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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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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful hotel in the heart of the city centre,we stayed for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer.We enjoyed the 5 star gym and spa facilites that were unique for a hotel of this size.Staff were pleasant and welcoming and our king room was well equipped with nice coffee and amenties.We will defintely be back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visit again Cambridge but this time for holiday and decided to stay again at this hotel. Since 2011 they have done few improvements but the place still as I remember it. Small, cosy and clean, a bit quirky but with all the facilities you would expect from a 4 star hotel. It´s location is fantastic and the staff is friendly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to this hotel which I had heard so much about - and it will probably be my last. The hotel feels as if it has been squashed into a tiny area. The reception area could barely hold 4 people and one small lift, serving 6 floors, could take 2 people with luggage or 4 without.... More 

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Los Altos, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was not going to give this hotel a bad review and forgive all the little things that do not qualify this hotel for its rating, until what happened to us on the last day. We went down for breakfast at 7:00 am and asked them to bring our car for us at 7:45. I had to catch an 8:21... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's very difficult to apply star ratings to a place where some aspects are excellent and others truly bad. So first the good stuff. The location is excellent, right in the historic and beautiful centre of this gorgeous city. The rooms are clean and the decor interesting and pleasant. The staff are charming and helpful and really eager to please.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is a great central location for shopping / restaurants & bars etc. Rooms are nicely decorated, comfy beds & adequate amenities. The staff are very friendly & helpful. Lovely rooftop terrace which would be a must to visit in summer months, great views of the city. The glassworks spa is next door. A continental breakfast is included, anything... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little hotel in the centre of Cambridge. Small reception but friendly staff and lovely knowledgeable doorman who gave us the low down on what to visit and where. Well designed rooms, very cool teak furniture with nicely designed bathrooms (even enough space to put my copious toiletries on) Had a wonderful facial and massage combo that revived me after... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 days recently visiting friends in Cambridge. Great hotel bang in the centre of Cambridge. Very efficient and friendly service and a wonderful gym for a hotel, really big and well equipped. My wife had a lovely facial from Lucy the therapist. Breakfast very good and great view overlooking the river

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked on the basis it was in the centre of Cambridge so were expecting a reasonable level of accommodation but a fairly impersonal service. We were greeted by a very friendly and professional staff who were helpful and efficient. The valet parking was excellent and good value with our car being taken on our arrival at 8pm and returned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the hotel for my 21st birthday. Stayed for one night and we were upgraded to the Master Pent House Suite which was very kind of them! All the staff were lovely, friendly and helpful and the hotel room/floor was absolutely lovely! Although I wouldn't pay full price for it. The views are absolutely amazing and they keep the place... More 

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