The Varsity Hotel & Spa

The unmistakeable beauty of Cambridge and the scope of activities on offer make this central hotel perfect for a memorable getaway. With a gym, daily fitness classes, Elemis Spa and iconic roof terrace, the hotel has everything you need to enjoy some rest and relaxation with loved ones. Inside the spa, luxury treatments include use of the Jacuzzi overlooking the river, as well as the sauna and steam room and spa packages can incorporate afternoon tea or lunch in the gorgeous SIX Panoramic Brasserie.

Spa Facilities

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  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Gym / Classes

Hotel Facilities

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  • Hair / Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant

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The Varsity Hotel & Spa is now open and welcoming back guests.
Latest Government Advice

We are pleased to confirm that all spas are in the process of undergoing phased re-openings and are looking forward to welcoming you safely. The only elements of your spa experience that remain closed until the 15th August at the earliest are the thermal facilities (including sauna and steam rooms) and any treatments involving the face.

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At a glance

  • Scenery

    Scenic Location

    It is unusual to find a city as picturesque as this, but Cambridge is famed for its waterside beauty and historic architecture.

  • Romantic

    Romantic

    In the evening, the rooftop terrace becomes one of the most romantic spots in the city, particularly with a champagne cocktail in hand.

  • Location

    Location

    In the centre of historic Cambridge, the hotel and spa are conveniently located for exploring the city and its boutique-chic style shops with parking at park street car park.

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel Spa

    The spa is situated next door to the hotel and offers an array of treatments. They ask that all spa guests arrive 15 minutes before their treatment. Facilities include: sauna, steam room and a Jacuzzi.

Spa & Leisure

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Gym / Classes

Next door to the hotel and making the most of its original structure, the spa at The Varsity Hotel is a chic world of white walls, exposed brickwork and wooden beams overlooking the river in the heart of Cambridge. Guests are provided with a towel, robes and slippers on arrival.

The Jacuzzi in particular takes in the best of the city views, and there is also a sauna, steam room and six treatment rooms including a double treatment room which can be requested on booking, offering Elemis treatments from facials and massages to manicures and pedicures. All spa guests get four hours use of facilities, and then the AVEDA salon on site also offers hair styling and blow drys to complete the pampering experience.

Hotel & Accommodation

  • Hair / Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant

Continuing the theme in the spa, the hotel interiors combine rustic touches and ultra-modern features, with many of the suites boasting floor-to-ceiling glass windows that take in picturesque views of historic Cambridge.

The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill continues the decorative theme of exposed surfaces making it a casual but cosy environment for the grill menu and decadent dessert classics. There is also the restaurant SIX, which offers lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and drinks.

Location

The Varsity Hotel & Spa Thompson Lane (off Bridge Street) Cambridge
CB5 8AQ