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The Gonville Hotel
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
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72 hotel reviews
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“Cleanliness and courtesy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

This was our first experience of the Gonville and it certainly won't be the last. All of the staff we encountered (management level to cleaning staff )were genuinely helpful and courteous . The room was spotlessly clean and well equipped. We did not have dinner in the hotel but will certainly do this on our next visit to Cambridge. Breakfast was plentiful and the ambience in the dining room was peaceful. All too often restaurants etc. are ruined by the volume and choice of music but this was not the case at the Gonville which, by the way, is far superior in every way to the tired looking De Vere hotel where we have previously stayed. The car park was free unlike the forementioned hotel where it now costs £16 per day!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Having been born and spent the first 20 years in Cambridge I had long anticipated the return to my hometown. I booked the Gonville as I knew the location was excellent and the service and staff of the hotel were not a disappointment. We stayed for 3 nights, had a great weekend and I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Indeed we hope to return.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Had a room for one night a couple of weeks ago and the room looked like it had been re-done in the last few years. Very lovely decor and good bed. (Price was slightly on the high side but then it is central Cambridge)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We wanted a good solid hotel within easy walking distance of the centre of Cambridge and got exactly that. We also got exceptional service, The day before arriving (for a wedding) we realised time would be tight, so we asked for an early check in for our two rooms, and this was provided without fuss. The next day our son and his partner were slightly late down to breakfast, and the hotel staff took it in their stride, and still provided a cooked breakfast. The breakfasts were excellent, too, freshly cooked and better than many I've had in more expensive establishments. I'd strongly recommend this hotel.
Just one warning - don't park under the trees! Our car was heavily decorated with bird poo when we left - not the hotel's fault in any way, of course, but something to avoid if you can!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We stayed here for two nights. The location was very good as it looked over 'Parker's Piece' and the attractions were easily accessible from the hotel. We found the reception staff very friendly. The hotel was in very good decorative order throughout. It looked as though it had been, perhaps, newly decorated. The conservatory was a light and airy place to sit for coffee or a drink. There was a variety of food at breakfast and orders for cooked food were taken so that it was individually cooked for you and therefore not sat around in serving dishes. We were very pleased with our room. We had a wet room and although small, the bathroom was very well appointed with quite a different sink- not the usual standard wash basin. I thought the bathroom was brilliant. Our only niggle would be that the room did not have any drawer space so we lived out of our bag, which was fine for a short stay. We would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Gonville Hotel

Property: The Gonville Hotel
Address: Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Green Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,729 - ₹ 18,968
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gonville Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and run 4 star 84 bedroom hotel, with recently refurbished public areas and rooms. Virtual concierge system in all rooms via Apple Ipads make service requests easy by the touch of a button. Free Fibre Optic high speed Wifi throughout. Limited on site car parking for residents. Located in central Cambridge overlooking the famous Parker's Peice a 25 acre open park, near to the rail and coach stations. Ideal for visiting the many Historic University buildings and close to the main shopping areas. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cambridge Best Western
Best Western Cambridge

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