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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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My husband booked us a room for my 40th birthday, What a lovely hotel the attention to detail was impressive as was the views from our room, the staff were very friendly and professional, The restuarant ambience and food was exceptional "cocktails too", this hotel was the best I have ever experienced will definately be back.

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Cambridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We shared a meal at the hotel restaurant with 12 friends. Although the service was very good and friendly the food was very average and over priced. There is no car park. This was a special occason and they gave us a separate room which was very good.

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West Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

My wife and I stayed here in a double room for £205.00 per night. For that money it should have been a good 5 Star, it was not. There was no Car Park, no direct access to the Spa or Restaurant, you had to go outside and back in again. There was a lift which was quite slow and it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Pros: Large room, comfortable bed, great pillows, large bathroom, best towels I've ever had in a hotel, beautiful property, good tea and coffee set up in room, great restaurant for breakfast, and a very nice gym. Cons: door locks are difficult to operate, slow elevator, bathtub is very high (be careful when getting in and out), no bathroom space for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Fabulous location for drinks, good service and a great view of Cambridge from the rooftop bar. We'll definitely be back to stay in the hotel.

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We stayed at The Varsity for two nights with our two sons, one 5 and one an infant. It is a new, neat, clean hotel. In some ways idiosyncratic (one has to leave to a building next door for breakfast) in others a bit characterless (rooms are well-maintained and have all you'll need but feel rather boxy). Overall it's very... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Our one night stay at the Varsity was excellent. Our room was immaculate and not a spek of dust in sight. The bathroom was absolutely spotless. The no smoking policy was perfect as each room smelled fresh and clean. Every fitting worked with nothing broken or damaged and the furniture was in excellent condition. The full breakfast was perfect and... More 

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Santa Cruz
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

The Varsity Hotel is a new hotel set among the historical buildings in Cambridge. It is centrally located and within walking distance of most Cambridge attractions. The staff is exceptionally pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our stay!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I have been using Trip Advisor for a while now and have never felt compelled to write a review however having just returned from a weekend stay at The Varsity in Cambridge I felt the need to say a few words to compliment the staff on making our stay an amazing experience! From the moment we arrived every member of... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This is a stunning hotel close to the city centre with top class facilities. In good weather the rooftop terrace and bar provides views across the city. Use of the Spa next door is a bonus but there is so much to see and do in Cambridge we didn't use it. Staff are friendly and go out of their way... More 

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