The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge

Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ  show map
 4 stars
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The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 19.50 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The 4-star The Varsity Hotel & Spa boasts close proximity to Cambridge Community Church, The Orchard Tea Garden and Our Lady and the English Martyrs just 1.7 km away. The Varsity Hotel & Spa has been welcoming guests to its luxurious rooms since 2010.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa lies in the center of Cambridge. This impressive venue is 2 km away from the center of Cambridge.

Restaurants, bars and cafés are set close to the property.

A local bus stop lies within 200 meters away. The hotel is around 40 km from London Stansted airport.

Rooms

The Varsity Hotel & Spa offers 48 rooms on 6 floors that come with free Wi-Fi, a private safe, a balcony, a dressing area and flat-screen TV along with an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms at The Varsity Hotel & Spa have a view over the river. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A variety of dishes are served in River Bar Steakhouse & Grill and Galleria Restaurant, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Guests will make use of currency exchange, a storage room and a safe deposit box as well as a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier.

Relax

The hotel offers a spa lounge, a health club and a solarium along with reflex massage and facials with the guests' comfort in mind. Such fitness options as a gym and a fitness center are available on site.

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.

Number of floors:   6.  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
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • 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 for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    1.3 km
Airports
  • London Stansted (STN)
    37.1 km
  • London Luton (LTN)
    50.0 km
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Train Station
    2.2 km
  • Cambridge Railway Station
    2.3 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
    80 m
  • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
    120 m
Parks
  • Jesus Green
    390 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11.30 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • 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: 19 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 19 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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      Senior Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds
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          How to reach hotel

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

          Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cambridge
            1.3 km
          Airports
          • London Stansted (STN)
            37.1 km
          • London Luton (LTN)
            50.0 km
          Train Stations
          • Cambridge Train Station
            2.2 km
          • Cambridge Railway Station
            2.3 km
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
            80 m
          • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
            120 m
          Parks
          • Jesus Green
            390 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11.30 am
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            48

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCambridgeThe Varsity Hotel & Spa

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Cafe Jello - 200 m
          • Holy Trinity Church - 400 m
          • Kettles Yard - 400 m
          • Artique Gallery - 500 m
          • Artique - 500 m
          • Kings College / Kings College Chapel - 600 m
          • Punting - 600 m
          • Byard Art - 600 m
          • Cambridge Corn Exchange - 600 m

          Places of interest

          • St John's College - 200 m
          • Church Of The Holy Sepulchre - 200 m
          • Trinity College Cambridge - 400 m
          • Great St Mary's Church - 500 m
          • King's College - 600 m
          • Tourist Information Centre & Shop - 600 m

          Sport related

          • Newmarket Race Cours - 500 m

          Amusement

          • Quicksilver - 400 m
          • Gala Bingo - 500 m
          • Gala Clubs - 500 m

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Cambridge Castle - 300 m

          Historical sites

          • Magdalene College - 100 m

          Museums

          • The Round Church - 200 m
          • Folk Museum,Cambridge & County - 400 m
          • Midsummer Common - 600 m

          Parks

          • jesus green - 400 m

          Theaters

          • ADC Theatre - 100 m
          • Cambridge Arts Theatre - 600 m
          • Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust - 700 m
          • The Corn Exchange - 700 m

          Public parking

          • University of Cambridge - 600 m

          Local attractions

          • Our Lady and the English Martyrs - 1.7 km
            Hills Road, Cambridge
          • Cambridge Community Church - 3.7 km
            14 Alpha Terrace, Cambridge
          • Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve - 7.1 km
            Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge
          • Cambridge University Botanic Garden - 1.9 km
            1 Brookside, Cambridge
          • Milton Country Park - 4.2 km
            Cambridge Road, Cambridge

          Near the hotel

          • The Round Church Visitor Centre - 160 m
            Bridge Street, Cambridge
          • Cambridge and County Folk Museum - 420 m
            2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge
          • King's College Chapel - 620 m
            King's Parade, Cambridge
          • Whipple Museum of the History of Science - 760 m
            Free School Lane, Cambridge
          • Jesus Green - 390 m
            Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
          • Kettle's Yard House and Gallery - 460 m
            Castle Street, Cambridge
          • Great St Mary's Church - 590 m
            St Mary's Passage, Cambridge

          Restaurants nearby

          • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill - 80 m

            Address: 10 Quayside
            Phone: 01223 30 70 30

            85% likes this, based on 354 reviews
            Price Range: CAD 20 - CAD 26

          • St John's Chop House - 300 m

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

            64% likes this, based on 227 reviews
            Cuisine: British
            Price Range: CAD 33 - CAD 61

          • The Cambridge Chop House - 700 m

            Address: 1 Kings Parade
            Phone: 01223 359506

            70% likes this, based on 344 reviews
            Cuisine: British
            Price Range: CAD 33 - CAD 61

          • Galleria Restaurant - 120 m

            Address: 33 Bridge Street
            Phone: 01223362054

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

          • Raja Indian Cuisine - 570 m

            Address: 60 King Street
            Phone: 01223 301 501

            71% likes this, based on 60 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian
            Price Range: CAD 24 - CAD 56

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11.30 am
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            48

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          The Varsity Hotel & Spa Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          8.4out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 370 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Rooms
          9.0
          Service
          8.0
          Value
          9.0
          Dining
          8.0
          Location
          8.0

          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 & Spa - Cambridge Cambridge location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Thompson'S Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cambridge
            1.3 km
          Airports
          • London Stansted (STN)
            37.1 km
          • London Luton (LTN)
            50.0 km
          Train Stations
          • Cambridge Train Station
            2.2 km
          • Cambridge Railway Station
            2.3 km
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
            80 m
          • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
            120 m
          Parks
          • Jesus Green
            390 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11.30 am
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            48

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCambridgeThe Varsity Hotel & Spa

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

          Use Badge