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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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Halstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Good location but quite an odd hotel. The room wasn't as advertised ( granted, more an issue with booking.com ). Dinner at the grill next door was okay but £25 for a below average steak and my dinner was lobster Mac and cheese for £18. The lobster was scarce and way over cooked, thrown in with a tin of what...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2014

service as always was perfect - the staff is always so friendly. the views from the room are outstanding - it was a shame the weather was so dire and so the balcony couldn't be used. another stay is on the cards very soon!

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London
Reviewed 5 January 2014

This was our second time at the hotel. The rooms are great - really nicely furnished and with all the touches you would expect in this price range. Staff are fantastic. The only let down is the lack of sound-proofing between rooms. At these prices you don't want to hear the couple next door arrive back late after a boozy...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Our friend booked a couple of rooms very last minute and we were extremely pleased with the hotel, the attention to detail, the rooms and the service. We enjoyed using the private lounge to have drinks and reading the papers! The Elemis products in the rooms were fab too. Breakfast was really tasty and overlooking the Cam made it even...

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Thank Laura H
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed here for New Year's Eve 2013. This hotel is excellent, the staff are super friendly and efficient and were extremely professional. The room was very well appointed and comfortable. We ate in the River Bar restaurant at the hotel ( dinner and breakfast)- the food and service were second to none. We even met the head chef Angus!...

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2013

What a great hotel and location. We arrived on Boxing Day and the staff were all very helpful and pleasant and could not be more accommodating. We were upgraded to the penthouse suite which was a really nice touch and this set the scene for the rest of our honeymoon. The penthouse is something else with use of an apple...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We've just come back from a 2-night stay at the Varsity as a short treat for ourselves after the Christmas holidays and we loved it. The first night wasn't amazing - the room we were in (520) didn't have a window that opened and in the winter the air conditioning will only heat the room. As such, we overheated before...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Sadly I didn't sample the full offerings of The Varsity (limited time available in Cambridge), however, the rooms and the service were second to none. The actual room was beautiful, large, well appointed, 'illy' real coffee cafetiere (rather than the usual Nescafé instant!), nice views (rather than amazing) of Cambridge and a very comfortable four-poster. The staff literally could not...

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Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2013

weekend in cambridge just before christmas ,hotel in perfect location to explore city, very festive ,hotel excellent,staff very good,and helpful,only drawback you have to go out of hotel ,just a few steps to get to restaurant, for breakfast which was very good,not a real problem .room well appointed and very comfortable, will stay again

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We stayed here for one night and found the hotel to be comfortable, clean and very convenient for our business in Central Cambridge. The valet parking was very useful and efficient. The associated Steak House restaurant was fun for dinner and served a fine breakfast.

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“i stayed in room 412”
 of 5 bubbles sbaker543, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“make it to breakfast”
 of 5 bubbles fischmann34, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on the top floor. But all the rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulFDavies, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one not overlooking the side street where the bins are”
 of 5 bubbles 321arti, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I doesn't make sense to stay here, you will find better and cheaper”
 of 5 bubbles asiana55, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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