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The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge

4-star4 stars

Gonville Place, Cambridge, England, CB1 1LY, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near University of Cambridge
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Main amenities

  • 84 smoke-free guestrooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Free WiFi

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • 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
  • Our Lady and the English Martyrs - 2 min walk
  • Scott Polar Research Institute - 3 min walk
  • Fenner's - 3 min walk
More about the area

Fabulous 8.8


Fantastic service


Great location



Value for money

Fairly good value for money


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The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge

from $148
  • 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

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



  • Self parking (limited) *

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


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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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) - 12 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 39 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 67 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 90 min drive
  • Cambridge Station - 14 min walk
  • Cambridge North Station - 11 min drive
  • Shelford Station - 16 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking
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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 298 reviews

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
The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
A first-rate--and affordable--hotel in Cambridge
We loved our stay in the Gonville Hotel. Our room was comfortable and clean and spacious; WiFi was very good. The atrium for breakfast and less formal dinners was lovely; we did not spend time in the bar or eat in the formal restaurant. As a base for walking expeditions through the university, we couldn't have done better. The hotel stands outside the busiest (and noisiest) tourist areas; the price was quite reasonable. We especially enjoyed our hour-long expedition in one of the hotel's classic Bentley automobiles: the concierge, Mr. Murray, was wonderful: very knowledgeable about Cambridge & the university and very willing to share what he knew. He stopped the car on several occasions to take pictures of us (and the surrounding landmarks!) next to the car. And he did a first-rate job of navigating the narrow and crowded streets! Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Gonville Hotel greatly and recommend it highly.
Lowell, us3 night trip
The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
One of the nicest hotels I've ever visited.
This is an awesome hotel in a beautiful location. The rooms are exceptionally clean and comfortable. The staff are very attentive and helpful.
A Traveler, us3 night trip
The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
Very Good8.0
Great service, hopefully construction ends soon
Hotel was under construction which was a bit inconvenient, would have been nice if that was noted before the booking. However, the service, rooms and amenities are great.
Eric, us4 night business trip
The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge
Comfortable and nicely renovated older hotel
Very friendly check-in and excellent service throughout our stay. Our room did not have the large closet typically seen in newer hotels but we had plenty of space. We also had plenty of light from both windows and artificial lighting, something that is not often found in modern hotels. Bathroom was small but functional. Our included breakfast had a continental buffet and many choices of hot items
elizabeth, us3 night romance trip

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The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge

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