Duke House

‘A refreshing choice’, Liz and Rob Cameron’s ‘delightful, well-located’ B&B is minutes from the colleges and the Grand Arcade. More

Contact details

Duke House
1 Victoria Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 1JP
England
01223 314773

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

babies, and over-10s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £130–£195. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A refreshing choice’, Liz and Rob Cameron’s ‘delightful, well-located’ B&B is minutes from the colleges and the Grand Arcade. Downstairs, the sitting room is stocked with books, newspapers and magazines; a sweet treat is served here every afternoon (‘plus something stronger in the evening,’ the hosts say). On the upper floors and in the cottage next door, ‘quiet, beautifully presented’ bedrooms, each a different size, are styled in cool shades, and supplied with waffle robes and a goose-down duvet. ‘My room was small but warm, well lit and nicely finished, with good bedlinen. In the lovely big bathroom: bottles of their in-house brand of shower gel and body lotion. A slow-draining washbasin was quickly dealt with.’ ‘Liz is helpful in every way’ and can advise on restaurant recommendations and trip planning. In the morning, a ‘first-rate breakfast’ is served in a ‘snug’, rustic room (painted brick walls, a Shaker-style sideboard). Wake hungry: there’s ‘an abundance’ of ‘fresh, organic’ produce, including ‘beautiful breads’ and ‘marvellous’ home-made compotes and jams, all of it served on pretty crockery. (Viv Tunstall, Susan Willmington, and others)

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Duke House
1 Victoria Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 1JP

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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