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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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london
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The location is good and near a nice park although very difficult to fond on the sat nav. The hotel itself is average rooms are OK size, beds are UK size so a king is not the same as USA or Europe it'd much smaller. Decor is tired and fussy, rooms are slightly dusty and musty. WiFi is poor. The... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were visiting Cambridge to celebrate our son's 21st birthday and stayed at the Varsity this weekend. We were thrilled to be upgraded to the Penthouse Suite which was simply stunning. The view from the roof terrace must be the best in Cambridge. We had booked a private room in the restaurant for 20 guests on Friday... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a one night stay at the Varsity with my husband. We were celebrating an anniversary so had booked a package which included a king room, breakfast and spa treatments but we were so delighted to be upgraded to a penthouse suite when we arrived! The room (614)was spectacular with a separate living room and private balcony with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a very enjoyable weekend here last, luckily weather was great so used the roof terrace which was beautiful, such a great spot. Check in straightforward and wonderful doorman who pointed me in the right direction for a lot of my trip. Lovely airy rooms and great massage at the Spa.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed for two nights at this hotel , the staff were positive smiling and attentive at all times during my stay.The location was ideal with the park next door for my early morning runs and gym that was beyond what i was expecting.The room was a deluxe double with a small bathroom on the second floor more than adequate... More 

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Austin, TX
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at the Varsity. The room was spacious, the bed was very comfortable, and the service was great. The included breakfast at the restaurant next door was my favorite breakfast of our entire trip. I love visiting Cambridge and will look forward to our next stay!

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Norfolk, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have rarely stayed in a hotel where all the staff without exception have been so friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable, but could perhaps do with a bit of updating. Evening drinks were very good. We did not eat at the hotel, but the food looked great. Breakfast was fantastic. The hotel is very central and made walking... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What do you want in a hotel? A room begin enough to walk around in, hot water, towels and a decent breakfast. None of the above were present at the Varsity. The room was small - 15 inches between the bed frame and the desk. As the frame stuck out, we both bumped our leg on the frame over the... More 

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely experience drinking cocktails early evening on the rooftop of this hotel. The views were great, seating very comfortable and the service superb. Would love to experience the spa sometime, may be on our next visit to Cambridge. The lift to the rooftop was very convenient as no way could I have made the stairs. The washrooms were very cramped... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the little things that make me happy! We were greeted enthusiastically and our bags were brought from the car to our room - we'd booked late and our room was small but beautifully appointed - a computer for our use in our room, fresh coffee for the cafetiere and a teapot and tea cup for our tea - what... More 

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