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  • Originally consisting of three Grade-II-listed properties of the early 1900s, this hotel has undergone a design-led transformation.
  • Situated in Ely, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oliver Cromwell's House and Ely Cathedral.
  • Coupling the buildings' original charm with stunningly innovative interiors, Poets House affords guests the perfect blend of luxurious comfort.

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Your Destination

This small, charming and quintessentially English city is dominated by the jaw-dropping Ely Cathedral, this imposing structure features in the skyline for miles around.  This is England's largest cathedral and arguably its most beautiful, the highlight is truly its unique Octagon Tower that, when lit, can be seen for miles around.

Ely has a beautiful waterside for strolls, where you can discover the local countryside. Visitors can enjoy a boat trip along the River Great Ouse, where you can feel the country wind on your face as the day floats by.

Poets House Hotel recommends you embark on Ely's Eel Trail. This walk invites walkers to discover the architecture and history of this small city. Ely's marshland and waters once contained many eels which were part of the local staple diet. Visitors can still sample smoked eel at Ely's award-winning Farmers Market. The Eel Trail highlights around 18 local attractions starting at Oliver Cromwell's House and Ely's tourism information centre. Other highlights of the trail include The Bishop's Palace, Ely Porta, Ely Museum, the antique centre by the Waterside and of course the world famous Ely cathedral.


Cambridge
Why not take a day trip to Cambridge, a short distance? Be sure to see King’s College, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University Botanic Garden and Trinity College and punt across the River Cam.

So too are many other fine museums, buildings and art galleries. Explore shops in ancient passageways set around the historic market place and colleges.

Cambridge is only a short distance away, 10 minutes on the train and 25 minutes drive from The Poets House. 

Local attractions

  • Oliver Cromwell's House: 1min / 34m walk
  • Ely Cathedral: 3min / 250m walk
  • Ely Golf Course: 15min / 1km walk or 3min / 1km drive
  • Cambridge: 40min / 26.5km drive

Poet's House 4*

Poets House is a charming hotel in the heart of historic Ely, perfect for weekend breaks.  Originally consisting of three Grade-II-listed properties of the early 1900s and the home of a renowned local author, Poets House is a uniquely-stylish hotel, restaurant and event venue. Coupling the buildings' original charm with stunningly innovative interiors, Poets House affords guests the perfect blend of luxurious comfort.

From the second you arrive and are met by their team, you can be certain that they will provide you with a level of service which will leave you wishing that you could stay with us for longer.

Principally renowned for its Cathedral, Ely has a great selection of other attractions to offer in a city where the relaxed pace of life is something to enjoy.

  • 21 Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Courtyard

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a House Room or Master Room.

Sleeps up to

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Each room at Poets House is the perfect place to indulge in a little bit of luxury with period features and stunning views.  So recline on your vast king sized bed, flick through free-view on your smart TV and plan where you're going to go with the help of complimentary WiFi. 

Enjoy a pocket-sprung mattress, full air-conditioning, a bath and rainwater shower. Your room also has fluffy bathrobes, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Please request bathtub at booking, should you require a bathtub i