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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cannot fault this Had a wonderful late lunch on Mother's Day afternoon. Staff were brilliant (made a fuss of our little granddaughter), food and drinks were delicious. Nothing was too much trouble, and of course the views are amazing. Will definitely come back and cannot recommend too highly.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I got the pleasure to visit this wonderful establishment once again. This time it was to live a traditional British experience: tea time ! I have to say my favorite part was being able to choose the kind of tea I wanted and of course the scones. Even with my food allergies the staff made an effort to accommodate me....

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Minster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice clean comfortable room. Bit of a hard bed but that's preference. Very quiet room even though it was a busy hotel. Friendly helpful staff, especially as the lift is out of action. Loved the rooftop bar, brilliant views across the town. Cocktails were of a good standard and not too pricey. In an ideal place for town, river and...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

On our way home from a stay at The Varsity hotel & Spa and wanted to let everyone know what a fantastic hotel this is. Initially I thought the price was a little expensive, however the pictures of the roof top terrace sold it for me and I booked the senior fellows kings room. We arrived in Cambridge early and...

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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is great - proximity to the colleges, great food and drink, and everything within walking distance. The people and service were equally excellent, will definitely stay at The Varsity the next time I'm in the area

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good experience , my sister booked afternoon tea for my mum and me last week.We were warmly greeted by the restaurant manager and shown to our table next to the glass windows.Spectacular view of the college and river made it very special.We enjoyed a selection of teas bought to us in sample pots to choose from.My favourite was the...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not get anything more central , does what it says on the tin.We were made welcome from the moment we arrived .Lovely set up in the room , bright spacious with marble bathroom.Room full of gadgets our ipad tablet computer was great for searching all the sites in Cambridge, train information app was really useful. My wife enjoyed the...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to have our car taken away by the valet parking. The people on reception were polite and helpful. The room was very nice and clean and very well equipped with all the latest mod cons. On arrival at the spa once again the staff were very helpful and the spa although small was very relaxing with an amazing...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful staff. We were given a complimentary upgrade of room which was fabulous. The lift is currently out of order which wasn't a problem as we were on the 2nd floor and our bags were taken up to the room for us. Sadly the rooftop bar was closed on our only night (a Sundays). The spa facilities are clean and...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from a fab weekend in Cambridge with a wonderful stay at The Varsity. Staff were so very helpful and friendly. Used the Valet parking which was great and worked perfectly. We had dinner at the roof top 'SIX' restaurant with its amazing views over the city. The lift wasn't working but we knew about this prior...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Varsity Hotel & Spa is located on the edge of the picturesque River Cam in the heart of Cambridge and just yards from St John's, Trinity and Magdalene College. Ideally situated for punting, shopping, sight-seeing and nightlife, The Varsity hotel guests are truly immersed in the culture and charm of Cambridge life from the moment they arrive. Recharge in the wonderful Elemis spa before soaking up the beautiful skyline with drinks on the hotel's roof terrace,afternoon tea or dinner in the Six Panoramic Bar & Restaurant. Alternatively, guests can indulge in a hearty meal in the River Bar Steakhouse & Grill. Valet parking available from 7 am to 10 pm for hotel's guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $252 - $565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Varsity Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
The Varsity Hotel And Spa
The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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