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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 #2 of 34 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

£285 got us a very small room indeed on the 2nd floor ( bruise on leg from walking into the bed) , a shower but no bath, and no where to put toiletry bags other than on the floor .We asked to moved but were told it wasn't possible. Decor scuffed in room. We had a noisy fan to keep... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights leaving on the day of the Tour de France. What could have been a nightmare was a wonderful time joining in the excitement of the Tour. The hotel is everything we hoped for in a boutique hotel. The location is fabulous just off the river but around the corner from Round Church. The rooftop... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night at the Varsity in July. We really loved the location, but the lack of parking on site was a bit disappointing. We weren't prepared to pay nearly £20 for valet parking, and so dropped our bags and got directions to a nearby longstay car park, about 10 mins walk from the hotel. We had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for two nights. We had a decent sized room but everything does feel a squeeze and finding the place in a car is a nightmare not sure it's really worth the cost but it is in a fabulous location .

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Spilsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two days on our way to Dover as a treat.The hotel was ideally located next to the river.The staff are extremely friendly and relaxed.The room was small but had everything we needed .After check in on the first day we went punting on the river, which was great fun.The charming man gave us lovely tour of... More

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South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to stay here after viewing the hotels site. However the hotel is nothing like them. The room was tiny, it was very disappointing. The reception should have been a give away, it is also very small and not terribly smart. Breakfast is not actually taken in the hotel, you need to go outside and around the building to the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are only a handful of hotels worth staying in so the lack of competition allows for higher prices. Also we visited this weekend where there were a lot of graduations taking place and I assume hotel occupancy is high. It is located in a quiet, north side of town. The hotel is modern with efficient staff. Breakfast is reasonable... More

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Hong Kong, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have recently stayed in the Varsity hotel with my family. I really enjoyed it. The staff were happy and delightful so it gave of a positive effect. The staff were very co-operative. During the stay there were only a few bumps in the road. First of all when I had breakfast, the cheese knife was misplaced and put in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly can not fault this hotel. The staff were beyond friendly and eager to help us with anything that we needed. Rooms are beautiful and roof top bar is a true gem,especially when the sun is shining. Great location, beautiful spa and reasonably priced valet service. Thank you to all the staff for making our weekend away such a... More

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

I stayed here last week for two nights whilst visiting Cambridge on business.The Varsity not only provides a fine service,but the location is perfect.Ideal and convenient for all the restaurants nearby and for a gentle stroll along the river to unwind. I had a beer and burger on the roof terrace which was delicious and thought the prices were more... 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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#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge #1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge #2 Business Hotel in Cambridge #2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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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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