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The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 7, 2014

I stayed in the Master penthouse and dealt with Autumn when making my reservation she was extremely helpful.
Eric took my bookings in the Spa and was spot on too.
The penthouse was amazing and I would defiantly return to this room!
The Spa was good and we loved the roof terrace. Dinner was had in the adjoining riverside restaurant and the food was of a good standard!!
Love Cambridge and will be back

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Great location in the centre of Cambridge. The valet parking at £19.50 was worth it and great to take the stress out of things. Arriving at the hotel was like being welcomed home, friendly unpretentious staff and we were given a lovely room on the 5th floor. I was very pleased to find the bottle of wine which was a mr and mrs smith extra in the room - it makes such a difference not to have to hassle people for benefits such as this. Spa was lovely and also quiet. Breakfast in the restaurant next door was perfect with lovely views, staff and fully stocked continental buffet. Good to be able to have a full breakfast for £6.95 more too. We ate in the restaurant at night too and it was just wonderful, great ambience, food and staff. You can really trust this hotel not to let you down.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at The Varsity and had a wonderful experience. It's location is perfect for walking to the City Center, and we made use of many of their incredible amenities. If you go, make sure to enjoy their rooftop bar as well as their fantastic restaurant. They also provide a walking tour of Cambridge on Saturday afternoons at no cost to guests. The guide was excellent and we highly recommend the tour.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Elizabeth A
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We didn't actually stay at the hotel but went for early evening drinks and snacks on the roof terrace. What a brilliant venue. Really nicely done with lots of tables and chairs, flower tubs, glass balustrading etc. Good service and great views too.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is fantastic with really nice large rooms and the staff are very attentive. The roof bar is a great place to chill and relax and the restaurant serves good wholesome food. We will defiantly come back if only to use the roof terrace. You will be doing well to find a better hotel.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank synprop
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

An excellent boutique hotel , very close to the Cam , the colleges , shops, and all the other attractions in Cambridge.Staff all very friendly and courteous. Valet parking made life much easier and very welcome.We got upgraded free of charge to the sixth floor - which provided fantastic panoramic views of the Cambridge skyline.We ate in the adjoining restaurant which if you like steaks - I would recommend . It also doubles up as the breakfast area in the morning . The breakfast was substantial and kept us going nearly all day. I would strongly recommend this hotel and we looking forward to visiting again. It really does tick all the boxes.

Room Tip: Higher floors give you better views.
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

A lovely boutique hotel tucked away but within easy reach of the sights, shops, River Cam and all the other attractions in Cambridge. Very comfortable, clean room with excellent views. Breakfast very good. Staff all very friendly and courteous. Valet parking made life much easier and very welcome. Would certainly recommend the hotel to family and friends.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Amenities:
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 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
Price Range: $187 - $505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Varsity Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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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