Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge

 4 stars
Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ  show mapSave
From  US$ 345
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4.5
out of 5
Exceptional
Based on  87 reviews
Great location, nice setting beside the river and staff very helpful & friendly.
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  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

Overview

The traditional 4-star Varsity Hotel And Spa provides quick access to colleges, a chapel nearby. Since 2010, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Cambridge.

Rooms

The property comprises 45 modern rooms appointed with Wi-Fi, a balcony and LCD TV.

Eat

The hotel The Varsity And Spa provides visitors with a free continental breakfast. 

Relax

The on-site SPA facilities include a hot tub, a steam room and a sauna.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms   48.

Location

hotel Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge Cambridge location

Many Cambridge sights, including Cambridge Lakes Golf Course, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial and Our Lady and the English Martyrs are 20 minutes away from the hotel. You can see Clare College, Magdalene College and ADC Theatre only 150m from the hotel.

Getting around.

5 minutes by car from Cambridge airport.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 2.4km
  • Airport: Cambridge - 5.0km, London Stansted - 37.9km
  • Train Station Cambridge Railway Station - 3.4km
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Facilities

General
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers/magazines
Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is 1. 

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        The Varsity Hotel And Spa LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Attractions for Tourists
        General
        • Church Of The Holy Sepulchre
          200 m
        • Great St Mary's Church
          500 m
        • Tourist Information Centre & Shop
          600 m
        Sport related
        Amusement
        • Quicksilver
          400 m
        • Gala Clubs
          500 m
        • Gala Bingo
          500 m
        • Cambridge Arts Picture House Booking Line
          900 m
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • King's College
          700 m
        Museums
        • The Round Church
          200 m
        • Folk Museum,Cambridge & County
          400 m
        • Sedgwick Museum Of Earth Sciences
          800 m
        Parks
        • jesus green
          400 m
        • midsummer common
          700 m
        Universities, Institutes
        Theaters
        • ADC Theatre
          100 m
        • 600 m
        • The Corn Exchange
          700 m
        • Cambridge Corn Exchange
          700 m
        • Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust
          700 m

        Local Attractions

        • Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic)
          1.7km
          Hills Road, Cambridge
        • Cambridge University Botanic Garden
          1.9km
          1 Brookside, Cambridge
        • Wolfson College
          2.0km
          Barton Road, Cambridge
        • The Centre for Computing History
          2.1km
          Rene Court, Cambridge
        • Cambridge Lakes Golf Course
          2.7km
          Trumpington Road, Cambridge

        Near the hotel

        • Clare College
          140 m
          Trinity Lane, Cambridge
        • The Round Church Visitor Centre
          160 m
          Bridge Street, Cambridge
        • St. John's College
          210 m
          St. John's St., Cambridge
        • Magdalene College
          210 m
          Magdalene Street, Cambridge
        • ADC Theatre
          230 m
          Park Street, Cambridge
        • Cambridge Science Centre
          280 m
          18 Jesus Lane, Cambridge
        • Jesus Green
          390 m
          Victoria Avenue, Cambridge

        Restaurants Nearby

        • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

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

          80 m
          10 Quayside

          Phone: 01223 30 70 30

        • Galleria Restaurant

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

          120 m
          33 Bridge Street

          Phone: 01223362054

        • St John's Chop House

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

          310 m
          21-24 Northampton Street

          Phone: 01223 353 110

        • Raja Indian Cuisine

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

          570 m
          60 King Street

          Phone: 01223 301 501

        • The Cambridge Chop House

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

          700 m
          1 Kings Parade

          Phone: 01223 359506

        The Varsity Hotel And Spa Reviews

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

        Average guest rating

        4.5
        out of 5
        Exceptional
        Based on 87 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Value
        4.4
        Dining
        4.3
        Service
        4.5
        Rooms
        4.6
        Location
        4.4

        Individual guest reviews

        • Location is very convenient and a nice modern boutique style hotel in the middle of the city. Staff leave you alone and rooms are very well equipped, mattresses are very comfortable, gym is good.

