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Reviewed yesterday 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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Reviewed 2 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 2 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 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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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Varsity hotel is truly excellent. Our room was spacious and not overpriced for the quality, position in the centre of Cambridge , and the excellent service provided. I can not understand the review stating that breakfast is poor!?!? Breakfast is excellent providing not only the usual fresh delicious breads and pastries but also quality cereals, cheeses, delicious ham and...

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Thank JOYCIE18
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've not been to Cambridge before, or stayed in that many hotels either if I'm honest, but I can't fault my experience at the Varsity Hotel and Spa! They made us feel very welcome and the staff go above and beyond to make sure you're happy and comfortable. The room was modern, clean and accommodated all your needs for a...

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Thank 413jess41
hertfordshire
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a top hotel in the centre of Cambridge then this is the place to stay! You couldn't get closer to the action if you tried The hotel is modern ,clean, has excellent staff and it's own well equipped spa, perfect place to relax and unwind after you've spent the day sightseeing and shopping around the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great central location , the valet service was excellent ,didn't need the car as everything yards away.Staff friendly and efficient, our room was of a good size with all mod cons.Wi fi easy to use though TV could do with a few sports channels. We had cocktails in Six before heading out for a late lunch.Extensive bar menu with the...

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Thank camden4471
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Friendly, efficient and thoughtful. The team looked after my pregnant wife and made her needs their priority. We were given an upgrade too. The hotel is well appointed, perfect for the town centre and very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Parking was the only down point however valet was available but with road work in the street it was all too complicated to organise/understand, now that's all for the negatives. The location, the facilities, comfort, breakfast, service from the staff, everything was great! Perfect for a couples or friends break or a business trip, we will definitely be back again.

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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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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: £159 - £374 (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 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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