We loved this hotel - right in the middle of Cambridge so perfect location but hotel on a quiet side street so very peaceful ambience. The valet parking was a real bonus and definitely worth the money. Our room was gorgeous - floor to ceiling windows were like glass walls overlooking the college rooftops. We got a deal on the price and thought we had a bargain. Spacious bathroom and shower - fluffy towels and a proper hair drier! The rooftop bar is another bonus and you are given a blanket if its chilly. We ate dinner at the River Bar - a delicious steak cooked to perfection at a reasonable price. I requested a table by the window which was perfect - whilst we waited the barman offered a taste of his signature Amaretto blueberry cocktail so I had one of those instead of a dessert - good decision!
Breakfast is served in that restaurant and this is my only negative comment: The buffet offered a good continental breakfast but there was a charge for a cooked breakfast which I thought was a shame.
Overall 5 stars - I definitely recommend this hotel and can't wait to go back.
- 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