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The Varsity Hotel & Spa  4 stars — The Varsity Hotel & Spa 

Thompson's Lane, CB5 8AQ Cambridge, United Kingdom   –  
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Quick descriptionSituated in the centre of Cambridge, with valet parking near the edge of the River Cam, The Varsity Hotel and Spa offers modern rooms, and an impressive rooftop terrace with uninterrupted views.

Each room is named after a different Cambridge college, and features an LCD TV, DVD library, free Wi-Fi, and an iPod dock. Most rooms offer monsoon showers and under-floor heating. Some rooms have balconies and views of the college rooftops.

Inspired by traditional Cambridge, The Varsity offers guests access to the Glassworks Gym and Spa, with hot tub, steam room, sauna and exercise classes.

The hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from Kings College Chapel, Trinity College, and the majority of the Cambridge colleges. The Grand Arcade shopping centre is 10 minutes’ walk away, and there are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes close by.
Important informationValet parking is GBP 19.50 per day (24 hours). Guests can arrive at the hotel drop the luggage off and the valet porters will park the car for them.


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Double Room  


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from 150,1 USD
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Food & Drink

Electric kettle, Tea/Coffee Maker
Bathroom

Bathroom, Bathrobe, Bath or Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Free toiletries
Room Amenities

Safety Deposit Box, Heating
Media/Technology

Flat-screen TV, DVD Player, Telephone, TV
Services/Extras

Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock
 
These individually designed rooms have a double bed and luxurious Elemis toiletries.
 
Bed Size(s): double bed (1)
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from 162,8 USD
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Tea/Coffee Maker, Electric kettle
Bathroom

Bath or Shower, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Bathroom, Toilet, Free toiletries
Room Amenities

Heating, Safety Deposit Box
Media/Technology

iPod dock, Telephone, DVD Player, TV, Flat-screen TV
Services/Extras

Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock
 
These rooms have a king-size bed, are individually designed and include luxurious Elemis toiletries.
 
Bed Size(s): large double bed (1)
Max persons 2
Superior King Room  


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from 200,6 USD
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Electric kettle, Tea/Coffee Maker
Bathroom

Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Bath or Shower, Bathroom, Toilet
Room Amenities

Seating Area, Heating, Safety Deposit Box
Media/Technology

TV, Telephone, DVD Player, Flat-screen TV, iPod dock
Services/Extras

Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock
 
Bright and spacious rooms with a super-king size bed and contemporary, boutique design. Luxurious Elemis toiletries are provided.
 
Bed Size(s): large double bed (1)
Max persons 2
Senior Fellows Twin Room  


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from 200,6 USD
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Electric kettle
Bathroom

Free toiletries, Bathrobe, Toilet, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Hairdryer
Room Amenities

Heating, Safety Deposit Box
Media/Technology

DVD Player, TV, Telephone, Flat-screen TV
 
This twin room features a electric kettle, flat-screen TV and DVD player.
 
Bed Size(s): single bed (2)
Max persons 2
Senior Fellows Suite  


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from 377,2 USD
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Food & Drink

Electric kettle
Bathroom

Free toiletries, Bath or Shower, Bathrobe, Toilet, Bathroom, Hairdryer
Room Amenities

Heating, Safety Deposit Box
Media/Technology

Telephone, DVD Player, Flat-screen TV, TV
 
This suite has a bathrobe, DVD player and electric kettle.
 
Bed Size(s): double bed (1)
Max persons 2

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  • Safety deposit box
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Pools and wellness

  • Massage
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Common areas

  • Shared lounge/TV area
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  • Non-smoking throughout
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Cleaning services

  • Dry cleaning
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Internet

Free WiFi! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

No parking available.



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Check-in

From 15:30 hours

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All children under 6 years are charged GBP 30 per night for extra beds.
All further older children or adults are charged GBP 50 per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.

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Pets are not allowed.

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Fabulous
4.4 /5
Score from 39 reviews
  • Cleanliness

    4.6

  • Comfort

    4.6

  • Facilities

    4.4

  • Staff

    4.3

  • Free WiFi

    4.6

  • Parking

    4.5

  • Overall room rating

  • Double Room

    4.4

  • Superior King Room

    4.3

  • King Room

    4.4


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    • Diane
      Diane
      Mature couple
       
      Sightseeing
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.7 /5 Superb
      2013-06

      The calm atmosphere and friendly staff.Breakfast served in building next door

      Double Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • Pamela
      Pamela
      Group of friends
      United Kingdom
      Holiday / leisure
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.6 /5 Fabulous
      2013-03

      The location was perfect in the centre of Cambridge.The spa was lovely with a view of the river Cam and the roof top restaurant gave stunning views of the city.The restaurant staff and the hotel staff service was fantastic.We had bought some wine for our room and having seen that a member of staff then left us an ice bucket in our room - a lovely gesture, well appreciated.The garbage truck that comes in the morning to empty the bottles out ofthe skip right below the window!

      Superior King Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        4.0

      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • David
      David
      Solo traveler
      Australia
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.3 /5 Fabulous
      2013-03

      Apart from a misunderstanding re 'car parking' which the hotel reccognised we would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Cambridge.Our other room ( same price) was small and looked out over an allleyway)

      Double Room
      • Size

        4.0

      • Clean

        4.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        4.0

      • support / service

        4.0

    • Geoffrey
      Geoffrey
      Traveling as a couple / pair
      Saudi Arabia
      Business trip
      Helpful?
      yes
      5.0 /5 Superb
      2013-02

      One of our rooms had fantastic huge window overlooking Magdalen. Air conditioned (was 31c last weekend!). Roof terrace was lovelystandard rooms quite small

      Double Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • William
      William
      Solo traveler
      U.S.A.
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.4 /5 Fabulous
      2013-02

      The people, the location and the cleanliness.The internet connection was not functioning properly.

      Double Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        4.0

      • support / service

        3.0

    • Kerry
      Kerry
      Mature couple
      United Kingdom
      Holiday / leisure
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.3 /5 Fabulous
      2013-02

      Location was excellent, overall appearance of rooms, reception and spa, bar were very luxurious. Would recommend and stay again. Hotel went and put car parking ticket on car so we didn't need to get up early.Shame you had to leave hotel to gain access to restaurant and spa. Also car parking was quite a walk from hotel.

      King Room
      • Convenience

        4.0

    • Mary
      Mary
      Solo traveler
      United Kingdom
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.5 /5 Fabulous
      2013-02

      Loved the room, large flat screen tv, staff very helpful and friendly,room service, location. Excellent breakfast. Loved the lounge with arange of teas and drinks.Liked everything but would have loved some biscuits in the room orchocolate!!!!!

      Double Room
      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        4.0

      • support / service

        4.0

    • Morten
      Morten
      Family with older children
      Denmark
      Sightseeing
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.1 /5 Very good
      2013-02

      Very helpfull staff - always ready to assist. Situated perfectly. Nice roof terrace, when the english weather permits.Walls between some rooms are not very soundproof.

      Superior King Room
      • Size

        4.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • decor

        4.0

    • Louise
      Louise
      Mature couple
      United Kingdom
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.2 /5 Fabulous
      2013-02

      wonderful location and lovely designstandard rooms quite small

      King Room
      • Size

        3.0

      • Clean

        4.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        3.0

    • David
      David
      Traveling as a couple / pair
      United Kingdom
      Holiday / leisure
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.7 /5 Superb
      2013-02

      huge room, nicely furnished, comfortable bedmajority of the rooms overlook the back of a restaurant, that spills out cooking smells, so opening your windows is impossible. they open until about 11pm so you hear everything when they close down, throwing out the bottles etc.room service at the varsity (burger and wedges) was very poor. huge but tasteless meat, wedges were quartered potatoes, so too big, and poorly spiced.

