Varsity Hotel & Spa in Cambridge - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • Free use of the sauna
  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Varsity Hotel & Spa

Situated in the centre of Cambridge, with valet parking near the edge of the River Cam, The Varsity Hotel and Spa offers modern rooms, and an impressive rooftop terrace with uninterrupted views.

Each room is named after a different Cambridge college, and features an LCD TV, DVD library, free Wi-Fi, and an iPod dock. Most rooms offer monsoon showers and under-floor heating. Some rooms have balconies and views of the college rooftops.

Inspired by traditional Cambridge, The Varsity offers guests access to the Glassworks Gym and Spa, with hot tub, steam room, sauna and exercise classes.

The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from Kings College Chapel, Trinity College, and the majority of the Cambridge colleges. The Grand Arcade shopping centre is 10 minutes’ walk away, and there are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes close by.

The rooftop garden offers spectacular views over the historic city of Cambridge. You are able to see most of the famous colleges from here. Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 2010, Number of floors 6, Total number of rooms 44, Number of single rooms 0, Number of double rooms 13, of which have a double bed 13, Number of suites (separate rooms) 1, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 15:30, Latest check-out 11:00, English-speaking staff available during the day, English-speaking staff available at night, Number of luxury rooms 14, Hotel, City hotel, Boutique hotel, Spa hotel, child-friendly hotel, No-smoking hotel, No-smoking room 44

AddressShow map

Thompsons Lane, CB5 8AQ Cambridge, United Kingdom


  • Station (Cambridge Train Station) 2.5 km
  • City centre (Cambridge) 1.22 km
  • Airport (London Stansted Airport (STN)) 37.0 km

Service times

Reception open:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

3:30 PM

Latest check-out:

11:00 AM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • (Bank) transfer

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Car park is directly by hotel
  • Car park is a 2-minute walk away
  • Restaurant(s) 2 open from 07:00.00 until 10:00.00 and from 12:00 until 22:00.00
  • Hotel bar
  • Roof garden
  • Sauna Fee 0,00 GBP
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • Video surveillance of entrances
  • Video surveillance of hotel lobby
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0,00 GBP
  • Fitness centre Fee 0,00 GBP
  • Breakfast from 07:00 o'clock to 10:00 o'clock
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • Audible smoke alarms in guest room
  • Audible smoke alarm in hallways
  • Hotel auto linked to fire station (Alarm automatically notifies fire station)
  • Guest rooms accessed by interior entrances
  • Building meets all current local, state and country building codes
  • Guest room doors self closing
  • Video surveillance recorded 24 hrs a day
  • Hotel staff trained in first aid

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0,00 GBP
  • TV remote control
  • CD player
  • Desk
  • Separate luggage store
  • Telephone by the bed
  • Voicemail
  • Room safe
  • Coffee machine/tea-maker in 44 rooms
  • Temperature controls in 44 rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rack in bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits
  • DVD player
  • TV with international news channel

In-house services

  • Baby monitor available
  • DVD/video rental
  • Porter service Cost per item 0,00 GBP
  • Laundry service
  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • Free use of the sauna
  • WLAN in room
  • Pets not allowed
  • Hairdresser/barber

Hotel location

Thompsons Lane, CB5 8AQ Cambridge -

Evaluations of Varsity Hotel & Spa

Overall 4 ratings, including comments: 3 ratings
5 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
Couple over fifty under sixty
3.5 / 10
January 2017

location good and lots of staff . Receptionist in the morning checkout good . Breakfast room great view

hotel decor shabby even two doors of rooms damaged not a good look ! Room serious need of updating skirting / lampshades all damaged and looked tired . Cheap shampoos etc in room . Not what I expected or paid for . Breakfast was a complete joke . Although booking including breakfast advised was only continental . Cheap trick . Anyway decided to have full English at £11.50 . When arrived it was awful . Sausages prevoiked reheated bacon not even separated under grill just slapped on and the eggs a joke . Was saved by good manangement deducting unreadable meal from bill and a good continental selection . Such a shame stayed three times before and recommende to friends but afraid it's not going to happen anymore .

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