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“A lovely weekend”
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The Ely
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Yateley
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A lovely weekend”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We had a lovely 2 night stay at this hotel. The room was very clean and a good size. All the
staff were very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was very tasty and there was a very good
selection to pick from on the menu. The meals we had in the evening we enjoyed and the prices
were good.We will visit again and tell our friends if they fancy a weekend away which is very
relaxing and reasonable this is the place to visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Ely, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Thank you for your feedback and we are very pleased you had a lovely weekend .
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CAMBERLEY, SURREY
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I booked the Ely for my husband's 50th birthday and we had a wonderful time. The menu was extensive and good value, the drinks menu varied, the staff v helpful - could not do enough for us! Prompt, attentive service, good attitude, all fine.
I suggest you disregard negative reviews - written by people that can't spell, including someone who said the staff complained about his wife playing with his two year old, only to go on to say that he had cancelled holding his wedding there...what is the world coming to!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank LYDIAANDJOHN
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Ely, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Really pleased your Husband enjoyed his 50th Birthday , thank you for your kind comments.
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Camberley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2012

It is said that this large and handsome roadside inn was built with the proceeds of a very good bet on Ely, winner of the Ascot Gold Cup in 1865. Maybe this is why it is pronounced "eel-eye" locally, following the personal name with a hint of the Black Country, rather than "eel-ee" as in the East Anglian city. The clue is the horse's head inn sign.

But enough of that! Today the inn offers a warm, comfortable and welcoming bar with well-kept Greene King ales. The associated dining space provides very good pub food served by pleasant and helpful young staff at reasonable prices. Good value! We have enjoyed a number of meals, mainly on Fridays or over the weekend, both luchtime and evenings, and look forward to more.

We have stayed twice in the associated lodge-style hotel at the rear of the large car park and enjoyed room facilities of the same good standard at a very fair price.

Unfortunately, on both occasions our breakfast at about 8:45 am was a very poor experience. The food might have been excellent an hour previously but had suffered horribly by languishing on a very hot plate since the early-rising business travellers departed - cardboard bacon, and fried eggs with a hard centre and that solid fretwork brown ring around the edges. I can only describe the service as offhand and grudging both times, in contrast to the excellent treatment of the previous evening.

If we stay again we will rise earlier and hope for something much better!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at The Ely, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay we have now addressed the breakfast which is now fantastic.
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Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

just returned from our 1 night stay at the Ely hotel.
Fantastic value for money .Room & restaurant spotlessly clean.
Staff very friendly & efficient. Had a first class breakfast also.
Would recommend the Ely to anyone & will be staying again soon.
Michael & Vanda

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at The Ely, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for your feedback really pleased you enjoyed your visit
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We booked this at the last minute for a good price just to visit family nearby. The hotel section is a new building at the back, with quite a lot of car parking available.

The room was excellent and cannot fault at all. It was very big and quiet and also warm.
Breakfast was really good too.

We also ate in the restaurant in the evening and the food was exceptional. The service was superb and all for a good price too. Thanks to everyone at the hotel and restaurant for making this such a comfortable and pleasant experience.
We would definately recommend this hotel (particularly at the price we paid) and will certainly stay again to break up our trips.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at The Ely, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thanks for your feedback which I will share with the Team , really pleased you enjoyed your Breakfast Buffet which we too think is great..thanks again !
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United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Our son booked us in there when we (my husband) went down to help him fit a new boiler. They don't have a spare room and this hotel is just 3 miles away. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and all the staff had a smile for you. The food was excellent. Breakfast was basically a cold buffet but hot breakfasts were cooked to order. A super idea as no-one really likes getting the last of anything from a hot buffet. If something wasn't ther, one simply asked and it appeared with a smile. We also ate there oe night with the family and had a wonderful meal. well done Ely, we will come back.

Room Tip: All rooms were very quiet, It is not a particularly busy road. Most rooms face away from the road.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at The Ely, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you very much for your really lovely comments which I will share with the Team
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Street, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

just off the m3,half an hour to heathrow,superb rooms and food,breakfast very good,stayed in a lot of hotels,family and friends will say i am ocd with cleaning,but the staff here could out clean me!!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank trusty007
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at The Ely, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon
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Property: The Ely
Address: (A 30 London Road | Blackwater, Camberley, Yateley GU17 9LJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Yateley
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Yateley
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Ely 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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