The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge

Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ  show map
 4 stars
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The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge

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

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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathtub

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11.30 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

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City Centre
  • Cambridge
    4300 ft
Airports
  • Cambridge (CBG)
    2.5 mi
  • Duxford (QFO)
    8.3 mi
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Train Station
    1.4 mi
  • Cambridge Railway Station
    1.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
    300 ft
  • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
    400 ft
Parks
  • The River Cam
    800 ft
  • Jesus Green
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11.30 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    48

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Rooms and availability

The Varsity Hotel & Spa photos Room
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Dressing area
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Room Description:

These individually designed rooms have a double bed and luxurious Elemis toiletries.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Dressing area
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Room Description:

These rooms have a king-size bed, are individually designed and include luxurious Elemis toiletries.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa photos Room
Superior King Room
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Dressing area
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Room Description:

Bright and spacious rooms with a super-king size bed and contemporary, boutique design. Luxurious Elemis toiletries are provided.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa photos Room
Senior Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
Room Description:

This twin room features a electric kettle, flat-screen TV and DVD player.

Senior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Senior Room, 1 King Bed (Fellows)

The Varsity Hotel & Spa photos Exterior Hotel information
Senior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
Room Description:

This suite has a bathrobe, DVD player and electric kettle.

Senior Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

This twin room features a electric kettle, flat-screen TV and DVD player.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cafe Jello700 ft
  • Kettles Yard1400 ft
  • Artique1700 ft
  • Artique Gallery1700 ft
  • Byard Art2000 ft
  • Punting2000 ft
  • Kings College / Kings College Chapel2000 ft

Places of interest

  • St John's College700 ft
  • Church Of The Holy Sepulchre700 ft
  • Trinity College Cambridge1400 ft
  • Great St Mary's Church1700 ft
  • Tourist Information Centre & Shop2000 ft
  • King's College2000 ft

Sport related

  • Newmarket Race Cours1700 ft

Amusement

  • Quicksilver1400 ft
  • Gala Clubs1700 ft
  • Gala Bingo1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Cambridge Castle1000 ft

Historical sites

  • Magdalene College400 ft

Museums

  • The Round Church700 ft
  • Folk Museum,Cambridge & County1400 ft

Parks

  • jesus green1400 ft
  • Midsummer Common2000 ft

Theaters

  • ADC Theatre400 ft
  • Cambridge Corn Exchange2000 ft
  • Cambridge Corn Exchange2300 ft
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust2300 ft
  • The Corn Exchange2300 ft
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre2300 ft

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Cambridge Museum of Technology1.1 mi
    The Old Pumping Station Cheddars Lane Cheddars Lane
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden1.1 mi
    1 Brookside
  • The Centre for Computing History1.3 mi
    Unit 1 Rene Court 1 Coldhams Road Coldhams Road
  • Wolfson College1.1 mi
    Barton Road
  • Mill Road1.3 mi
    Lebanese restaurant

Near the hotel

  • Downing Street300 ft
    CambridgeEngland
  • The River Cam800 ft
    CambridgeEngland
  • The Round Church Visitor Centre700 ft
    9A Bridge Street
  • ADC Theatre800 ft
    Park Street, Cambridge
  • Trinity Hall400 ft
    Trinity Lane
  • Magdalene College600 ft
    Magdalene Street
  • Cambridge and County Folk Museum800 ft
    2-3 Castle Street

Restaurants nearby

  • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill300 ft

    Address: 10 Quayside
    Phone: 01223 30 70 30

    85% likes this, based on 354 reviews
    Price Range: USD 15 - USD 20

  • St John's Chop House1000 ft

    Address: 21-24 Northampton Street
    Phone: 01223 353 110

    64% likes this, based on 227 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 46

  • The Cambridge Chop House2300 ft

    Address: 1 Kings Parade
    Phone: 01223 359506

    70% likes this, based on 344 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 46

  • Galleria Restaurant400 ft

    Address: 33 Bridge Street
    Phone: 01223362054

    67% likes this, based on 202 reviews
    Cuisine: European, British

  • Raja Indian Cuisine1900 ft

    Address: 60 King Street
    Phone: 01223 301 501

    71% likes this, based on 60 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 42

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11.30 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    48

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCambridgeThe Varsity Hotel & Spa

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The Varsity Hotel & Spa Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Superb
Based on 370 reviews

Rating by category:

Dining
8.0
Location
8.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
8.0
Value
9.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    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.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    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.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    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.

  • Family with children
    8.8

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

    Breakfast was ok but not great.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Beautifully decorated hotel and superb customer service

  • Family with children
    6.2

    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.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    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

  • Older travelers
    7.4

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

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    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.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    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.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Very nice rooms, high standard

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

  • Couple
    9.2

    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.

  • Single
    10.0

    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.

  • Couple
    7.4

    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.

  • Couple
    10.0

    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)

How to reach hotel

hotel The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge Cambridge location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

Get directions
City Centre
  • Cambridge
    4300 ft
Airports
  • Cambridge (CBG)
    2.5 mi
  • Duxford (QFO)
    8.3 mi
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Train Station
    1.4 mi
  • Cambridge Railway Station
    1.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
    300 ft
  • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
    400 ft
Parks
  • The River Cam
    800 ft
  • Jesus Green
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11.30 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    48

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCambridgeThe Varsity Hotel & Spa

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

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