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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Hands down the best hotel in Cambridge... I'm in the city all the time for work and I never stay anywhere else now. It has two great and very successful restaurants, I usually opt for the River bar due to the superb steaks, then breakfast in the morning up at six, but the six and is equally enjoyable especially in...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to the hotel , Having managed to get a great deal on a suite room i was so looking forward to our night away , And rightly so from the early check in that was not a problem to the smoothness of the valet parking Its safe to say i was Impressed with the level...

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Banstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wife and I decided to have a night away in Cambridge and settled on the Varsity Hotel. I booked her a full body massage (50 minutes) which in fact only lasted 35!! Surprising as there was a clock in the treatment room. Very nice while it lasted though and the spa was seemingly busy. I used the very smart gym...

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Thank Danny B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Varsity never leaves me disappointed, the staff always amazingly helpful and their new Sixth floor restaurant fantastic and even better still the breakfast is served there too. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Cambridge it's a real gem.

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Thank MrsEllingham
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for a night, travelled on my own. The location is perfect, in the centre of Cambridge. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my breakfast, whilst taking in the amazing views of the city. My room had a good shower which was powerful and the wifi was very reliable. I was partculalry impressed by the spa and gym....

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Paris, France
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good morning, The personnel is polite but the clean up in the room nonexistent. The food is not fresh and the breakfast very poor (just pastery..). Very desapointed and the manager of the restaurant at the 6 floor not very helpful and professionnal. The welcome was correct and the hotel is close of all the shops. For that, it's a...

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Thank Panama T
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 13,1.17 to celebrate our wedding anniversary.What a lovely place ,staff were friendly and left a lovely note to congratulate us.The room was small but had everything magazines and coffee of a high quality.Bed was comfortable and the wifi excellent. Weather was miserable so we spent the whole day in the spa.Jacuzzi bath was fun watching the world pass...

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Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was in Cambridge for 3 nights visiting my head office and had no choice in selecting the accommodation . My first visit which could not have gone better , 5/10 mins in a taxi to work each morning and a host of excellent amenities when I got home each evening. Hotel is situated in a great location, great gym...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed two nights week of 9th Jan. 5th floor suite with great view. Well appointed although the residual 1970s office doors including damage from years past speak to slightly selective refurbishing. Eclectic furnishing more for style than function - chairs too low to be used at desk; desk too narrow for practical use; few power points - especially by...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the enormous pleasure of visiting The Varsity Hotel and Spa several times over the last few months and each time for a different occasion. As a Cambridge resident I have had no need to book a room, however the wonderful, welcoming atmosphere has made me question whether I can convince my husband that we really need an...

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

Additional Information about The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $233 - $546 (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 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
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