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

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Spa center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The Gonville Hotel offers a traditional accommodation with a designated place for smoking, an elevator and a car park. Since 1837, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Cambridge.

Thanks to its central location, The Gonville Hotel provides direct access to a museum and a college as well as University of Cambridge, which is about 15 minutes` walk. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

The Gonville Hotel is located within a 45-minute drive from London Stansted airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 84 rooms. They are fitted with free wireless internet, climate control, pay TV, a laptop safe and a personal computer. Some of the modern rooms enjoy a view of the park. For more comfort a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer are provided.

Eat & Drink

Guests will taste delicious cuisine in the good on-site restaurant. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, The Oak Bistro and De Luca Cucina & Bar are about 150 meters from the property.

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

Services

The hotel offers car and bicycle rental services for travelling a shopping area.

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
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Spa center

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Extra bed GBP 15
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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)
    35.8 km
  • London Luton (LTN)
    49.7 km
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Train Station
    900 m
  • 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
    390 m
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
    620 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    84

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

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

    16 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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

Includes a wet room with a walk-in shower.

The Gonville Hotel photos Room
Classic Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • 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:

This air-conditioned room features free Wi-Fi, an LCD flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom.

The Gonville Hotel photos Room
Classic Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • 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:

This air-conditioned room features free Wi-Fi, iPad with guest valet, LCD flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom.

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

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features a electric kettle, seating area and air conditioning.

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:LCD TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

The Gonville Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Barrel Rolling at Grantchester300 m
  • Bruno's Brasserie & gallery400 m
  • Strawberry Fair500 m
  • Botanic Garden Cambridge600 m
  • Cambridge Book & Print Gallery700 m
  • Cambridge Winter Ales Festival800 m

Popular areas

  • City Center300 m

Places of interest

  • Anglia Ruskin University600 m

Amusement

  • Cambridge Arts Picture House400 m
  • Cambridge Arts Picture House Booking Line400 m
  • Mickey Flynn's600 m
  • W T's600 m
  • WT's Snooker & Sports Club600 m
  • W T's Snooker & Sporting Club700 m
  • Mickey Flynns700 m

Museums

  • zoology museum300 m
  • scott polar research museum300 m
  • Museum Of Zoology400 m
  • Sedgwick Museum Of Earth Sciences500 m
  • Fitzwilliam Museum600 m

Parks

  • Parkers Piece200 m
  • Christ's pieces300 m
  • Botanic Garden500 m

Theaters

  • Cambridge Arts Picture House400 m
  • Mumford Theatre500 m
  • Hoipolloi Theatre600 m
  • The Corn Exchange600 m
  • Cambridge Corn Exchange700 m
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre800 m

Public parking

  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden700 m

Local attractions

  • Cambridge and County Folk Museum1.5 km
    2-3 Castle Street
  • Robinson College1.7 km
    Grange Road
  • Homerton College1.7 km
    Hills Road
  • The Centre for Computing History1.6 km
    Unit 1 Rene Court 1 Coldhams Road Coldhams Road
  • Cambridge Museum of Technology1.7 km
    The Old Pumping Station Cheddars Lane Cheddars Lane

Near the hotel

  • Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic)170 m
    Catholic Rectory Hills Road
  • Downing College 330 m
    Regent Street
  • Fitzwilliam Museum590 m
    Trumpington Street Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Emmanuel College540 m
    St. Andrews Street
  • The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute230 m
    Lensfield Road University of Cambridge
  • Parker\'s Piece390 m
    Parkside
  • Cambridgeshire Wine School520 m
    Trumpington Street Royal Cambridge Hotel

Restaurants nearby

  • The Oak Bistro140 m

    Address: 6 Lensfield Road
    Phone: 01223 323361

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

  • De Luca Cucina & Bar130 m

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

    73% likes this, based on 271 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
    Price Range: INR 1 105 - INR 2 732

  • Rockers Steak House410 m

    Address: 52 Mill Road
    Phone: 01223 30 00 52

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

  • The Olive Grove120 m

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

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

  • R17350 m

    Address: 17 Regent Street
    Phone: +44 1223351241

    84% likes this, based on 49 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: INR 1 040 - INR 1 691

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 785 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    location, free carparking, free WIFI in bed rooms

    poor service at breakfast, very narrow beds, very disturbing extractor fan or similar noise in bed room

  • Single
    6.6

    Nice location, big rooms. Generally quiet.

