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Thompson's Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.3/10! (score from 407 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Varsity Hotel & Spa.
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Terrace, Sun terrace
Fitness centre, Spa and wellness centre, Hot tub
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Restaurant (à la carte), Special diet menus (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.
Room service, 24-hour front desk, Luggage storage, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Trouser press, Meeting/banquet facilities, Fax/photocopying
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Lift, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
From 15:30 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 407 reviews
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Score from 600 reviews Very good
Gabriella really looked after us on our wedding night. : )
Roof Bar was lovely as was breakfast next door.
It would have been nice if you could get a coffee up on the roof terrace in the morning.
What a wonderful place.
The three best places to stay in Cambridge are The Varsity, The Varsity and The Varsity.
Wifi could have been stronger in our room. Otherwise excellent hotel in all respects.
a must: enjoy a drink on the roof top bar - if the weather is not on your side: there is a very relaxing indoor lounge location is optimal
old style door key (but because of the 24hour service no problem)
Very helpful, friendly staff, great location, fabulous room with balcony, very good breakfast - just all-around great hotel.
Not a thing!
Excellent location near the river Cam. Friendly staff. Free room upgrade. Delicious breakfast. Efficient valet service.
We found the cleanliness of the hotel exceptional, the staff were very welcoming and keen to please and interested in the guests. Nice friendly hotel with a lovely ambience and contemporary decor.
The postcode on the website took us to an entrance that wasn't always open so we had to call the hotel and get an alternative postcode which was a long way round.
We enjoyed our stay at the Varsity Hotel, coming from Cambridge itself we went there for a weekend break and thoroughly enjoyed. The room was clean and tidy and modern and we loved the bathroom and shower! The only things we'd comment on was the continental breakfast which we didn't much like and the spa which was a bit too small.
every thing in general in great about this hotel. it is a small building but do not fell like that. the location was amazing. the roof terrace wonderful 360 degree view of Cambridge. very nice staff and very welcoming.
the only thing that the restaurant did not have any elevator, my mother with really bad knees and did not have breakfast even it was paid for because of that.
Beautiful room and hotel in general. Rooftop bar is spectacular. Location is perfect.
Considering the rates of the hotel I would expect a complimentary hot breakfast - if one wants porridge, eggs, full English etc this costs extra so our breakfast was essentially cereal, yoghurt and pastries...
Fantastic location within walking distance of everything
Overpriced for what you get. Quite a small hotel although room was a good size (superior king). Seemed too many and not overly effective staff - definitely not 5 star treatment. Room was cleaned quite late in evening (5pm).
Breakfast poor Room somewhat spartan Bath pointless - it had no taps! Very expensive wines Poor room menus Restaurant nothing special and very cramped
Generally staff was great especially Petia was very friendly and made us feel like at home.
I booked this hotel for my wedding but I was disappointed as I was expecting completely different room as the website advertises. I paid £530 for 2 nights bad expecting better room for the value. I could book easily better room in other hotel and for better value. Breakfast was ok.
Perfect location, excellent roof bar, cute restaurant for breakfast
Can't sleep on a Saturday night bc glass recycling bin just below almost all guest windows - lots of restaurants use that to dump empty bottles late late late into the night / early morning; popular roofbar means lots of people going in and out of the small hotel / up the stairwell or in the single elevator
The wifi connection was very unreliable
Staff, room, rooftop view and central location. Professional, reliable and efficient valet parking.
Very disappointed by the evening meal and general ambience of steakhouse style restaurant.
Comfy bed Beautiful bathroom with roll top bath Roof top bar with great views
Really poor quality breakfast
The balcony and roof terrace View out over the city Good quality technology in room
Full English not included in price
Great location in the centre of Cambridge, with a spacious, clean and very comfortable room. Facilities were excellent and the staff friendly. Cocktails in the bar were good too!
Fantastic location, very stylish hotel at a reasonable price.
Slow wifi, room was a little too hot
Wonderful comfortable rooms restaurant with great food 5 mins away from centre of Cambridge.
It is quite expensive. Cooked breakfast costs more.
Our second visit and again an all round superb stay - room amenities, staff, location, the breakfast and the roof top bar!
It rained for one day - obviously beyond the control of management!
Some staff were a little blunt
Nice welcome, Jacuzzi and the view! Very relaxing. The bar at the terrace fantastic view.
Wifi got lost most of the time in my room.
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