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Scotland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Gonville now for at least the last six years. I admit that there have been cosmetic changes which enhance the appearance of the hotel and that the food has improved. However, and what matters to me is what lies behind the facade. I stayed for two consecutive weekends in November. Initially I received confirmations of...

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

Dear sophiescotland, When I first read your review, I was horrified to see your comments, being a guest of ours for six years you know that his is not our usual high standard or what we are known for. I have since spoken to the team with regards to your stay and they have informed me that this was not...

Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is really welcoming. I have stayed here before and will always re-book. The reception staff are charming, helpful and efficient. The room I had this time was large and very comfortable. I particularly enjoyed the hot bath as the weather was extremely cold at the time. The bar was tastefully decorated with a Christmas tree next to the...

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gonville Hotel is very nice indeed, from the moment we walked in the staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel is very well presented. The parking is free but looks like there isn't quite enough if the hotel is full, although we found a space so no complaints there. Our room wasn't huge, and some furniture placement was...

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Sussex
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for two nights with friends. Lovely hotel, friendly reception staff, easy check-in. Room fine. Small bathroom but adequate. Lovely breakfasts and service staff. Parking available but gets full during busy periods. Only criticism is that a couple of the bar staff need a little more initiative - stood waiting for ages without them even acknowledging my presence. On another...

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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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...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

Reviewed 1 week ago 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....

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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...

Downahm Market
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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
Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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: £126 - £219 (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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“I had room 134 which was very quiet and luxurious”
 of 5 bubbles victoriao238, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Front for views, back to be away from the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles UKJo&Phil, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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 of 5 bubbles gjrb2, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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