The Varsity Hotel And Spa - Cambridge

Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ  show map
 4 stars
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The Varsity Hotel And Spa - Cambridge

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Varsity Hotel And Spa provides 48 rooms with a great view of the terrace. Since 2010, it has been hosting guests in the center of Cambridge.

A river as well as Milton Country Park, Cambridge Community Church and Anglesey Abbey are in walking distance of the hotel. Cambridge city center is 2km away.

The hotel is situated near colleges and a chapel.

Varsity Hotel And Spa can be reached in 40 minutes by car from London Stansted airport.

Rooms

Varsity Hotel And Spa is a traditional hotel offering modern rooms including Senior Double Room, Double Room and Superior Double Room. Bathrooms are fitted with a walk-in shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Eat

Every day a complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests can quench their thirst at River bar with a favorite drink.

Relax

On-site spa facilities feature a sauna, a solarium and a hot tub. The on-site activities include boating and scuba diving.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   48.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • No wheelchair access
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • No disability-friendly bathroom

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11.30 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    4300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Railway Station
    1.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill (cuisine: Steakhouse)
    300 ft
  • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
    400 ft
Parks
  • Jesus Green
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11.30 am
  • Number of rooms:
    48

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
Size: 205 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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These individually designed rooms have a double bed and luxurious Elemis toiletries.

Room facilities
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    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 205 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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    Bright and spacious rooms with a super-king size bed and contemporary, boutique design. Luxurious Elemis toiletries are provided.

    Room facilities
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      Senior Double Room
      Bed type: Double or Twin beds
      Size: 175 sq. feet
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      • Private bathroom
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Varsity Hotel And Spa - Cambridge Cambridge location
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        Hotel Address:

        Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Cambridge
          4300 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Cambridge Railway Station
          1.4 mi
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill (cuisine: Steakhouse)
          300 ft
        • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
          400 ft
        Parks
        • Jesus Green
          1300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11.30 am
        • Number of rooms:
          48

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCambridgeThe Varsity Hotel And Spa

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

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        The Varsity Hotel And Spa Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Cafe Jello - 700 ft
        • Kettles Yard - 1400 ft
        • Holy Trinity Church - 1400 ft
        • Artique Gallery - 1700 ft
        • Artique - 1700 ft
        • Byard Art - 2000 ft
        • Kings College / Kings College Chapel - 2000 ft
        • Punting - 2300 ft
        • Cambridge Winter Ales Festival - 3000 ft

        Places of interest

        • Church Of The Holy Sepulchre - 700 ft
        • Great St Mary's Church - 1700 ft
        • Tourist Information Centre & Shop - 2000 ft

        Sport related

        • Newmarket Race Cours - 1700 ft

        Amusement

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • King's College - 2300 ft

        Historical sites

        • Magdalene College - 400 ft

        Museums

        • The Round Church - 700 ft
        • Folk Museum,Cambridge & County - 1400 ft
        • Sedgwick Museum Of Earth Sciences - 2700 ft

        Parks

        • jesus green - 1400 ft
        • midsummer common - 2300 ft

        Universities, Institutes

        • University of Cambridge - 2700 ft

        Theaters

        • ADC Theatre - 400 ft
        • Cambridge Arts Theatre - 2000 ft
        • Cambridge Corn Exchange - 2300 ft
        • The Corn Exchange - 2300 ft
        • Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust - 2300 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic) - 1.0 mi
          Hills Road, Cambridge
        • Cambridge Community Church - 2.3 mi
          14 Alpha Terrace, Cambridge
        • Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve - 4.4 mi
          Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge
        • Cambridge University Botanic Garden - 1.2 mi
          1 Brookside, Cambridge
        • Milton Country Park - 2.6 mi
          Cambridge Road, Cambridge

        Near the hotel

        • The Round Church Visitor Centre - 600 ft
          Bridge Street, Cambridge
        • Cambridge and County Folk Museum - 1400 ft
          2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge
        • King's College Chapel - 2100 ft
          King's Parade, Cambridge
        • Whipple Museum of the History of Science - 2600 ft
          Free School Lane, Cambridge
        • Jesus Green - 1300 ft
          Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
        • Kettle's Yard House and Gallery - 1500 ft
          Castle Street, Cambridge
        • Great St Mary's Church (Church of England) - 2000 ft
          St Mary's Passage, Cambridge

        Restaurants Nearby

        • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill - 300 ft

          Address: 10 Quayside
          Phone: 01223 30 70 30

          85% likes this, based on 354 reviews
          Cuisine: Steakhouse
          Price Range: USD 15 - USD 20

        • St John's Chop House - 1000 ft

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

          64% likes this, based on 227 reviews
          Cuisine: British
          Price Range: USD 25 - USD 46

        • The Cambridge Chop House - 2400 ft

          Address: 1 Kings Parade
          Phone: 01223 359506

          70% likes this, based on 344 reviews
          Cuisine: British
          Price Range: USD 25 - USD 46

        • Galleria Restaurant - 400 ft

          Address: 33 Bridge Street
          Phone: 01223362054

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

        • Raja Indian Cuisine - 2000 ft

          Address: 60 King Street
          Phone: 01223 301 501

          71% likes this, based on 60 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian
          Price Range: USD 18 - USD 42

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11.30 am
        • Number of rooms:
          48

        Hotel Awards

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        The Varsity Hotel And Spa Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Varsity Hotel And Spa

        Average guest rating

        8.4out of 10
        Exceptional
        Based on 370 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Rooms
        9.0
        Service
        8.0
        Value
        9.0
        Dining
        8.0
        Location
        8.0

        Individual 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 And Spa - Cambridge Cambridge location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Cambridge
          4300 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Cambridge Railway Station
          1.4 mi
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill (cuisine: Steakhouse)
          300 ft
        • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
          400 ft
        Parks
        • Jesus Green
          1300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11.30 am
        • Number of rooms:
          48

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCambridgeThe Varsity Hotel And Spa

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

        Use Badge