The Gonville Hotel - Cambridge

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 15 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The Gonville Hotel is a comfortable venue in Cambridge close to a chapel, a college and a museum. The hotel opened its doors in 1837 and was remodeled in 2003.

The Gonville Hotel enjoys central setting in the center of Cambridge and offers direct access to Cambridge University Botanic Garden, King's College Chapel and Parker's Piece. The center of Cambridge is 1 km away from the venue.

The Gonville Hotel offers a stunning view to its guests.

Cambridge, Gonville Place (SW-bound) bus stop is located nearby. The hotel lies within 40 km of London Stansted airport.

Rooms

This property has 84 guestrooms including classic twin room and superior double room appointed with climate control, television with satellite channels, LCD TV, a laptop safe and complimentary wireless internet. Guests will enjoy views of Science Park from their rooms. Room facilities also include an electric kettle and a stove for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A freshly cooked breakfast is served at the bar. Guests can enjoy fresh flavors of British meals at the lounge restaurant. The Oak Bistro and De Luca Cucina & Bar are situated in a historic area, about 150 meters away of the property.

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

Services

The Gonville Hotel features such facilities as a storage room, an elevator and a safety deposit box.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 15 per day.

Number of rooms:   84.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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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 Train Station
    3000 ft
  • 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:
    84

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Rooms and availability

The Gonville Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Classic Twin Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Classic Twin Room with Bath

The Gonville Hotel photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Room

The Gonville Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Barrel Rolling at Grantchester1000 ft
  • Bruno's Brasserie & gallery1400 ft
  • Strawberry Fair1700 ft
  • Botanic Garden Cambridge2000 ft
  • Cambridge Book & Print Gallery2300 ft
  • Cambridge Winter Ales Festival2700 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center1000 ft

Places of interest

  • Anglia Ruskin University2000 ft

Amusement

  • Cambridge Arts Picture House1400 ft
  • Cambridge Arts Picture House Booking Line1400 ft
  • Mickey Flynn's2000 ft
  • W T's2000 ft
  • WT's Snooker & Sports Club2000 ft
  • W T's Snooker & Sporting Club2300 ft
  • Mickey Flynns2300 ft

Museums

  • zoology museum1000 ft
  • scott polar research museum1000 ft
  • Museum Of Zoology1400 ft
  • Sedgwick Museum Of Earth Sciences1700 ft
  • Fitzwilliam Museum2000 ft

Parks

  • Parkers Piece700 ft
  • Christ's pieces1000 ft
  • Botanic Garden1700 ft

Theaters

  • Cambridge Arts Picture House1400 ft
  • Mumford Theatre1700 ft
  • Hoipolloi Theatre2000 ft
  • The Corn Exchange2000 ft
  • Cambridge Corn Exchange2300 ft
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre2700 ft

Public parking

  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden2300 ft

Local attractions

  • Jesus Green5100 ft
    Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
  • Cambridge and County Folk Museum1.1 mi
    2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge
  • Newnham College1.1 mi
    Sidgwick Ave., Cambridge
  • Robinson College1.1 mi
    Grange Road, Cambridge
  • Kettle's Yard House and Gallery1.1 mi
    Castle Street, Cambridge

Near the hotel

  • Scott Polar Research Institute900 ft
    Lensfield Road, Cambridge
  • Parker's Piece1300 ft
    Parkside, Cambridge
  • Hobson's Conduit1700 ft
    Trumpington Street, Cambridge
  • Sedgwick Museum of Geology2000 ft
    Downing Street, Cambridge
  • Our Lady and the English Martyrs 1100 ft
    Hills Road, Cambridge
  • Fitzwilliam Museum2000 ft
    Trumpington St., Cambridge
  • St Botolph's Church 1700 ft
    Trumpington Street, Cambridge

Restaurants nearby

  • The Oak Bistro500 ft

    Address: 6 Lensfield Road
    Phone: 01223 323361

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

  • De Luca Cucina & Bar500 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 House1400 ft

    Address: 52 Mill Road
    Phone: 01223 30 00 52

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

  • The Olive Grove400 ft

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

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

  • R171200 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:
    84

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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

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 Train Station
    3000 ft
  • 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:
    84

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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