Bucketlist Travels logo

Recommended place to stay:

Gonville Hotel

Last updated: 31 October, 2022

A recent revamp has elevated the Gonville from a comfortable base to a super-chic bolthole with a renowned restaurant. Genteel pleasures abound – evening drinks on the pristine lawn, live jazz in the Atrium bar and Modern British cuisine in the Terrace restaurant. 

The hotel has its own separately located spa, Gresham House – on oasis of botanically-scented calm in a coolly-restored Victorian villa – just the place to dust off the city’s bustle for an hour or two.  

The hotel makes exploring the city easy; there are bikes to hire, or guests can book a guided tour by Bentley. This one’s ideal for couples, looking for a romantic base among the bustle. 

Surrounding Area united king

Located on the south side of Parker’s Piece – the city’s most famous green space – step out of the door and a wide expanse of tree-lined grass stretches out in front of you, separated from the hotel by a moderately busy road.

It’s a ten minute walk from most of the colleges and the bustling Market Square, so it’s considerably quieter than staying right in the heat of town. 

A fifteen-minute stroll in the other direction takes you to Milk Road, home to some of the city’s hippest bars and cafes. 


Please note - we hope to one day have live prices for you, but for now, here are some useful links for you to compare prices...

Check pricing & availability on:

General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed