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The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)

Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom
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Address
Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ
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Overview

Offering a sun terrace, a sauna and a barber shop, The Varsity Hotel & Spa is 650 metres from University of Cambridge. St John's College is located near the venue, and Cambridge airport is approximately a 15-minute drive away.

Location

Situated in Cambridge City Centre district, the accommodation is set 0.7 km from King's College. This hotel is located 2 km from the centre of Cambridge. The River Cam is also a couple of minutes' drive away.

Cambridge train station is 30 minutes' walking distance away.

Rooms

For your convenience, the rooms offer Wi-Fi, an individual safe and TV. The 48 guest rooms are spread over 6 floors.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served every morning in the restaurant. Guests can enjoy French and European meals at Cote Brasserie within 5 minutes' walk of the property.

Leisure

Provided for free facials and a steam room are available for the accommodation guests. Varsity Hotel & Spa provides a spa area, massage treatments and a Jacuzzi.

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.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, Spanish, Italian.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   48.

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Spa and relaxation
  • Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
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Check-infrom 15:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Senior Fellows Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    30 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Coffee machine
This senior suite comes with climate control. Guests can also entertain themselves with DVD and Wi Fi. It features a private bathroom, equipped with shower facilities, a hairdryer and soft bathrobes. The unit is furnished with a double bed.
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Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    16 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Coffee machine
This room features a wake-up service, a private bathroom, as well as central heating, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a phone. Maximum occupancy of this accommodation unit is 2 guests. It also includes an a double bed.
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Senior Fellows Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Coffee machine
This 22 m² senior twin room comes with 2 single beds and can accommodate up to 2 guests. It features a Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with shower facilities, a hairdryer and bath robes.
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King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Coffee machine
The king room features climate control. Maximum occupancy is 2 people. The private bathroom offers shower facilities, a hairdryer and soft bathrobes. The unit has 1 queen-size bed.
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Superior King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Coffee machine
Spacious room featuring DVD and a private bathroom with a shower, a hair dryer and bath robes. The space can accommodate 2 guests. It is furnished with a super-king size bed.
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Location
Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
University
Trinity Hall Cambridge
220 m
St John's St
St John's College
160 m
Park
Jesus Green
410 m
Museum
Museum of Cambridge
560 m
University
Magdalene College
240 m
University
Gonville and Caius College
530 m
University
Sidney Sussex College
540 m
Gallery
Kettle's Yard
560 m
24 Thompsons Lane 6th Flr
Six
30 m
3 Thompsons Lane Quayside
River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
60 m
Quayside
Las Iguanas
120 m
24 Thompsons Lane The Varsity Hotel & Spa
The Roof Terrace
40 m
3-5 Quayside
Thaikhun Cambridge
80 m
6-8 Quayside
The Punt Yard
70 m
21-24 Bridge Street
Cote Brasserie
120 m
2 Quayside
Cafe Foy
100 m
1-2 Market Hill Grand Arcade
Costa Coffee
150 m
Getting around
Airports
Cambridge (CBG) 4.5 km
London Stansted (STN) 50.0 km
Train
Cambridge Train Station 2.2 km
Cambridge Railway Station 2.3 km
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Reviews
8.4
Great386 reviews
Location8.6
Rooms9.2
Service9.0
Dining8.6
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    The bathroom was very big and clean, good valet parking. Central location, easy walking distance to Cambridges top sights

    Elena K.Russia, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Luxurious hotel, we loved everything.

    TV, a coffeemaker and a CD player were present in the double room.

    AlanUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Super Location

    Very expensive, breakfast only partly free

    JonathanUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Modern rooms, first-class service including valet parking, great restaurant + breathtaking rooftop bar

    One elevator is clearly not enough with the traffic

    GarethUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.2
    Very good

    Дщсфешщтsuper! Staff great!

    Shower in the bathtub a disaster! Equipment very old fashioned! Contemporary renovation urgently needed!

    BrianUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location of the hotel is perfect for Cambridge. The breakfast in the Roof Restaurant offers a 360° panoramic view and is very good. The staff is very friendly and courteous. The rooms are fine, too. Since I was only one night, I was unfortunately not able to use the spa offer.

    MartynUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    Very friendly and professional staff. Beautiful view from the roof restaurant.

    Breakfast for the price range insufficient. Only boiled eggs, one type of cheese, one type of ham, one type of salami, etc. Rooms very small, very few TV channels, no shower curtain, lots of water at the floor from the shower.

    SarahUnited Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Impressed with Facilities and staff were great - We stayed for wedding so didnt get full use of the facilities however would definatly return !

    No comment - nothing to say - was excellent

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    location

    1.Noise from dustbins outside at 6.00am waking us up on both mornings, even at weekends 2.No showercap, nailfiles etc in bathroom and nowhere to put wash bag 3.Very expensive cup of tea costing £4.50 for one on roof terrace 4.The room I booked for my friends was ridiculously small with no bath and the hotel were charging the same price as a larger room 5. Total inflexibility with the breakfast that was included in the price of the room. We wanted scrambled eggs with smoked salmon instead of the full english breakfast and were made to pay for it. Also the cooked breakfast had obviously been cooked earlier as it was luke warm and dried up. 6. Terrible value for money. It was as if they were deliberately not providing any extras one would expect from a hotel at that price under the pretences of being eco-friendly

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location

    Small rooms, no bath in the bathroom, dark passageways, mediocre staff, stuffy rooms at night, no parking, restaurant tucked in at the back of the gym

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    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.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.8
    Great

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

    Breakfast was ok but not great.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Beautifully decorated hotel and superb customer service

    United Kingdom, 
FAQ
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, continental breakfast is available for the guests.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 15:30 till 23:59.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 11:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is 2 km away from the hotel.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers room service.
What landmarks can I visit in the area?
You can visit Magdalene Bridge that lies within 200 metres of the hotel.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at Las Iguanas, The Roof Terrace and The Punt Yard located about 50 metres away.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a twin room.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from fitness classes and a gym area available on site.
Address
Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ
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Check-infrom 15:30-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Cambridge (CBG) 4.5 km
London Stansted (STN) 50.0 km
Train
Cambridge Train Station 2.2 km
Cambridge Railway Station 2.3 km
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