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Poets House Hotel and Restaurant

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St Marys Street, Ely CB7 4EY England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 02/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 4 hotels in Ely
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and 1 more
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Tony K wrote a review Jul 25
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom36 contributions11 helpful votes
I have just spent the weekend at The Poets Hotel for My Daughters Wedding. As a Wedding Venue it Was Fantastic. The Management and Staff went all out to make the day Special without any Problems. The Catering was first class and to suit everyones needs and the service was impeccable. The accommodation was also first rate. The Poest House is Set in Ely , a stones throw fom the Cathedral and is an Ideal Wedding Venue. If you are looking for a special Wedding Venue Look no Further. You can get More info and Photos on their site or Google. I would like to thank all the Management and Staff for Making My Daughters Wedding Very Special event, which will be etched in our Memories forever. THANK YOU
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Date of stay: July 2021
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cristian wrote a review Jul 8
Ely, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely staff, Gabriela, Christine and all FOH, everything perfect, everyone so professional, nice decor, cool cocktails, good food, I will come every day if I can, good value for money, well done to everyone, keep it up and don't let your standards down....
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Sales at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Cris, thank you for your lovely review of your visit to Poets! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kindest regards Christine
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Robbie wrote a review Jun 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a birthday surprise and had a great stay ! The staff were superb and friendly, the hotel was great with amazing rooms, you have to be really picky to fault it.Great dinner and breakfast ! Lovely views from our room. Great location and free parking opposite. Only tip is to book a garden view as you won’t get the road noise! Will be back …. Thanks to all at the poets house hotel ! Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Sales at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant
Responded Jun 23, 2021
Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 star review of your stay at Poets House ! The team will enjoy reading your comments and be so pleased that you found them superb and friendly! Thank you for your kind comments with regards to the dinner and breakfast too! They are certainly a great team and enjoy making memories for all our guests! We look forward to welcoming you back to Poets again soon! With kind regards Christine
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halfremarkable wrote a review Jun 2021
Coventry, United Kingdom70 contributions42 helpful votes
Very conveniently located, minutes walk from cathedral. Beautifully refurbished period property. Rooms presented to high standard and loved the huge copper bath. Rooms at rear overlook garden rather than main road so are quieter. Evening meal pretty good although not up to level that the high pricing might suggest. No traditional draught ales.....either lagers or trendy IPA....other beers are bottled. English breakfast excellent...great quality. Delightful garden.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Sales at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant
Responded Jun 23, 2021
Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 star review of your stay at Poets House ! The team will enjoy reading your comments and be so pleased that you found them superb and friendly! Thank you for your kind comments with regards to the dinner and breakfast too! They are certainly a great team and enjoy making memories for all our guests! We look forward to welcoming you back to Poets again soon! With kind regards Christine
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Maureenwukww wrote a review Jun 2021
Harwich, United Kingdom64 contributions20 helpful votes
Had a 2 night stay. Room had a great view of the cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's house. Staff really friendly and helpful. Great garden space for eating and drinking. Good selection of hot and cold food at breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Guest Relations Manager, Sales at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant
Responded Jun 23, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Poets House! We are pleased you enjoyed the fantastic view from your bedroom and found the team friendly and helpful. The garden is certainly a great place to sit and enjoy a cocktail or bite to eat and we are delighted you made the most of this! We hope we will welcome you back to Poets in the near future!
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PRICE RANGE
$174 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCambridgeshireEly
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poets House Hotel and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Poets House Hotel and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Ely Cathedral (0.2 miles), The Stained Glass Museum (0.2 miles), and Oliver Cromwell's House (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poets House Hotel and Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Fire Engine House, Prince Albert, and The Almonry.
Is Poets House Hotel and Restaurant located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ely.
Does Poets House Hotel and Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Poets House Hotel and Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Poets House Hotel and Restaurant?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ely Cathedral (0.2 miles) and Oliver Cromwell's House (0.06 miles).
Does Poets House Hotel and Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.