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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is the staff that make this hotel stand head and shoulders above others! They are always efficient and polite but above all else, they are very friendly! When you stay away from home regularly it makes such a difference to be recognised and to be able to have a friendly chat. I have been staying here 2 nights a...

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

Dear Heather S, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review following your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you found us to be head and shoulders above the rest, this is something we strive for everyday and I know the team will be pleased to hear this. We are also pleased that we...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Two night stay while in Cambridge on business. Was expecting the usual forgettably average experience but was pleasantly surprised. Not much to look at from outside but very nice inside. Recently renovated, nice rooms, good breakfast and impeccable service. Ate in the brasserie for dinner which wasn't bad.

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

Dear Ed C, Thank you for your recent review, we are delighted that we exceeded your expectations during your recent visit with us, nothing gives us more pleasure to know we have achieved this. Please know I will be passing on your comments to the Restaurant and Kitchen teams who will be very pleased they delivered impeccable service and quality...

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second stay at The Gonville and I can thoroughly recommend it. The hotel is very conveniently situated for a stay in Cambridge for the town centre and the station. We drove because the hotel has a large carpark which is a bonus in this city. Our room was smallish but clean and well furnished. The bathroom was...

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

Dear Leh123 We are so pleased that you loved your experience with us, nothing gives us more pleasure than to know we have delivered an excellent stay for our guests. Please know that I will be passing on your comments to the rest of the team who will be very pleased in particularly with regards to breakfast. Thank you also...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Such a lovely hotel, with great decor and in a wonderful location too. Wr ate in the Atrium restaurant in the evening and the food was so good we went back fir breakfast. We were made to feel very welcome and the staff were all so lovely and helpful. Definitely going back again.

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

Dear Brioney D, Thank you for your recent review, we are so pleased that you found us to be a fabulous hotel! What a great compliment! We are always training the team to be the best they can be with the use of the Gonville Academy, so it’s really nice to hear that this hard work is being noticed by...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very welcoming, lovely facilities and staff. Amazing breakfast. Cotto restaurant was delicious. Great selection of Gin in the bar! Less than 10 minutes to walk into the centre of Cambridge. Very useful to have parking. Really enjoyed our stay.

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

Dear Wendy L, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your recent review, we are so pleased you found the hotel to be perfect for your anniversary celebrations and we are delighted that you let us be a part of making it special. I was also pleased to see that you had a delicious meal in Cotto,...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited the hotel on a Saturday evening for a little homework. We have booked to stay for our wedding day this year. So wanted to visit to get a feel for the place Had some food in the hotel restaurant also. And. Staff. Amazing. Everyone is so polite. It's certainly put my mind at rest. Looking forward to staying later...

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

Dear Philip A, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we are delighted you found the hotel to be ideal for your wedding day later this year and the team to exceeded your expectations. Please know that I will be passing on your feedback, they will also be very pleased to learn this. We look...

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Friendly and welcoming with an immaculate room which was quiet.This was complemented with an excellent breakfast and smooth checkout. I am very happy to recommend the hottel for business or as a starting point for exploring Cambridge. A good night's sleep which is essential was ensured by the well made bed and excellent decorative order of my room.

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

Dear rgore_626997 Thank you so much for your recent review, we are delighted that you found the hotel to be the ideal place to stay when visiting Cambridge. We are also pleased to see that you found the team to be very friendly and welcoming and room immaculate. Please know that I will be passing on your praise to the...

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had one night at the Gonville and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is beautiful inside and has been attentively decorated. Our rooms were nice, with lovely comfy beds. The welcome on arrival was warm and attentive. The bar was nice for our pre-dinner drink and the addition of a three piece trio was enjoyable. Dinner at Cotto was superb...

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Jessheim, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I am closing in on my 100th night here at The Gonville, a review is well overdue. I am by no means a frequenter here at Tripadvisor, but having spent close to 500 nights at hotels since 2012, I have seen a broad spectrum of what hotels around the world has to offer. And The Gonville is a clear...

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Louisville, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to Cambridge on business regularly. The Gonville is my favorite hotel. It is centrally located and its an easy walk to the train station. Their rooms are comfortable and clean. The bathroom is small but the shower has a rain showerhead and the towel warmer is great. They have a wide variety of cooked and continental breakfast choices....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about The Gonville Hotel

Address: Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $225 - $368 (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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