          Restaurant for breakfast was cramped.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.0
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            3
          • Value
            4
          • Dining
            3
        • The location was excellent and the hotel was lovely. The staff were excellently trained, rooms were beautiful and the food in the restaurant was also really good. Spa and gym were great.

          No proper bar.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.5
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            4
          • Value
            5
        • Good location near historic Cambridge and stylish hotel. Staff were very pleasant and beds were great. The breakfast was wonderful too.

          The room i stayed in was very small and food service should be more clearly laid out for travelers.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.4
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            4
          • Service
            5
          • Value
            4
          • Dining
            4
        • The location was great, the bed was very comfortable and the room's and general hotel decor were of a high standard, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was good, spa facilites were excellent and the whole family enjoyed a trip to the gym.

          The nearby public car park is expensive and about 150 yds away.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.9
          • Location
            5
          • Service
            5
          • Value
            3
          • Dining
            3
        • Great view at breakfast and one of the best in the country. Very convenient forcentral Cambridge and friendly staff. The rooms were very clean, the food was hot.

          Restaurant you have to exit the hotel and walk round the corner, car park not close and not clearly sign posted.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.5
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            4
          • Value
            4
        • Best location in Cambridge and the restaurant is situated right on the river Cam and serves excellent steaks. The setting is perfect and the staff is very helpful and the breckfast is good. The rooms are luxurious, clean and comfortable, modern facilities and size of rom.

          The service was among the worst i have experienced in hotels and the breakfasts were very poor. The receptionists were not very Polished.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.4
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            5
          • Value
            4
          • Dining
            4
        • Location and room were excellent, the car park assistance was great The bed was very comfortable A very nice hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful, the bathroom was beautiful and clean, the food was of a very high standard for breakfast.

          Not good enough for the prices charged, service was VERY slow and the receptionist was not very apologetic either.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.5
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            4
          • Value
            5
          • Dining
            5
        • Very stylish and excellent location, the hot tub in the spa is wonderful and great to watch everyone go along the canal, clean comfortable and the rooms at the top of the hotel have spectacular glass and views. The staff are friendly, helpful and in the bedroom I would have liked tissues and a mini bar. Jacuzzi are fabulous and restaurant are perfect.

          Nearest long stay car park a good 10 minute walk away.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.7
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            5
          • Value
            5
        • Central location, lovely hotel and all the staff were very polite , informative and very helpful 10/10. Room was clean and comfortable.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.9
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            3
          • Service
            4
          • Value
            4
        • Excellent location, lovely hotel and tthe staff were friendly and helpful. The room was absolutely spotless.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.9
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            5
          • Value
            5
        • Awesome views from the rooftop garden and delightful overnight stay. Friendly and helpful staff, great bathroom. Makes breakfast very enjoyable and spa good.

          Then location of the hotel was wonderful.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.6
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            5
          • Value
            4
        • Staff were very helpful for arranging my travel arrangements back to the airport, the location of the hotel was excellent and the service was exceptional. The room was beautifully furnished.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.8
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            5
          • Value
            4
        • Central Cambridge location and nice hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful, beautifully furnished rooms. Good food in the restaurant, great spa.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.3
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            5
          • Service
            4
          • Value
            5
          • Dining
            4
        • Location is excellent and the situation is fab and no parking this could be a good place.

          Room we had was reall small.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            3.3
          • Location
            4
          • Rooms
            4
          • Value
            2
        • Wonderful views of Cambridge from the roof top terrace, the location of the hotel is PERFECT for shopping and the sights.

          The room was very small and the bathroom even smaller.

          My rating for the hotel:

          • Average rating
            4.2
          • Location
            5
          • Rooms
            3
          • Value
            5
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        Hotel Awards 2012

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        Best Boutique

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated asBest Boutique Hotels in United Kingdom

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