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The Gonville Hotel

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here on Saturday night as we attend a family wedding! From the moment we walked into the hotel and we were made to feel so welcome, the staff are so helpful and friendly, nothing was to much for them! The room was so modern and had its own iPad, the bed was so comfortable and...

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

Dear gabriella p Thank you so much for your 5 star review, the team and I are delighted to know we made your recent stay 100% perfect! Nothing gives us more pleasure than to know we have excelled in our hospitality! Please know the team will be rewarded for their efforts and we hope that we will have the opportunity...

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We received a very friendly welcome at reception and were pleasantly surprised by the size and standard of our room. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The free car park is a definite bonus as parking in Cambridge is quite expensive and its location to the city centre and areas to see is perfect. The only negative is the...

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

Dear Nick L Thank you so much for your recent review, we are so pleased that you found our central location to be perfect and team friendly and welcoming. I’m sorry that you felt breakfast was a little on the high side, we aim to keep this in line with what other hotels charge and when you consider the cooked...

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Excellent stay. Every single member of staff I met was polite, professional and extremely helpful. What a pleasurable stay. The room was excellent, modern, clean, comfortable, light and airy. Breakfast and the staff service was excellent too.

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

Dear Ruks P Thank you so much for leaving a review following your recent stay with us, please know that the team will be delighted to learn of your comments. Nothing gives us more pleasure than to know we made your stay an excellent one! Thank you for taking the time, we hope we will have the opportunity to welcome...

Gatley
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Gonville Hotel is within easy walking distance of most of Cambridge's many touristic attractions. It faces out over the green space of Parker's Piece and has an ample sized car park. We were a group of five couples on an annual reunion. Our room and the en-suite facility were a good size, well equipped and clean. There was a...

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

Dear Brian28 Thank you so much for your recent review, we are pleased to see that you found the hotel to be well located and close to all the attractions in the city. Please know that I will be passing on your comments to the rest of the team who will be delighted you had a good stay and were...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Only stayed for one night but would definitely recommend. In a great location 10-15 minute walk from the station with the front of the hotel overlooking a large park area. It's within 15 minutes walk to the centre of town to the river past some magnificent buildings. Room was amazing and the bed was very comfortable (7/10 for firmness). Our...

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

Dear Martin_Brannigan, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we are always delighted to know our guests have had an excellent stay. We are very pleased that you liked the room and found it to be comfortable. I will also be passing on your comments to the rest of the team who will be delighted that you enjoyed...

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stay a lot in Cambridge on business and the Gonville is without a doubt my absolutely preferred hotel. It's a really convenient location with great rooms and really helpful staff. Breakfasts are really good and well managed so that you get eat really quickly or take your time and just enjoy! My only regret is that despite requests, my...

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

Dear DocRog48 Wow - Thank you so much for your lovely review, the team and I are delighted we are your hotel of choice when staying in Cambridge! This is our vision coming to life! We don’t take it for granted and are always looking for ways to improve, so it’s nice to hear that what we do is appreciated...

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very close to the city centre. Close to lots of amenities, shops, University sites, Museum, restaurants and cafes. Easy access to roads. Parking facilities for Hotel Guests. Beautiful, well set out clean room with very comfortable bed

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

Dear wyynn22016, Thank you for your recent review we are so pleased you found the hotel to be well located, beautiful and comfortable. Please know I will be passing on your comments to the rest of the team who will be delighted! Kind regards Christopher Ogston General Manager

Shooters Hill, London
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My partner and I were in Cambridge for a local gig and stayed at the Gonville, partly due to the excellent reviews the hotel has received. We met with an inauspicious start as we were made to feel something of an inconvenience on arrival when wishing to leave our bags before checking in later on. Things got better however and...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely hotel looking over to Parker Peace The staff are very friendly, they look after you food is very good , very good in the bar , rooms are very nice to , a very short walk to all the shops you need . I love Cambridge , lived there for 26 years Will deffently be coming back to...

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shropshire, UK
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I arrived at the Gonville expecting something very special after reading reviews, but was disappointed. £174 a night, excluding breakfast, was too expensive for an average, rather gloomy room that lacked either charm or style and had an extremely noisy air con system that made sleep difficult. There was no iron in the room, the wifi was poor and the...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

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Address: Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: €144 - €276 (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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“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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