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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked through Mr & Mrs Smith, and unfortunately due to illness had to change the dates of our stay which the hotel did directly with us very efficiently. The Varsity Hotel has a great location, we went to Midsummer House for dinner (a must!) and walked there and back. The public areas are limited, the decor interesting! The rooms... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed for one night mid week. The staff were very attentive and welcoming. We benefitted from an upgraded room (near the top of the hotel) with a good outlook - the room was not big but the bed was comfortable and the bathroom had quality Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware. The hotel bar/restaurant is very nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Varsity Hotel is so nice! We stay there whenever we travel to Cambridge. The rooms are very comfortable and well-maintained. The staff are very helpful and very friendly. I can say no more. The new upper level breakfast area has lovely views over Cambridge.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a lovely night at the Varisty Hotel & Spa in Cambridge. The rooms are a delight and the bathrooms pretty amazing...assuming you book a room with one of their 'large' walk through showers! Located 2 mins walk from the main High Street everything really is on hand. Only wish we could have stayed longer!!

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Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is excellent all around, from the rooftop bar to the rooms with a view to the spa. But you won't be getting any value for your money, understandable since there's nothing like it in the centre of Cambridge. Good for a one-off treat, book in the middle of the week rather than weekends because the price can triple!!!

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed here several times, and the location for the city is a major plus, along with the staff We had a room on the 4th floor, which had some good views, however the noise from one outside does grate at night with groups of people (students?) returning to residence locally Service is good, and the valet parking is... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel for a shopping trip and were delighted with its central position. Service was excellent from the moment we arrived, with handy valet parking. The room was spacious with a great view of Cambridge. We ate at the River Side Restaurant and enjoyed fabulous steaks. Breakfast in the roof top restaurant was also excellent. All staff members... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great hotel! I couldn't find any issues with the hotel! The check in experience was great, and the front desk staff remembered us each time we came into the hotel. They did let us store our bags while we explored before check in - which was great! The location was wonderful - near restaurants and all the sights.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for one night recently and it was absolutely lovely. The staff were excellent and very attentive, the spa was lovely and they gave us a room upgrade which was so nice. The room itself was extremely comfortable with the most wonderful bathroom. Breakfast was very nice, basic choice unless you want to order hot food which is quite... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got confused so a quick explanation. Cambridge's best known hotel, the University Arms, is being redeveloped and will reopen in 2017. The Varsity sounds a similar but is hip and modern, where the University Arms is approaching 200 years old and is all Classical architecture. The Varsity has a 'roof top' bar and a 'roof top' restaurant, but only... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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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: RM858 - RM2,074 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Varsity Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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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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