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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I recently visited The Varsity Hotel and Spa for one night and it was quite possibly one of the best - if not THE best - hotel spa experiences we've had, and we've done quite a few. The service we received was simply outstanding. Smiles from everyone, a welcome at the door every time we entered (not...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this hotel to anyone if the price is good for you and they are in keeping with their rating. it was a great expierence when in the room and when attempting to book anything the team were helpful. Overall a good hotel with what attempts to be fantastic service however valet parking was an issue with car...

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1Thank Alexjharris
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, really friendly staff and impressed with their new restaurant overlooking Cambridge on the top floor. Nice comfy beds to return from a night out at a College reunion, third visit here - looking forward to the roof in the summer!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect place to stay for a stay in Cambridge. Everything is within walking distance, 2 minutes from ADC theatre, 4 minutes to great restaurants and with easy access to all Colleges and historic sights in Cambridge. Rooms are comfortable and staff friendly and helpful from parking the car to helping you choose a gin from the selection of 30...

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1Thank bes5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Varsity with colleagues as we were invited to a series of tech meetings in Cambridge.We chose the hotel as two events were going to be held there and on the basis of location. Great wifi in all parts of the building allowed us to work constantly , gym was of a notable high standard. Both events...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I stayed here for 3 nights from 6th February 2017. Check in was quick and painless, they even upgraded our room for no extra charge for our wedding anniversary which was a lovely surprise. The room we were upgraded to was the Magdelene room which was a lovely room. Large glass windows around the room for a...

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Norwalk, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 3 nights in February in order to attend an event at my college. I hadn't been in Cambridge in years, and it was wonderful to discover this hotel and restaurant as among the best changes to that ancient city. It is located on Quayside, which has a lovely walkway along the River Cam, The hotel is nestled...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great, it's right at the top of the hotel and has fantastic views of the city. The cocktails were well made and reasonably priced and the food was equally good. It isn't anything fancy here but just an excellent bar and menu to match.

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1Thank EllieIorio
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Hilton and the receptionist recommended this place to go for dinner as it is hugely popular with locals, famous for its views. It took us 15 min walk at a gentle pace. Read all the reports about the roof top garden which was closed but the Six restaurant more than made up for it.We managed...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stayed here last weekend, had a great time with friends. Luke was extremely helpful on the front desk giving us things to do in Cambridge on a winter`s day. Ventured to Grantchester on a chilly afternoon which was good fun. Back on Sunday morning they even opened the roof up for us so we could take in the view,...

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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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  • 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 

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Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: RM901 - RM2,079 (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
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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