The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Cambridge Boutique hotel
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ChainIndependent / Other
Total meeting space
Guest rooms44
Thompson's Lane
off Bridge street
Cambridge CB5 8AQ


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Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (Urban)


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant

Business services

  • AV capabilities

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Spa or salon

Venue accessible by

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train

Photo gallery

Meeting space

Meeting rooms2
Largest room186 sq. m
Second largest room186 sq. m

Guest rooms

Total guest rooms44




  • Paid parking
  • Valet parking£19.50 / day


The Varsity Hotel and Spa is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the Cambridge city centre making it the perfect place for your next event. Our stunning Roof Top Terrace and Panoramic Bar and Brasserie with floor to ceiling windows on the 6th floor of the hotel sets us apart because it is the only place in Cambridge where you can host an event with 360° degree views of the historic Cambridge skyline. In addition, our venue also offers a conference room, 44 beautifully decorated bedrooms, an additional restaurant (River Bar Steakhouse and Grill) with a private dining room on the River Cam, a health club with daily studio classes, and an Elemis spa. King's, Christ's, Queens', Gonville and Caius, Clare, Corpus Christi and the remaining colleges are only a leisurely walk away and can be viewed from the hotel. Our location is unique, we are the closest of all the Cambridge hotels to St John's , Trinity, Jesus and Magdalene College. Ideally situated for punting, shopping, sight-seeing and nightlife in Cambridge, The Varsity hotel guests are truly immersed in the culture and charm of Cambridge life from the moment they arrive and can enjoy accommodation which is amongst the most luxurious offered in Cambridge.

Cancellation policy

Cancelling Individual Rooms Up until 6 weeks before arrival, up to 50% of the contracted room nights can be released from the group for no additional charge. The extra portion of the initial 20% deposit paid on the full amount of contracted room nights can be put towards payment of the next instalment due. From 6 weeks before arrival to 3 weeks prior to arrival date only 10% of the current quota of room nights you have can be released. The extra portion of the initial 50% deposit paid on the full amount of contracted room nights can be put towards the final payment. All cancellations must be made in writing (by mail, email or fax) to The Varsity Hotel & Spa. Rooming List A rooming list is required in writing (by mail, email or fax) at least 7 days prior to the date of arrival. Any unallocated rooms (without names of person(s) staying there) after we have received the rooming list will be released and no refund given. Non Arrivals If there are any non arrivals these will be subject to a charge of the full room rate per night and no refunds given.

Additional information

Booking Payment Terms 20% At time of booking 50% 6 weeks prior to arrival 30% 3 weeks prior to arrival

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