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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 #1 of 34 hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the minute we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by friendly staff who welcomed us. During our 2 night stay, the staff did their utmost to make us feel comfortable and added lots of nice little gestures to make our stay special. All of the staff were great from the hotel to the spa to the restaurant, all... More

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked one night here to explore Cambridge with my family before my son goes to Anglia Ruskin in September. I usually stick to chain hotels but decided to be adventurous and I really couldn't fault the place. Yes the cost was a bit more than I'm used to, but looking at other hotel prices Cambridge isn't cheap, especially if... More

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Mendon, Vermont
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122 reviews 122 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a Masters Suite for 450 GBP per night. The room was nice (as it should be at that price) with floor to ceiling windows providing excellent views of Cambridge. Similarly, the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was very modern. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. Also, the hotel is conveniently located close to the... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After little to no sleep on our first night due to noise coming from an air conditioning unit (that wasn't used at any point during our stay), the problem wasn't fixed. The second night of our stay was worse. Whilst around half of the second night's stay was refunded, we felt this wasn't enough, especially from a hotel that declares... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is nice hotel in a very central location in Cambridge. We had booked it for the special occasion of our first wedding anniversary and although we enjoyed our stay the hotel unfortunately did not live up to expectations and is very expensive for what is delivered. My specific feedback which I hope will be useful to both other travellers... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very convenient location with marvellous views from bedroom (room 516 gets my vote) Expensive but worthwhile Peach Bellini's on the roof top terrace to die for Cleaniness lacked slightly in those often forgotten places would recommend everytime

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cheapest room is still an expensive £199 and definitely overpriced. The bed was a small double, the room tiny and certainly lacked the luxury 'boutique' feel advertised. Staff helpful and valet parking useful, although on leaving bags to wander round the city, we never received the promised call to tell us when the room was ready. Heaps of over... More

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boutique hotel was a real find. Most Cambridge visitor sites are within very easy walking distance. The roof terrace has stunning views over the city as do the extremely comfortable rooms with their large picture windows. The bathroom in our deluxe room was enormous with a large rain shower, and soft towels. The staff are charming and helpful, and... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Varsity is a very quirky hotel, but a lovely and friendly place to stay. The rooms are well appointed, modern and nicely decorated. The spa is next door with Elemis treatments and the restaurant and breakfast room are next to the spa. Someone has already mentioned room 513 is small, it is but not as bad as made out... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Varsity staff looked after from us from start to finish. Upon arrival we were fortunate enough to be upgraded to the Penthouse suite which was both amazing and quirky with great views from the floor to ceiling windows and private terrace. The location is perfect, near to the river and a minutes stroll from the the hustle and bustle... More

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Also Known As:
The Varsity Hotel
The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
The Varsity Hotel And Spa
Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Varsity Hotel & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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