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The Gonville Hotel
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stayed here multiple times when visiting cambridge for business. Rooms are good, with good bath rooms. Breakfast is good as well. Rooms are are quiet. Excellent location for evening trips into town. Staff is friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great location for our weekend away. With in easy walk of every thing we wanted to see over looking a huge park.
Receptionist grasp of English wasn't great but after a sticky start the hotel could not be faulted. Spacious room recently refurbished and spotless. The breakfast was delicious freshly cooked to order ans severed with a smile. No charge for car parking which was also a bonus. Would definitely recommend the hotel to others.

Room Tip: Room on the first floor with a view over the park but also the road
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Friendly service good breakfast clean
you can walk to town easy: colleges, ,museum, granchester by bike, parks etc.
wifi and tv excellent
hood night cooky from the room service
we were feeling like at home visiting the graduation of our son

  • Stayed: October 2013
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COgston1, Manager at The Gonville Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Thank you for your review and for rating us 5 stars!

We are pleased you had a great visit and that you felt at home during your stay!

My team and I hope to see you again soon next time you are visiting your son.

kind regards,

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Very good location, on inner ring road, with on site parking, but only 10 - 15 minutes walk from centre. Quiet at night, so good sleep. Large clean rooms, good selection of cold and hot breakfasts. Would use again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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COgston1, Manager at The Gonville Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Dear WestwardboundEngland

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are delighted you had a good stay with us and found our central location, free parking, quiet rooms and breakfast to be very good.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Desk people were pleasant and helpful. Room on the smallish side but pleasant. Up to date bathroom. Nice bar. The only thing I would take issue with is the entrance from the outside of the hotel into the lobby -- a series of steps that caused more than one guest while I was there to trip. The receptionist said "it happens a lot." That being the case it might be a good idea to fix the problem. I myself wiped out, taking two suitcases with me on the way down — despite the fact that there are warning signs. My wife thought my xxx-over tea-kettle fall was hilarious.

Room Tip: I visited several rooms occupied by family members. They all seem adequate or better.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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COgston1, Manager at The Gonville Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Dear JMM-11

Thank you for your review, I was sorry to see that you tripped on the step by Reception. Due to the age of the building it is very difficult to address this, however something I am pleased to say we plan to take care of in future refurbishment plans. We do though ensure that it is as clear as possible with different coloured carpet at each level and warning signs.

Please know that I will be discussing your comments with the reception team as I feel the offer of assistance with luggage should have been made.

I was pleased though that this did not spoil your stay and you found my team to be pleasant and helpful.

I hope that we will have another opportunity to serve you again and ensure that you receive a larger room if available and another pleasant stay.

Thank you again,

Kind regards,

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed here for two nights in September. The location is very convenient for exploring Cambridge.

My first impressions were very positive because of the very efficient reception staff. The room was of a very good size and internet was free. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was also very good. Overall the hotel was difficult to fault.

Room Tip: no recommendation
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Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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COgston1, Manager at The Gonville Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we were really pleased to see that you had an impressive stay with us; delivering exceptional service is something we are passionate about and always strive to do along side our great product.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back soon,

Kind regards

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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Spent two nights at the hotel whilst visiting children. Very good service from the moment we walked through the door. Excellent standard of room especially liked the complimentary turn down service a nice touch. Couldn't ask for a better location within easy walking distance of all the major sights. Plus unlike most of the Cambridge City centre hotels free parking and plenty of it. Thanks for a great few days.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Additional Information about The Gonville Hotel

Address: Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center 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
#5 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range: $166 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Cambridge Best Western
Best Western Cambridge

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