      Superior King Room
      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        4.0

    • Camille
      Camille
      Family with young children
      U.S.A.
      Business trip
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.7 /5 Superb
      2013-02

      Lovely hotel in a great location just steps from Trinity college atCambridge University. Great dining overlooking the Cam River, andgenerous and delicious full English breakfast, included in the bed andbreakfast rate. Quality linens and towels, comfy beds, luxurytoiletries, nice coffee and tea in the room. Simply stunning rooftop baroverlooking the University is open until dusk, weather permitting, withboth table and couch seating, and bar staff provides throws for thosecool evening breezes, so you can linger until the sun goes down! Frontdesk staff was consistently charming and helpful.Being in the centre of town there isn't any on site parking. We parkedthe car on a residential road on the outskirts and walked in, but youthere is a car park the hotel uses £7.5/day-they will go out and put anew ticket on each day apparently (and charge it to your room).

      Superior King Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

    • Caroline
      Caroline
      Group of friends
       
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.7 /5 Superb
      2013-01

      Luxury hotel and spa in the centre of Cambridge.Room was really hot. Windows only open a couple of inches so no air flow. They do provide air con units but not the same

      Double Room
      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • Sharon
      Sharon
      Family with young children
       
      Business trip
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.2 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      Beautiful accommodations and a very freindly and helpful staffIt is only a small niggle but the restaurant is accessed by leaving thehotel and taking a short walk around the corner. There is a validstructural reason for this but it does make a difference not havingdirect internal access.

      King Room
      • support / service

        4.0

    • Sean
      Sean
      Mature couple
      United Kingdom
      Business trip
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.5 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      Friendly staff; excellent roomNo parking.Our room was also on the side of the service area.We were woken up before 6am each morning with refuse collectors emptying bottle banks directly outside our room.the room was also extremely hot, even though there was a portable air conditioning unit but it didnt seem to help.

      Superior King Room
      • Convenience

        4.0

    • Wallace
      Wallace
      Mature couple
      U.S.A.
      Sightseeing
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.8 /5 Superb
      2013-01

      We were upgraded as it was my husbands 30th birthday, the staff were all very friendly and helpful and made this a memorable stay. The view from our room was simply stunning

      Double Room
      • Convenience

        5.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • Cheryl
      Cheryl
      Family with young children
      Australia
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.5 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      The hotel is ideally located in the centre of Cambridge in walkingdistance of most landmarks. The room was very comfortable with all modcons and personal requirements provided. The restaurant next door wasexcellent with good food, attentive service and great views of theriver. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly, making the wholestay hassle free and highly enjoyable.

      Double Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        4.0

      • decor

        4.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • Christopher
      Christopher
      Family with young children
      United Kingdom
      Business trip
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.2 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      The location was excellent - just 1 block off of the main road in Cambridge but very quiet.The historic colleges, chapels, churches were close by making it feasible to walk daily, a car was not needed.The rooftop bar was a bonus but the drinks were a bit pricey and not generous .that seems to be the only fault that could be corrected.Our bathroom was very small.

      Double Room
      • decor

        4.0

      • support / service

        4.0

    • Emily
      Emily
      Solo traveler
      United Kingdom
      Business trip
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.3 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      Extremely pleasant hotel. Terrific gym, probably the nicest I've everseen attached to a hotel. Central location, but also closed to theparks/river. Helpful hotel staff.The jacuzzi didn't work properly and there was a 'cold' feel to the place

      Double Room
      • Size

        3.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • Tara
      Tara
      Family with young children
      United Kingdom
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.7 /5 Superb
      2013-01

      wonderful location and lovely designI had a problem with the tub/shower combination - as a senior person, it was difficult for me to get into the tub to use the shower due to it being very high.and there was nothing to grab onto .that seems to be the only item within the room that could be redone.

      Double Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        4.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • John
      John
      Mature couple
      U.S.A.
      Business trip
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.8 /5 Superb
      2013-01

      Hotel was well located; out of the hubbub, yet within easy walking of city center and by river.No parking

      King Room
      • support / service

        5.0

    • Stewart
      Stewart
      Mature couple
      United Kingdom
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.5 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      Service and friendliness of staff. City centre position.Parking so far from the hotel. There should be a valet service which I would happily of paid for.

