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 available

Overview

Gonville Hotel is placed in the historical center of Cambridge and offers a captivating view over the city. Operating in Cambridge since 1837, this hotel features imperial architecture and modern comforts.

This hotel is perfectly located in a historic area, 2.1km from Cambridge Community Church, Midsummer Common and The Orchard Tea Garden. Little St Mary's Church (Church of England), Cambridge Arts Theatre and Mill Road are 5 minutes away.

Nearby points of interest include museums and colleges.

London Stansted airport can be reached in 40 minutes by car from Gonville Hotel.

Rooms

There are 84 en-suite rooms appointed with a laptop safe, ironing facilities, a writing desk, Wi-Fi and LCD flat-screen TV. Every room features a modern interior and dark-wood furnishings.

Eat

Guests are offered a continental breakfast served in the bar. The club restaurant amazes guests with fresh local dishes in a contemporary atmosphere.

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

Services

Business facilities feature an overhead projector, a conference room and internet access.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   84.

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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
  • Pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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

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Hotel Address:

Gonville Place, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB1 1LY

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    400 m
Airports
  • London Stansted (STN)
    35.8km
  • London Luton (LTN)
    49.7km
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Railway Station
    900 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • The Oak Bistro (cuisine: European)
    140 m
  • The Olive Grove (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian)
    120 m
Parks
  • Parker's Piece
    380 m
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
    680 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    84

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Size: 16m2
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  • Air conditioning
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    Size: 19m2
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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
        400 m
      Airports
      • London Stansted (STN)
        35.8km
      • London Luton (LTN)
        49.7km
      Train Stations
      • Cambridge Railway Station
        900 m
      • Bus stop
        200 m
      Restaurants
      • The Oak Bistro (cuisine: European)
        140 m
      • The Olive Grove (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian)
        120 m
      Parks
      • Parker's Piece
        380 m
      • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
        680 m
      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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      The Gonville Hotel Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Barrel Rolling at Grantchester - 300 m
      • Bruno's Brasserie & gallery - 400 m
      • Strawberry Fair - 500 m
      • Cambridge Book & Print Gallery - 700 m
      • Cambridge Winter Ales Festival - 800 m

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 300 m

      Amusement

      • Cambridge Arts Picture House - 400 m
      • Cambridge Arts Picture House Booking Line - 400 m
      • Mickey Flynn's - 600 m
      • W T's - 600 m
      • WT's Snooker & Sports Club - 600 m
      • W T's Snooker & Sporting Club - 700 m
      • Mickey Flynns - 700 m
      • Gala Clubs - 800 m

      Museums

      • zoology museum - 300 m
      • scott polar research museum - 300 m
      • Museum Of Zoology - 400 m
      • Sedgwick Museum Of Earth Sciences - 500 m
      • Fitzwilliam Museum - 600 m

      Parks

      • Parkers Piece - 200 m
      • Christ's pieces - 300 m
      • Botanic Garden - 500 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • Cambridge University Botanic Garden - 700 m
      • University of Cambridge - 700 m

      Theaters

      • Mumford Theatre - 500 m
      • Hoipolloi Theatre - 600 m
      • The Corn Exchange - 600 m
      • Cambridge Corn Exchange - 700 m
      • Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust - 800 m
      • Cambridge Arts Theatre - 800 m

      Local Attractions

      • Jesus Green - 1.5km
        Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
      • Cambridge and County Folk Museum - 1.8km
        2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge
      • Newnham College - 1.8km
        Sidgwick Ave., Cambridge
      • Robinson College - 1.7km
        Grange Road, Cambridge
      • Kettle's Yard House and Gallery - 1.8km
        Castle Street, Cambridge

      Near the hotel

      • Scott Polar Research Institute - 250 m
        Lensfield Road, Cambridge
      • Parker's Piece - 380 m
        Parkside, Cambridge
      • Hobson's Conduit - 490 m
        Trumpington Street, Cambridge
      • Sedgwick Museum of Geology - 580 m
        Downing Street, Cambridge
      • Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic) - 330 m
        Hills Road, Cambridge
      • Fitzwilliam Museum - 580 m
        Trumpington St., Cambridge
      • St Botolph's Church (Church of England) - 490 m
        Trumpington Street, Cambridge

      Restaurants Nearby

      • The Oak Bistro - 140 m

        Address: 6 Lensfield Road
        Phone: 01223 323361

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

      • De Luca Cucina & Bar - 130 m

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

        73% likes this, based on 271 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
        Price Range: CAD 22 - CAD 55

      • Rockers Steak House - 410 m

        Address: 52 Mill Road
        Phone: 01223 30 00 52

        77% likes this, based on 134 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Dessert, Grill, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings

      • The Olive Grove - 120 m

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

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

      • R17 - 350 m

        Address: 17 Regent Street
        Phone: +44 1223351241

        84% likes this, based on 49 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: CAD 21 - CAD 34

      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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      The Gonville Hotel Reviews

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

      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
        400 m
      Airports
      • London Stansted (STN)
        35.8km
      • London Luton (LTN)
        49.7km
      Train Stations
      • Cambridge Railway Station
        900 m
      • Bus stop
        200 m
      Restaurants
      • The Oak Bistro (cuisine: European)
        140 m
      • The Olive Grove (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian)
        120 m
      Parks
      • Parker's Piece
        380 m
      • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
        680 m
      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

      Use Badge