The Gonville Hotel

Gonville PlaceCambridgeCB1 1LYUnited Kingdom
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About The Gonville Hotel

Best Western Plus The Gonville is an eco-friendly hotel located just a few minutes' walk from the historic Cambridge University.

Guestrooms are air-conditioned and have complimentary Wi-Fi and a flatscreen TV. An iPad is installed, allowing guests to easily order room service or make a request. Also included is a work desk and seating area, along with a private bathroom and hairdryer.

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk which facilitates express check-in/check-out. Luggage storage and dry cleaning is also available.

Fresh British cuisine, made from locally sourced produce, is served in the restaurant, as is a continental or cooked breakfast. The hotel also has a bar/lounge where guests can enjoy light snacks and drinks.

Best Western Plus The Gonville is a 15-minute walk from Cambridge Rail Station. Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, St Catharine's College and King's College are nearby, as is the Grand Arcade shopping centre.


Gonville Place, Cambridge, CB1 1LY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1223)366611 | Fax: +44(1223)315470 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Getting where you want to be is easy

One of the best things about Best Western Plus The Gonville is its closeness to many of the tourist attractions in the beautiful old city of Cambridge It's a great location for sightseeing and shopping and is just a short and pleasant walk to the University of Cambridge.

The staff will look after you well

The hotel employees are incredibly friendly, helpful, charming and thoughtful They'll do their best for you, whatever you need and will do so with smiles on their faces.

Arriving by car is easy

The hotel offers parking, so you can drive there and not worry about having to leave your car parked on the streets What's even better is that there is no fee to use the car park.

Negative Reviews

Bathrooms are not for the shy

The bathroom door is virtually transparent, so don't expect a huge amount of privacy in there Also, the lack of shower screen means the whole bathroom can flood each time it is used On top of this, you might find that you only get one very small bar of soap and one shower cap for two person room.

There's not much of an atmosphere for a drink

The bar area is somewhat soulless and doesn't offer much ambience if you are wanting to go for an evening drink.

The air-con is complicated

While all rooms have temperature control, it takes some working out how to use it Once you have mastered it, you might find it to be quite noisy.

Rating Overview

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8.6 out of 10 based on 1748 reviews