T: +44 (0)1223 30 60 30
E: info@thevarsityhotel.co.uk

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Sleep, Dine, Relax, Refresh, Celebrate Under One Roof

Rooms & Suites

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Elemis Spa & Gym
Spa, Gym, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Studio

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Meetings & Events

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The Roof Terrace

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Staying With Us

Does the hotel have Parking?

We offer valet parking which does not need to be pre-booked, simply turn up and
request at reception. We recommend 30 mins notice to retrieve your car however in
most instances we can return your car within 10/15 mins. There is a charge for this
service of £29.00 per night per car.

How central is the hotel, do I need a car to see most of the attractions?

The hotel is centrally located in the historic core of the city, most attractions including
the two largest University Colleges St John’s and Trinity are a few minute’s walk

Can I use the Spa and Gym after checkout?

The Spa, Gym and leisure facilities are all available for use after checkout. Guests
requiring Spa Treatments will kindly be asked to settle their bill on departure of the

Check-in time?

As a rough guide, the check-in time is 3.30 pm. Let us know your arrival time in case
you schedule and early check in we‘ll do our best to have your room available.

Check-out time?

The check-out time is before 11am

Is Reception open 24 hours?

Yes, Reception service is available 24 hours.

Can I leave my luggage?

Yes, we can look after your luggage. If at check in your room is not ready yet or in
case of early check out after. We will store your luggage free of charge on your
check-in and check-out days.

Internet connection?

A wireless internet connection is available throughout the hotel.

Is the hotel dog friendly?

Yes, we are a dog friendly hotel. So that we can allocate the most comfortable room possible, please let us know in advanced.

There is a one-off charge of £20 per dog.


Can I book a table on The Roof Terrace?

Due to the possibility of adverse weather we do not accept reservations for the roof
terrace, we do offer priority to hotel guests. Tables are available on a first come first
served basis. There may be a short wait.

How do I make a booking for 8 or more people in either of our restaurants Six Panoramic Bar and Brasserie or The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill?

For parties of 8 or more we require a deposit to secure the booking. During peak
periods depending upon the size of the group we may recommend one of our dining
set menus.

Is Food served on the roof terrace?

Only BBQ is available from 12-8pm at weekends on The Roof Terrace.

Things To Do

How can I organise a punting Trip?

We are located on the river, punting is available next door to the hotel.
We have negotiated discounted tickets for hotel guests with “Let’s go Punting”, these
are available from reception and can be added to your room bill.

How do I buy gift vouchers?

Gift Vouchers for our gift experiences such as Traditional or Champagne Afternoon
Tea, Spa days are available online and can be downloaded in an instant or received
via the post ,should you require assistance in helping you decide which gift
experience may be suitable please do not hesitate to contact us 01223 30 60 30 or
via email res@thevarsityhotel.co.uk

We want to hire bicycles to explore Cambridge?

The hotel has 4 bicycles for complimentary hire for hotel guests. Please ask
reception for a cycling map of suggested routes.


Can I book a taxi from or to the airport and charge it to my room bill?

We will happily arrange a taxi for your journey. For pick up from the airport we
recommend you tell us your flight number, so we can coordinate with the taxi firm. All
prices are fixed by Panther Taxis, the largest taxi firm in Cambridge.

Which is the nearest airport?

The nearest airport is Stansted.

Which is the nearest train station?

The nearest railway station is Cambridge Central station approximately 2 km away
from the hotel. Greater Anglia is one of regions main train providers.


If I come by car, which motorway exit should I take?

If you are coming from London on the M11 we recommend exiting at junction 13, the
hotel is approximately 6 minutes away from junction 13.

From the South (including Stansted Airport)

Follow the M11 North, take junction exit 13 signposted Cambridge. Go past the park
and ride (which is on your left), follow this road until you reach a small roundabout
(outside Westminster College) take the 1st exit to the left. As you head around the
corner on this road (about 50 yards) you will approach a junction with traffic lights.
Take a right turn down the hill at this junction into Magdalene Street . As you pass
Magdalene College then over the Historic Bridge, Thompsons Lane is further along
(approx. 40 yards on your left) in front of the Church. We are located 100 yards down
Thompsons Lane.

From the A14 West

Follow the A14, direction Cambridge. Take the first junction signposted Cambridge,
this is Huntingdon Road. Follow the road all the way to the end, straight through all
the traffic lights onto Magdalene Street and down the hill into the historic core of the
city. As you pass over the Historic Bridge, Thompsons lane is further along (approx.
40 yards on your left). We are located 100 yards down Thompsons Lane.