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dorset
Reviewed 16 August 2015

So, non guests are allowed to take in the stunning view of the Cambridge roof tops at the roof top bar. It really is an 'in' place. For that reason book a table. There is a very limited menu so do like most people do and get a meal elsewhere. The spa uses Elemis products and the therapists are knowledgeable....

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2015

we have just come back from a two day break to celebrate our wedding anniversary from start to finish nothing was a problem for the staff they welcomed us with open arms the restaurant was superb could not fault anything over the two days thank you to all the staff for making our stay one not to forget

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2Thank 300tilliemay
Reviewed 12 August 2015

There are beautiful touches of contemporary art and elegance everywhere, and the overall impression is of a sexy boutique hotel. Service is exceptional, with a friendly doorman, delightful waiting staff and receptionists that seemed eager to please. Our fifth floor room was comfortable if slightly cramped, adding to the feeling that the hotel has been squeezed into a very small...

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2Thank Jayne D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We have just had a fabulous two day break at The Varsity. Every staff member we encountered was caring and friendly and the service over all was exemplary. The rooftop terrace is unrivalled by anywhere else that we could see in Cambridge and is a perfect setting for a memorable get together. Because it's so central, mooching around Cambridge is...

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1Thank Madameboozle
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We were lucky, we got a late deal - £175 for Friday night, but normally it would have cost £100 more than that. While I realise Cambridge is an expensive place for hotels, this does seem excessive to me and is why I'm withholding the 5th star from my review - other than that it was excellent, though perhaps the...

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1Thank tonysony
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We stayed in a lovely room on the 6th floor to celebrate our anniversary and were delighted when the duty manager kindly left us a bottle of fizz for our arrival. Once again we were treated to excellent customer service and a beautiful room with views of Cambridge too. We really enjoyed a pre dinner drink on the roof top...

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1Thank SBOCONNELL
Reviewed 8 August 2015

small but modern with helpful staff, lovely roof terrace (eat/drink but preferably book ahead). great central location to visit the wonderful Cambridge centre; bit pricey and the double and king size rooms are small but clean and smart

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1Thank Inf0bee
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night for my partners birthday in a executive king room. So spacious including the bathroom, amazing. Loved the space and how comfortable it was. Hotel staff so friendly and the roof terrace is a must if the weather is good, cocktails were fab. Had dinner in the hotel restaurant, which was lovely and I told them...

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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for our anniversary and were blown away by the Fellows Superking Suite on the 5th floor - 511. Beautiful views of Cambridge with floor to ceiling windows, and a stunning space to relax in. We had a lovely handwritten post card, along with a complimentary bottle of prosecco, wishing us a happy anniversary. It's little touches like...

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I got engaged in this hotel! My fiancé (then girlfriend) and I stayed for a night here as I wanted somewhere special for the weekend that I was planning to pop the question. Although somewhat pricey it ticked all the boxes and it wasn't disappointing. I requested a room high up and that's what I got, a room with a...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: €180 - €440 (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 Family Hotel in Cambridge
#2 Business Hotel in Cambridge
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“Ask for the river side of the hotel and be aware that floor 5 is just below the very busy roof terrace ( in good weather )”
DaveP542, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lovely views over Cambridge from 416.”
Lopester, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a balcony, it is worth the extra.”
hollylouiseb2017, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Check deals upgrade if possible”
Tenerifetraveller, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“roof top garden is a must”
pj4792017, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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