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

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Varsity Hotel And Spa is a 4-star traditional property that offers bright accommodation steps away from Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge Leisure Park and Cambridge Community Church. Since 2010, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Cambridge.

Colleges and a chapel lie a short distance from the hotel. Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge Castle and King's College Chapel are located just 350 meters from the venue.

40 minutes by car from London Stansted airport.

Rooms

This property has 45 guestrooms including Senior Double Room, Double Room and Superior Double Room appointed with an iPod dock, heating, Wi-Fi, LCD TV and direct dial phone. They boast luxurious decor and offer coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle.

Eat

Every day a complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room.

Services

Guests can take advantage of internet access, a photocopier and a business center and make use of dry cleaning, 24-hour reception and 24-hour room service provided on-site.

Relax

The on-site SPA facilities include a hot tub, a wellness center and shiatsu massage. The on-site fitness center features a gym and an aerobics studio.

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

Activities

  • Aerobics

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/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Fitness center
  • 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

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB5 8AQ

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City Center
  • Cambridge
    1.3km
Airports
  • London Stansted (STN)
    37.1km
  • London Luton (LTN)
    50.0km
Train Stations
  • Cambridge Railway Station
    2.3km
Bus stop
  • 200 m
Restaurants
  • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill (cuisine: Steakhouse)
    80 m
  • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
    120 m
Parks
  • Jesus Green
    380 m
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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Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed
Size: 19m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 19m2
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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
        1.3km
      Airports
      • London Stansted (STN)
        37.1km
      • London Luton (LTN)
        50.0km
      Train Stations
      • Cambridge Railway Station
        2.3km
      Bus stop
      • 200 m
      Restaurants
      • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill (cuisine: Steakhouse)
        80 m
      • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
        120 m
      Parks
      • Jesus Green
        380 m
      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

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      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 - 200 m
      • Kettles Yard - 400 m
      • Holy Trinity Church - 400 m
      • Artique Gallery - 500 m
      • Artique - 500 m
      • Byard Art - 600 m
      • Kings College / Kings College Chapel - 600 m
      • Punting - 700 m
      • Cambridge Winter Ales Festival - 900 m

      Places of interest

      • Church Of The Holy Sepulchre - 200 m
      • Great St Mary's Church - 500 m
      • Tourist Information Centre & Shop - 600 m

      Sport related

      • Newmarket Race Cours - 500 m

      Amusement

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • King's College - 700 m

      Historical sites

      • Magdalene College - 100 m

      Museums

      • The Round Church - 200 m
      • Folk Museum,Cambridge & County - 400 m
      • Sedgwick Museum Of Earth Sciences - 800 m

      Parks

      • jesus green - 400 m
      • midsummer common - 700 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • University of Cambridge - 800 m

      Theaters

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

      Local Attractions

      • Our Lady and the English Martyrs (Roman Catholic) - 1.7km
        Hills Road, Cambridge
      • Cambridge Community Church - 3.7km
        14 Alpha Terrace, Cambridge
      • Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve - 7.2km
        Gog Magog Hills, Cambridge
      • Cambridge University Botanic Garden - 2.0km
        1 Brookside, Cambridge
      • Milton Country Park - 4.2km
        Cambridge Road, Cambridge

      Near the hotel

      • The Round Church Visitor Centre - 170 m
        Bridge Street, Cambridge
      • Cambridge and County Folk Museum - 420 m
        2-3 Castle Street, Cambridge
      • King's College Chapel - 630 m
        King's Parade, Cambridge
      • Whipple Museum of the History of Science - 770 m
        Free School Lane, Cambridge
      • Jesus Green - 380 m
        Victoria Avenue, Cambridge
      • Kettle's Yard House and Gallery - 450 m
        Castle Street, Cambridge
      • Great St Mary's Church (Church of England) - 600 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
        Cuisine: Steakhouse
        Price Range: CAD 19 - 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 32 - CAD 60

      • The Cambridge Chop House - 710 m

        Address: 1 Kings Parade
        Phone: 01223 359506

        70% likes this, based on 344 reviews
        Cuisine: British
        Price Range: CAD 32 - CAD 60

      • Galleria Restaurant - 120 m

        Address: 33 Bridge Street
        Phone: 01223362054

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

      • Raja Indian Cuisine - 580 m

        Address: 60 King Street
        Phone: 01223 301 501

        71% likes this, based on 60 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian
        Price Range: CAD 23 - CAD 55

      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
        1.3km
      Airports
      • London Stansted (STN)
        37.1km
      • London Luton (LTN)
        50.0km
      Train Stations
      • Cambridge Railway Station
        2.3km
      Bus stop
      • 200 m
      Restaurants
      • River Bar Steakhouse & Grill (cuisine: Steakhouse)
        80 m
      • Galleria Restaurant (cuisine: European, British)
        120 m
      Parks
      • Jesus Green
        380 m
      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

      Hotels nearby