The Varsity Hotel & Spa

“A warm welcome in a superb location” - AA Inspector

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CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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Situated close to the River Cam and occupying a central location, The Varsity Hotel is a stylish property. The bedrooms are smartly decorated and have all the expected facilities including power showers, CD players and free internet access. The River Bar, to the side of the hotel, has a buzzing atmosphere and offers a range of popular dishes, while on the sixth floor there is another restaurant with stunning views of the city. The hotel has a health club and spa, and a roof top bar.

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4 Star Hotel
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
Thompson's Lane, CAMBRIDGE, CB5 8AQ
Phone : 01223 306030

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 44
  • Family rooms: 2
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Leisure
  • Gym available
  • Spa Available
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Fully air conditioned
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers
Room rates
  • Double room, minimum price: £135
Opening times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 60

About the area

Discover Cambridgeshire

To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.

Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.

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