Living room, breakfast table, bookcase and lobby door.Wall-mounted TV with UK and Chinese  stations. Wireless printer for air tickets, even tickets etc
Luxury Ensuite Room 2 mins from Cambridge Station
Luxury Ensuite Room 2 mins from Cambridge Station
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
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1 bed
1 bath
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A large ensuite double room in a new apartment (May 2016) a short walk from Cambridge station. Under-floor heating for year-round warmth. Black-out curtains for restful sleep. Pret A Manger and other breakfast options are 2 minutes away. The apartment is within walking distance of city centre, colleges and river. Mandarin is spoken here. Lihong is a former top-rated massage therapist in 5-star hotels in Beijing and London. Competitive rates are offered to guests. Please ask for details.

The space

We offer you a large, uncluttered ensuite bedroom with a hand-made wooden bed, under-floor heating, black-out curtains, plentiful built-in cupboard space. We provide you with the essentials for your stay: bed linen, towels and hand towels, shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to interact with guests and help you with any questions you may have. If you prefer privacy, we will respect that.

Lihong is a native Mandarin speaker from Liaoning Province. Charles speaks some Mandarin and has visited China on several occasions (Beijing, Shenyang, Dalian, Hohhot, Xi'an, and Guangzhou). Lihong speaks Turkish fluently. Charles speaks some French.

Other things to note

Please enquire about Lihong's massage therapy service.

Lihong is an outstanding massage and beauty therapist who counts Chinese singers, film stars, and entertainers amongst her former clients as well as western politicians and dignitaries visiting Beijing, and Chinese politicians and senior officials based there. She has worked in 5-star hotels in Guomao, the commercial district, and Xicheng, the financial hub.

Lihong is originally from Liaoning Province in China’s north east. She attended ethnic minority Mongolian schools until the age of 14 when a family tragedy forced her to leave to support her mother in raising her two younger sisters. Her sisters have now qualified as a doctor and a teacher respectively.

At the age of 22, Lihong was able to continue her own education. She trained and qualified in beauty therapy, massage, and acupuncture at the Practical Skills Training College in Zhaodong, near Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province. Her first job as a therapist was at a spa in Dalian, a seaport close to the Korean peninsula. It was there that Lihong’s particular abilities were identified by a Taiwanese entrepreneur who attended a series of massage treatments. She invited Lihong to become a therapist at the health club she was opening at the Ramada Hotel in Istanbul. It was an unexpected but exciting opportunity and Lihong decided to take it.

She stayed for almost two years in Turkey where she continued to develop her skills, learning much that was new, enjoying the warm weather and adding fluency in Turkish to the Mongolian and Mandarin Chinese she already spoke.

Lihong returned to China in 2009 . Upon her return to Beijing, Lihong was employed at the 5 star Ascott Hotel but later that year she joined the Heavenly Spa at the Westin Hotel in Financial Street where she worked for the next five years. In addition to her own duties, she trained visiting European therapists in oriental massage treatments. She is also proficient in using both European and US beauty products.

In 2014 Lihong and her husband settled in the UK. She worked at the 5 star W Hotel, in Leicester Square in London's Chinatown. She numbers theatrical producers and TV news readers amongst her clients. She and her husband now live in Cambridge.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities
Wireless Internet
Wheelchair accessible

Prices
Extra people $19 SGD / night after the first guest
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM

Slippers are provided. Shoes should be left on the shoe rack in the lobby.
Stilettoes must not be worn anywhere in the apartment.
We ask that you respect our privacy between 10.00 and 17.00 so that we have some time to ourselves in the apartment.
Please note that cooking facilities are not available to guests. There is no fridge-freezer food storage space.


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Abdulrahman User Profile
September 2017
Very recommended
Charles User ProfileCharles is a superhost.
Response from Charles:
Thanks :) We enjoyed having you to stay.
September 2017

Marcus User Profile
September 2017
Charles was a good host. Quick to communicate, and the room was very nice and clean, in a convenient location. Thanks Charles!
Charles User ProfileCharles is a superhost.
Response from Charles:
Thanks for the kind review.
September 2017

Gert User Profile
September 2017
Very spacious and tidy bedroom with an outstanding bathroom. Charles and Lihong were very kind and helpful, so everything went very well and I had a good stay. Just be aware that you cannot make use of the kitchen (as mentioned in the description), but there are plenty of breakfast and dining facilities in the neighborhood. The city center is a 20-minute walk away, but the apartment is just around the corner of Cambridge railroad station. For travelers who just need a bed for the night and/or want to stay close to transport facilities, this is definitely a good place.
Charles User ProfileCharles is a superhost.
Response from Charles:
We enjoyed having you to stay. Thanks for the review.
September 2017

Catherine User Profile
September 2017
I would highly recommend staying here. I can't fault it, great value.
Charles User ProfileCharles is a superhost.
Response from Charles:
Thank you for your nice review :)
September 2017

Rebecca User Profile
August 2017
Charles and Lihong's place is beautiful, spacious, and well-lit. The bedroom is clean and uncluttered, and the bed is large and comfortable. There's a patio area directly accessible from the room where you can get fresh air and privacy. The bathroom is modern, furnished with large mirrors, and contains a shower that comes equipped with two types of shower heads, which you can toggle based on your preference. There are local maps provided in the room, and you can use the bedside tablet to look up nearby restaurants, events, and more. Everything was very convenient and easy to use, and if we had any questions, Charles and Lihong were there to provide assistance. The apartment is only a 2-minute walk from the station, and a 10-minute walk from the downtown area. There's a street of restaurants, shops, and markets only 3 minutes away (called Mill Road). Overall, the location is ideal, and the accommodation is extremely good value--I highly recommend staying here if you come to Cambridge!
Charles User ProfileCharles is a superhost.
Response from Charles:
Thank you for taking the time to write this comprehensive reference. It's very much appreciated :)
August 2017

Steve User Profile
August 2017
The bedroom was very luxurious and modern and the secure bike store proved very useful.
Charles User ProfileCharles is a superhost.
Response from Charles:
Thanks for the review. And for the reminder that we should add the bike storage facility to what we can offer :)
August 2017

T User Profile
August 2017
Excellent location 30 seconds from the station with close proximity to all of Cambridge's best attractions, very clean and lovely room, Charles and Lihong are lovely hosts.
Charles User ProfileCharles is a superhost.
Response from Charles:
Thank you for the great review. It was lovely having you both to stay.
August 2017

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Charles User ProfileCharles is a superhost.

I am from Edinburgh in Scotland. Lihong is from Liaoning in north east China. In addition to Mandarin Chinese she speaks English, Turkish, some Mongolian and a little French. I speak English and some French and Mandarin. I own a website based business. Lihong is a beauty therapist and masseuse. We've used Airbnb to visit France, Scotland and other parts of England.

I love visiting China. In the future, I would like to visit Brazil.

Languages: English, Türkçe, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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