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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

0.1 km from Cambridge centre
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  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

We visited for drinks and dinner on the recommendation of the tourist office.Brilliant choice , location is in the city centre on the top floor of the varsity hotel.We were amazed with the selection of drinks and views on cambridge.As we had not booked we had to wait about 30 mins for a table which didn't seem long.Real buzz,good crowd...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We enjoyed cocktails and dinner as a group of eight friends on a long awaited catch up. The views across the city of Cambridge from the sixth floor rooftop restaurant and bar are stunning. The service was excellent. The range of cocktails was very good and all drinks were beautifully mixed and presented. The food was also beautifully presented from...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a cozy hotel in the heart of Cambride. At first it looks unimpressive due to the small reception but then the rooms are great, the restaurant excellent and the gym very well equipped and with many activities and a lively atmosphere. Good broadband wifi all over the place. The staff is very kind and helpful. Behind the hotel...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Varsity for it's locaton.We were not disappointed , having stayed in many luxury hotels in the world this was up there.Literally the views are special at breakfast.We used the valet parking as we arrived late and couldn't be bothered to find parking.Hotel has such great facilities popped into the gym before dinner which was nice.Staff handed complimetary...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've used the spa a handful of times in the past year and a half. It has great facilities and a relaxing ambience, though the actual spa area with the jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna is small and can get crowded depending on the day you go. Comfy bathrobe and massage sandals are provided if you do pay to use...

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Thank Michelle L
London
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Standard hotel, initially given a room which was on par with a decent Holiday Inn or Premier Inn and given we'd paid £229 for the pleasure, I was instantly unimpressed. I made a call to reception whereby my request to be moved was dealt with professionally and quickly. We then moved to a bigger room on the first door which...

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2Thank londonlollipop
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was lovely but the view was of an alleyway an the bins which i know cant really be helped. Everything you need in the room too, but my biggest issue i have ever had at any hotel, I couldn't sleep! The bed was solid i may have well slept on the floor when checking out i was not...

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Thank Jessica H
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came last saturday to indulge in the spa and ended up staying the whole day in this place.We booked two massages in the " couples room" , both masseuse were very good . No talking just pure relaxation.The oils were calming and soothing the post work out pain after visiting the gym. Spa is not big but has sauna...

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Thank pirotovic329
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel and spa were both lovely, along with the hotel room. Also had a great view as on the 5th floor. Staff couldn't do enough to help. The rooftop terrace and bar is also lovely and provides a 360 degree view over Cambridge. Location couldn't be better either. Highly recommended.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel and spa were both lovely, along with the hotel room. Also had a great view as on the 5th floor. Staff couldn't do enough to help. The rooftop terrace and bar is also lovely and provides a 360 degree view over Cambridge. Location couldn't be better either. Highly recommended.

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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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  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • 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 

Additional Information about The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: ₹ 12,987 - ₹ 31,052 (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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Also Known As:
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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“Rooms with a view are ideal, but all are lovely.”
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