I stayed here for a week for business and a conference outside of Cambridge. This is not your typical standard hotel and that is what attracted me to it. The very best part of the hotel is the roof terrace with an incredible view of Cambridge. The worst part of the hotel is it is extremely noisy. They clearly screwed up with the sound insulation both external and from within the hotel, it is too bizarre for words. I had tried to get a different room to see whether that was better but was told there were none, but I got this answer after I asked 3 times. Restaurant for breakfast is not in the same building so you have to go outside,walk through the spa part up a narrow pair of stairs to the restaurant which is very nice indeed. decent breakfast. Staff is mixed, some very warm and service oriented people some very cold and one blunt person. Gym is nice but TVs did not work properly and when I told them, yeah we know difficult to repair. They could not be bothered that much was clear. There are not many nice hotels in Cambridge and I had hoped this one would be different and nice to come back to. Location is pretty good but the noise problem and high price per room for such a poorly insulated hotel makes me hesitate whether I would come back here. Too bad.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Varsity Hotel And Spa
- The Varsity Hotel Cambridge