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Hotel Description

The Gonville Hotel puts you in the heart of Cambridge, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Parker's Piece and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, tablet computers and LCD TVs.

Coffee/tea makers, safes and hairdryers are featured in all 92 rooms. Pillow menus and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. 24-hour room service, phones and desks are also available.

The restaurant, Cotto Fine Dinning, serves British cuisine and is open for dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, free use of bicycles and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available on weekdays between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM and on weekends between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Cambridge hotel include University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.

Classic Double or Twin Room, Bathtub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$182* Per night/room 5 Jan. - 6 Jan.

Feature Room Deluxe

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Double Room, Bathtub

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Feature Room Premier

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Classic Double Room, Walk-in Shower

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Feature Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Gonville Hotel ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Gonville Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
4 out of 5
We did not like having to book breakfast the night before. In most hotels guests automatically can choose to have breakfast or not

Posted by on 26 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
excellent hotel a short stroll from the river and universities

Posted by , from sydney on 26 Aug. 2018

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4 out of 5

Good central location

Pros: I liked hoow it supplied bikes....we used these and went for a big explore around cambridge.
We enjoyed our stay at the Gonville. we liked the loation and could just walk across the park into the city. It had everything we needed and was clean.

Posted by on 7 May 2018

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3 out of 5

close to town

Cons: wifi should be able to be accessed from inside the room not in the corridor.
Poor internet connection in room. Shower head too low.

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Pros: Location and ambience
Location: Great location, close to historic area and canal
Enjoyable stay in recently refurbished hotel. Rooms clean, spacious and well appointed. Great location, including parking, which can be difficult in Cambridge. Easy walk to historic area and to canal.

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 24 Jul. 2016

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the eco-friendly The Gonville Hotel. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Cambridge hotel is smoke free.

  • 92 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (142 km / 88.2 mi)
  • Train station: Cambridge Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Gonville Hotel offers 92 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with tablet computers and laptop-compatible safes. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

  • Tablet
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Cotto Fine Dinning – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and only serves dinner.Reservations are required.

Atrium restaurant – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open selected days.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies should contact this property in advance. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets: GBP 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 19.50 for adults and GBP 9.75 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 17 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 25 per accommodation, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Gonville
  • 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
  • Hotel Gonville
  • The Gonville Hotel Hotel
  • Gonville Hotel Cambridge
  • Gonville Cambridge
  • The Gonville Hotel Cambridge
  • The Gonville Hotel Hotel Cambridge

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.