The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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Overview of The Varsity Hotel & Spa

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Cambridge City Centre with 2 restaurants and spa

8.6/10 Fabulous

640 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Map
24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, England, CB5 8AQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Valet parking
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cambridge City Centre
  • University of Cambridge - 1 min drive
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford - 19 min drive
  • Newmarket Racecourse - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) - 15 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 41 min drive
  • Cambridge North Station - 15 min drive
  • Shepreth Station - 18 min drive
  • Cambridge Station - 29 min walk

About this property

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

A great choice for a stay in Cambridge, The Varsity Hotel & Spa features a rooftop terrace and puts you just 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from the airport. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or facials, and The River Bar and Grill, one of 2 restaurants, serves dinner. This luxurious hotel also features a bar/lounge, a health club, and a fitness center. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and location.

Languages

English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

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

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (GBP 25.00 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

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

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (614 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2010
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages

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

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Spa

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.

Dining

The River Bar and Grill - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Roof Terrace - Onsite bar.
SIX Bar & Brasserie - This brasserie serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50.0 per night

Parking

  • Valet parking costs GBP 25.00 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

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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Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

8.6/10

Amenities

8.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.9/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Great and Not-So-Great
Friendly efficient staff, beautiful room, great gym although tepid hot tub. Slightly disappointing massage and quite uncomfortable bed. But still, the location is top notch and I'll stay there again.
Kate, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maria, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The high life
Great Basra and restaurants with service to match
Mark, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Margaret, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bridget, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

GRAHAM, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Margaret, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything about the stay was wonderful but there is a lot of construction going on in Cambridge at the moment and we were woken up at 7am with builders
Karen, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nichola, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Natasha, 1-night trip
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