Many of our guests rate our boutique hotel as 5 stars you'll find these excellent reviews shared amongst the following press reviews.
The Daily Telegraph Online, 7th April 2017 "Located in the heart of Cambridge, overlooking the river Cam and just yards from St. John’s College, The Varsity Hotel's spa underwent a major renovation last year."
The Daily Star, 23rd January 2017 "From the top floor of the hotel there are College, Trinity, Jesus and Magdalene as well as the River Cam. And with a gorgeous drink in hand and a menu of 30 gins and eight tonics to pick from next, it was easy to get lost in the beauty of this historic university city. With the bar and kitchen in the centre of Six, all the seating is around the edges, so you can continue to savour the views when you take your seat for dinner."
American Way Magazine, January 2017 "Right next to the river, across from medieval Magdalene College, this Luxe boutique sleep in UK’s historic university city has classic-chic suites furnished by Liberty and a rooftop terrace with the best views in town"
The Guardian Online, April 2016 "The Varsity Hotel is in the perfect location, both for the start of scenic runs, and for exploring the town more generally…The higher floors have spectacular views – I stayed in a corner room on the fifth floor, with two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, and actually uttered a rather stunned “wow!” when I walked in"
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine website, 30th May 2014 Harper's Bazaar Magazine Travel Editor, Sasha Slater, informs readers that she enjoyed a "really superb rib-eye steak with Hollandaise sauce at the hotel's Riverbar Steakhouse & Grill overlooking the Cam" before heading to "the very New York-style rooftop bar on top of the hotel" where she "had an expertly mixed Negroni while watching the sun set".
Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, 31st March 2014 “Astroturf-green underfoot and scattered with planter boxes, wicker chairs and smart sofas, this truly splendid sixth-floor rooftop terrace has a spectacular panorama of the old colleges further down the River Cam”
Velocity, in-flight publication for CityJet, July 2012 "A bastion of secret opulence in the heart of Cambridge, the triumph of The Varsity is that it showcases the surrounding city to perfection. With its home-from-home atmosphere, spot-on service and luxurious rooms."
Glamour Magazine Online, Sept 2010 "In a perfect world, we'd spend all of our lives in boutique hotels - but in the real world, they're often beyond our budgets. Until now: enter The Varsity Hotel & Spa in Cambridge."