The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge

Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQshow map
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Overview

Offering a hairdresser, a health club and a solarium, The Varsity Hotel & Spa lies in a picturesque area of Cambridge, 250 meters from The River Cam and 450 meters from Trinity College Cambridge. The Varsity Hotel & Spa was opened in 2010 and offers luxurious rooms.

The city center is 20 minute walking distance from the hotel. There are restaurants, bars and cafés in the area.

The hotel is situated near a church, a chapel and a college.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa is about 45 minutes drive away from London Stansted airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of senior flat, king room and superior king room that come with modern décor as well as climate control, a private safe, LCD TV, a dressing room and a sitting area. The Varsity Hotel & Spa features rooms with the river view. Guests can also use an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

A day at The Varsity Hotel & Spa begins with a complimentary breakfast. Serving European and British meals, River Bar Steakhouse & Grill is about 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

The hotel offers a baggage storage, a safety deposit box and a beauty salon as well as a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier for guests' comfort.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a rooftop terrace and a library. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 19.50 per day.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   48.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 19.50 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11.30 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
St John's CollegeSt John's College700 ft
King's CollegeKing's College2000 ft
Holy Trinity ChurchHoly Trinity Church2300 ft
Museum Of ZoologyMuseum Of Zoology3000 ft
Fitzwilliam MuseumFitzwilliam Museum3300 ft
Cambridge Corn ExchangeCambridge Corn Exchange2000 ft
Cambridge Arts TheatreCambridge Arts Theatre2300 ft
University of CambridgeUniversity of Cambridge2000 ft
Robinson CollegeRobinson College3300 ft
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River Bar Steakhouse & GrillRiver Bar Steakhouse & Grill300 ft10 Quayside
Galleria RestaurantGalleria Restaurant400 ft33 Bridge Street
St John's Chop HouseSt John's Chop House1000 ft21-24 Northampton Street
Raja Indian CuisineRaja Indian Cuisine1900 ft60 King Street
The Cambridge Chop HouseThe Cambridge Chop House2300 ft1 Kings Parade
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Botanic Garden CambridgeBotanic Garden Cambridge1.2 mi
Cambridge Train StationCambridge Train Station1.3 mi
Cambridge Railway StationCambridge Railway Station1.4 mi
Cambridge Railway StationCambridge Railway Station1.4 mi
Mickey FlynnsMickey Flynns1.2 mi
CineworldCineworld1.6 mi
Wolfson CollegeWolfson College1.1 mi
Cambridge University Botanic GardenCambridge University Botanic Garden1.2 mi
Homerton CollegeHomerton College1.8 mi
Wandlebury Country Park and Nature ReserveWandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve4.6 miGog Magog Hills Babraham
Anglesey AbbeyAnglesey Abbey5.5 miAnglesey Abbey Quy Road
Imperial War MuseumsImperial War Museums7.9 miDuxford Airfield, Duxford
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Getting around
Airports
Cambridge (CBG)2.5 mi
Duxford (QFO)8.3 mi
Train
Cambridge Train Station1.4 mi
Cambridge Railway Station1.4 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  374  reviews

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Rooms
8.0
Service
8.0
Dining
8.0
Location
  • 9.2
    Superb

    We loved our room - 516. Very nicely appointed. Beautiful views of Cambridge from two floor to ceiling windows. Rooftop lounge was really nice and the location could not have been better for seeing our son who is studying at Magdalene. Right next to the river. Close to many of the sites in the city center, Jesus Park, and a nearby bus stop.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Exellent location in the middle of the town centre. Very comfortable and spacious room (if you book a senior fellow room) and well equipped bathroom en-suite. Good food in the restaurant and exellent breakfast.

    You have to park the car in a nearby park garage wich is very expensive (over 50 pound for 2 days). Thin walls in the room so you can hear neighbour guests tv and talking.

  • 10.0
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    The varsity was a compact well run hotel.Close to the main street and having a first class gym.It had a roof top restaurant with great views of Cambridge.They were very responsive to requests.I Enjoyed my stay very much.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Modern hotel, well decorated, spacious rooms, centrally located & friendly staff

    Breakfast was ok but not great.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Beautifully decorated hotel and superb customer service

  • 6.2
    Good

    Breakfast was excellent

    Bed size issues. We booked two rooms-one double and one king. The beds were exactly the same size!! When we brought this issue to attention of staff no changes were made. Very disappointing experience.

  • 9.6
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    very helpful reception staff.

    Continental breakfast was very good, but full English was not. Very nice scrambled egg, but dry bacon and black pudding were inedible. I believe that poached or boiled eggs were available, but we were not told and did not get a sight of a menu. Breakfast room nicely situated above the river, but the tables were very small (especially as the plates were huge) and were too close together

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Very convenient forcentral Cambridge, comfortable, , gym facilities next door, good buffet breakfast.

  • 10.0
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    Modern decor. Clean, comfortable rooms, good breakfast. Rooftop lounge area and bar (as wel as one inside). Spotless. Very comfortable bed, wide range of tv/radio/plug ability for iPod etc. HDTV channels would be a great addition. Green tea and filter coffee as well as regular tea and corffee in room. Plenty of storage in room.

    In an ideal world, the room would have been air conditioned, with the window open it was a bit noisy early in the morning. I think some rooms are air conditioned, if it's important to you, check.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The location was good as was the excellent roof terrace. It was quiet.

    The room was very small and the bathroom even smaller.The double bed was barely big enough for myself and my wife. Most hotel double beds are generous in size...this was not. The price was too high for what it offered and in comparison to E.g The Crowne Plaza, it was not good value.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Very nice rooms, high standard

    The only issue was they had no record of my booking 391647668 & we had to rebook

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The room was absolutely spotless. We stayed in a graduates double room which had a lovely big window, large wall-mounted television and a modern en suite. The staff were extremely welcoming and accomodating, making our stay an absolute pleasure.

    The price was fairly steep as although the room was lovely, it was much smaller than I had anticipated for the money I spent. However we did stay in one of the least extravagent rooms on offer so this was perhaps to be expected.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Excellent location. Wonderful room & bath, terrace with view, and even better 360-view from roof top terrace! Breakfast room and whirlpool over river Cam. Nice people at reception and breakfast. In other words: perfect.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Located about a 10-minute walk from the middle of Cambridge, this is a nice, modern hotel on 5 floors, decorated alternately with modern photographs of Cambridge and portraits of old bufty luminaries with improbable beards from nearby colleges. I very much enjoyed use of the neighboring sauna, steamroom and jacuzzi facilities (which I had to myself) - and may well have psyched myself up to use the gym had I brought my gear. Breakfast in the restaurant was sensational - a ham and mushroom omelette cooked with love and skill, and attentive staff.

    Room and bed were a trifle slight for my £140 - but then I am a pauper, and I believe we managed the accolade of booking the smallest double room in the hotel. Shame that a minor rain shower closed the roof terrace, as the views are very good, so I'm told. Lastly, a little local knowledge on the part of the youthful receptionists wouldn't hurt - they were a little befuddled by my question "so, what should we do in Cambridge on a damp Monday morning," when surely a couple of suggestions should have tripped off the tongue. But this is nitpicking - a very nice hotel.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We have stayed before in this hotel which was why we chose it again, upon our arrival we were told that we had been upgraded to a superior king room which was fabulous! Although I am a bit sad that it appeared to be the only one without a claw foot bath! ;o)

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  374 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11.30 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExtra bedChildren above
6 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cambridge (CBG)2.5 mi
Duxford (QFO)8.3 mi
Train
Cambridge Train Station1.4 mi
Cambridge Railway Station1.4 mi
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