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University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection vs The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Both properties are endorsed by expert reviewers. On balance, The Varsity Hotel & Spa scores significantly higher than University Arms Cambridge. The Varsity Hotel & Spa is ranked #1 in Cambridge with positive reviews from 4 reviews like The Telegraph, Insight Guides and Condé Nast Traveler.

University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection
University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection
8 / 10
Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD
From $203 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
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Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"The grande dame of Cambridge hotels, this huge Victorian mansion hunkers down beside bustling Parker's Piece green as though fondly overseeing his great-great-grandchildren's cricket skills."
Star Service Star Service
"On the main shopping street, near Downing College, about a kilometer from the rail station, this hotel offers plenty of Edwardian ambience and a fine location." Full review
The Telegraph The Telegraph
8.0
"The oldest hotel in Cambridge, built as a coaching inn alongside the city common, Parker’s Piece, in 1834." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
Readers' Choice Award
". Clatter clatter ding ding! Curses. Nearly bowled over by a cyclist. Ah, Cambridge. Always a bikers' town. But what's this pristine, creamy, be-columned building on the corner, which..." Full review
The Guardian The Guardian
"There’s a classic gentleman’s club feel to the library at the University Arms: burnished leather sofas, glass-fronted wooden cabinets lined with books, window booths and, in winter months, a roaring open fire"
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The Varsity Hotel & Spa
The Varsity Hotel & Spa
9 / 10
Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ
From $205 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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Insight Guides Insight Guides
"This attractive contemporary hotel is by far the most stylish place to lay your head while you’re in Cambridge."
The Telegraph The Telegraph
8.0
"This riverside hotel opposite picturesque Magdelene College in Cambridge offers stylish interiors and great food, and is as popular with young couples as it is with parents of undergraduates." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"A lovely central Cambridge hotel with an emphasis on superb wine and food and fab roll-top, freestanding bath tubs in guest rooms." Full review
The Guardian The Guardian
"Close by, the Varsity Hotel makes a stylish base, and the rooftop bar and restaurant, Six, offers more than 30 gins"
Independent Independent
"Unassuming boutique hotel is comprised of 44 sleekly decorated rooms, two popular restaurants, a full-service gym and Elemis spa, and one heck of a view from its seventh-floor roof terrace"
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