The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Thompson's Lane (Off Bridge Street), Cambridge, CB5 8AQ, United Kingdom
+44 122 330 6030

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rate per night

8,7

Excellent
based on 1 854 reviews
The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Priceline R2 449
Expedia R2 685
KAYAK R2 790
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0,7 km
Location rating 9,3
Nearest airport London Stansted
Distance to airport 37,0 km

Rooms

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King rooms

R6 787+

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King bed
R6 787 per night

Double rooms

R2 449+

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R2 790 per night
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R2 984 per night
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R5 070 per night

Reviews

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amazing views in 35 reviews
centre of cambridge in 19 reviews
comfortable bed in 94 reviews
continental breakfast in 233 reviews
friendly staff in 401 reviews
great location in 347 reviews
lovely room in 256 reviews
restaurant floor in 157 reviews
restaurant good in 119 reviews
roof terrace in 122 reviews
roof top bar in 160 reviews
sixth floor in 53 reviews
spa facilities in 112 reviews
woken up very early in 5 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9,2

    Amazing views. Great staff. Great food.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10,0

    We found that all of the staff were really helpful, especially Dario at reception who sorted out a booking problem that we had. The waiting staff were really great and made our afternoon tea go very smoothly.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9,2

    Cool Design , location great , rooms are charming, colours very well chosen, view stunning , terrace super useful and very practicable , spa and gymn next door excellent , staff charming.

    5th floor bedrooms are under the main restaurant so despite having a stunning view is a bit noisy as you can heard people walking on top of you in the evening and during bfast time so I recommend booking rooms on 4th floor instead

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9,6

    The style is great.

    The cooked breakfast should be included in the cost. Even cheep hotels provide a full breakfast service if the option is selected. The room cost per night is quite high so it’s difficult to justify having an additional charge for breakfast over & beyond the breakfast you e already paid for. The breakfast included amounted to vertically nothing, toast cereal coffee and juice. Measuring the breakfast experience and only the breakfast experience, I would say you’ve fallen behind your competitors and are providing less than I would expect. The bar 6 restaurant has a couple of steaks but the riverside bar out performs it for choice. Might be worth considering why is bar 6 underperforming here. Why does the Riverside have a better range of steaks to choose from.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10,0

    Location and staff very friendly and efficient.

    The pillows were horrendous and probably should have been replaced several years ago. They were completely saggy and scrunched up to nothing. The overall decor was quite tacky and had a cheap aesthetic. The Spa was a waste of time for us sadly (unfortunately steam room was broken) and the jacuzzi had a couple in that did not want to share, so we ended up going without using any of these facilities. Outside was very noisy with late night revellers and early deliveries. The restaurant ‘SIX’ fooled us by the pictures. We had booked to eat here, but upon entering it was completely soulless and the lights were so bright, including the harsh LED’s above the terrace area that you couldn’t see any panoramic views of Cambridge. Why no candles? Madness. We left to eat elsewhere. Unfortunately the morning was no better. There was a horrible ringing screeching sound which we were advised was the toaster. Not the staff’s fault but again we had to leave to eat elsewhere as it was unbearable.

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About

Overview

The Varsity Hotel and Spa is located in Cambridge, close to the many colleges in the area including Jesus and Magdalene College, King’s College, and St. John’s. Shopping, nightlife, and restaurants are also nearby this centrally-located hotel, with many popular attractions and destinations within walking distance of the property. The hotel also provides complimentary bicycles for guest use, making it even easier to explore the local area. Parking is available, with valet parking provided by the hotel for a fee.

The Varsity Hotel and Spa offers a rooftop terrace and a panoramic bar and restaurant located on the sixth floor. There is a fitness center and gym with daily fitness classes available, as well as a full-service spa that features a spa pool, steam room, and sauna with a variety of available spa treatments. The front desk is open 24 hours. Laundry and dry cleaning service are provided by the hotel, which also provides coffee and tea in the lobby. There are two restaurants and a bar at the hotel, which also has one meeting room available for small meetings and events.

There are 44 guest rooms that all feature unique designs and various views of the city. Rooms include complimentary WiFi and continental breakfast, along with a flat-screen TV and premium channels, individual climate control, comfortable beds and bedding, a desk, and private baths with walk-in monsoon showers. Select deluxe rooms and suites feature optional upgrades like under-floor heating, soaking bathtubs, private terraces, in-room Apple computer, and other premium amenities.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,7 Excellent

based on 1 854 reviews

9,3

Location

8,8

Service

5,8

Breakfast

5,2

Value

Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Comfortable beds
  • Great view
  • Awesome terrace

Check in

15:30

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Complimentary breakfast
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Internet
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Spa
Hot tub
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beauty salon
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Sauna
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Lift
Massage
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Pets not allowed
Steam room
Towels
Rooftop
Cable or satellite TV

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • River Cam 54 m
  • ADC Theatre 235 m
  • Kettle's Yard 260 m
  • Cambridge Castle 304 m
  • Bridge of Sighs 318 m
  • Jesus Green 342 m

Getting around

Cambridge 3,9 km
London Stansted 37 km
Cambridge Station, Cambs 2,3 km
Cambridge Shelford 7 km

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