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The Varsity Hotel & Spa - Cambridge

4 star Hotel Cambridge

24 Thompsons Lane - Cambridge

Price starting from £ 139 .00

Looking for a 4 star spa hotel in Cambridge city center with free breakfast? Book a room at The Varsity Hotel & Spa located under 200 meters from Pepys Library and Magdalene College.

Location of The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Kettle's Yard, St. John's College, Jesus College and Trinity College are not far. Other points of interest include Round Church Visitor Centre, ADC Theatre, Cambridge Castle and Bridge of Sighs.

Spa & Dining

The Varsity Hotel & Spa welcomes guests to The Spa where you can relax with massages, aromatherapy, body scrubs, body wraps and body treatments. Pop into The River Bar and Grill - the onsite steakhouse where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner.


Free Wi-Fi is available.


Your Cambridge hotel is of Mid-century Modern style and has 48 rooms, a rooftop terrace, a spa tub, a sauna, a health club and a steam room. Business amenities include 4 meeting rooms, secretarial services and audiovisual equipment. The front desk at The Varsity Hotel & Spa is open 24 hours.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 4 hotel reviews © 2014

Luxurious hotel perfect for celebrating our anniversary. Drinks in the rooftop bar...

Venere Guest, United Kingdom
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Check Availability at The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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Breakfast at The Varsity Hotel & Spa

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at The Varsity Hotel

  • Lift/elevator
  • Hairdresser
  • Laundry room
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Secretarial service
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi
  • Health club
  • Spa/Wellness Centre
  • Massages
  • Steam bath
  • Sauna
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Valet service

Know before you go

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

Check-in: after 3:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11:00 PM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

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

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 4.00 and GBP 14.50 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.00 per night

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

The Varsity Hotel & Spa is also known as

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The Varsity Hotel reviews

7.1 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I know we had the lower price room at £170 per night but I was disappointed. We looked out onto another building whose staff were noisy outside during the early morning. We had no bath (although the shower was lovely) and barely room to turn around in the bathroom. We wish we had been informed about the car parking costs - Cambridge definitely is not 'car friendly'. We paid over £50 for car parking. Shame because the restaurant was excellent as was Cambridge for a visit.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

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Room Details

Book your spa accommodation at The Varsity Hotel & Spa, offering 48 guest rooms with iPod docking stations and climate control. Flat-screen televisions with DVD players in each room provide entertainment and relaxation at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Cambridge area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes. Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in supportive Select Comfort mattresses with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip.

Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers, complimentary bottled water and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from The Varsity Hotel

Pepys Library - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Magdalene College - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Round Church Visitor Centre - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
ADC Theatre - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. John's College - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Kettle's Yard - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cambridge Castle - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Bridge of Sighs - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Jesus Green - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Sidney Sussex College - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Jesus College - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Trinity College - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Wren Library - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Gonville and Caius College - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Trinity Hall - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The closest major airports to The Varsity Hotel & Spa are:
Cambridge (CBG) - 4 km / 2.5 mi
London (STN-Stansted) - 37 km / 23 mi

The preferred airport for The Varsity Hotel & Spa is London (STN-Stansted).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services The Varsity Hotel & Spa

  • Valet service