    My room was adjacent to the outlet of the kitchen ventilation, which was noisy. Also, there were occasionally kitchen smells in my room. When I checked out I was charged for a breakfast which I did not have (and which was not included in the room price). I had to discuss a few minutes before they took it off from my bill.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Our room was fair-sized, clean, quiet and comfortable and the hotel is within easy reach of the city centre.

    The shower had no door, so was chilly, and water leaked through into the toilet area.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Very handy location for our Cambridge visit

    The breakfast was poor value for money and the room temperature control was difficult to use

  • Couple
    10.0

    We really liked their friendly attitude towards us and professional service throughout the weekend. The food for dinner was really, really good and we thouroughly enjoyed our breakfast choices in the morning. The location is great as its not right on the high street but on the park at the bottom of it so it's accessible by car and not far to the central shops. The free parking on site was also a big plus!

    In our room the shower in the bathroom was just a shower head in the bath on the taps not attached high on the wall for use as a shower and there was no shower curtain and the hot water was in short supply at times.

  • Single
    9.6

    Terrible spray head in the bathroom and no watercatching screen was a little bit unpleasant

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Great breakfast room/dining area with comfortable modern rooms.

    The booking/checking-in process was not very good with the hotel being unable to find one of the bookings. This was eventually resolved and luckily we just made our restaurant booking.

  • Single
    7.0

    Breakfast and sizw of room was good service was good and with a smile.

    Walls are too thin as I could here the next door room snoring and bathroom use - not pleasant at all! Also ensuite was very small with no hooks for towels or clohes - good job I am a small person - anyone large would have struggled with using the bathroom confortably.

  • Single
    7.0

    room comfortable and well equipped

    cooked breakfast was on a cold plate wasn't told to collect newspaper from reception (not delivered to room)

  • Family with children
    7.4

    The fact that my personal needs were catered for from the moment of booking - soya milk was provided for me. Pleasant staff. Good temperature in room and nice clean bathroom. Comfortable night's sleep.

    Breakfast was mediocre to say the least. Probably the worst cooked and sourced food for breakfast I have had at a hotel of this calibre. The shampoos etc were quite poor quality compared to other hotels of this price bracket - they dried out my skin and didn't smell luxurious. I would happily pay this amount for a hotel again, but not with the food and amenities on offer here. Would only give you 2/5 on trip adviser because of the breakfast in particular. Also, the wi-fi instructions were missing from our welcome back and we had to ask for them. I don't usually complain, but I was disappointed in this hotel because of the above, sorry.

  • Couple
    5.4

    Location and room size

    Breakfast cold and chaotic tea and coffee poor quaulity expensive for what we got

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Location, Good service and easy car parking

    The sliding wet room door, that kept opening!

  • Family with children
    9.6

    Friendly helpful staff - positive attitude - didn't feel like a large chain Excellent large luxurious room with extremely comfortable bed Excellent breakfast Pretty garden Plentiful Free parking

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    Central, you can walk everywhere. Breakfast good and the staff were friendly and very efficient and extremely helpful.

    The rooms are ok, they are renovating which will make a difference. Nothing major just needs a refresh.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Nice room. Clean tidy fairly spacious and functional. Helpful with car parking being longer than expected. Would return.

    Nothing really. Didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on that.

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)
    35.8 km
  • London Luton (LTN)
    49.7 km
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Train Station
    900 m
  • 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
    390 m
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
    620 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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