The Gonville Hotel - Cambridge

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Gonville Place, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB1 1LY  show map
 3 stars
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The Gonville Hotel - Cambridge

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs/Baby cots

Overview

The Gonville Hotel provides good lodging in Cambridge. This pleasant hotel was opened in 1837 and renovated in 2003.

This hotel is set in the center of Cambridge, just 400 meters from Parker's Piece, The River Cam and University of Cambridge. The distance between Cambridge city center and the property is 1 km.

Enclosed by colleges and museums, the hotel offers a stunning view over the park.

Guests will find themselves a 10-minute walk from Cambridge train station. Just 40 minutes' drive from London Stansted airport.

Rooms

The property comprises of classic rooms appointed with individual climate control, LCD flat-screen TV, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and a dressing area. An electric kettle and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer are available in each room.

Eat & Drink

A freshly cooked breakfast is served in a contemporary atmosphere of the dining room. The restaurant serves British dishes.

You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 12.95 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers car rental services for travelling a historic area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   80.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay at the price of GBP 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Gonville Hotel - Cambridge Cambridge location
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Hotel Address:

Gonville Place, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB1 1LY

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    1400 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Railway Station
    3000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Oak Bistro (cuisine: European)
    500 ft
  • The Olive Grove (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian)
    400 ft
Parks
  • Parker's Piece
    1300 ft
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
    2300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    80

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Rooms and availability

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Classic Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 175 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Classic Double Room, Bathtub

Room facilities
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    Classic Suite
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 175 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This air-conditioned room features free Wi-Fi, an LCD flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom.

    Room facilities
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      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 205 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Bathtub
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Gonville Hotel - Cambridge Cambridge location
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        Hotel Address:

        Gonville Place, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB1 1LY

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Cambridge
          1400 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Cambridge Railway Station
          3000 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • The Oak Bistro (cuisine: European)
          500 ft
        • The Olive Grove (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian)
          400 ft
        Parks
        • Parker's Piece
          1300 ft
        • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
          2300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          80

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCambridgeThe Gonville Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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        The Gonville Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Barrel Rolling at Grantchester - 1000 ft
        • Bruno's Brasserie & gallery - 1400 ft
        • Strawberry Fair - 1700 ft
        • Cambridge Book & Print Gallery - 2300 ft
        • Cambridge Winter Ales Festival - 2700 ft

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1000 ft

        Amusement

        • Cambridge Arts Picture House - 1400 ft
        • Cambridge Arts Picture House Booking Line - 1400 ft
        • Mickey Flynn's - 2000 ft
        • W T's - 2000 ft
        • WT's Snooker & Sports Club - 2000 ft
        • W T's Snooker & Sporting Club - 2300 ft
        • Mickey Flynns - 2300 ft
        • Gala Clubs - 2700 ft

        Museums

        • zoology museum - 1000 ft
        • scott polar research museum - 1000 ft
        • Museum Of Zoology - 1400 ft
        • Sedgwick Museum Of Earth Sciences - 1700 ft
        • Fitzwilliam Museum - 2000 ft

        Parks

        • Parkers Piece - 700 ft
        • Christ's pieces - 1000 ft
        • Botanic Garden - 1700 ft

        Universities, Institutes

        • Cambridge University Botanic Garden - 2300 ft
        • University of Cambridge - 2300 ft

        Theaters

        • Mumford Theatre - 1700 ft
        • Hoipolloi Theatre - 2000 ft
        • The Corn Exchange - 2000 ft
        • Cambridge Corn Exchange - 2300 ft
        • Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust - 2700 ft
        • Cambridge Arts Theatre - 2700 ft

        Local attractions

        • Jesus Green - 5100 ft
          Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
        • Cambridge and County Folk Museum - 1.1 mi
          2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge
        • Newnham College - 1.1 mi
          Sidgwick Ave., Cambridge
        • Robinson College - 1.1 mi
          Grange Road, Cambridge
        • Kettle's Yard House and Gallery - 1.1 mi
          Castle Street, Cambridge

        Near the hotel

        • Scott Polar Research Institute - 900 ft
          Lensfield Road, Cambridge
        • Parker's Piece - 1300 ft
          Parkside, Cambridge
        • Hobson's Conduit - 1700 ft
          Trumpington Street, Cambridge
        • Sedgwick Museum of Geology - 2000 ft
          Downing Street, Cambridge
        • Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic) - 1100 ft
          Hills Road, Cambridge
        • Fitzwilliam Museum - 2000 ft
          Trumpington St., Cambridge
        • St Botolph's Church (Church of England) - 1700 ft
          Trumpington Street, Cambridge

        Restaurants nearby

        • The Oak Bistro - 500 ft

          Address: 6 Lensfield Road
          Phone: 01223 323361

          73% likes this, based on 370 reviews
          Cuisine: European

        • De Luca Cucina & Bar - 500 ft

          Address: 83 Regent Street
          Phone: +44 (0)1223 356666

          73% likes this, based on 271 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
          Price Range: USD 17 - USD 42

