Welcome to the Gonville Hotel Cambridge

 

The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge, offers everything you'll need for the perfect stay in this beautiful and historic city, whether you're visiting for business or pleasure. As well as an ideal location for an easy stroll to the city's attractions, it also boasts a view overlooking 25 acres of open parkland with Wifi for residents. In addition Newmarket with its 2 Racecourses and Ely with its famed “ Ship of the Fens “ Cathedral are only a short drive away.

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The Gonville Hotel, Cambridge, offers everything you'll need for the perfect stay in this beautiful and historic city, whether you're visiting for business or pleasure. As well as an ideal location for an easy stroll to the city's attractions, it also boasts a view overlooking 25 acres of open parkland with Wifi for residents. In addition Newmarket with its 2 Racecourses and Ely with its famed “ Ship of the Fens “ Cathedral are only a short drive away.

When you're not out enjoying the city's attractions or conducting business we can also offer a high quality and comfortable environment. We have a passion for excellence and are the perfect choice for hosting your event or gathering, offering a well stocked bar, a friendly restaurant using freshly prepared ingredients locally sourced wherever possible. Our friendly staff are here to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay.

All of our rooms also come with a iPad which can be used as your ‘virtual valet’ where you can order anything from room service to a newspaper to even reading glasses as well as providing information on the local tourist attractions and events.

Even whilst on the move you can request items from the virtual valet with the mobile app, compatible with apple and android devices it allows you to order room service, or a toothbrush whilst you are on the move so it will be in your room on your return.

Whether you're here to visit relatives, take in the city's historic attractions, the great shops or to meet business colleagues you'll find a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at The Gonville Hotel. To book a room call our team on 01223 221111.

History //

1830

The original part of the building was built by Gonville & Caius college, as a house for one of its’ Senior Fellows.


1948

Mr. H. Brindley became proprietor of the building, changing it into a Guest House with 15 bedrooms.


1962

The business was sold to Mr. H. Ridgeon, a Cambridge builder who had a big vision for the Guest House.


1972

The Gonville Hotel was opened under Mrs E. Hooper.


1992

Mr. R. Watson became General Manager of the Hotel. Over this period the hotel became part of the Best Western Franchise and the Building was extended by adding the two wings to either side of the original building bringing the total number of bedrooms to 84 and creating the light and airy Atrium in the middle.


2014

Under a new General Manager Mr. C. Ogston, extensive refurbishment of the hotel began with the vison of making the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge’s Independent hotel of choice!


2015

The decision was made to leave the Best Western Franchise and become known as an independent hotel.


2016

Following the completion of new bar and building of the second restaurant the hotel welcomed Master Chef Hans Schewitzer and his renowned restaurant Cotto to the hotel.


2017

Hotel has continued to strive to new heights becoming the first hotel in Cambridge to offer a courtesy car to its guests, in the form of a 1958 Classic Bentley which can be often seen around the city. As well as on going work to transform the hotel and its services to all Hotel guests.

Reviews //

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I was in Cambridge for two weeks on business and stayed at the Gonville Hotel. The hotel was lovely with comfortable rooms and offered a great breakfast. The staff was very attentive and helpful as well.
I enjoyed being so close to everything in Cambridge so I could walk to the various activities, shopping and restaurants!
I even ventured out one evening riding a bicycle! The hotels offers these as a courtesy to guests for their use. I highly recommend the Gonville!

TRIP ADVISOR JULY 2017

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Lovely hotel which is well located for the centre of Cambridge. Very comfortable with wonderful staff. The complimentary Bentley chauffeur service was an unexpected bonus and my parents had a wonderful Diamond Wedding celebration.

TRIP ADVISOR JULY 2017

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We had a lovely stay and we could not fault anything about our stay. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast was very good quality. The GH Bentley was a lovely sight on arrival too. We will definitely be back.

TRIP ADVISOR JULY 2017