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Cathedral House

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17 St. Mary's St., Ely CB7 4ER, England
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Cathedral House
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stayed here over christmas and new year and the owners are very pleasant and helpful. The problem was the showers. There was insufficient water pressure to have a shower and the baths were half size.We all found washing very tricky as squeezing into a half size bath because of the water pressure made the stay difficult. If you are... More 

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coralthecat, Owner at Cathedral House, responded to this review

We were very sorry the plumbing problems were not brought to our attention during the stay as we had regular contact and helped with other matters. Our description of the three en suites is very clear. We will look into the issues raised. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

The Cathedral House is ideally situated for the centre of Ely - only a very short walk from the shops and restaurants. The house itself is tastefully decorated and immaculately presented. We had a double room - complete with its own sitting room and en suite bathroom. The former was comfortable and the latter a very pleasant place to sit... More 

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Hampshire England
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was our first time in Ely and we are so glad we choose this B&B. Jenny & Robin are charming hosts and Jenny cooks a lovely breakfast. This is a very old character building with rooms in the main house and in an adjoining coach house. We stayed in the main house and the room was very comfortable with... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The door to the place is hard to spot, almost hidden beneath overhanging trees. But it's worth pursuing! We had a delightful 'room' more of a suite with our own cosy sitting room overlooking the street. Little touches such as wine glasses and bottle opener, were appreciated. Comfortable and warm we really loved the place. The owner, Mrs Farndale, was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Possibly one of the most beautiful B&B's that we have stayed at in the UK. Jenny and Robin (the proprietors) are warm and friendly, and the house is stunning. Lovely breakfast and a really pretty garden in which to enjoy a few glasses of wine in the evening. If you stay here, book for dinner at The Old Fine Engine... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I stayed for a second time, couple of years since last time. Don't think anything has been done to house or garden, so sad to see a house with such good bones neglected so much. Stay was fine, breakfast ok. Traffic noise a problem. Think a bit more effort would make the price more acceptable.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Probably the nicest place we have ever stayed at. The hosts of tastefully decorated their unique house, and were so friendly and informative. The breakfast was excellent. We can't speak highly enough. Will be back

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well I have to say this came as something of a surprise. Not normally fans of B&B as can't help the feeling you're in someone else's house - which you are of course but hotels are more impersonal & not owned or lived in by the receptionists (you know what I mean I'm sure!). This was recommended by another B&B... More 

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prestatyn
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Two minutes from Ely cathedral, I found this Bed and Breakfast a very different place to stay to any I have been in before. There were no rooms left in the main house but was offered a room in what normally is the self catering unit. All rooms in this unit were en-suite. The bathroom was "snug" but sifficient but... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Tucked under the spires of Ely Cathedral, this cottage is a hidden gem. Leave the busy road, through the garden gate and you have a pleasant walled garden. Through another gate, into a cobbled courtyard and the old stables have been tastfully converted into a 5-person cottage. The cottage is full of interesting items, approach the room from a different... More 

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