The Varsity Hotel & Spa

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ, United Kingdom
+44 122 330 6030

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About The Varsity Hotel & Spa

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free

Situated in Cambridge, The Varsity Hotel & Spa features a Jacuzzi, a rooftop terrace and a sauna, and is within a two-minute walk of River Cam. It is conveniently located for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

There are a variety of facilities at The Varsity that guests can enjoy, such as a beauty centre, valet parking and a fitness centre. In addition, the multilingual staff are available to offer assistance.

All the modern rooms at The Varsity Hotel provide wireless internet access, plus all the essentials for a comfortable stay.

The Varsity Hotel & Spa Cambridge is within walking distance of the Cambridge University Library, University of Cambridge and Corpus Christi College, and has a range of shopping, dining and nightlife options on its doorstep. Cambridge Railway Station is within a 30-minute walk.

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Amenities at The Varsity Hotel & Spa

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Breakfast included
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Coffee machine

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • CD player
  • TV
  • DVD player

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Cycling
  • Beauty salon


  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Family friendly

  • Kids meals
  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of The Varsity Hotel & Spa

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24 Thompsons Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ

What's nearby

  • River Cam54 m
  • ADC Theatre235 m
  • Kettle's Yard260 m
  • Cambridge Castle304 m
  • Bridge of Sighs318 m
  • Jesus Green342 m
  • King's College Chapel0.6 km
  • Fellows Garden0.7 km
  • Whipple Museum of the History of Science0.8 km
  • Musuem of Archaeology0.9 km
  • Mathematical Bridge0.9 km
  • Parker's Piece1.1 km



Check in anytime after 15:30, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Varsity Hotel & Spa

  • Each room at The Varsity Hotel & Spa is unique, and they all come with a generous range of amenities for guests to enjoy. Each room has its own character and atmosphere and “the best” option will depend on the tastes and needs of individual guests. Couples or single travellers will probably find the Graduate Double Rooms more than adequate for a comfortable stay. These rooms are equipped with double beds and walk-in “monsoon” showers. Guests wanting a little more space may prefer the Fellows King Rooms, which feature king-sized beds and a range of bathroom options, including free-standing bath tubs.

  • The Varsity Hotel & Spa has several fully equipped conference rooms for hosting conferences and business meetings and is able to offer facilities for banquets and business meals and events. The Roof Terrace is an especially attractive space for arranging corporate meetings and functions.

  • Six Brasserie specialises in a range of dishes cooked on the grill and in its woodfire oven. Steaks, pizzas or woodstone-roasted salmon or pork belly are just some examples of the food on offer. The restaurant also offers a range of puddings for guests with a sweet tooth and a broad selection of cocktails to precede or follow your meal. The afternoon tea, which comes in both a traditional and a champagne variety, will also appeal to guests seeking some refined indulgence. Alternatively, River Bar offers a range of grilled meats and fish in an intimate atmosphere that will appeal to couples.

  • In addition to the hotel pool and fitness centre, which offers a range of sports classes and personal trainer services, The Varsity Hotel & Spa also provides complimentary bicycles for guests to use during their stay, permitting the addition of some exercise to your sight-seeing activities.

  • The rooftop garden bar, with its panoramic views of Cambridge, is a great place to relax with a cocktail or any of a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The bar is open to all adult guests.

  • The Varsity Hotel & Spa offers free storage for luggage and safety deposit for valuables.

  • The Glassworks Spa offers a wide range of packages and treatments ranging from aromatherapy to deep-tissue sports massage and a broad selection of beauty treatments. There is a sauna, steam room and hot tub available for some extra relaxation before or after some pampering. The Glassworks offers a full-range of hair and nail care programs and is very open to bespoke services, catering to whatever the guest desires.

  • Children are welcome at The Varsity Hotel & Spa, and the hotel restaurant and bistro offer children’s meals. Older children are welcome in the pool.

  • The Varsity Hotel & Spa is located at 24 Thompsons Lane, 0.7 km from the centre of Cambridge. River Cam is the closest landmark to The Varsity Hotel & Spa.

  • Check-in time is 15:30 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Varsity Hotel & Spa.

  • Yes, The Varsity Hotel & Spa offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Varsity Hotel & Spa is 3.9 km from Cambridge. The Varsity Hotel & Spa is 37 km from London Stansted.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Varsity Hotel & Spa in Cambridge and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Varsity Hotel & Spa and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Varsity Hotel & Spa.

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Distance to city centre

0.7 km

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Nearest airport

London Stansted

Distance to airport

37.0 km