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Somerset House: A very friendly B&B without the 2nd B

In July 2011 we were back in Cambridge, this time the whole family including a baby.We had only learned about the exact date shortly before, so our usual B&B was fully booked. Not all hotel accepted babies and the ones who did were either fully booked or very expensive.
Luckily my daughter remembered she had stayed at Somerset House some years earlier. We asked and were lucky: Mrs Culpeck had some rooms available and didn't mind babies.

Somerset House is outside Cambridge city centre, but a bus stop is not too far away. We also walked once, when the weather was nice, we took about about 30 minutes.

I ticked the box "Bed and Breakfast", but actually they only provide the bed, not the breakfast. However, there are some grocery shops in the vicinity.
Each room had a kettle and some cups and also a small fridge. At first I didn't recognize them as fridges, as they looked like a big Easter egg to me. Have a look at the picture and you see what I mean. They were great for keeping joghurts and milk chilled.

We had three doubles. Not all of them were en suite, but a bathroom and toilet were just across the hallway. The room my husband and I had was up under the roof, with slanted ceiling and a nice, cosy sitting area just outside the door. This one had a private bathroom.

The other two doubles were on first floor, one was ensuite, the other one not.

This B&B (or shall I say just B?) is in a residential area and probably not the best choice if you look for good night life. But if you go to Cambridge for sightseeing and don't mind a short bus ride, it's a very good choice.

No credit cards, we paid cash, something which I noticed is often the rule in B&Bs. The doubles were £ 50, but we even got a reduction for the one my daughter and the baby had, it was only £ 35.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written January 2, 2012
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Railway Lodge Guest House: Homely Guest House

I stayed 2 nights and was really pleased with my stay. Railway Lodge is a family - run business, with 8 rooms all en suite. The room has television, tea and coffee making facilities, also radio alarm clock. There is a choice of menu at breakfast, i had full english breakfast with tea and toast. Tariff is single £48. Twin £33 per person, breakfast is included. There is car parking at the rear of the building. It is a five minute walk to station and about 15 minutes walk to city centre. There is a frequent bus at the station stop. i arrived in October without booking,there are two more guest houses next door


  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written November 3, 2010
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Bishops Bed And Breakfast: Pleasant family B&B

This is a very pleasant family run Bed And Breakfast.

It contains two double rooms with television, coffee, toilets, showers and baths.

Breakfast is continental.

Service is prompt and friendly.

The B&B could be used as access to Cambridge (its close to the Park and Ride) or as a place to stay if you are flying from Stansted (its about 45 mins away).

Very helpfull service (I was picked up free of charge from the bus station).

The gentleman who owns this has recently retired and takes a genuine interest in "customers".

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Arts and Culture, Music, Business Travel
  • Written April 14, 2005

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Travel Inns - the nearest is...

Travel Inns - the nearest is Huntingdon, 20 minutes west of Cambridge on the A14/A1 junction. Ideal for visiting Cambridge, St. Ives, Huntingdon, Peterborough and so on.

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Travel Lodges - there are loads along the A14 and one at Ely, which is a great little city in it's own right.

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The two chains vary slightly in price, but you can get a family room (2 Adults + 2 small kids or one large kid) for less than 50 pounds for the room per night.

Large, good standard rooms, all with TV, Bath/WC, Sofa, Tea/Coffee making. Almost all are located next to a pub/restaurant, often with a McDonalds pretty close by.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written September 2, 2002

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