      Double Room
      • Size

        4.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        4.0

    • Neil
      Neil
      Solo traveler
      United Kingdom
      Sightseeing
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.2 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      The Location is superb, the room was fabulous with tasteful decor, andthe leisure facilities were easy to use and more than adequate, althoughthe fitness machines are perhaps becoming a bit dated.We were incorrectly charged upon arrival, and subsequently asked to paymore upon departure than expected, which was embarrassing at the check-out desk, as we thought we had paid our account! Also, we had paid forbreakfast but did not receive any details of this upon arrival (lateFriday night) and missed taking it!

      Superior King Room
      • Size

        3.0

      • Clean

        4.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        4.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • Annette
      Annette
      Family with young children
      United Arab Emirates
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.1 /5 Very good
      2013-01

      I would recommend the Varsity Hotel for a long or short stay inCambridge. After an initial mixup on bed sizes, I was given a roomwhich was very comfortable albeit a little noisy in the morning withthe garbage truck outside the window. Keep in mind the 2nd floordoesn't have a/C. Thanks to Emmanuel for helping me to get the roomthat I had requested. All the staff were very friendly and happy tohelp with any request.The garbage truck that comes in the morning to empty the bottles out ofthe skip right below the window!

      Double Room
      • Size

        4.0

      • Clean

        3.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        4.0

    • Gail
      Gail
      Family with young children
      Australia
      Holiday / leisure
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.7 /5 Superb
      2013-01

      Super-friendly staff with attention to requests handled quickly andefficiently. Wonderful central position for exploring Cambridge's quaintstreets. Fantastic view from their roof-top "lounge" to see all overCambridge and the wonderful heritage college buildings.The check in-time was stated as 3:30 which is the latest I have everseen having stayed in hotels throughout the world. In the event it was4:30 before we finally we able to get access to our room. This may havebeen due to the fact that we arrrived on a bank holiday and the hotelhad staff issues - still, not a good start. The full english breakfastwas a bit of a disappointment for a hotel at this price and quality. Thesausages were tough and undercooked, the bacon was dry and brittle, theeggs were rubbery and the tomatoes were cold. The breakfast service onthe first day (another bank holiday) was very poor with lack ofattention to detail by the staff. On subsequent mornings the service wasmuch better and of a standard expected for this quality of hotel.

      Double Room
      • Size

        4.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        5.0

    • Georgia
      Georgia
      Traveling as a couple / pair
      United Kingdom
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.0 /5 Very good
      2013-01

      We were upgraded as it was my husbands 30th birthday, the staff were all very friendly and helpful and made this a memorable stay. The view from our room was simply stunningThe jacuzzi didn't work properly and there was a 'cold' feel to the place

      Double Room
      • Clean

        4.0

      • Convenience

        4.0

    • Amanda
      Amanda
      Traveling as a couple / pair
      United Kingdom
      Holiday / leisure
      Helpful?
      yes
      3.9 /5 Very good
      2013-01

      The Varsity was wonderful, enjoyed by us all and I wouldn't hesitate tobook to stay there again. Highly recommended.We were in room 216 and there was a huge amount of noise from whatsounded like a recycling plant nearby. Lots of loud crashing bottlenoises. I think if I stayed again I'd ask for a room in a different partof the hotel. Also, we were boiling overnight. There was noairconditioning and for a hotel charging that price you would expectthere to be some aircon.

      King Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Clean

        5.0

    • Steve
      Steve
      Mature couple
      United Kingdom
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.6 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      Location was good and the staff were generally friendly and helpful.Room was clean and in good condition (only 2 years old so this wasexpected).

