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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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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. 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. Recharge in the wonderful Elemis spa before soaking up the beautiful skyline with drinks on the hotel's roof terrace,afternoon tea or dinner in the Six Panoramic Bar & Restaurant. Alternatively, guests can indulge in a hearty meal in the River Bar Steakhouse & Grill. Valet parking available from 7 am to 10 pm for hotel's guests.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Had afternoon tea there yesterday for early Mothers Day treat and had an amazing time. Food excellent and of a high standard.Lovely atmosphere and staff were friendly and professional especially our waitress Merita who was a lovely girl with a bubbly personality,nothing was too
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My husband and I stayed at The Varsity for three nights while we visited family in the area. We arrived on a gorgeous day, and got a taxi to the hotel from the train station. If you can walk, try to walk it because the taxi ride was harrowing, to say the least! I learned later
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I stayed one night. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. The beds are comfortable and the rooms well equiped . I loved the roof top bar where you also have breakfast, it has great views over cambridge
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Once again an amazing stay, staff are so helpful and nothing is to much trouble. The room was very comfortable and clean as was the bathroom and love the Elemis toiletries. Had senior fellows room. Staff came immdiately when we.msnaged to mess up the safe. Take advantage of the
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Visited the Varsity Hotel for a meal while we were in Cambridge, food was spectacular and even though they were super busy I still felt my needs were attended too promptly! Valentine who I presume was a manager and Rob the bartender were really helpful and friendly. Great
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Are children allowed in the roof terrace bar? This would be in the day time
Hello Steve, children of 12 years old and above are allowed on the roof terrace. Regards The Varsity Team
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Thanks for your message, the Varsity Hotel is a smoking free building this includes our roof terrace. On the room rate is included Continental buffet breakfast, a’la carte menu is available for cooked items.Thanks
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Dear NorwichBella, thanks for your message, for our hotel guests the entrance to the Spa area (Jacuzzi, Steam and Sauna) and the Gym is free. Valet parking is available at £19.50 per day (up to 5 pm on the day of check out). If you have any other question please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Do you offer vegan options for the afternoon tea?
Dear Lianne, thanks for your message at present we do not offer the Vegan option; we do offer gluten free afternoon tea only. I have passed your message to our Chef hoping that this option will be available soon. Kind regards Roberto
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I have read about the valet parking, does this need to be booked in advance?
No. Can be done on the spot.
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"Higher you go better the views"
"Comfortable rooms"
"Rooms with a balcony overlooking the city or river"
"Ww had a fellows room with a balcony on the 5th floor and it was very quiet at night with a fantastic view"
"We requested a twin room and loved the wet room bathroom!"
$174 - $453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the varsity hotel cambridgethe varsity hotel and spa
United KingdomEnglandCambridge
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