There are only a handful of hotels worth staying in so the lack of competition allows for higher prices. Also we visited this weekend where there were a lot of graduations taking place and I assume hotel occupancy is high. It is located in a quiet, north side of town.
The hotel is modern with efficient staff. Breakfast is reasonable bit only includes basic fruit, yoghurt, cheese, juice and bread. For any eggs you pay extra.
They offer newspaper and I say yes assuming it's free as in other hotels but it's not. They don't tell you these small things.
Valet parking is $19.50 a day. This is a good option.
Biggest gripe I have is the room, we stayed in one that had a broken aircon. Nothing they could have done but it made our stay less than perfect. . They provided a fan and a cooling machine. We leave the windows open and it starts cooling down at 11pm. We transfer rooms the next day to one with a properly working aircon. Really cold one needed for a hot summer stay.
Upon check out no offer of discount or compensation. I'm starting to think this is not common in the uk as it is in the US.
- 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:
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