Duke House

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Liz and Rob Cameron’s ‘beautifully presented’ B&B is ‘well located’, in 'walking distance of the whole city’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Liz and Rob Cameron’s ‘beautifully presented’ B&B is ‘well located’, in ‘walking distance of the whole city’. The ducal theme runs throughout, recalling that HRH Prince Richard lived here while studying architecture at Magdalene in the 1960s, when he made many of the alterations guests see today. As second son, he can have had no notion that he would soon be Duke of Gloucester, or that he would be commemorated in the immaculate white-and-cream Gloucester room, with its Victorian fireplace, bath and separate walk-in shower. Kent, in the house next door, is ‘perfect, with great facilities’, decorated in Jane Churchill Cassina Aqua linen; a bathroom with shower and underfloor heating. Cambridge, with sitting area and private balcony, sleeps three. At breakfast there are organic yogurts, butter, bread and granola, compotes made with fruit from local growers, free-range eggs, salmon from River Farm Smokery, apple juice from Cambridgeshire orchards, ‘everything you could wish for’. All guests have use of the chic Duchess sitting room and balcony. Help with parking can be arranged. The green oasis of Christ’s Pieces is just a step away; Michelin-starred Midsummer House very close. (MB)

Hotel details

Address

1 Victoria Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 1JP
England

Telephone

01223 314773

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except over Christmas period.

Facilities

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

Background music

during breakfast.

Children

babies and over-10s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £125–£165, double £140–£195. 1-night bookings refused weekends.