An experience that more than served our purpose - thank you The Gonville Hotel
18/07/2015 Judith H, Lapta
We stayed at this hotel, as a group of six, in mid September 2014, to provide my husband with the opportunity to return to his old Cambridge College and spend quality time with members of his family h... more
We stayed at this hotel, as a group of six, in mid September 2014, to provide my husband with the opportunity to return to his old Cambridge College and spend quality time with members of his family he saw only once or so a year. My husband was terminally ill, with a few weeks left to live after having been diagnosed in only mid May. We were travelling with our sons, who had organised everything, and their partners.
Our room was on the ground floor with impeccable and spacious disabled facilities. We found good quality champagne and chocolates in our room, in line with the deal I believe, and the staff were caring and attentive. We spent the day in and around my husband's college and there was more than adequate space for my husband to entertain his 5 guests in our room, in addition to him then being confined to a wheelchair.
We enjoyed drinks in the bar and dinner for 11 people in the Atrium Brasserie during which the younger members, that is all bar my husband and myself, thoroughly enjoyed themselves (bit noisy at times) and our company. The food was above average for a hotel chain, the service was also well above average and there was a relaxed atmosphere both in the bar and the restaurant.
Breakfast the following morning was well presented and served, also perfectly adequate. I have read other reviews and find it difficult to equate some of the experiences with our own as extensively travelled people. less