The Gonville Hotel lies in the historic heart of Cambridge, just a short stroll from the world-famous University buildings, museums, art galleries and theatres. And there’s parking on-site. Overlooking 25 acres of rolling parkland, there’s also oodles of green space for you to enjoy a carefree afternoon.

Check-in to your room (any room!) to take advantage of free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and an Apple iPad with a concierge system. Touches of individuality, like specially commissioned photos of Cambridge, feature in all rooms. Upgrade your room for a coffee machine and plenty of other goodies.

Cotto at the Gonville Hotel offers fine dining at its finest – beautifully presented modern British cuisine made from local, seasonal produce. Its sister restaurant, the Atrium Brasserie, serves up less formal fayre. A well-stocked bar (the perfect spot for your pre-dinner aperitif!) is one of the only places outside the vineyard that offer Tour De Belfort wine.

A stone’s throw from the Gonville Hotel, you’ll find the stunning University colleges, Fitzwilliam Museum, Botanic Garden and the Grand Arcade shopping centre. Whether you’re ordering finger-licking food to your room at the touch of a screen, strolling through the medieval streets admiring the architectural gems of the city, or punting on the serene River Cam that flows around it, you’ll be in a world of comfort and culture.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (charge; 80 cars)
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • 92 Bedrooms
  • 4 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Room service
  • Turndown
  • Concierge
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Packed lunches
  • Electric vehicle charging

Green Tourism Silver Award

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Bedrooms & Suites

Classic Double with Bath

In your room you'll find: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, iPad, smart TV, writing desk, easy chair, laptop safe, direct dial phone, ironing station (on request), tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary still and sparkling water, turn-down service, pillow menu service, bath only, ESPA bathroom amenities, hairdryer, key card access. Double bed.We say: Naturally Gonville. You open the door to your room and... you're met by nature's palette of heathersett grey and kingfisher blue - there's a subtle botanical theme at play here, too. Smart postcard artwork of the city by local artists adorns the walls, and your welcome tray includes tea from the heritage tea company Birchall. By your bedside, there are USB ports aplenty, so you can charge your phone after a photogenic day in scenic Cambridge. Your in-room iPad offers a virtual concierge service (there's a real one, too, downstairs!). Blackout curtains ensure a deep night's sleep in the heart of this historic city, as does your luxurious Hypnos mattress with microfibre topper by Royal Warrant holder Mitre. In your en suite, ESPA bathroom amenities, sourcing the purest of natural ingredients, make for a sensorially inspired experience. Even the carpet is 100 per cent undyed wool. Naturally Gonville.Accessible: We have ground floor accessible classic king rooms featuring wet rooms with handrails. Please enquire to book an accessible room. A lift services all guest floors in the main hotel.

Classic Double with Walk-in Shower

In your room you'll find: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, iPad, smart TV, writing desk, easy chair, laptop safe, direct dial phone, ironing station (on request), tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary still and sparkling water, turn-down service, pillow menu service, walk-in shower only, ESPA bathroom amenities, hairdryer, key card access. Double bed.We say: Naturally Gonville. You open the door to your room and... you're met by nature's palette of heathersett grey and kingfisher blue - there's a subtle botanical theme at play here, too. Smart postcard artwork of the city by local artists adorns the walls, and your welcome tray includes tea from the heritage tea company Birchall. By your bedside, there are USB ports aplenty, so you can charge your phone after a photogenic day in scenic Cambridge. Your in-room iPad offers a virtual concierge service (there's a real one, too, downstairs!). Blackout curtains ensure a deep night's sleep in the heart of this historic city, as does your luxurious Hypnos mattress with microfibre topper by Royal Warrant holder Mitre. In your en suite, ESPA bathroom amenities, sourcing the purest of natural ingredients, make for a sensorially inspired experience. Even the carpet is 100 per cent undyed wool. Naturally Gonville.Accessible: We have ground floor accessible classic king rooms featuring wet rooms with handrails. Please enquire to book an accessible room. A lift services all guest floors in the main hotel.

Classic King/Twin with Bath

In your room you'll find: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, iPad, smart TV, writing desk, easy chair, laptop safe, direct dial phone, ironing station (on request), tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary still and sparkling water, turn-down service, pillow menu service, bath only, ESPA bathroom amenities, hairdryer, key card access. King-size bed.We say: Naturally Gonville. You open the door to your room and... you're met by nature's palette of heathersett grey and kingfisher blue - there's a subtle botanical theme at play here, too. Smart postcard artwork of the city by local artists adorns the walls, and your welcome tray includes tea from the heritage tea company Birchall. By your bedside, there are USB ports aplenty, so you can charge your phone after a photogenic day in scenic Cambridge. Your in-room iPad offers a virtual concierge service (there's a real one, too, downstairs!). Blackout curtains ensure a deep night's sleep in the heart of this historic city, as does your luxurious Hypnos mattress with microfibre topper by Royal Warrant holder Mitre. In your en suite, ESPA bathroom amenities, sourcing the purest of natural ingredients, make for a sensorially inspired experience. Even the carpet is 100 per cent undyed wool. Naturally Gonville.Accessible: We have ground floor accessible classic king rooms featuring wet rooms with handrails. Please enquire to book an accessible room. A lift services all guest floors in the main hotel.

Classic King/Twin with Walk-in Shower

In your room you'll find: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, iPad, smart TV, writing desk, easy chair, laptop safe, direct dial phone, ironing station (on request), tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary still and sparkling water, turn-down service, pillow menu service, walk-in shower only, ESPA bathroom amenities, hairdryer, key card access. King-size bed.We say: Naturally Gonville. You open the door to your room and... you're met by nature's palette of heathersett grey and kingfisher blue - there's a subtle botanical theme at play here, too. Smart postcard artwork of the city by local artists adorns the walls, and your welcome tray includes tea from the heritage tea company Birchall. By your bedside, there are USB ports aplenty, so you can charge your phone after a photogenic day in scenic Cambridge. Your in-room iPad offers a virtual concierge service (there's a real one, too, downstairs!). Blackout curtains ensure a deep night's sleep in the heart of this historic city, as does your luxurious Hypnos mattress with microfibre topper by Royal Warrant holder Mitre. In your en suite, ESPA bathroom amenities, sourcing the purest of natural ingredients, make for a sensorially inspired experience. Even the carpet is 100 per cent undyed wool. Naturally Gonville.Accessible: We have ground floor accessible classic king rooms featuring wet rooms with handrails. Please enquire to book an accessible room. A lift services all guest floors in the main hotel.

Superior King

In your room you'll find: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, iPad, smart TV (enhanced), writing desk (enhanced), easy chairs (enhanced), laptop safe, direct dial phone, ironing station, mini fridge with complimentary soft drinks, coffee machine, tea making facilities, complimentary still and sparkling water, turn-down service, pillow menu service, separate bath and rainfall shower, Green and Spring bathroom amenities, hairdryer, key card access. King-size bed.We say: Abundantly Gonville. You open the door to your room and... you get everything our classic rooms offer and more. Think enhanced. A work space fit for a Cambridge Don, a Nespresso-style coffee machine, a mini fridge with complimentary soft drinks (Coke et al), bathrobes and slippers, even a larger Sony 4K smart TV. In the bathrooms, too, there are iconic scenes of the city, including Queens' Mathematical Bridge, King's chapel, Jesus Green and Trinity bridge. Bathroom amenities are courtesy of Green and Spring - sheer luxury sourcing an abundance of natural ingredients indigenous to the British Isles. Abundantly Gonville.Accessible: A lift services all guest floors in the main hotel.

Feature King

In your room you'll find: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, iPad, smart TV, Bose portable Bluetooth speaker, writing desk, easy chairs, laptop safe, direct dial phone, ironing station, mini fridge with complimentary soft drinks, coffee machine, tea making facilities, complimentary still and sparkling water, handmade chocolates, turn-down service, pillow menu service, separate roll-top bath and rainfall shower, double basin vanity unit, ESPA bathroom amenities (exclusive cedarwood and bergamot hotel range), hairdryer, key card access. King-size bed.We say: Botanical boutique at Gonville. You open the door to your room and... you get everything our superior rooms offer and more. This is the consummate Gonville experience, and the culmination of the understated botanical theme that runs throughout the hotel. These one-of-a-kind feature rooms (they really are; there are only eight) reside in Gresham House, The Gonville's Victorian wellness villa. Again, attention to detail is key here. Individually inspired by local plants and trees, everything is unique here - from the headboards to the scatter cushions, from the lovingly restored period features, to the hand-painted hexagonal floor tiles in your en suite - not to mention the photography of real botanical scenes in Cambridge. Botanical boutique at Gonville.Accessible: In Gresham House, rooms 1, 2 and 3 are on the ground floor (Delphinium, Lavandula and Tulipa, respectively). There is stair access only to rooms 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Feature Deluxe

