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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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night for my partners birthday in a executive king room. So spacious including the bathroom, amazing. Loved the space and how comfortable it was. Hotel staff so friendly and the roof terrace is a must if the weather is good, cocktails were fab. Had dinner in the hotel restaurant, which was lovely and I told them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for our anniversary and were blown away by the Fellows Superking Suite on the 5th floor - 511. Beautiful views of Cambridge with floor to ceiling windows, and a stunning space to relax in. We had a lovely handwritten post card, along with a complimentary bottle of prosecco, wishing us a happy anniversary. It's little touches like... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I got engaged in this hotel! My fiancé (then girlfriend) and I stayed for a night here as I wanted somewhere special for the weekend that I was planning to pop the question. Although somewhat pricey it ticked all the boxes and it wasn't disappointing. I requested a room high up and that's what I got, a room with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is a few yards from the river and very convenient for centre of Cambridge.It is a modern hotel with funky decor. We had a room on the 5th floor with a balcony.Sadly it was hurling down with rain so we could not use it but the views and light into the room were great. The thing we liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wanted to find a hotel to compliment our celebratory dinner at nearby Midsummer House, and The Varsity reached distinction. The professional reception staff and efficient stress free valet service allowed us the opportunity to explore the city from the word go. We returned to the hotel some 3 hours later to find a complimentary bottle of Proseco chilling in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a Saturday night. Excellent location close to town centre and the river. Suite had all the bells and whistles expected and was very comfortable. However, what you are really paying for is the quality and availability of the staff. From the doormen through reception to roof bar staff / residents lounge / waiting staff and housekeeping all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here recently for a friend's wedding. I was floored in the best way by the high-end customer service and very careful, intentional, and thoughtful attention to detail. The staff from the concierge table to the barman at the rooftop bar were divine! When you're treating yourself to stay somewhere special, then having people giving that extra bit of... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was fabulous, service was professional and the location stunning. After breakfast we had a lovely walk along the river and then back to the wonderful spa for a few hours of relaxation.It's not big but we had fun watching the punts go by in the jacuzzi. My body massage was unhurried and soothing and felt like it lasted forever.... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Varsity is without doubt in an excellent location in Cambridge.Our room was small and stylishly decorated, for us it was a good base as we were out all day.Staff were friendly throughout our stay and made us feel welcome. The crowd on the roof was hip and trendy,but the service was extremely personal, as hotel guests we were given... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I walked the 30 minutes from Cambridge Train station to the hotel. Upon arrival we were greeted by very helpful and knowledgable staff. The hotel had a very welcoming feel to it and this was also the case for the room. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. The bathroom was spacious and had all the... More 

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