      Superior King Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • support / service

        4.0

    • Cheryl
      Cheryl
      Traveling as a couple / pair
      U.S.A.
      Sightseeing
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.8 /5 Superb
      2013-01

      We stayed 2 nights and wanted a place near my husband's college, Christ's. The location was wonderful. We were able to walk everywhere. We loved the bar on the roof and the breakfast was good. My husband tried the full English and I just had a pastry, but everything was tasty and well prepared-and great coffee!!The main drawback is the parking issue-the hotel is down a tiny narrow street (which our GPS said was inaccessible!). The staff helped us with unloading and gave us directions to get to the parking, but it was an open lot with a very finicky cash payment system. Thank goodness they warned us so we could get the correct change! And if the weather had been bad, it would not have been pleasant to schlepp up the hill for the car!

      King Room
    • Sharon
      Sharon
      Family with older children
      U.S.A.
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.1 /5 Very good
      2013-01

      The location was excellent - just 1 block off of the main road in Cambridge but very quiet.The historic colleges, chapels, churches were close by making it feasible to walk daily, a car was not needed.The rooftop bar was a bonus but the drinks were a bit pricey and not generous .that seems to be the only fault that could be corrected.I had a problem with the tub/shower combination - as a senior person, it was difficult for me to get into the tub to use the shower due to it being very high.and there was nothing to grab onto .that seems to be the only item within the room that could be redone.

      Superior King Room
      • Size

        3.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        3.0

    • Emily
      Emily
      Solo traveler
      United Kingdom
      Business trip
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.3 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      Very comfy beds, thoughtfully designed hotel, helpful staff and lovelybreakfast.No parking! Parking a 10 minute walk away, however hotel staff did goand refresh our pay and display ticket for us which was very helpful.

      King Room
      • Clean

        5.0

      • Convenience

        4.0

      • decor

        4.0

    • Joseph
      Joseph
      Family with young children
      New Zealand
      Holiday / leisure
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.7 /5 Superb
      2013-01

      Extremely pleasant hotel. Terrific gym, probably the nicest I've everseen attached to a hotel. Central location, but also closed to theparks/river. Helpful hotel staff.Not a dislike but the rooms are more classical/traditional than they are"cozy" I.E. they have wooden floors and classical chairs. Perfect for abusiness traveller but it wouldn't really suit a family.

      Double Room
      • Clean

        5.0

      • decor

        4.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • Cheryl
      Cheryl
      Mature couple
      Australia
      Sightseeing
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.4 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooftop lounge gives amazing views overCambridge. Only a short walk to city centre. Rooms very comfortable.Our bathroom was very small.

      Superior King Room
      • Clean

        3.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        4.0

    • Neill
      Neill
      Group of friends
      United Kingdom
      Sightseeing
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.9 /5 Superb
      2013-01

      The hotel is ideally located in the centre of Cambridge in walkingdistance of most landmarks. The room was very comfortable with all modcons and personal requirements provided. The restaurant next door wasexcellent with good food, attentive service and great views of theriver. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly, making the wholestay hassle free and highly enjoyable.It is only a small niggle but the restaurant is accessed by leaving thehotel and taking a short walk around the corner. There is a validstructural reason for this but it does make a difference not havingdirect internal access.

      Double Room
      • Clean

        5.0

      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        5.0

    • Haylock
      Haylock
      Family with young children
       
      Business trip
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.7 /5 Superb
      2013-02

      In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

      King Room
    • Rajeev
      Rajeev
      Group of friends
      Blackpool
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.1 /5 Very good
      2013-02

      In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

      Double Room
      • Size

        3.0

      • Clean

        5.0

      • support / service

        4.0

    • Prinz
      Prinz
      Mature couple
       
      Holiday / leisure
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.0 /5 Very good
      2013-01

      In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

      Double Room
      • Size

        3.0

      • Clean

        3.0

      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        3.0

    • Bisson
      Bisson
      Group of friends
       
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.5 /5 Fabulous
      2013-01

      In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

      Double Room
      • Size

        5.0

      • Clean

        4.0

      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        3.0

    • Kiko
      Kiko
      Mature couple
       
      Night life
      Helpful?
      yes
      4.8 /5 Superb
      2013-01

      In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

      King Room
      • Convenience

        5.0

      • decor

        5.0

      • support / service

        5.0

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