In your room you'll find: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, iPad, smart TV, Bose portable Bluetooth speaker, writing desk, easy chairs, laptop safe, direct dial phone, ironing station, mini fridge with complimentary soft drinks, coffee machine, tea making facilities, complimentary still and sparkling water, handmade chocolates, turn-down service, pillow menu service, separate roll-top bath and rainfall shower, double basin vanity unit, ESPA bathroom amenities (exclusive cedarwood and bergamot hotel range), hairdryer, key card access. King-size bed.We say: Botanical boutique at Gonville. You open the door to your room and... you get everything our superior rooms offer and more. This is the consummate Gonville experience, and the culmination of the understated botanical theme that runs throughout the hotel. These one-of-a-kind feature rooms (they really are; there are only eight) reside in Gresham House, The Gonville's Victorian wellness villa. Again, attention to detail is key here. Individually inspired by local plants and trees, everything is unique here - from the headboards to the scatter cushions, from the lovingly restored period features, to the hand-painted hexagonal floor tiles in your en suite - not to mention the photography of real botanical scenes in Cambridge. Botanical boutique at Gonville.Accessible: In Gresham House, rooms 1, 2 and 3 are on the ground floor (Delphinium, Lavandula and Tulipa, respectively). There is stair access only to rooms 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Feature Premier

In your room you'll find: Free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, iPad, smart TV, Bose portable Bluetooth speaker, writing desk, easy chairs, private garden patio, laptop safe, direct dial phone, ironing station, mini fridge with complimentary soft drinks, coffee machine, tea making facilities, complimentary still and sparkling water, handmade chocolates, turn-down service, pillow menu service, separate roll-top bath and rainfall shower, double basin vanity unit, ESPA bathroom amenities (exclusive cedarwood and bergamot hotel range), hairdryer, key card access. King-size bed.We say: Botanical boutique at Gonville. You open the door to your room and... you get everything our superior rooms offer and more. This is the consummate Gonville experience, and the culmination of the understated botanical theme that runs throughout the hotel. These one-of-a-kind feature rooms (they really are; there are only eight) reside in Gresham House, The Gonville's Victorian wellness villa. Again, attention to detail is key here. Individually inspired by local plants and trees, everything is unique here - from the headboards to the scatter cushions, from the lovingly restored period features, to the hand-painted hexagonal floor tiles in your en suite - not to mention the photography of real botanical scenes in Cambridge. Botanical boutique at Gonville.Accessible: In Gresham House, rooms 1, 2 and 3 are on the ground floor (Delphinium, Lavandula and Tulipa, respectively). There is stair access only to rooms 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

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Food & Drink

Cotto Restaurant at the Gonville Hotel

Cotto Restaurant

Meet Hans Schweitzer. Having previously held Michelin stars, Hans is one of the Master Chefs in Cambridge. At the helm of this new fine dining powerhouse at the Gonville Hotel, where locally sourced ingredients - all meat on the menu is supplied by farmers across East Anglia - are used to prepare firm favourites, such as the chef's venison and chocolate creations, as well as modern British classics. With 50 covers and high demand, be sure to book well in advance.

Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.

Atrium Brasserie & Bar at the Gonville Hotel

Atrium Brasserie & Bar

Try the fantastic Brasserie menu with freshly prepared dishes. If you just fancy a hot drink, the cappuccinos and lattes are as light and airy as the Brasserie itself! The teas are all freshly brewed with home-made biscuits or scones, or crumpets in winter. For a taste of the sea, dive into the blackened monkfish, tiger prawns and pan fried trout fillet with saffron new potatoes and sea vegetables. Delicious! In the Bar, you can enjoy a glass of wine or a pint of real ale whenever you like. Then, after a meal, what better way to unwind than with a liqueur, brandy or coffee?

Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.

Al Fresco Dining

In the summer, dining at the Gonville Hotel reveals an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. The Gonville Hotel features a well maintained, secluded garden - unique for a city centre hotel - with shaded seating areas which offer an oasis of calm to spend a long summer evening after exploring the local area.

Afternoon Tea

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting – savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Children are entertained with a complimentary Lego toy to play with and take home with them! Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the Atrium Brasserie, or al fresco in the secluded hotel garden. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via classicbritishhotels.com.

Dining at the Gonville Hotel

Private Dining

The unique surroundings of the Gonville Hotel present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.

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Location

Gonville Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1LY, Great Britain

M11/J11

  • Cambridge Train Station (0.75 miles)

  • Cambridge Airport (2.5 miles)
  • London Stansted Airport (26 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (63.5 miles)

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Places to Visit

Ely Cathedral -

Known as the ‘Ship of the Fens’ (the medieval Church used to consider itself a vessel in which the faithful could journey to God), Ely Cathedral has been a site of worship for nearly 1,400 years. Today, visitors to Ely Cathedral can admire its Norman nave with its distinctive round arches, the fine Norman stonework of the the north and south transepts, the contemporary Gothic-style Octagon, and what is by far the largest chapel attached to any British cathedral.

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