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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Varsity Hotel,Cambridge Just back from a nice stay in Cambridge.This hotel is in a prime position in Cambridge on the river just off the high street. The Room was comfortable, service levels were high and amenities above and beyond.For a hotel of this size the gym surpassed our expectations.As we stayed for three days we made full use of them....

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night over the Easter bank holiday. The hotel is in a perfect location with everything in easy walking distance. The room was very clean, lovely bathroom. When we arrived we struggled to get any lunch in the town so decided to eat on the top floor in the restaurant (six?) out of necessity, to be honest...

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Thank Louise P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked here for afternoon tea for my wife and I, as I loved the prospect of looking out over the city of Cambridge. Unfortunately the lift was not working (apparently has just been replaced), so we had to walk up the stairs to the Sixth Floor. Difficult with a pram, but the staff were very friendly and kindly helped carry...

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Thank Matthew M
Haverhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is great, nice steak restaurant downstairs and lovely views from the restaurant upstairs. The spa area is nice as well with a jacuzzi overlooking the river but mind the step on the way to spa. Overall the improvements can be made with the staff though as the massage I did at the spa was not particularly good, the...

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Thank 02012017
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So nearly there, but not quite. The hotel feels like it is tiring and with attention to detail lacking. Booking a punt ride was apparently available, but not of the lady in reception we asked. The design of our room was poor with ripped curtains, a chest of drawers that simply struggled to close and dim lighting. A seemingly luxury...

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Thank Ruaraidh T
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting Cambridge very regularly for more than 10 years and, in all of this time, managed not to find the Varsity Hotel & Spa! The location is perfect, virtually on the river, overlooking Magdalene College in all its glory. The hotel is modern and very tastefully decorated. We were taking Afternoon Tea to celebrate my wife's birthday....

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Thank james125
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were checked in by attentive and efficient staff who happily organised valet parking. Our room was on the fourth floor; large, with a super kingsize bed and a bright, clean bathroom. The hotel is in a very good location: close to the centre, but down a quiet side street. Dinner on the top floor was great fun, as was...

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Thank Lopester
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 1 night and I would reccommend this hotel. Check in was friendly and we were lucky to be upgraded to a room on the 5th floor with a balcony. Room was beautifully decorated and the bathroom immaculate with a very large shower. We walked 2 minutes from the hotel to many places to eat and drink...

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Thank hollylouiseb2017
Berkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

We upgraded to superior rooms and was glad that we did. Good size rooms with feather pillows. Lovely restaurant room next door with view of college gardens. We returned to hotel late morning after some early morning shopping to use the spa. Overall a good no haste experience.

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Thank Tenerifetraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 17th Century former brewery is the best place I have found to stay in Cambridge. Crisp smart decor, kind helpful staff and a great selection of restaus, either within the hotel or the redeveloped Quayside just next door.

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  • Fitness Centre 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 Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $288 - $650 (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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“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, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lovely views over Cambridge from 416.”
Lopester, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a balcony, it is worth the extra.”
hollylouiseb2017, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Check deals upgrade if possible”
Tenerifetraveller, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“roof top garden is a must”
pj4792017, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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