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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Varsity with my sister for one night in January 2017. We were having a short weekend away for a combined birthday/christmas present. From the moment we checked in until the moment we walked out of the door, I couldn't fault the staff. Everyone was unfailingly friendly, from the reception staff to the cleaners. We booked on...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel in easy reach of Cambridge center. Spa and gym next door are excellent and well worth visiting. Rooms are clean and nice, very comfortable. Breakfast is good bar is nice. Lots of restaurants nearby and easy walk to shopping and sight seeing. As it was winter unfortunately we could not go punting but the hotel does arrange a...

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely hotel in the city centre. The parking valet service is brilliant as you don't need to juggle your luggage or pay the parking premiums at town centre car parks. The rooms are spacious and the view across the city enjoyable. All staff bent over backwards to assist where they could and the offer of bottles of water for...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a Travelodge and wanted to go somewhere for my wife's birthday.A bit nervous walking in we were not disappointed as all the staff we encountered were down to earth and friendly. Best long island i've ever had and my wife loved her bellini. The views are incredible , you can see everything from a bird's eye...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding hotel, with 1st class service. Breakfast is one of the nicest around, though watch out for a £3.50 posh coffee charge if you are offered. Boutique in style, with use of decent next door gym. Nice bathroom with Elemis products! Great job for a weekend away.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel to celebrate New Year. The hotel is just perfect. Staff are friendly and helpful. Valet parking was extra, but worth it to avoid the hassle of finding an overnight parking space. The facilities available are excellent. We used the spa and I left feeling very relaxed following a facial treatment (pre-booked online). Both restaurants were...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on 23 Dec after a terrible Airbnb experience. The staff were welcoming and friendly - and this is true of every member of staff that we met throughout our stay. The rooms, although not huge, were spacious enough and very clean and comfortable. The situation is excellent for exploring the town. Breakfast is really very good. The continental...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time staying at this amazing place.. my husband booked as a surprise for my birthday... loved it!! Stayed in the penthouse style room with amazing views.. rooftop bar was lovely.. where we both enjoyed a wine..later used the restaurant .. food was great and cocktails.. didn't have time to use spa but will defiantly book to come again in...

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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel location is very good , the employee are very nice and helpful. Room was a bit small and the breakfast was expensive as only America in coffee is included. The restaurant are a bit over pricy as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow ... from the minute we arrived for a mother & daughter spa day , nothing was too much trouble the, the service was outstanding , from the treatments we both received , to the ambience of the spa ,then the afternoon tea was amazing,we sat in the restaurant with breathtaking views over Cambridge as the sun was setting.. it...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Varsity Hotel & Spa is located on the edge of the picturesque River Cam in the heart of Cambridge and just yards from St John's, Trinity and Magdalene College. Ideally situated for punting, shopping, sight-seeing and nightlife, The Varsity hotel guests are truly immersed in the culture and charm of Cambridge life from the moment they arrive. Recharge in the wonderful Elemis spa before soaking up the beautiful skyline with drinks on the hotel's roof terrace,afternoon tea or dinner in the Six Panoramic Bar & Restaurant. Alternatively, guests can indulge in a hearty meal in the River Bar Steakhouse & Grill. Valet parking available from 7 am to 10 pm for hotel's guests. ... more   less 

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Address: Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
Price Range: $238 - $591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Varsity Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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The Varsity Hotel And Spa
The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
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