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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the red door, we breathed more deeply and relaxed in the well-cared for Duke House. There were fresh flowers from the garden waiting in our room (Wellington), in the hallways, and at the breakfast table. At this time of year, they are small roses and lavender. Breakfast is locally sourced - cheeses, fresh fruits, jams, honeys, and free range eggs. Even the juice is from fruit grown and pressed in Cambridgeshire. A full cooked breakfast is offered as well.

Perfectly located in the center of town, you can walk to all of the colleges and museums, then take a break to go punting on the Cam. We did. When you get home in the evening, a selection of port and sauterne is on a tray in the foyer. The drawing room/library is well-stocked with books, along with coffee, biscuits, and sweets, plus a refrigerator offers pitchers of cream and bottled water. Homemade brownies were left in our room every night, along with coffee, tea, and biscuits. The bathroom has a new, huge, wall-sized towel warmer and new, very large marble shower. Everything in the house is very clean, fresh, and works perfectly.

The 1820s house once belonged to the Duke of Gloucester. Each room is named after a duke, and could be featured in a style magazine, as is true of the entire house. Things are beautifully and comfortably done to a level of thoughtful detail. We couldn’t have made a better choice or had a more enjoyable stay. Liz is a charming and delightful host.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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lizO55, Owner at Duke House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for your glowing and very colourful descriptive review of Duke House. It is our pleasure to welcome guests and offer a relaxing and comfortable stay, so that they may enjoy the splendours of the city and return from a day out to a home that can offer 'just a little more' than maybe expected. We are so pleased that you enjoyed being with us and hope that you may be able to return one day in the future.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We felt at home here. Hospitality was excellent… Especially Paul who gets two thumbs up. They were even accommodating to my gluten-free needs.
It was very conveniently located to downtown-only a five minute walk.
The decor, food, and people are top notch!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Rena G
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lizO55, Owner at Duke House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your honest and kind review. 'Top Notch' is praise indeed.! We aim to meet guests diet requirements, wherever possible - we do ask at time of booking, so that we can be prepared. Thank you for mentioning this point as it is useful for any future guests who are wishing to stay with us.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Duke House is 3 minutes from Cambridge town centre, one of the main shopping arcades, bars & large departments stores. 10 minutes to the Cam itself walking. A good pub just around the corner, 4 more 5 minutes away one with a Thai restaurant. Room lovely. Bed really comfy. Shower pressure really good even on the top floor. Breakfast was so big I was stufffed, locally sourced and superbly cooked.
Guests please consider the other guests staying at the same time. Its a beautiful old house with lovely decor & fittings so please close your doors quietly as they slam due to self closure system. They have to have them for fire regulations. It's up to the guests to be considerate. Not difficult to do.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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lizO55, Owner at Duke House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that everything met with your expectations. Hopefully you managed to explore the city and all that it has to offer, as you rightly say, most amenities are in easy walking distance from Duke House. Very pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast selection and we hope you will return at a future date.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We checked into Duke House for a 3 night stay, our welcome was so friendly, inviting and informative, Liz is lovely. Our room the Wellington was gorgeous, the furnishings are truly beautiful there was a good selection of teas and coffee and some of the most delicious home made cake I have tasted. The bathroom didn't disappoint, roomy and very well equipped. Now to the breakfast, WOW, everything was locally sourced and of excellent quality, really I have stayed in many places but this was outstanding the service really friendly I can't fault anything. It is just a few minutes walk from the shops, bars restaurants etc so very well located. I would highly recommend Duke House to anyone visiting Cambridge, I shall definitely be returning. Thank you to Liz and all .

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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lizO55, Owner at Duke House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Your review is praise indeed - thank you so very much. We are fortunate to be centrally located in order that our guests can easily access the sights of Cambridge. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our breakfast selection added to the enjoyment of your visit. We look forward to you returning to stay with us again.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We have just stayed in a wonderful b&b in the centre of Cambridge . A warm welcome greeted us to a small beautifully decorated house within five mins walk of the centre of Cambridge centre.
Our cosy room was extremely comfortable with everything we needed. The huge en suite bathroom was very clean with plenty of hot water. Breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice and served in a delightful setting by our hostess. A really enjoyable experience that we would definitely like to repeat . Thank you .

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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lizO55, Owner at Duke House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Such a glowing review - thank you very much. We are pleased that everything met with your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us at future date.

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