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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked 3 nights at the last minute, guided by previous reviews. We stayed in a superior room at the front of the hotel. The room was very well furnished and the bed extremely comfortable. Lots of choice for breakfast. A young team of staff, all of whom were welcoming, professional and really nice. Very conveniently situated just a short walk... More 

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

Dear Alan L, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are delighted that you had an excellent stay with us and found our superior rooms to be to a high standard and extremely comfortable. Please know that I will be passing on your feedback to the rest of team who will be pleased to know the... More 

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel has wonderful staff, elegant and spacious rooms, and a satisfying breakfast. Easy access to the sights of Cambridge. Newly remodeled and with plans for further additions of a spa, it's a great business hotel.

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

Dear Chris H, Thank you so much for your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and found the team to be wonderful, and rooms to be elegant and spacious. Please know I will be passing on your comments, especially with regards to the great breakfasts and we hope that we will have the opportunity to... More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great stay here in a really nice hotel. I had a long drive so was happy that the check in was really easy and hassle free. Room was really good and great value. What was really nice was the guy who recommended where to visit in Cambridge, i think it was allesandro, he was very polite and helpful.... More 

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

Dear Richard M Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we are delighted that you were well looked after following your long drive to get here, and that check in was hassle free. Please know that I will be passing on your thanks to Alessandro our duty manager with regards to his helpfulness and recommendations. It is... More 

Downahm Market
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We again stayed at this lovely hotel. They have carried some extensive refurbishments and it is looking amazing. They are also adding a new restaurant to the front of the building which will be an excellent addition and look forward to it opening. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very near the beautifull center of Cambridge, on walking distance. Nice breakfast facilities and buffet. Very friendly staff. The rooms are large with a proper bed and nice bathroom. Service is fine. 5stars!

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Northiam, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel. Amazing staff and lovely food. We have already recommend the hotel to family and friends. The location was perfect - easy walk into town through the park. We particularly looked forward to the breakfast each morning.

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Geneva
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and helpful front desk staff, nice well-appointed rooms, modern design, laid-back ambiance, small touches like the not-to-be-missed cookies at reception. The only small criticism was the bar, which was so laid-back that on the two occasions we ordered drinks we waited around 20 minutes. Decent when they came, though. Very good with getting an object left behind back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and ten friends stayed at The Gonville Hotel at the weekend for a university reunion. In short, it was incredible. The rooms were so spacious and clean with the best black out curtains for sleeping! We had drinks in the bar before and after we left and the bar man was brilliant as so were the drinks! And the... More 

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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location close to colleges and River Cam. Staff very friendly and attentive. Room very comfortable and breakfast delicious. I can highly recommend the Gonville. My wife and I spent two nights there while visiting a relative studying at Cambridge and included choral evensong at King's and a walk along the Backs.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the Gonville Hotel for a long weekend away, its in the perfect place. As soon as we arrived we were treated like royalty, everyone was so friendly and the place was spotlessly clean. Food was amazing (although we only had breakfast) and service was fantastic. All staff were so friendly and polite. It puts other 4 star... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 and free 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. Such as the Grande Arcade and Grafton Centre.Children welcome from any age. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gonville Hotel

Address: Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: £127 - £222 (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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“Some rooms at the front in the older part of the hotel don't have double glazing and look out over a busy road. Easy solution-ear plugs.”
 of 5 bubbles 3alanl, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I enjoy the walk in shower rooms with the king sized bed.”
 of 5 bubbles chrishR3811FJ, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think they must all be good”
 of 5 bubbles gjrb2, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would assume the modest rooms are better value for money, as I think the amenities are the same in all rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles koakham1, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I'd stay in any room”
 of 5 bubbles Chris827, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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