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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

4.0 of 5 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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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location right in the city centre, and next to the river. Room was great: spacious, elegant and with that magic taste of classic England that I like so much. Excellent staff, from the reception, to the valet parking service: everybody has been so kind and warm that my only regret is that I stayed one night only and I... More 

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Ipswich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked up one of the Super King rooms for our anniversary and had very high expectations given the £325 price tag (Although paid £189 through late rooms) The room itself (516) was lovely with the two floor to ceiling panoramic windows, queen bed and private balcony (refreshing in January) but we were both very disappointed with the bathroom which... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the bowler-hatted concierge to the many staff members that were always on duty, the staff were friendly, efficient, calm and organised. Good, well-trained staff in a decent hotel are a bit of a rarity these days but the Varsity has them in every department - well done the trainers! We chose the Valet parking extra, a must, really, as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful hotel. We had a brilliant stay in the penthouse suite (611). It was worth the extra money - a huge room with breathtaking views over Cambridge from the full-length windows. The staff, from the bowler-hatted doorman to the super-friendly reception team, could not have been more friendly. I had asked for a suite with two rooms (614)... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been highly recommended to stay in this hotel by two members of my family I decided to splash out and stay the night whilst working in the area. I can't blame the hotel but things got off to a bad start as it is difficult to find - my recently updated GPS took me into an adjacent cul de... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both me and my wife stayed here for our anniversary and we were disappointed with the room size . It was smaller than our bedroom at home ! I had to move sideways to get into bed . That said it was clean and the staff friendly enough . Won't rush back though .

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this hotel as a getaway from London for one night so chose a superior king room through Mr & Mrs Smith. The hotel is lovely and in a good location for Cambridge by the river and only £7-8 from the station by taxi. Check in staff were quick and friendly and our room was available when we arrived at... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is perfect for being overnight in the center of town, although a bit tricky with driving as is all of Cambridge. Need to be clear with directions before you go. Staff was very friendly and helpful and even handed us complimentary bottles of water for ride home. Rooms, decor & atmosphere modern, hip and clean with great view of... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is amazing both staff and facilities. Me and my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return in the future. We especially liked our back massages we received at the hotel spa and the buffet breakfast.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is well located in the middle of Cambridge. The room was on the top floor and had good views of the city, facilities were good but shower pressure was quite low. Breakfast is in the adjoining restaurant so you have to exit the hotel for a few yards and then go through the spa to the restaurant. Cooked... 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*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
The Varsity Hotel And Spa
The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#3 Family Hotel in Cambridge

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