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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of The Varsity Hotel & Spa

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBridge of Sighs12 min walk
  • Popular LocationMathematical Bridge13 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Cambridge14 min walk
  • AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)39 min drive

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About this area

Cambridge

Located in Cambridge, The Varsity Hotel & Spa is in the city centre. Cambridge Corn Exchange and Imperial War Museum Duxford are cultural highlights of the area. Scott Polar Research Institute and Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping and golfing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Jesus College - 6 min walk
  • Castle Hill - 8 min walk
  • Bridge of Sighs - 12 min walk
  • Mathematical Bridge - 13 min walk
  • University of Cambridge - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Cambridge North Station - 11 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 39 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • The River Bar and Grill – Steakhouse with a bar. Serves dinner daily.
  • SIX Bar & Brasserie – Brasserie with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

About this property

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Luxury Cambridge hotel in Cambridge City Centre, walk to Trinity College
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a full-service spa and a health club. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub and a sauna are on-site. All 44 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and tablet computers. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with DVD players, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
The Varsity Hotel & Spa offers 44 forms of accommodation with tablet computers and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

This Cambridge hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club, a spa tub, a sauna and complimentary bicycles.
Glassworks & Elemis Spa has 6 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking on site (GBP 25.00 per night)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Free bike hire
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Conference space (614 square feet)
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Spa

  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Tablet computer

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:30 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: GBP 25.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel Varsity
Varsity Cambridge
Varsity Hotel
Varsity Hotel Cambridge
The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
The Varsity Hotel And Spa
The Varsity Hotel & Spa Hotel
The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge
The Varsity Hotel & Spa Hotel Cambridge

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4.3
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 308 out of 569 reviews
5 - Excellent 54%
Rating 4 - Good. 172 out of 569 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 60 out of 569 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 26 out of 569 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 569 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely stay, very friendly staff and location is perfect
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great stay and looked after well.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely gorgeous hotel. Booked for two nights over the (very busy) bank holiday in Cambridge and it was such a haven from the crowds. We were cared for so well from the moment we arrived outside the door to the moment we left! The rooftop bar is fantastic and the staff brilliant. Will certainly be returning!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Mixed feelings about our stay here. For the price paid, it isn’t worth it. The room is small (but pleasant) and we were on the 5th floor which meant we had the restaurant above us, we could hear feet above us all the time whilst awake in the room. It just felt very expensive for what we got. The best thing about the Varsity is the service, the staff are so attentive (in the hotel), we called reception at 2.30 to request a sheet because the duvet was too hot and they had one with us within 5 mins. There was no issue extending check-out and they were a pleasure to deal with. Thank you, Probably wouldn’t stay here again, but as above fantastic staff!
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
super hotel in excellent location, excellent breakfast and super rooftop bar .
Stayed 1 night in May 2021