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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, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Don't stay here and pay the hugely inflated prices unless you have a view over the river - our room backed onto the back of the adjacent building and, while the room was perfectly presentable, it was nothing special. Out comedy bad experience in the restaurant - the waiter telling us we "could order cocktails but the bar was very... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were drinking on the roof terrace after checking in, amazing views over the city.Could not believe our eyes when the whole Beckham family turned up for drinks, David and his missus looked good. They kept heading off and coming back up. We went to the hotel restaurant and saw them again having dinner. We didn't want to spy but... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel afforded every comfort we needed. The rooms were very well equipped, large and comfortable. The staff went out of their way to help us, including talking to a member of our party who was lost in Cambridge! The roof bar is definitely worth a visit, although was a little breezy - it is 7 floors up, so no... More 

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lincs
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed one night for our nephews 18th birthday. Drinks before dinner on the Roof Terrace - spectacular setting and blankets for a chilly evening very welcome. Great staff throughout the hotel - friendly and helpful. Great room - well appointed, comfy bed and fab roll top bath - one comment is that shower pressure wasn't great. Really good dinner in... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great views of the city from up here. Lovely setting and relaxed atmosphere, with a variety of seating options. A variety of options for drinks and cocktails. Highly recommended for a view of the city.

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great view from the fifth floor. Full length windows looking out over the rooftops towards the colleges. Friendly staff, all helpful. Would definitely use again. Would recommend using the valet parking, the nearby multi-storey was more expensive and less convenient.

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Dersingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent service, friendly staff, good experience. Everything that the Hotel could do to make our stay pleasurable was done. The attached restaurant was phenomenal with top class service, well priced and top notch food.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed overnight on a business trip .. Gorgeous hotel , fantastic views from room.. Couldn't fault it ! Location is excellent , unfortunatley rooftop terrace was freezing !! Not the hotels fault !! Will return.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Cambridge so I know a fair amount about area the and nearby hotels. We booked this on a last minute deal at hotels.com and I was so glad I did. The location was absolutely perfect for exploring the city center and numerous restaurants. Room service was quick and the food was good. We needed to leave for... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Varsity for a few days for my husbands birthday.The staff couldnt do enough for us.The location is SPOT on about as central as you can get.Our first night we went out for dinner to a local Italian which was recommended by the concierge , the second night we stayed at the hotel.Our room was lovely with... More 

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