My girlfriend and I spent one night in the Best Western Gonville over the Bank Holiday weekend. We were attracted to the Hotel mostly by its location which is fantastic, sitting opposite a park and a mere 10minute walk up Regent Street to Cambridge town centre and all it has to offer.
The hotel itself was as decent as I expected. Nothing fancy, just modern interior with a good size room. The only problem we had was that repairs were happening on the day we arrived (which we hadnt been made aware of beforehand) which meant there was no hot water until 5pm that evening. This was fine, except the lack of hot water continued onto 6pm...then 7pm...then 8pm...you get the idea. We weren't that impressed, having paid a decent amount of money for a one night stay, the least you expect is some running hot water. Being typically British I was just going to deal with it and wait until the hot water returned, my girlfriend on the other hand fancied making a complaint. That said, having made the hotel receptionist aware of our problem she was very helpful, putting us in contact with the hotel manager who immediately apologised and gave us a generous discount on our booking. Thankyou very much!
As for Cambridge itself, what a lovely city. There is plenty on offer which will easily keep you entertained for a long weekend, if not more. Strolling through the colleges and their gardens, shopping along the countless side streets and malls, eating and drinking in the many and varied pubs, cafes, and restaurants (Don Pasquale being a favourite of ours), and of course punting along the Cam - a must!!!!
Overall we had a very enjoyable stay in Cambridge,and if the hot water is running then the Best Western Gonville is as good a choice as any.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cambridge Best Western
- Best Western Cambridge