Duke House

Once the student digs of the Duke of Gloucester, Duke House is now a family-run boutique B&B in a ‘perfect’ situation ‘in Cambridge’s parking restricted area and walking distance for the whole city including a superb pub’. More

Contact details

1 Victoria Street
01223 314773

Hotel information


5. 1 in adjacent cottage, plus self-catering apartment.


all year.


sitting room, breakfast room with courtyard, balcony, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), limited parking (by arrangement).

Background music



babies, and over-10s welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £125–£250. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Once the student digs of the Duke of Gloucester, Liz and Rob Cameron’s boutique B&B is in a ‘perfect’ situation to explore the city colleges and architectural delights on foot. After dealing with reservations ‘very professionally’, ‘helpful’ Liz sorted out parking logistics ‘so family could meet us in the parking restricted area, within walking distance of the whole city’, writes one grateful reader after a visit this year. Interiors are ‘beautifully presented’, with ‘warm, well-lit’ bedrooms offering ‘bottles of in-house branded toiletries’, waffle robes and ‘good bedlinen’. Original features include wooden shutters, brass fittings and, in Gloucester room, an original Victorian fireplace. Stargazers will enjoy the Cambridge mini-suite, with a telescope and private balcony. Where possible, breakfast is seasonal and locally sourced from the nearby market and bakery, with apple juice from Watergull Orchards, salmon cured in Bottisham. ‘It was everything one could wish for.’ For later, ‘Liz recommended a superb pub, The Clarendon Arms. We had pot-roasted partridge, beautifully cooked.’ Tea, coffee and something sweet is served in the elegant Duchess sitting room. (Michael Brown, SW, and others)

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Duke House
1 Victoria Street

Guest comments

'The situation is perfect, in the parking restricted area , within walking distance of the city, including a superb pub, The Clarendon Arms. Our room, Kent, was perfect, with great facilities, and breakfast was everything one could wish for. ' - Pat & Mike Brown - October, 2017
'This delightful B&B is just perfect for a stay in Cambridge. Each room is presented so beautifully. Liz, the owner, was helpful in every way to make our stay so perfect. Breakfast was amazing with beautiful fresh, organic ingredients. Location couldn't have been better for visiting all the sites. ' - Viv Tunstall - July, 2016
'It is a real treasure. Liz was very friendly. At breakfast the selection of home-made compotes and jams was marvellous. Our room, Cambridge, up two flights of stairs, had a tiny sitting room, a tastefully decorated bedroom and a private decking area. A good bathroom with a large bath and an overhead shower. A great place to stay. ' - Jackie and Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe - March, 2016
'We very much enjoyed our stay. The Gloucester room, on the first floor had a reasonable amount of space while the bathroom was roomy with modern fittings. The walk-in wardrobe in the lobby had lots of room. The duvets were light and cosy. The sitting room is pleasant. Beethoven’s 9th was playing as we went in for breakfast but as we were the only guests our request for it to be turned off was immediately accepted by Paul, the charming housekeeper. We were able to book the parking space round the back. The Clarendon Arms at the other end of Victoria Street is an excellent “proper” pub. ' - Michael Gwinnell - January, 2015

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide