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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
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Ranked #1 of 34 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I booked a short stay for my partners birthday and couldn't have asked for a nicer hotel. The Varsity is everything you would hope a 4* boutique hotel would be! but for us it went that one step further with the little things. The usual points are well covered. City century location, large well appointed rooms, stylishly and individually decorated,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great room, ideal location, friendly staff. Great rooftop terrace which remained open, fully staffed and ready to serve even on a grey blustery day when they were unlikely to get any customers..now that's what I call service. Spa looked very tempting and at sensible prices. Hugely impressed!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a nice quite few drinks with a friend on the rooftop, was quite and great view, even when we got a little chilly (it can be quite windy on top) we were able to endure the cold with some blankets they kindly provided. Staff are attentive and friendly - and make you want to visit Cambridge more often! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated my wife's 30th surprise birthday and she was so surprise and she loved the Varsity roof terrace and our guest to. I have to say the staff was in top checking on us making sure all our champagne glasses were full at all times. And to finish our evening they had a stunning Masters Penthouse Suite for us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Treated ourselves to a stay here and we were not disappointed. Top class rooms with beautiful bathrooms and comfy beds. Great breakfast in bed and some delicious champagne cocktails on the roof, which has an amazing view of Cambridge. The jacuzzi is also fantastic! It's a pricey hotel but there really is nothing to complain about, a top establishment and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely rooftop bar at this hotel. I would recommend for the summer to enjoy a drink and look at the view of Cambridge. However even in the night, this is a lovely place to come and socialise with friends or your partner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Varsity with our 2 children and had 2 beautiful rooms - both large, wonderfully appointed, super clean and very quiet. Hotel personnel is extremely kind and attentive to all needs. The restaurants are very good too and have nice views! The hotel is located on a small street very close to town with lots of shops... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally I don’t have many true room requirements since most rooms now are non-smoking, preferring to be surprised at my good fortune if something desirable happens. That happened on my previous visit when I booked the Trinity Suite, arguably the best room in the hotel (see photo). On this return trip to the Varsity I was assigned Room 614, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I knew staying at the Varsity hotel would be special and was very excited with the prospect. But I was blown away when we arrived at our room. We stayed in the Trinity room 613. As soon as you enter your amazed by how much space there is, everything is luxurious and beautifully furnished. The bathroom is spacious too with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite living in Cambridge, following amazing reviews of the Varsity we decided to treat ourselves to a night here in May this year - it didn't disappoint. All of the details are covered, including Elemis toiletries (much to my delight), immaculate bedding and towels and even a fan which came in most useful during the warm evening. Little details like... More

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Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Varsity Hotel & Spa 4*
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The Varsity Hotel & Spa is located on the edge of the picturesque River Cam in the heart of Cambridge and just yards from St John's, Trinity and Magdalene College. The remaining Colleges are only a leisurely walk away and can be viewed from the hotel. Ideally situated for punting, shopping, sight-seeing and nightlife, The Varsity hotel guests are truly immersed in the culture and charm of Cambridge life from the moment they arrive. Valet parking available from 7 am to 10 pm ... more   less 
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