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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked this hotel via Booking.com and paid £205 for a larger room. From the start we had issues and that was that the hotel is on a road which is closed due to roadworks so accessing this property is NOT the easiest as there are diversions set in place that are not so clear. For those who are new to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first impression upon arrival to the Varsity hotel was a feeling of being welcomed warmly by the staff, who made sure we had everything we needed after a long flight and travel. The room 520 was perfect for a couple looking for a cosy romantic getaway with a beautiful view through a full wall window facing some of Cambridge's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been staying for years at the Garden House, but the Varsity is much better and my new choice. Cracking location close to the ADC theatre and St Johns/Trinity, coupled with a super roof terrace bar. The only drawback is you need to check your car keys in, for hotel off-site parking. Also if there are roadworks in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Cambridge for a few days in June for a mixture of work and relaxation. My husband booked the hotel because it was near where he needed to be. At the time the road beside the hotel was closed, which we didn't realise, so our SatNav took us to within a few feet of the hotel but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent experience here, marred only by the dangerous experience of taking a shower in the shower/tub. Our room was a fellows/king room on the 5th floor. We looked out upon the college towers of St. John’s Chapel and King’s College Chapel. The room was of comfortable size, and the bed comfortable. The bath was a high walled... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was beautiful! The location is ideal to reach the center of Cambridge (about a 5 minute walk). Restaurants, bars, shops and punting are all on your doorstep. Definitely recommend the valet parking as it was the cheapest and easiest option for the location of the hotel (the roads around the hotel are relatively tight). The rooftop bar is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here overnight for a special treat and it was perfect from start to finish. After a little struggle to find the hotel, with road diversions in place we made use of the valet parking and checked in at 12.30 very smoothly. The valet parking is well worth using, at £19.50 you would be hard pushed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner stayed here one night for a weekend break, everything was fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a better hotel. Location was great, right in the centre of town and easy to find. Valet parking was a bonus, so convenient and works out much cheaper than parking yourself in the car park which they use. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my goodness such fantastic views over the city. We only visited the roof top bar. All staff so professional and welcoming. We had to take off our hen party sashes which was a shame but once I bar totally understood as it would have been in keeping with the ambience. Drinks very expensive but worth it as really lovely.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Varsity hotel Good things Location , facilities and staff were all excellent.The room was well equipped with all the usual mod cons.Wifi fast and efficient Negative we only went for one night and wished we could have stayed longer!

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