The Varsity Hotel & Spa


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 Wednesday 7 October 2015 to Thursday 8 October 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Disabled Facilities
In room facilities
Air conditioning in rooms , Safety Deposit Box , Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Telephone In Each Room
Hotel services
24 Hour Reception , Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available
Family friendly
Cots available
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
In room entertainment
Video/DVD Player , TV , Video/DVD Library
Porter , Lift to all floors
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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From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
04/09/2015 to 31/12/2017 - Due to building work taking place along Thompson's Lane, the road is closed between Mondays to Fridays. Please use CB5 8AS for diversion via Jesus Lane and New Park Street. Need help? Call 01223306030 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

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Very Good

All reviews (38)

92% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Callum Miles-hicks

  • September 2015


My girlfriend and I stayed for 1 night for her birthday.

When we arrived we found that we had been complimentary upgraded to a super king room,

The room was Magical it was the best weekend I've ever had!!!. We can't wait to go back!.

The staff are so friendly and helpful, the best hotel I've ever stayed in!!!!

  • Paul Dalgas

  • July 2015

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Excellent service.

Excellent hotel!

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