glass of wine when we arrived, lending us her iron and ironing board, and letting us vary the cooked breakfast a little to what we really fancied. Breakfast was very good, with tables laid out with nice china and good quality cloths. A good range of cooked food on the menu, as well as the usual cereal/toast. Nice to have yoghurt and fresh fruit. It's an easy 10 minute walk into the centre of Cambridge, and the parking at Benson House is very valuable - you don't want to have to find somewhere to park in Cambridge!! I would happily recommend this as a place to stay - it's not cheap, but it did feel like a treat for us.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

We went back for a second stay as the first was so good and we weren't disappointed! Julie is magnificent, breakfast is superb, rooms are clean, light, friendly and comfortable with all you could ask for - digital flat screen TV, free WiFi with welcoming treats from Julie. There is car parking so you can leave your car in safety and stroll into Cambridge proper, just 10 minutes away via the famous colleges. If you want to know what the best B&B in England is like - stay here!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Ian F
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

We had a lovely stay at this bed and breakfast this weekend. We took my wife's parents (80 yrs of age) who stayed in the ground floor room. We had the room at the top of the house. Both rooms were of an exceptionally high standard and were very, very clean. This establishment is faultless and the owner/proprietress should be commended for her contuining hard work and dedication. The breakfast was excellent and I know that another reviewer called it a "bunker" which I thought was very unfair. Admittedly, the breakfast room does not have any windows but what's is the reviewer's point? I was quite happy sitting there waiting for my breakfast, drinking nice freshly brewed coffee waiting for my excellently cooked breakfast. The sherry and mince pie on arrival was a very nice touch ad in addition to our breakfast, we were also offerred warm croissants. We needed a taxi to go out into cambridge on the Saturday evening and the owner was only too willing to book a taxi. Without repeating myself, anyone who has any fault with this establishment, needs their head testing and needs to think "could I do as good a job?". Four stars are very well deserved and we shall be booking again within the next few months.

Room Tip: If you would like quiet, book the ground floor room away from the traffic. if you would like a room...
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

This is a lovely B&B! Very modern and tastefully decorated. From beautiful wallpaper and carpets through to flat screen TV's and free WiFi.

The breakfast was delicious and our room - we stayed in the attic room which is mainly black and white - was really cosy and comfortable and very clean. There are also lovely little personal touches, such as chocolates on the bedside tables, a bathrobe and L'Occitane toiletries. Certainly not your usual old tacky B&B!

It's about 10-15 mins walk to the centre so perfect for staying in Cambridge. We had a great time and can fully recommend Benson House.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

Benson House is about ten minutes stroll from Cambridge city center and the central colleges.

Julie gives guests a delicious breakfast, fresh flowers and a little something to eat and drink upon arrival. The rooms are very comfortable, fresh and clean, and there is a friendly cat named Max who sometimes lets himself be petted.

Since Benson House is so often fully booked, they have increased their prices recently. I'm not sure they are actually very much higher than other B&Bs; Benson House prices include free parking and free, fast WiFi.

If you bring a car, you will need the parking space; parking in Cambridge is hard to find and expensive. You will not want to use your car in Cambridge; the central city was built before cars, and walking will get you anywhere you want to go.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

Very clean, pleasant, excellent breakfasts and congenial guests. Everything worked and though there were two cats, they were endearing! We stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Bobd35
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Additional Information about Benson House

Address: 24 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 123 B&Bs / Inns in Cambridge
Price Range: $182 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Benson House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Benson House Hotel Cambridge

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