        • Rockers Steak House - 1400 ft

          Address: 52 Mill Road
          Phone: 01223 30 00 52

          77% likes this, based on 134 reviews
          Cuisine: American

        • The Olive Grove - 400 ft

          Address: 100 Regent street
          Phone: +(44)1223778575

          81% likes this, based on 228 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian

        • R17 - 1200 ft

          Address: 17 Regent Street
          Phone: +44 1223351241

          84% likes this, based on 49 reviews
          Cuisine: British
          Price Range: USD 16 - USD 26

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          80

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCambridgeThe Gonville Hotel

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        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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        The Gonville Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Gonville Hotel

        Average guest rating

        7.2out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 209 reviews

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single
          9.2

          The Hotel is weel placed in the city. Not far from down town, and a nice park just in front of the Hotel to go running!

          maybe the breakfast opening hour could be earliear

        • Group of friends
          8.8

          Its location, the rooms and the lunches. Also I know the hotel so its a comfort knowing you are going to such.

          I fine the extra cost for breakfast alittle steep. I feel many guests go to local cafes for brunch and coffee.

        • Group of friends
          8.4

          Proximity to university, free parking

          There was no wardrobe or drawers!! Having come for a graduation, anything that had to be hung up was stacked on the the few hooks on the wall in full view as you enter the room and everything else had to stay in the suitcase underneath the hooks. Not at all practical, having spent £156. There was plenty of space in the room to put a chest of draws/single wardrobe unit. The floor standing light was superfluous to our needs.

        • Family with children
          5.8

          The staff at breakfast were very abrupt and rather rude in announcing in a loud voice that we would need to pay extra for breakfast and then producing the bill also with a loud voice, we were aware that we would be paying extra but this could have been handled so it did not spoil the enjoyment of our breakfast, which was in itself rather average. Our bill when we checked out was incorrect, this was corrected but without any charm . The staff in general could do with some training in inter relating with guests with politeness and grace.

        • Family with children
          5.8

          Room expensive and had to pay for parking as we were leaving late afternoon on our departure day

        • Single
          7.0

          Appearance, cleanliness, quiet atmosphere, position

          Noisy air conditioning all night that I couldn't find how to switch off.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Good location comfortable rooms

          Decor especially bathrooms a bit tired

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Easy parking, easy check in & check out, quiet, airconditioned. Refurbished room, good bathroom

          No wardrobe just a daft rail against the wall. No minibar. Dirty window and rotten view out.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          We liked the fact there was lots of natural light everywhere - even a glass lift ! Also, there was a very nice garden, which is the first time we have found such a space attrached to a hotel. As the weekend was so very hot, it was a real bonus to have air conditioning !

          It was just chance, as I booked relatively late, but as we spent quite a lot of time in our room, it would have been greatly enhanced if there had been a more interesting view from the window. I'm sure other rooms looke over the garden or out to the front of the hotel - the latter would have given us a greater sense of being in Cambridge.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Staff- some were very good, others were pretty average. Rooms fine and clean. Excellent location, near the centre of town. Good car parking facilities.

          The price of refreshments were too high.

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          Its position so close to the centre of Cambridge and the impressive good manners of the staff.

          The breakfast is offputtingly expensive on top of quite a pricey room. We would have liked to have breakfast there but - really - £12.75 per person is too much.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Clean and reasonably up-to-date. Room was a good size but a little gloomy. The staff were friendly and helpful. Parking is free but the number of spaces is limited given the number of rooms.

          Breakfast costs £12.95 whatever you have! We only wanted a light breakfast but were told it would still cost the full amount. Needless to say, we did not have breakfast at the hotel.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Pleasant room, polite, helpful staff, good breakfast.

          Mattress too firm for my liking. Rather noisy room on main road.

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          The room was well proportioned for a wheelchair user, but the sink was too low and nowhere near deep enough for a chair user to get his/her pedals squarely under it.

          This hotel is greatly overpriced for what it offers--or doesn't. Breakfast not included, but could be purchased for £12 extra per person. It would have to be the mother and father of all breakfasts to be worth that amount of money on top of what we paid for the room. The attitude of the staff was lackadaisical and the welcome lukewarm.

        • Single
          5.8

          The location.

          No shower well there was a shower but too low for me to stand under and i'm 5 foot 2. The bath is tiny again even for someone small like me.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Gonville Hotel - Cambridge Cambridge location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Gonville Place, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB1 1LY

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Cambridge
          1400 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Cambridge Railway Station
          3000 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • The Oak Bistro (cuisine: European)
          500 ft
        • The Olive Grove (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian)
          400 ft
        Parks
        • Parker's Piece
          1300 ft
        • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
          2300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          80

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedCambridgeThe Gonville Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

        Use Badge