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17 St. Mary's St., Ely CB7 4ER, England
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Cathedral House
Ranked #11 of 35 Ely B&B and Inns
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The self catering cottage at Cathedral House is like stepping into The Secret Garden from the second you walk through the first gate into the B&B. As you walk the gravelled pathway surrounded by shrubs and flowers, another doorway leads you into a private courtyard that separates you from the bustle of the city completely. The cottage itself is well... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have been staying at Cathedral House, on and off, for the last 12 months when work requirements take me to that part of Cambridgeshire. Cathedral House is a beautiful Grade II listed building, kept in a relaxed and comfortable traditional English style. The rooms are good sized yet cosy, there are shelves of eminently readable books everywhere (example: "The... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My partner and I wanted somewhere nice to stay for the weekend in Ely, and we found just that. We traveled by train, and were fairly tight for time to make it to the Cathedral for a concert. Jenny and Robin couldn't have been more helpful, settled us in smoothly so we even had time for a quick drink before... More

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Address: 17 St. Mary's St., Ely CB7 4ER, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Ely
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