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Overview of The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
504 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

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What's nearby

Popular LocationSt. John's College3 min walk
Popular LocationThe River Cam12 min walk
Popular LocationBridge of Sighs12 min walk
AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)40 min drive

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  • Double Room (Graduates)

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15.5 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room, 1 King Bed (Fellows)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 18.5 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Senior Suite (Fellows)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Senior Room, 1 Queen Bed (Fellows)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Senior Twin Room, 2 Single Beds (Fellows)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 22 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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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. Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club and National Stud are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping and golfing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St. John's College - 3 min walk
  • Trinity College - 5 min walk
  • Jesus College - 6 min walk
  • The River Cam - 12 min walk
  • Bridge of Sighs - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Cambridge Station - 13 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 40 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 sauna and a rooftop terrace 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.
Guests can surf the web using 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.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

Valet parking: GBP 21.50 per night

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily
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
Steam room

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
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

1 meeting room
Conference space (614 square feet)

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 requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Climate control (air conditioning)
Free cots/infant beds
Climate control (heating)
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Bathrobes
Bathtub or shower
Designer toiletries
Hairdryer
Shampoo
Soap
Toilet paper

Entertainment

32-inch flat-screen TV
DVD player
Tablet computer

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water

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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:30 PM and 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
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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

American ExpressJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

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 21.50 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.
    Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and window guards.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • For traveller safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.
  • 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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Varsity Hotel & Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Varsity Hotel & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Varsity Hotel & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Valet parking is available for GBP 21.50 per night.
What time is check-in at The Varsity Hotel & Spa?
Check-in is from 3:30 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at The Varsity Hotel & Spa?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Cambridge City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pepys Library and Trinity College. King's College and Cambridge Corn Exchange are also within 10 minutes. Cambridge Station is 29 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

4.3
Excellent
5 - Excellent
269
4 - Good
153
3 - Okay
53
2 - Mediocre
26
1 - Poor
3
4.6
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.3
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Hotel was I impressive, very close to the historic centre and restaurants and the gym was excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Lovely hotel, excellent location

We love this hotel. Staff are great the hotel is quirky with the best views. Location perfect, just by Magdalene College and The Cam. We have stayed here 8 times over the past year so I guess that says it all!!

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Ghostly presence in room

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020