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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


4.5 Very Good 758 Reviews
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Reviewed 8 hours ago

Had a very enjoyable two-night stay. Room was spacious and quiet with a view of the cathedral. Location is great - close to the cathedral and across the road from Oliver Cromwell's house. Staff were polite and helpful. A handsome hotel in a beautiful city.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I came for a night away for my birthday... We saw the photos and it looked exactly what we were looking for, cosy, romantic, different... It was all of these things and more! We walked into the room and it was as if we stepped into their photos! The bath was amazing, the bed was so comfortable, it's within walking distance to pubs/places to eat/convenience stores. Every member of staff we came across was brilliant, from our arrival to breakfast then departure... There is plenty to see in Ely & not too far from Cambridge either... We look forward to coming again and thank you for a wonderful experience...

Special occasion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely establishment
Made to feel welcome and special the moment you walk through the doors.
Quite possibly worlds best lychee Bellini had here. Room was faultless and whoever decided on how to decorate and furnish should be rewarded.

Dinner was good however not the best but I am admittedly terrible at going out to dinner after head cheffing for the good part of ten years but the waitress was such a delight, she was so down to earth, funny, pleasant and humble. She could of given me beans on toast but with her lovely way I’d still give 5 stars! The service and decor really makes this place shine.

The breakfast however, wish I had it for dinner as it was done to perfection. So so yummy.

I’d love to return again but I’d have to book the cream tea as it looked to die for! The sort of cream tea you’d get in the best hotels on the most exclusive streets of London.

Thank you for making our stay special.
We both really needed it xxx

Fantastic Stay and Dinner.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this beautiful hotel on Sunday evening after we had to relocate due to a power cut at our original destination. The staff were so friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome on arrival.

The room was amazing! Very spacious complete with a copper bath in the bedroom, which I managed to use twice within our short stay.

Before dinner we had a couple of cocktails in the lovely onsite bar.

Dinner was delicious with the staff, again, being very professional and friendly.

Breakfast, which was included in the price, was good. A vast selection of cereals, pastries, fruit, yoghurts and cooked options.

Thank you for saving our night away.

Friends get together
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small hotel, room was de luxe so spacious with massive bathroom. Very clean and comfortable bed. Bar nice and service good but very small and could see people being turned away as no seats available. Nice restaurant food and service good. Great location being a few hundred yards from the Cathedral. Nice place to stay but was expensive.