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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

4-star4 stars
24 Thompsons LaneCambridgeEnglandCB5 8AQUnited Kingdom

Luxury hotel with spa, near St. John's College
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Great location
Delicious food
Great room
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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The Varsity Hotel & Spa

from £145
  • Double Room (Graduates)
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Fellows)
  • Senior Suite (Fellows)
  • Senior Room, 1 King Bed (Fellows)
  • Senior Twin Room, 1 Single Bed (Fellows)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Built in
  • Lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Tablet computer
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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. Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


The River Bar and Grill – This restaurant only serves dinner.Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Roof Terrace – On-site bar.

SIX Bar & Brasserie – This brasserie serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa’s small print

Also known as

  • Varsity Hotel Cambridge
  • Varsity Hotel
  • Varsity Cambridge
  • The Varsity Hotel Cambridge
  • The Varsity Hotel And Spa
  • The Varsity Hotel And Spa


Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Children under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

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

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.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs GBP 19.50 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

What’s around The Varsity Hotel & Spa


  • Heart of Cambridge
  • University of Cambridge (15-minute walk)
  • St. John's College (4-minute walk)
  • Trinity College (5-minute walk)
  • Church of St Mary the Great (7-minute walk)
  • St Catharine's College (11-minute walk)
  • King's College (12-minute walk)
  • Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (13-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Cambridge (CBG) 14-min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) 45-min drive
  • Cambridge Station 30-min walk
  • Cambridge North Station 14-min drive
  • Cambridge Waterbeach Station 20-min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 194 reviews

The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Five Star!!!
Beds are fantastic, the rooms are well designed, room service was fast and all staff were very very friendly! Added a luxury atmosphere to our midweek retreat and the rooftop bar was stunning. Found our getaway spot for good now!
A Traveller, gb1 night trip
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Very Good8.0
Ideal location. Staff friendly and helpful.
A Traveller, gb1 night trip
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Highly recommended.
great hotel. friendly staff. central location. lovely roof terrace.
A Traveller, gb1 night trip
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
A contemporary place to stay historical Cambridge
this hotel is ideally situated close to the universities and shops in/round Cambridge, there is very limited parking so Valet parking is a necessity which you need to factor into your costs. We had a magnificent room in terms of appointment and size with all modern amenities and the bathroom is almost as big as the bedroom with a huge walk-in shower and a freestanding rolltop bath, we didn’t unfortunately get an opportunity to have a drink or dine there so I can’t comment but both were highly recommended to us by a number of people who sent the rooftop is a must with a cocktail
Gary, gb1 night trip
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Perfect for a short breaking this historic town
Perfect position next to the river, had a very expensive drink on the rooftop bar, it had to be done. Parked on castle hill long stay car park on castle street for £8 a day, about a 10 minute walk. Ate at Jamie’s Italian, excellent as always. Lots of lovely shops and the historic centre, did’t pay to go into any of the colleges but nice just seeing all the old buildings. Would visit again.
Karen, gb2 night trip

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