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

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Steam room

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Varsity Hotel & Spa is a 4-star hotel providing a luxurious accommodation near to The Round Church Visitor Centre, University of Cambridge and ADC Theatre. Since 2010, it has been hosting guests in the center of Cambridge.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property. A church, a college and a chapel lie a short distance away.

The comfortable hotel offers quick access to restaurants, bars and cafés.

A local bus stop lies within 200 meters away. The hotel is around 40 minutes' drive from London Stansted airport.

Rooms

The Varsity Hotel & Spa offers 48 guestrooms appointed with climate control, LCD TV, a private safe, coffee/tea makers and a sitting area with all the sights of Cambridge within easy access. Many rooms come with a captivating view on the river. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning. Guests are welcome to the River bar to relax with a drink. Located in a shopping area, River Bar Steakhouse & Grill and Galleria Restaurant serve a wide range of meals.

Services

Laundry, 24-hour reception and wedding services as well as a storage room, currency exchange and a car park are available for guests' use.

Relax

Treatment facilities feature reflex massage and facials. On-site fitness amenities include a gym and a fitness center.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • 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

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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 Center
  • Cambridge
    1.3 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Train Station
    2.2 km
  • Cambridge Railway Station
    2.3 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
    80 m
  • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
    120 m
Parks
  • Jesus Green
    390 m
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
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
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
  • 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
The Varsity Hotel & Spa photos Room
Superior King Room
  • Room size:

    19 m²

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
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Senior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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

The Varsity Hotel & Spa Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cafe Jello200 m
  • Holy Trinity Church400 m
  • Kettles Yard400 m
  • Artique Gallery500 m
  • Artique500 m
  • Kings College / Kings College Chapel600 m
  • Punting600 m
  • Byard Art600 m

Places of interest

  • St John's College200 m
  • Church Of The Holy Sepulchre200 m
  • Trinity College Cambridge400 m
  • Great St Mary's Church500 m
  • King's College600 m
  • Tourist Information Centre & Shop600 m

Sport related

Amusement

  • Quicksilver400 m
  • Gala Bingo500 m
  • Gala Clubs500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Cambridge Castle300 m

Historical sites

  • Magdalene College100 m

Museums

  • The Round Church200 m
  • Folk Museum,Cambridge & County400 m

Parks

  • jesus green400 m
  • Midsummer Common600 m

Theaters

  • ADC Theatre100 m
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre600 m
  • Cambridge Corn Exchange600 m
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust700 m
  • The Corn Exchange700 m

Public parking

  • University of Cambridge600 m

Local attractions

  • Our Lady and the English Martyrs 1.7 km
    Hills Road, Cambridge
  • Cambridge Community Church3.7 km
    14 Alpha Terrace, Cambridge
  • Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve7.1 km
    Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge
  • Cambridge University Botanic Garden1.9 km
    1 Brookside, Cambridge
  • Milton Country Park4.2 km
    Cambridge Road, Cambridge

Near the hotel

  • The Round Church Visitor Centre160 m
    Bridge Street, Cambridge
  • Cambridge and County Folk Museum420 m
    2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge
  • King's College Chapel620 m
    King's Parade, Cambridge
  • Whipple Museum of the History of Science760 m
    Free School Lane, Cambridge
  • Jesus Green390 m
    Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
  • Kettle's Yard House and Gallery460 m
    Castle Street, Cambridge
  • Great St Mary's Church 590 m
    St Mary's Passage, Cambridge

Restaurants nearby

  • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill80 m

    Address: 10 Quayside
    Phone: 01223 30 70 30

    85% likes this, based on 354 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 11 - GBP 15

  • St John's Chop House300 m

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

    64% likes this, based on 227 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 35

  • The Cambridge Chop House700 m

    Address: 1 Kings Parade
    Phone: 01223 359506

    70% likes this, based on 344 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 35

  • Galleria Restaurant120 m

    Address: 33 Bridge Street
    Phone: 01223362054

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

  • Raja Indian Cuisine570 m

    Address: 60 King Street
    Phone: 01223 301 501

    71% likes this, based on 60 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 31

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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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:

Rooms
9.0
Service
8.0
Value
9.0
Dining
8.0
Location
8.0

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 Center
  • Cambridge
    1.3 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Train Station
    2.2 km
  • Cambridge Railway Station
    2.3 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
    80 m
  • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
    120 m
Parks
  • Jesus Green
    390 m
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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