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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got confused so a quick explanation. Cambridge's best known hotel, the University Arms, is being redeveloped and will reopen in 2017. The Varsity sounds a similar but is hip and modern, where the University Arms is approaching 200 years old and is all Classical architecture. The Varsity has a 'roof top' bar and a 'roof top' restaurant, but only... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner & I have just returned from a two night stay and I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, The hotel upgraded us to one of its suite's on the 5th floor, The suite was fantastic with panoramic views across Cambridge, The location of the hotel is perfect for just wandering into the city centre, The spa facilities are... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed over for one night, hotel is in a great location staff can't do enough. It is good old customer service very difficult to find these days. Had a basic room it was small but very nice . Breakfast in the deal is continental but it was lovely plenty of choice and again the staff were great. If you are... More 

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Thank th0mas02
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch, which was fantastic. Food was beyond historic, from service to presentation. Beautiful setting over looking Cambridge, and staff could not be more helpful. A very pleasant afternoon spent in delightful surroundings in great company. I did not want to leave !!! Will be returning before Xmas . Many thanks to all the staff for their kindness and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay here. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful, and it is well worth using the valet parking. Our room was attractive and spacious with a wonderfully large and comfortable bed. We enjoyed being able to use the residents' lounge with complimentary tea and coffee and comfortable seating. I had the continental breakfast and my husband... More 

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Thank DJF710
Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the roof and restaurant was great.Restaurant was very affordable as top floor places usually charge over the top prices.The staff were great , good wi fi and extrmely powerful shower.The hotel is modern but stylish.Only negative was the wait for the omlette in the morning ,i came five minutes before breakfast finished and the place was full.Good... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Cambridge two nights last week at The Varsity.The hotel is arranged in the city centre saving us a lot of trouble catching taxis to our sons college.Staff were very friendly , the room was well decorated,comfortable and clean.Our room did not have a bath but we did not mind.The thing i liked the most is that they... More 

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Thank deepaanderson45
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked an overnight stay at the Varsity, and the very welcoming and friendly staff allowed us early entry into our room, and boasted that we were in a very lovely room. We're not a picky couple, but after spending a bit more than normal to stay in the Trip Advisor 'number 1 hotel in Cambridge', maybe we set our... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great evening at the Varsity Hotel on November 5th. The roof terrace was a great place to view the fireworks and the staff in the Six restaurant were friendly and attentive. The food was really very good and although the restaurant was busy, all arrived within good time and the staff were great. I would recommend a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where ever you sit in the SIX restaurant you have a fantastic panoramic views of Cambridge which you can enjoy while eating your meal. We had warm welcome from all the staff from the moment we arrived till we left. Good choice on menu with fantastic service throughout our meal, with excellent cooked tuna.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
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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: $277 - $662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Varsity Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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The Varsity Hotel And Spa
The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambridge
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
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