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Cathedral House

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17 St. Mary's St., Ely CB7 4ER, England
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  • 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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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were visiting from Germany and had a very wonderful stay, unfortunately for one night only. The house is extraordinary: It dates from the early 19th century (if I remember it right) and everything is very nicely decorated - the rooms, the stairway and even the kitchen. Also, we had a wonderful view on the cathedral from many of the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is simply my favourite B&B! Cathedral House is an oasis of tranquillity in the centre of Ely with a charming walled garden and delightful sense of stepping back in time. Robin and Jenny are the friendliest of hosts and a warm welcome is assured. I'm now a veteran at Cathedral House and I always look forward to my stay.... More 

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Isle Of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Cathedra House for 3 nights in May and I feel happy to endorse my review with a 4* rating. Proximity to the Cathedral and town centre was ideal, and the accommodation unique in my experience. If you are a fan of the anonymity and functionality of a large hotel, then this accommodation is probably... More 

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Longniddry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We wanted to be in town & couldn't have got closer, lovely old building, we were looking around the garden & our host welcomed us although we were very early, there was nothing he didn't know about Ely, the breakfast was great & we loved the communal breakfast, got chatting to couple & forgot the time! If you are in... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Interesting old house with loads of character. Room was clean and comfortable, 2 mins walk from the cathedral. I really hate communal breakfasts with strangers, so I didn't have breakfast and couldn't comment on that, although other reviews here are good. Ely itself is a pretty place, very small and completely dominated by the huge cathedral. I spent a pleasant... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We drove through Ely a couple of years ago, only having time briefly to stop at the cathedral. What we saw made us determined to return for a weekend, and we finally managed it earlier this year. We stayed at Cathedral House - very central and very comfortable with charming and welcoming hosts. In short - highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Delightful location, comfortable rooms with an interesting and slightly quirky feel. Excellent breakfast. Helpful owners provided safe storage for our bikes and advice about our route. Perfect for visiting the Cathedral and surrounding area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

On the suggestion of a friend and veteran Cathedral House guest, I spent 11 days staying on the top floor (not general let out) of this lovely BnB, run by Robin and Jenny Farndale. Met many of their other guests over congenial breakfasts and enjoyed the hospitality. No reason not to like the top floor room as it offers two... More 

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Bodrum, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

On a recent visit to Ely I stayed at Cathedral House. I have also stayed there before, and both visits have been excellent. It is perhaps the best located bed and breakfast option in Ely, situated as it is right in the centre, just yards from the Cathedral, restaurants and pubs etc. It has a cozy, traditional feel and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed at Cathedral House several times and have always thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It is a lovely traditional house in a brilliant location. The rooms are well maintained and equipped and have extremely comfy beds. The owners are always most welcoming and helpful. I would thoroughly recommend staying here if visiting Ely or nearby.

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