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The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge

4-star4 stars
Gonville PlaceCambridgeEnglandCB1 1LYUnited Kingdom

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near University of Cambridge
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Great location
Delicious food
Tasty breakfast
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 2,210 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge

from $156
  • Classic Double or Twin Room, Bathtub
  • Classic Double or Twin Room, Walk-in Shower
  • Classic Double Room, Bathtub
  • Classic Double Room, Walk-in Shower
  • Superior Double Room, Bathtub
  • Feature Room Premier
  • Feature Room
  • Feature Room Deluxe

What’s around The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge


  • Heart of Cambridge
  • University of Cambridge - 11 min walk
  • Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences - 9 min walk
  • Church of St Mary the Great - 14 min walk
  • St Catharine's College - 15 min walk
  • St. John's College - 15 min walk
  • Trinity College - 16 min walk
  • King's College - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) - 11 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 38 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 66 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 89 min drive
  • Cambridge Station - 14 min walk
  • Cambridge North Station - 11 min drive
  • Shelford Station - 15 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 84 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-4 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Free bicycles on site
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Tablet computer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Cotto Fine Dinning - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Atrium restaurant - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge’s small print

Also known as

  • Best Western Gonville
  • Hotel Gonville
  • Gonville Hotel Cambridge
  • Gonville Cambridge
  • Best Western Gonville Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Gonville
  • Best Western Plus Gonville Cambridge
  • Best Western Plus Gonville Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Gonville Hotel Cambridge
  • Gonville
  • Gonville Best Western
  • Gonville Hotel


Parties and events are allowed on site. 

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 15 per night

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 19.50 for adults and GBP 9.75 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 362 reviews

The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
Good place to stay for Cambridge visit.
Close to colleges, restaurants and shopping. Common areas include two restaurants, a bar/lounge, and two lobby/seating areas, all of which were very well-appointed. Our "Classic Double" room had a comfy bed and nice, clean bathroom. Immediate hotel surroundings very lovely and seemed safe. The hotel staff were friendly and accommodating. 15 min walk to train station.
Annette, us6 night trip
The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
Super comfortable bed. Internet was spotty but I would still stay here again.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
This was a wonderful hotel. The room had just been refurbished and was immaculate, very comfortable, and clean. Would stay there again.
Jan, us2 night trip
The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
Very Good8.0
Great location, just OK hotel.
We stayed at the Gonville for two nights on the last leg of our driving tour of the UK. The hotel was nice. Service was not what I would have expected for the price of the rooms and the reputation it has online. The parking lot was a pay by the day, which I do not remember seeing on any of the travel sites, Just to be aware, there is no where else to park nearby unless you manage to get a spot on the side streets somewhere. Our room overlooked the roof. The AC unit was working hard, but not hard enough to make the room cool, making it difficult to sleep. It also did not cool the bathroom at all. The cleaning storage closet was next to our room apparently and first thing in the morning we were woken by talking and banging as the housekeepers were getting ready for the day. The bathroom was tiny. The shower had no door which was fine, except it also had no threshold which meant the water just ran or splattered onto the whole floor. We left the room to begin our day and returned after 4 PM to rest and shower before our dinner plans that evening. Our room had not been cleaned. We needed some fresh towels and some tea service replenishment. They did offer to come in and clean then, but we requested that they just leave it at this point, we wanted to rest. They gave us towels . The bar area was quiet and nice to have a drink in before we went to our dinner and I did have a fantastic amaretto sour! Overall, it was OK, the location was terrific.
Barbara, us2 night trip

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The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge

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