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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ England See on map
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
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4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The varsity hotel is a lovely gem tucked in a quiet corner in the centre of Cambridge. The rooms are well sized and beautifully furnished , accompanied by all the amenities you could want; large screen tv, free wifi, rain shower and heated bathroom floors!...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Suzanne L
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ok ok so I turned up and found that I had a complimentary upgrade but, that to one side, this still would have been the perfect overnighter. Really friendly and welcoming staff, REALLY comfy room with really nice tea and coffee facilities and posh cosmetics....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank tjpettinger
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have stayed in Cambridge 8 times in the last 18 months and this was our first time at the Varsity. The location is excellent, right in the centre, and the valet parking is a must due to the difficulties in finding alternative parking. It...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank TheSmyths1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfectly located this hotel is excellent. Brilliant service and the views from the restaurant on the sixth floor makes it really special. Coupled with valet parking you can drop the car and luggage and explore this beautiful city as soon as you land.

Date of stay: January 2019
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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, More 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. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Hotel Style
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Romantic
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Business
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Hotel Style
Luxury
,
Romantic
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Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
44
Price range
$165 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Varsity Hotel And Spa
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The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
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Romantic
,
Business
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
44
Price range
$165 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Varsity Hotel And Spa
,
The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
Location
United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
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steve_michelle2004
August 13, 2018|
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Response from proby11 | Property representative |
Hello Steve, children of 12 years old and above are allowed on the roof terrace. Regards The Varsity Team
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Absolutist
April 29, 2018|
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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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NorwichBella
April 9, 2018|
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Response from proby11 | Property representative |
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... More
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"The price for our room went down by 30% in the week of our stay - definitely check this out."
TheSmyths1
6 days ago
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"We had lovely quiet room, 3rd floor. Like the way they are named after Colleges - ours was Christ Church ."
WendyIpswich
6 days ago
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"we stayed in room 313 which was small, noisy (over the street) and had no bath."
madelainesaxon
Dec 10, 2018
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"higher floors the better"
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Nov 23, 2018
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