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The Varsity Hotel & Spa
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed here for one night mid week. The hotel is really nice, the staff are attentive. It is the first hotel I have stayed in for a long time without having to change rooms!! The room was lovely and spacious and a huge walk through shower. Unfortunately due to the weather the roof garden was closed but we will have to go again just to have a look at the views. The hotel is in a great location and I can't recommend it enough, well worth a visit.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I love this place. There is such a lot of tourist tat in Cambridge but this rises above all that and the rooftop bar is the best in the city. Yesterday was a madhouse as it was graduation day so The Varsity was a welcome escape.

I have lived here for 3 years now and there is nowhere better in town, either to stay or for a meal/drink. The location is great too.

Room Tip: Top floor facing the Cam is best
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

The first impression of the room when we arrived was very possative very large clean room looking very modern with nice amenaties real coffee which is a nice touch the bathroom was very clean and modern

The hotel is on the expemsive side soroblems the curtains were to small for the windows so we had light shining around all 4 sides of the curtains

Also being on the front side on the furst floor you can here eveeyone walking paat the hotel singing at 1am at that price would expect some sound pgroofing would expect things to be good but had a few small

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

The Varsity Spa is a stylish hotel right in the centre of Cambridge. The rooms is well appointed, it has an excellent gym and the location is idea for exploring Cambridge. Finally the food at the Riverside restaurant is genuinely superb. All in all excellent.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Disinterested
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is the second time I've stayed at The Varsity hotel and both have been great experiences. The staff are super helpful and friendly and the location couldn't be better. It's right in the centre of town but not on the main street so it's feels quiet and tucked away. The second time I stayed I was upgraded to a Penthouse (Jesus - Room 614) which has the most beautiful views over Cambridge. It was absolutely lovely. I couldn't fault it even though one of the windows had been shattered and was covered with an opaque film to make it safe (funnily enough when I arrived in the evening it looked like a design feature rather than a broken window and i didn't realise it was broken until the morning - see photo) so part of the view was obscured but it was lovely nonetheless. There was a hallway, bedroom, living room and small bathroom. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and also would recommend you try the attached spa; I had a fabulous facial the first time I stayed and felt like I looked years younger which is always a bonus. If you stay in the summer you should definitely try the roof-top bar. It really is a fabulous panoramic view of the city.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank suzzi2020
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