Located in the center of Cambridge, with valet parking near the edge of the River Cam, The Varsity Hotel and Spa offers modern rooms, and an impressive rooftop terrace with uninterrupted views. Each room is named after a different Cambridge college, and features an LCD TV, DVD library, free Wi-Fi, and an iPod dock. Most rooms offer monsoon showers and under-floor heating. Some rooms have balconies and views of the college rooftops. Inspired by traditional Cambridge, The Varsity offers guests access to the Glassworks Gym and Spa, with hot tub, steam room, sauna and exercise classes. The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from Kings College Chapel, Trinity College, and the majority of the Cambridge colleges. The Grand Arcade shopping center is 10 minutes’ walk away, and there are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes close by.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American, Buffet

Private parking available


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 full bed
1 king bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.9
Facilities
8.2
Cleanliness
8.7
Comfort
8.7
Value for money
7.1
Location
9.4
Free Wifi
8.2
Low score for Cambridge
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Sandra
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Location was perfect for the City. Loved the roof terrace area.
  • Dick
    United States of America United States of America
    Room was very good overall: huge by European standards, same for bath, King bed was comfortable and the pillows were excellent (not too hard). Room even had large iMac computer, but truth be told, it was very slow, (WIFI loading on my ipad was...
  • Andy
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Staff went above and beyond to make our annavisary special

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      British • French • Mediterranean • Portuguese • Scottish
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Modern
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Wifi
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tennis equipment
  • Cycling
    Off-site
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £29 per day.
  • Valet parking
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Spa
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Fitness
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

House rules
The Varsity Hotel & Spa takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in
From 15:30
Check-out
Until 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
£30 per child, per night
13+ years
Extra bed upon request
£50 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Groups
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional fees may apply.
Accepted payment methods
American ExpressVisaMastercardMaestroCash

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Valet parking is GBP 29.00 per day (24 hours). Guests can arrive at the hotel drop the luggage off and the valet porters will park the car for them.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Varsity Hotel & Spa

  • The Varsity Hotel & Spa offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Spa facilities
    • Bicycle rental
    • Personal trainer
    • Tennis equipment
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Fitness classes
    • Steam room
    • Fitness
    • Spa/Wellness packages

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Varsity Hotel & Spa on this page.

  • The prices at The Varsity Hotel & Spa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at The Varsity Hotel & Spa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Room options at The Varsity Hotel & Spa include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Suite

  • The Varsity Hotel & Spa is 1,950 feet from the center of Cambridge. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Varsity Hotel & Spa is from 3:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Varsity Hotel & Spa has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1