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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Key was excellent sleep quality, enhanced not least by crisp, clean bed sheets. Location is very good too, being so close to the centre, yet quiet. And, front of house service was attentive. Yet there is room for improvement. Lighting in the bedroom needs to be re-considered - it was hard to see the A/C controls, the bedside table lamps...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2015

The hotel is in a great location and has a fantastic roof terrace for drinks, and access to the spa next door is included in the room rate. We found a few things disappointing however. When we came back from exploring the city on one of the days a member of staff (we don't know his name) asked us rudely...

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1Thank elixabelle
Oxford
Reviewed 5 April 2015

The hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Cambridge. The atmosphere is very friendly, and the hotel very service orientated and met all our needs and expectations. The excellent staff really make you feel at home. The great location allows you to explore Cambridge on foot and is within walking distance of the main restaurants.

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Thank GrahamfromOxford
Berkshire
Reviewed 5 April 2015

From doorman to cleaners and bar staff, everyone we came across at the Varsity were so cheerful and welcoming - they really make you feel like you are sharing their home. Its a tightly packaged building but they have done it in a classy way with great decor and some relaxed design touches in the room. Spa facilities also included...

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Fremont, California
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Stayed in March for business and enjoyed the place. Small hotel, friendly staff and very clean room.Used the valet parking service because you cannot park in the city centre (19.50 GBP) The hotel offers good free wifi and a dvds selection is available for the british raining days! Loved the gym, very big compare to the other hotels and full...

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Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2015

My wife & I had a fantastic stay at The Varsity Hotel. I booked our stay as a surprise for our 25th wedding anniversary and the hotel certainly lived up to expectations - we also received an upgrade, which was a great surprise and much appreciated!. All the staff were excellent, very attentive and courteous, including in the restaurant -...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Had been looking for a hotel that was near to Bridge Street. Unfortunately there aren't any but the Varsity. Although nicely decorated rooms, it doesn't have much else to offer for a basic double room at £325. It isn't particularly professional but tries very hard to match its price. Reception is like a temporary office and we thought we had...

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Louth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

This is a wonderful hotel in the heart of the city centre,we stayed for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer.We enjoyed the 5 star gym and spa facilites that were unique for a hotel of this size.Staff were pleasant and welcoming and our king room was well equipped with nice coffee and amenties.We will defintely be back...

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Thank 773harpert
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Visit again Cambridge but this time for holiday and decided to stay again at this hotel. Since 2011 they have done few improvements but the place still as I remember it. Small, cosy and clean, a bit quirky but with all the facilities you would expect from a 4 star hotel. It´s location is fantastic and the staff is friendly...

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Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit to this hotel which I had heard so much about - and it will probably be my last. The hotel feels as if it has been squashed into a tiny area. The reception area could barely hold 4 people and one small lift, serving 6 floors, could take 2 people with luggage or 4 without....

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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 

Additional Information about The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $205 - $539 (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 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
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