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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Chilled out atmosphere with attentive waiters . Prices are a little higher than other bars , but you do have a lovely setting and worth the extra cost. Great on a sunny afternoon with 360 degree views over Cambridge

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 19, 2015

This hotel is very well located near the Cam in the centre of Cambridge. There is free access to the modest spa next door, and the majority of the staff are very friendly and helpful. The standard room I stayed in was quite small with no view. It was reasonably clean with an equally small bathroom. No major problems with...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a central hotel with everything on it's doorstep.Our room wasn't huge but had all the nice features of a luxury hotel.Little touches like chocolates on turn down and illy coffee were a nice touch.We were impressed with the gym which was very good for a UK hotel.Staff were helpful polite and courteous.

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1Thank sparkeseddie23
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 14, 2015

The rooftop bar is an absolute must on a sunny day!! It's a little pricey, but definitely worth it as the atmosphere and view over Cambridge can't be found anywhere else in the city. I can't recommend it enough!

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 13, 2015

A great hotel conveniently located in the town centre with beautiful surroundings and a river running beside it. It was a great experience and the the customer service was excellent and I would strongly recommend it to anyone. Waseem S

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful room with balcony, pleasant quiet location by river just a short walk from centre. Worst feature is the eye-watering price. Continental breakfast (complimentary) is good but served in adjacent building; the walk may be unpleasant in bad weather. Would stay again if we could catch a discount rate.

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1Thank WigglePicker
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 12, 2015

great location and roof top bar have stunning views, however staff didn't know how to open champagne. The rooms are not very comfortable and are quite dull and dark. Spa area smelt heavily of chlorine and i would not stay here again, there are nicer hotels in cambridge and you can always visit the variety roof bar for a drink...

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3Thank katie m
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've stayed at the Varsity several times, and stay there 1-3 times a year, and have always has a good experience with the hotel. It is a boutique hotel in it's true form, with a little reception area where you are always welcomed by the professional staff. The rooms vary in shapes and sizes, and are equipped with all that...

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1Thank Nick E
Bedford, England
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Surprisingly Cambridge isn't exactly well endowed with good hotels, at least not in the centre. Tourists, it seems, visit on a coach for just a few hours. The Varsity seems to be the best option, and for a one night stay it does the job. It's a quirky building, a simple upright box, with maximum use made of limited space....

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

A surprise package and an excellent hotel, with spectacular roof terrace and spa facilities. That's the top line. In detail. Stayed this w/e in the spacious and well appointed Rm.611 wirh private balcony. Ask to see it. Impressive. Courteous staff, with good attention to personal details and requirements. Terrace offers views over Kings, St John's and Magdalin. Restaurant views over...

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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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. 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. ... more   less 

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Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $214 - $482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Varsity Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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The Varsity Hotel And Spa
The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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“We were disturbed by an early bin collection. Hard to avoid in a city though.”
179VirginiaY, yesterday | Read review
“Ask for the river side of the hotel and be aware that floor 5 is just below the very busy roof terrace ( in good weather )”
DaveP542, 6 days ago | Read review
“Lovely views over Cambridge from 416.”
Lopester, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a balcony, it is worth the extra.”
hollylouiseb2017, 1 week ago | Read review
“Check deals upgrade if possible”
Tenerifetraveller, 1 week ago | Read review
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