This is a wonderful charming and delightful inn in the small town of Ely (15,000 pop.). My husband and I could not have been happier with our decision to come to Ely. The main attraction is the handsome cathedral with the unusual octagonal tower. However, we found Ely to have more to offer in the quiet setting on the River Ouse. The Riverside Inn is perfectly situated to give a full length view of the river, situated at the bend in the river, with barges and private motor boats lining the shore. It is a wonderfully pleasant stroll along the river and the inn is an easy walk from the train station. The building has been renovated and retains its 19th century exterior with a beautifully decorated and updated interior. We had the king room on the ground floor with a full view of the river out our window. The room had a spacious bathroom with heated floors and a bench in it which served as a second luggage rack for us. The bedroom had a comfortable king bed plus a table and two comfortable chairs so we could both sit. (That has not been the case thus far in our hotel experiences in England.) A kettle plus tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh fruit was provided in our room. Breakfast was included and was very filling and well-prepared by a chef who comes in to cook breakfast. It is served 7:30 - 9:30 and one must be out of the room by 10:00, so it is an earlier departure than from hotels. The receptionist/hostess was a lovely woman from Lithuania and she made a wonderful cappuccino. We wish we could have stayed longer and would make Ely a destination in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Fenland, just fifteen miles north of Cambridge lies bustling and vibrant city of Ely. The city is on the River Great Ouse and on the most beautiful stretch of river bank you will find us - Riverside Inn Guest House.This elegant house was built in 1888 and offering a combination of classic and modern styles, warm and relaxing feeling, friendly environment and stunning views across riverside. Just minutes walk from Ely’s railway station, High street and Cathedral the location of Riverside Inn is more than perfect. At any time of the year and whatever you choose to do in Ely, whether it is to enjoy the shops and markets, or to take advantage of the spectacular views and relaxing surroundings, this is the City which is a delight to visit and you always welcome to Riverside Inn, small, friendly, family run guest house ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riverside Hotel Ely