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The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge (Cambridgeshire)

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

The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge is a 4-star property located 13 minutes by foot from Midsummer Common. Boasting location close to St John's Constituent College, this boutique hotel comprises 48 rooms as well as storage for belongings and a barber shop.

Location

The Cambridge accommodation has a picturesque setting within 1.3 km to Parker's Piece. The hotel is centrally situated 0.6 km from Cambridge Outdoor Market Square. The roomy park "Jesus Green" is also close by.

Well-connected to many sights, The Varsity Hotel & Spa is a 10-minute stroll to Drummer Street bus station.

Rooms

The private bathrooms have a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests may have their continental breakfast in the bar. Also, this hotel features the lounge bar. Brazilian, Mexican, Latin American and Central American delights can be enjoyed at Las Iguanas, located in the area.

Leisure & Business

Highlights at the property include a Jacuzzi and a monsoon shower. Alternatively, guests can exercise in a fitness studio.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 25 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
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Continental 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
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • 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 King-size 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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Location
Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Park
Jesus Green
410 m
St John's St
St John's College
160 m
Museum
Museum of Cambridge
560 m
University
Magdalene College
240 m
University
Trinity Hall Cambridge
220 m
University
Gonville and Caius College
530 m
Gallery
Kettle's Yard
560 m
University
Sidney Sussex College
540 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
27-28 Bridge Street
Wildwood Restaurant
80 m
24-26 Bridge Street
Cafe Rouge Cambridge
160 m
32 Bridge Street
Prezzo - Cambridge
130 m
32 Bridge Street
Cambridge Wine Merchants
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
Bus
Bus stop200 m
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Reviews
8.4
Great390 reviews
Location8.6
Rooms9.2
Service9.0
Dining8.6
  • 9.4
    Perfect

    We appreciated impressive views!

    The staff was amenable, the room was big size and normal double. The breakfast was perfect, there were exceptional bread, pastries and cereals. The hotel has comfy location not far from the centre of town, river and spa too.

    MilesUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    We had a decent weekend here and recommend. The property was conveniently located for one night.

    MaxUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    We enjoyed the continental breakfast and the consistently courteous staff. Captivating view of city. The hotel took care of the first-class service too. Besides, we parked our car nearby. The location was fab, next to corpus clock handless timepiece. Plus it was in a lively area.

    SimonUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Would have extended the stay, it's a gorgeous place. We enjoyed staff and location here. Rooftop bar is a very nice plus. We were offered to move into a beautiful room, good bonus.

    SteveUnited Kingdom, 
  • 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, 
FAQ
Are there any business facilities featured at The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge?
Yes, The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge offers computers and a photocopy machine.
How far is The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge located from the city centre?
The city centre is 1 km away from The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge.
Does The Varsity Hotel & Spa offer any cleaning services?
Yes, The Varsity Hotel & Spa offers laundry and room service.
How much does breakfast cost in The Varsity Hotel & Spa?
Guests of The Varsity Hotel & Spa are offered breakfast for free.
What popular attractions near The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge can I visit?
Guests of The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge can visit Trinity College as well as University of Cambridge, located within just 1.2 and 0.6 km respectively.
What leisure facilities can I make use of at The Varsity Hotel & Spa?
You can benefit from a lending library, barbeque grills and entertainment activities provided at The Varsity Hotel & Spa.
Where can we find The Varsity Hotel & Spa?
The Varsity Hotel & Spa can be found in the centre of the city, 1 km from The River Cam.
Are there any dining facilities close to The Varsity Hotel & Spa?
You will be able to enjoy a meal in nearby establishments, Las Iguanas and Wildwood Restaurant since they are located just about 5 minutes’ walk away from The Varsity Hotel & Spa.
What are the booking prices at The Varsity Hotel & Spa?
The prices at The Varsity Hotel & Spa start from £303.
What kinds of rooms does The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge offer?
The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge offers such room types as Senior Twin Room, Senior King Suite and Double Room.
Does The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge arrange any sport activities on site?
At The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge guests can try such activities as lawn tennis and cycling.
Can I find any public transport next to The Varsity Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there is Bridge Street bus stop within 150 metres away from The Varsity Hotel & Spa.
Address
Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ
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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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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
Bus
Bus stop200 m
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