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

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Set in the center of Cambridge, this 4-star hotel features a rooftop terrace and a steam room. The Varsity Hotel And Spa has been welcoming guests to its contemporary rooms since 2010.

The property is set within a 20-minute walking distance from Cambridge city center, in the proximity of The River Cam, Trinity College Cambridge and The Round Church Visitor Centre. A church, a chapel and a college lie a short distance away.

The impressive hotel offers quick access to restaurants, bars and cafés.

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

Rooms

This hotel comprises 48 rooms featuring Senior Twin Room, Senior Suite and Double Room. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

River Bar Steakhouse & Grill pampers guests with european and british dishes and lies within 100 meters of the property.

Services

Guests can avail of currency exchange, a baggage storage and a safe deposit box as well as a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier.

Relax

The hotel offers reflex massage and facials for relaxation and refreshment. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

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 6 may stay at the price of GBP 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    1.3 km
Airports
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 And Spa - Cambridge Cambridge location
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          Hotel Address:

          Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cambridge
            1.3 km
          Airports
          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 And Spa

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          The Varsity Hotel And Spa Location

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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

          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 (Roman Catholic) - 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 (Church of England) - 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: GBP 12 - GBP 16

          • 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: GBP 20 - GBP 37

          • The Cambridge Chop House - 700 m

            Address: 1 Kings Parade
            Phone: 01223 359506

            70% likes this, based on 344 reviews
            Cuisine: British
            Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 37

          • 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: GBP 14 - GBP 33

          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 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
          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 And Spa - Cambridge Cambridge location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cambridge
            1.3 km
          Airports
          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 And Spa

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

          Use Badge