Duke House

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

You can stroll from this elegant B&B on the edge of Christ’s Pieces park to Cambridge's historic colleges, just as the current Duke of Gloucester did when this Victorian house was his home. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

You can stroll from this elegant B&B on the edge of Christ’s Pieces park to Cambridge’s historic colleges, just as the current Duke of Gloucester did when this Victorian house was his home. Liz and Rob Cameron have notched up ten years as owners, and Liz is an accommodating hostess, assisted by manager Tina Shannon. The guest bedrooms, each named after a dukedom, are chic and individually styled. York is small but has a lovely big bathroom. Second-floor Cambridge has a sitting room, a private balcony, space for a third guest, and a large bathroom with original wooden shutters, brass fittings and a proper stand-up shower over the bath. All rooms are supplied with fine-quality natural toiletries. Complimentary tea, coffee and sweet treats are provided in the beautiful sitting room, with its embroidered linens and subtle, powdery paint finishes. Breakfast, served on fine china, includes locally pressed apple juice, fruit compote, organic yogurt, butter, bread and granola, free-range eggs, smoked salmon, award-winning sausages. For dinner, our readers highly recommend the nearby Clarendon Arms.

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, 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

B&B doubles from £140, singles from £125. 1-night bookings refused weekends.