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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

4 Self rated

24 Thompson's Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ

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About the hotel

The Varsity Hotel & Spa is located on the edge of the picturesque River Cam, with Valet Car Parking. In the heart of Cambridge and just yards from St John's, Trinity and Magdalene College. The Varsity is a boutique hotel with just 48 individual rooms, each room is named after a different college, and features an LCD TV, DVD library, free Wi-Fi, and an iPod dock.

Most rooms offer monsoon showers and under-floor heating. Some rooms have balconies and views of the college rooftops. The hotel offers an impressive rooftop terrace with uninterrupted views, great for those warm summer nights. The River Bar Steakhouse & Grill is located on the Quayside, with breathtaking views of the river. Inspired by traditional Cambridge, The Varsity offers guests access to the manned onsite Glassworks Gym and Elemis Spa, with hot tub, steam room, sauna and exercise classes. Ideally situated for punting, shopping, sight-seeing and nightlife, The Varsity hotel guests are truly immersed in the culture and charm of Cambridge.

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Showing Monday 24 October 2016 to Tuesday 25 October 2016

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout, Disabled Facilities, Air conditioning in rooms, 24 Hour Reception, Cots available, Safety Deposit Box, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Telephone In Each Room, Laundry/Valet Service, Wake Up Call Available, Porter, Lift to all floors
Wi-Fi Available, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms, Secretary Service
Restaurant, Bar
Gymnasium, Aerobics Studio, Fitness Centre, Sauna, Steam Rooms, Massage, Beauty Salon/Manicure, Solarium, Jacuzzi, Video/DVD Library
In Room Entertainment
Video/DVD Player, TV
Valet Parking, Park and Ride
Disabled Access Public Areas, Disabled Access Bedrooms, Wheelchair Access, Wheelchair Access To Reception, Wheelchair Access To Restaurant, Wheelchair Access To Bar, Wheelchair Access To Leisure Facilities, Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces

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Max Child Age
Up to 12 years old
Important information
04/09/2015 to 31/12/2017 - . The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (24)

79% would recommend it to a friend


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  • mark c

  • June 2016

Fantastic experience

I have stayed at a lot of hotels over the years and the varsity is by far one of the best.

The staff were fantastic and so friendly nothing was too much trouble. The roof terrace and views are amazing and I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a break in Cambridge, you won’t be disappointed.

  • carol p

  • February 2016

A little gem

One night stay with my daughter.

Our room had a floor to ceiling window with lovely views. Very comfortable bed. Real coffee- making facilities. Took two classes in the gym, one of which the instructor ran for me alone as no one else turned up. Wonderful views from the riverside restaurant. Th staff could not have been more helpful. The hotel isn't cheap but competitive with other central hotels and it's right in the heart of Cambridge so you can walk to everything.Would definitely stay here again.

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