The Gonville Hotel - Cambridge

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Gonville Place, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB1 1LY  show map
 3 stars
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The Gonville Hotel - Cambridge

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 15 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The Gonville Hotel is a 3-star property in the center of Cambridge. The Gonville Hotel has been welcoming guests to its cozy rooms since 1837.

Guests can get to University of Cambridge in 15 minutes on foot. Just 10 minutes' walk from Cambridge city center.

The Gonville Hotel is set close to a chapel, a college and a museum as well as Cambridge University Botanic Garden, which is 700 meters away.

Cambridge, Gonville Place (SW-bound) bus stop is just 200 meters away from the hotel and a 10-minute walk is enough to get to Cambridge train station. London Stansted airport lies within about 40 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The Gonville Hotel is a property in Cambridge that comes with 84 rooms and provides climate control, a laptop safe, pay TV, free wireless internet and a writing table. The rooms look on to the park. The rooms feature an electric kettle and a stove as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

There is a bar for guests to enjoy their meal. Dishes of British cuisine are served in the lounge restaurant. The venue is set next to a metro station and just 150 meters from The Oak Bistro and De Luca Cucina & Bar with a broad selection of dishes.

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

Services

Guests can rent bicycles and cars to discover the 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
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm 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
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
    380 m
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
    680 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    84

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Rooms and availability

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

    16 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • 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:

Standard|Classic Twin Room with Bath

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

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Room

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

  • Jesus Green1.5 km
    Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
  • Cambridge and County Folk Museum1.8 km
    2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge
  • Newnham College1.8 km
    Sidgwick Ave., Cambridge
  • Robinson College1.7 km
    Grange Road, Cambridge
  • Kettle's Yard House and Gallery1.8 km
    Castle Street, Cambridge

Near the hotel

  • Scott Polar Research Institute250 m
    Lensfield Road, Cambridge
  • Parker's Piece380 m
    Parkside, Cambridge
  • Hobson's Conduit490 m
    Trumpington Street, Cambridge
  • Sedgwick Museum of Geology580 m
    Downing Street, Cambridge
  • Our Lady and the English Martyrs 330 m
    Hills Road, Cambridge
  • Fitzwilliam Museum580 m
    Trumpington St., Cambridge
  • St Botolph's Church 490 m
    Trumpington Street, Cambridge

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: GBP 12 - GBP 31

  • 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: GBP 12 - GBP 19

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    84

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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

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 209 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.2

    The Hotel is weel placed in the city. Not far from down town, and a nice park just in front of the Hotel to go running!

    maybe the breakfast opening hour could be earliear

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Its location, the rooms and the lunches. Also I know the hotel so its a comfort knowing you are going to such.

    I fine the extra cost for breakfast alittle steep. I feel many guests go to local cafes for brunch and coffee.

  • Group of friends
    8.4

    Proximity to university, free parking

    There was no wardrobe or drawers!! Having come for a graduation, anything that had to be hung up was stacked on the the few hooks on the wall in full view as you enter the room and everything else had to stay in the suitcase underneath the hooks. Not at all practical, having spent £156. There was plenty of space in the room to put a chest of draws/single wardrobe unit. The floor standing light was superfluous to our needs.

  • Family with children
    5.8

    The staff at breakfast were very abrupt and rather rude in announcing in a loud voice that we would need to pay extra for breakfast and then producing the bill also with a loud voice, we were aware that we would be paying extra but this could have been handled so it did not spoil the enjoyment of our breakfast, which was in itself rather average. Our bill when we checked out was incorrect, this was corrected but without any charm . The staff in general could do with some training in inter relating with guests with politeness and grace.

  • Family with children
    5.8

    Room expensive and had to pay for parking as we were leaving late afternoon on our departure day

  • Single
    7.0

    Appearance, cleanliness, quiet atmosphere, position

    Noisy air conditioning all night that I couldn't find how to switch off.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Good location comfortable rooms

    Decor especially bathrooms a bit tired

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Easy parking, easy check in & check out, quiet, airconditioned. Refurbished room, good bathroom

    No wardrobe just a daft rail against the wall. No minibar. Dirty window and rotten view out.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    We liked the fact there was lots of natural light everywhere - even a glass lift ! Also, there was a very nice garden, which is the first time we have found such a space attrached to a hotel. As the weekend was so very hot, it was a real bonus to have air conditioning !

    It was just chance, as I booked relatively late, but as we spent quite a lot of time in our room, it would have been greatly enhanced if there had been a more interesting view from the window. I'm sure other rooms looke over the garden or out to the front of the hotel - the latter would have given us a greater sense of being in Cambridge.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Staff- some were very good, others were pretty average. Rooms fine and clean. Excellent location, near the centre of town. Good car parking facilities.

    The price of refreshments were too high.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Its position so close to the centre of Cambridge and the impressive good manners of the staff.

    The breakfast is offputtingly expensive on top of quite a pricey room. We would have liked to have breakfast there but - really - £12.75 per person is too much.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Clean and reasonably up-to-date. Room was a good size but a little gloomy. The staff were friendly and helpful. Parking is free but the number of spaces is limited given the number of rooms.

    Breakfast costs £12.95 whatever you have! We only wanted a light breakfast but were told it would still cost the full amount. Needless to say, we did not have breakfast at the hotel.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Pleasant room, polite, helpful staff, good breakfast.

    Mattress too firm for my liking. Rather noisy room on main road.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    The room was well proportioned for a wheelchair user, but the sink was too low and nowhere near deep enough for a chair user to get his/her pedals squarely under it.

    This hotel is greatly overpriced for what it offers--or doesn't. Breakfast not included, but could be purchased for £12 extra per person. It would have to be the mother and father of all breakfasts to be worth that amount of money on top of what we paid for the room. The attitude of the staff was lackadaisical and the welcome lukewarm.

  • Single
    5.8

    The location.

    No shower well there was a shower but too low for me to stand under and i'm 5 foot 2. The bath is tiny again even for someone small like me.

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
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
    380 m
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
    680 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • 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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