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The Gonville Hotel

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#2 of 32 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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The Gonville offers a truly unique experience in the heart of Cambridge. Located directly opposite the famous Parkers Piece, just a short walk from the many Colleges and Greens of the historic city. You can experience a "slice of Cambridge" that can be felt from the room decor right through to the opportunity of taking a complimentary ride or tour, in one of the Hotels classic coach-built Bentley's. Guests can also take a complimentary bicycle to see the city under their own steam. The experience continues, as the Gonville offers two delicious dining options. For a truly fine-dining experience, under the watchful eye of Master Chef Hans Schweitzer, Cotto creates and serves a mouth-watering seasonal menu that is perfect for special occasions. If you want something more relaxed, the Atrium Brasserie offers an upscale-casual option from the same Chefs. iPads, private gardens, wellness rooms, Live Jazz and a real love of Dogs, make the Gonville a truly different hotel experience.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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English, Spanish, Czech, Greek and 3 more
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Another brilliant stay at this hotel. We booked directly as previously we’d booked via a booking app. Last visit they told us to call them and we would get an upgrade so we did. The hotel staff are simply the best. Attentive, Friendly and efficient; nothing is too much hassle for them. The lobby, breakfast and bar are all so tastefully decorated and it’s clean and tidy. The lift wasn’t working however they said we could us the service lift. Our room was big and nice touches like water, cans of soft drink and a robe all make it welcoming. We’d mentioned it was our anniversary when checking in and within 10 mins of us getting to our room the lovely guy from reception bought us a bottle of prosecco on the hotel to celebrate. Such a nice touch; I didn’t have the heart to tell them I don’t drink but husband was happy! As I don’t drink they said they would make a mocktail version of a cocktail for me which was excellent and very nice. Breakfast was again brilliant. So much choice and all good quality. We will be back again and I couldn’t recommend this hotel more!
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Hotel's Favorite
We are on our way home very reluctantly from a truly incredible stay. My friend and I arrived on her birthday yesterday, and we were greeted by lovely staff, who had upgraded our room, and were so friendly. I had booked a Bentley tour with Elliot, and what an outstanding member of staff he was. He was so lovely, so knowledgable with every detail about Cambridge, and an extra special suprise was by giving us a bottle of prosecco for my friends birthday while we sat in the 1960 beautiful Bentley. We were treated so incredibly, the staff just couldn’t do enough for us. The bikes were great to ride around Cambridge on. Could not recommend this hotel more, it was truly fabulous.
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Response from EdwardAdshead, General Manager at The Gonville Hotel
Responded Jun 5, 2019
Hello L0uize, We are always delighted to read when one of our guests takes out the bikes and gets a ride in the Bentley. We know then, that they have seen the city from behind handlebars and felt like a local as well as felt like a rock star being driven around by Elliot. We would like to thank you for choosing the Gonville for your friends birthday and please be assured that the Team will have been excited to recognition the special event with a bottle of prosecco. They will also all be chuffed to read that you felt like they couldn't do enough for you all. Thank you so much for your recommendation and we hope to see you again soon. Our best wishes Edward & the Team
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Our stay at the Gonville was pretty perfect. We were picked up by Elliot in one of the Gonville’s vintage Bentleys and given a tour around Cambridge. When we arrived early our room was all ready for us and as it was my birthday there was also a bottle of Prosecco waiting in an ice bucket. We stayed in the Delphinium room which was absolutely beautiful and it had french doors onto a small patio with table and chairs overlooking the gardens. The room had everything we needed and extras were available by using the tablet in the room. The staff in the hotel and bar were excellent and we were thoroughly looked after throughout our stay. We will definitely stay at the Gonville next time we are in Cambridge, it couldn’t have been better.
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We had a one night stay at this lovely hotel. From arrival we were made most welcome. The room was luxurious with a very comfortable bed. Breakfast was delicious, with an excellent continental buffet and cooked food to order. Our highlight was a trip with the knowledgable Elliot in the beautiful Bentley, do make time for this early on in your stay as he points out places to visit. We would not hesitate in returning to this beautiful hotel with excellent staff.
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Last weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of staying in one of the feature rooms at the Gonville Hotel, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a 5 star experience from start to finish and one of the best UK hotels we’ve stayed in. The Bentley experience was one of the highlights of our stay and we would highly recommend it. We’ll definitely be staying again soon!
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$174 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCambridge
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