This 'boutique' hotel is located immediately opposite the cathedral. Couldn't be better placed. Our room cost £149 per night - and this included a very good full English breakfast. Dinner was approx. £25 each, not including the wine - in a small but very smart restaurant with impeccable service. The quality of food is above average.
The room and bathroom were spacious and beautifully appointed and comfortable and clean. There needs to be some minor improvements: the bedside lamps have black shades making it difficult to read in bed; the sink lights in the bathroom also provided poor light for shaving and/or make-up; there is virtually no-where to hang occasional things up - like towels - in the bathroom or room. However, these are small blemishes on a room which has had thought put into its design with good quality fittings.
The staff are the backbone of this establishment. Service waiting staff, bar staff, reception, cleaners - all of them were helpful, courteous, friendly. There are a lot of them - so anything you need is met immediately.
We enjoyed our stay and recommend it to anyone who wants a bit of luxury and a good base to explore this lovely little town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Ely’s historic city centre, Poets House commands superb views of the magnificent Cathedral, and having undergone a sensitive, design-led transformation is set to become one of the city’s premier Hotel, Restaurant and Event destinations.You can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in The Dining Room, an elegant space where you’ll enjoy the perfect combination of a warm and friendly welcome, top-class service and traditional dishes served with a twist. Alternatively, The Study, overlooking the tranquil courtyard garden, is the perfect venue in which to enjoy an expertly-mixed cocktail, an informal platter, or an indulgent afternoon tea. If you want to stay over, each of our 21 guest-rooms consists of a spacious suite, in which period features and restful views blend seamlessly with the latest technology, elegant free-standing Copper baths and the last word in luxury beds. Whether you’re planning to stay, want to book a meal, or would just like to know more, we’re here to give you all the help you need and look forward to talking to you soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Poets House Ely, Cambridgeshire