On a dull grey day we tried out the spa, there is a SPA pool on the river which is a must, the spa is not huge and has a glass sauna and steam room. We were unable to book in for a massage as it was full which was a pity had this been mentioned on booking highly likely we would have booked beforehand. Both restaurants are sufficiently different and both were extremely busy.
We ended up in Six for cocktails and Riverside for dinner. The Breakfast buffet was taken on the top floor restaurant that had great views over the historic city. Good quality coffee and selection of meats and cold items. My wife was impressed with her soya milk latte. There is a red hop on and hop off bus stop nearby and a punting station around the corner which along with shops, restaurants and bars in close proximity make this venue so popular. The location is perfect, virtually on the river, overlooking Magdalene College in all its glory.
The hotel is modern and very tastefully decorated.
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I booked a table in the roof-top restaurant, which has floor-to-ceiling windows peering over the Cambridge roof-tops. Our tea was served inside in a very attractive restaurant setting. The staff were very welcoming and attentive throughout. All-in-all, this is a great destination hotel which will impress. We are planning to stay in the hotel on our next visit as we would love to sample the Spa!
Check in was friendly and we were lucky to be upgraded to a room on the 5th floor with a balcony.
Room was beautifully decorated and the bathroom immaculate with a very large shower. We walked 2 minutes from the hotel to many places to eat and drink and the punting is only 5 minutes away. In the afternoon my husband and I enjoyed an Elemis treatment in the spa massage and facial and this was wonderful.
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My husband also used the small spa area with sauna, steam and the SPA pool overlooking the river. In the evening we had a few drinks in the local area before heading back to SIX restaurant for supper. Our meal was yummy and the restaurant highly recommended. We sat along the edge with stunning views of the city.
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I would imagine however that it would get busy as it is a prime spot! W We would definitely go back to Varsity as it is an excellent location to explore Cambridge, close to main tourists areas as well as good bars and restaurants. Breakfast was plentiful with the option to have additional hot food such as fry up, eggs benedict etc. We were upgraded to a beautiful room room was bright and airy with a huge balcony.
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Bar was great with a fab atmosphere a real happening place, views are unreal. Breakfast was lovely, front of house staff are very friendly but professional at the same time. The doorman on Saturday morning was very attentive, great person to depart and greet you! Will be going back to this hotel when the roof terrace is open and to use the spa. It has great facilities and a relaxing ambience, though the actual spa area with the SPA pool, steam room, and sauna is small and can get crowded depending on the day you go. Comfy bathrobe and massage sandals are provided if you do pay to use the spa, which is nice.
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The hotel is modern, well-furbished and clean. The staff are exceptionally professional and helpful. The 6th floor restaurant and breakfast area is really lovely with views over Cambridge. It is worth the visit, but then is you stay here often, you know that already. Good size rooms with feather pillows. Lovely restaurant room next door with view of college gardens.
We returned to hotel late morning after some early morning shopping to use the spa. Overall a good no haste experience. Need help? Contact our reservations team at res sixcambridge. Contact our reservations team at res riverbarsteakhouse. You'll find these excellent reviews shared below. Skip to: Press Reviews. Press Reviews Customer Reviews.
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Press Reviews. The Times, 16th September "Sweeping views across the college turrets and church spires of Cambridge are to be had from the brilliant rooftop bar at this well-located hotel. Daily Express, 15th July "Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with the whole works, washed down with a classic summertime cocktail as you take in the superb view over St John's College spires". This was evident from the policies he implemented when he came to power: a flat tax on interest from capital and abolition of the wealth tax; a rewriting of the labour code to expand corporate power; taking away protections for railworkers; the end of inflation-indexed pensions; a cut in housing benefit for the poor; a fold rise in college tuition fees for students outside the European Economic Area; the full privatisation of companies in which the state is a majority shareholder, including those that run the Paris airports.
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