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What We Love

  • Sleek monochromatic style in a Grade II-listed building dating back to the 1900sViewing the cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's House from the premises
  • Exploring historic Ely from the heart of this charming Cambridgeshire town
  • Treating yourself to a delicious dinner served in the stylish surroundings of The Dining Room

What To Know

  • Make time for a soak in your freestanding copper bath
  • The Dining Room offers a vegan and vegetarian menu along with their regular dinner menu
  • Free WiFi is available
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A luxury Grade II-listed hotel dating back to the early 1900s in the heart of historic Ely, with beautiful monochromatic interiors

The Lowdown

Situated in the historic centre of Ely, Poets House is perfectly placed for soaking up picturesque views of the cathedral and Oliver Cromwell’s House. Exquisite authentic charm coupled with luxurious and innovative monochromatic design define this haven of comfort and tranquillity.
Throughout each of the guest rooms – which feature freestanding copper baths to soak in, sumptuous beds to sleep in, and views of the garden or the cathedral to meditate over – the building’s period features have been carefully preserved. Luxurious duvets line the beds and you’ve tea and coffee facilities to make the most of, should you decide to put the ‘Do not disturb’ sign out on your door.
The Dining Room is central to any experience at Poets House. Choose from a range of delicious dishes, such as seared chicken with broccoli, potato cake and radishes or rolled beef with gem lettuce, aubergines and parsley sauce, and save room for dessert! You’ll also wake up to a rather special full English each morning. Why not complete the set with a traditional afternoon tea served in The Study?

How to Get There

Poets House
St Marys Street
Ely, CB7 4EY United Kingdom


Perfect wedding location

Stayed here 3 nights along with family and friends for our daughters wedding which was held here. The hotel staff were amazing....as well as a superb location with beautiful rooms, everything was perfect. Food and service were faultless and we all had a fantastic time thanks to the hard work and attention to detail from the hotel.

Re-Ely Grgreat
David M

A very good central location with very helpful, hospitable hotel and restaurant staff. The only drawback is that they do not have on-site parking. However, they do have reserved parking about 7 mins walk away and they also offer valet parking. The rooms are well appointed and serviced. A minor point - here was no shaver socket in our bathroom..

Good central hotel with a touch of luxury

We stayed here for a romantic break in lovely Ely. Room 15 on the first floor (called a suite, but really a bedroom with separate bathroom off a private corridor) is comfortable and has the wow factor with the large and deep bronze roll-top bath in the bedroom. Room was clean and comfortable and we had a good stay. Breakfast was fine with good quality ingredients. We had an incident with poor service on the second morning but this was taken into account in the bill without our request being necessary.