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The Gonville Hotel

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am going to review this hotel from the standpoint of someone with disabilities and accompanying pets as this is quite a niche clientele. Disabled room: spacious, ground floor, spyhole in door at regular and wheelchair height. Comfortable beds. Brilliant lighting. No dingy bulbs that cast shadows everywhere. Good mirrors. Sash window opens smoothly. Needs a second chair at table...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a good location to the centre of Cambridge and is in a walkable distance to museums, restaurants and the river. Parking was available on site at a cost of £15 a day. Our room was spacious and had everything we needed, the kids had proper beds too. The only slight downside was the room was a...

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely inviting hotel. Didn't have the breakfast included so can't comment on quality and choice, but the bar area was cosy & chilled. Good selection of cocktails. Our room was at the rear with no main road noise as some people have suggested as a problem. All staff were courteous.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here at least a dozen times, its a great location, rooms are good quality, if a little small. Breakfast is good. Bar is good and stays open in the evenings for groups. My only issue is that parking is now not indcluced in the room rate.

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

Dear alwaysontheroad2016 Thank you for your review, I'm sorry to see that despite everything being good quality you only gave us 3 stars! For many years we have managed to avoid parking charges, however we are now under obligation to reduce the amount of parking we have at the hotel due to planning consent and now as Cambridge gets greener...

eltham, LONDON
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at The Gonville on 31st March for a 2 night stay. We chose this hotel because it is only about a 10 min walk to the stunning Kings College. There were 5 adults in our party plus our 2 small dogs. We were greeted at reception and made to feel so welcome. We were given 3 rooms on...

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Thank anne c
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location for seeing the city. Brilliant to have a car park as parking has become a problem in Cambridge. You can leave your car and walk to most places. Food is great and the refurbishment has been done well.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Gonville twice now, both times have been good but this time I decided to post a review because we had such a nice visit. All the hotel facilities are fine for this level of hotel; our room was clean, comfortable and well equipped, everything worked, and the breakfast food was very good. But much more...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has been renovated to such a high standard. It's a great hotel with great staff. It's has a great new resturant but you have to book well in advance but there is another resturant on site.. Breakfast was lovely & a lot of choice. full English & pastries & plenty of fresh fruit. Will be visiting again soon.

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Thank Tpollen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here to be close to the centre of Cambridge with parking and were lucky to have booked before February, as the parking is no longer free! The staff were delightful, but we were shocked to find that our room rate did not include breakfast, which we added. The room was fine, but small, as was the bathroom, but...

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cambridge is well known for overpriced dull hotels . The Gonville is the real exception I have stayed in most of them and the Gonville is the best so far Nice boutique hotel Modern well appointed rooms Lovely bar - the best gin and tonic for miles Has a special restaurant which I did not visit Excellent value for money...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: RM681 - RM1,306 (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 Green Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#6 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Adjoining rooms (for families) need to be specifically requested in advance. Handicapped rooms have adjoining doors too.”
gfrank11, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the rooms close to the street are sometimes noisy (there's a firestation nearby)”
dannyp965, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Check the air con works.”
Ktcarr, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I asked for a quiet room at the back as the road in front of the hotel is always busy.”
Gail-LindaDeal, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are quieter as the road at the front is quite busy”
journeyjunkie, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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