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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 724 Reviews
Amazing room
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ask for the room looking over the cathedral with the copper bath on the top floor - it’s amazing. Only downside is you can’t open the windows. We didn’t eat or drink in the hotel unfortunately so the 5star is for room.

Beautiful hotel perfect location
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were inclined to love the hotel after they let us amend a rebooked prepaid room on a special offer after my husband had a fall and we phoned to cancel expecting to lose our money.
However, the place exceeded our expectations. The room was fabulous, large beautifully decorated and spotless.
The bed was good, the shower large and the beautiful copper bath looked wonderful but elderly knees dictated against trying it out!

A shame there is no on site parking, and that it was raining heavily when we had to walk to and from, but even for us dodderers it was only 5 minutes walk and even the friendly staff can't do anything about the weather!

Lovely rooms, good food, ok service
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a charming hotel nestled just a minutes walk from the amazing Ely cathedral.

Many, if not all, of the rooms are a real treat. Yes, they may feature a freestanding (working) copper bath in the bedroom - but this is almost a quaint calling card. On top of this, the rooms are very large, as is the shower, the bed is comfortable and everything is quite classy - decor, expensive toiletries etc. For me the room and en-suite facilities were flawless and the highlight.

They have also gone to a lot of effort with the bar and restaurant- which have both been decorated and designed to an excellent standard and the very style and atmosphere helps relax you.

The menu for both breakfast and dinner is very good, and the food is presented very well, with high quality ingredients.

For me personally the taste wasn’t quite as good as the concept, with the fish a little bland and dry for example.

And the service in the bar and at dinner was probably a weak spot - nothing bad, just not as good as it might be to match expectations.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked by chance as hotel was close to wedding venue but what a find The staff where mega attentive and very amiable the hotel a dream the bedrooms sumptuous and the food very good ,all in all the hotel and staff made the week end would not hesitate to stay again

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my wife whilst visiting family in the Ely area. Hotel is comfortable, slightly quirky rooms, with copper bath tub, and the food first class. Staff very friendly, as I believe they own the place so have a vested interest in its success.
Really the ideal place to use as a base for exploring around the area.