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Get an overview of this hotel4-star spa hotel, walk to St. John's College



Located in the heart of Cambridge, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pepys Library and St. John's College. Trinity College and Jesus College are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

A full-service spa, a restaurant, and a health club are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a rooftop terrace, and valet parking.

Room Amenities

All 48 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and other amenities include iPod docks and 24-hour room service.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Varsity Hotel & Spa features a full-service spa and a health club. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 4-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. 4 meeting rooms are available. This business-friendly hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, spa services, and multilingual staff. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

The Varsity Hotel & Spa is a smoke-free property.

  • Wedding services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Business center 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 48 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Restaurant 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Year Built 2010 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Television in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Climate control 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. An additional cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily (subject to charges).

The River Bar and Grill - This steakhouse serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Roof Terrace - Onsite bar.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

Elemis has 6 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

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

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Sports massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 6 
  • Massages 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM


Check-out time is 11:00 PM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 19.50 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
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