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The Gonville Hotel

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Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS The Gonville Hotel)
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family recently spent 2 delightful nights at the Gonville. The location is great directly across from the famous Parker's Piece and the landmark, Reality Checkpoint. It's a short stroll into the busyness of the city center, but stands in an oasis of comfortable peace. Church bells are frequent just a block away, and that reminds you of the tremendous... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a three-night stay here after reading Tripadvisor reviews. The hotel is midway between the train station and the city centre. Bus stops are just a little way around the corner, but it doesn't take long to walk to the shops, etc. We had room 217 which was spacious, well appointed, and had comfortable beds. It... More 

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Carrbridge, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arriving late, and after a 19 hour day - much of it spent travelling, what a joy it is to experience such a friendly welcome. This is always my first choice of hotel when I am working in Cambridge. I have had the opportunity to stay in most of the City's major hotels and this ticks all the boxes for... More 

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Gisborne, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 6 days at The Gonville while exploring beautiful Cambridge. It is a great location for easy walking access to the main market square, historical sites and restaurants. It has ample free parking and good wifi. We didn't eat on site, but the bar was very good with very helpful and friendly staff.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a real gem of a hotel. Very centrally located. The service from start to finish was impeccable. The food and drinks were excellent and the well presented. The rooms were modern, clean and spacious. All the amenities were provided. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a fantastic stay in Cambridge.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed before to visit family in Cambridge and will quite happily stay again.. The hotel is very well placed, suitable for short stays etc and popular with tourists. The staff were exceptionally helpful and welcoming. We turned up early in the morning, well before check in was feasible, to see if we could park the car there to... More 

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Teddington
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is nothing special about this hotel and being in Cambridge it is expensive for what you get. There is no residents' lounge so you either sit in small area by the check in desk or the bar. The bedroom was comfortable albeit a bit dark, did not have a fridge, and overlooked an unattractive flat roof. The evening meal... More 

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Christopher O, General Manager at The Gonville Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James3Teddington, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am sorry that we did not exceed your expectations during your recent visit. I have spoken to Housekeeping and they have no knowledge of your request to search for your shirt or cuff links. Perhaps you could email me at Christopher@gonvillehotel.co.uk with who you called and when... More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us on business/teaching project. All booked in separately and we all had good, large, quiet and comfortable rooms. Excellent large buffet breakfast. Good variety on evening menu but being a Sunday probably not the best. For the same meeting I will intend to stay there for the next few years.

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Christopher O, General Manager at The Gonville Hotel, responded to this review

Dear asquill Thank you so much for your review following your recent stay with us, we were pleased to see that you and your business colleagues had a great stay and found the breakfast buffet to be excellent. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Gonville again soon and very pleased that we will be your... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The great bar staff and atmosphere and good breakfast made up for the average room. No views from this hotel but it is in a great location. Wouldn't be disappointed to stay there again but would probably try somewhere different if I'm honest.

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Thank Karen O
Christopher O, General Manager at The Gonville Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karen O Thank you for your recent review, I was pleased to see that you found the Hotel and team to be good, however sorry to see that the room did not meet your expectations. Perhaps on return to Cambridge we could offer you a different room with a view over Parker’s Piece? Thank you again and we hope... More 

Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and, although I informed the hotel beforehand, they made no special effort to recognise this, apart from a "congratulations" on arrival. We booked the Classic Double Room which had a walk-in shower and a great king size bed, but everything else was fairly standard for the high price paid. Breakfast was very... More 

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Thank Andy C
Christopher O, General Manager at The Gonville Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andy C, Thank you so much for your recent review, I was sorry to learn that you didn’t get the usual Gonville treatment when celebrating your Anniversary. I have investigated your comments and have found that due to a breakdown in communication what we usually do didn’t happen! Therefore I have implemented another standard to ensure that this doesn’t... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and run AA 4 star 84 bedroom hotel, with recently refurbished bedrooms and Public Areas. Iris virtual concierge via Apple Ipads make service requests or rooms service orders by the touch of a button. Free high speed Wifi and free 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. Such as the Grande Arcade and Grafton Centre.Children welcome from any age. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gonville Hotel

Address: Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS The Gonville Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $163 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gonville Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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Also Known As:
Cambridge Best Western
Best Western Cambridge
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
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